Op-ed Articles

  • How to Overcome These 3 Negative Perceptions Candidates Have About Recruiters

    August 27, 2015

    Not all candidates like us. Some are frustrated with recruiters because their applications get rejected, others are angry because they never hear back. As recruiters (and humans), we accept that – it’s part of the job. However, maybe it doesn’t need to be something that’s a given. How can we change negative opinions into positive ones? It was this question that...

  • The Reason You Have Chronic Low-Performing Employees

    August 27, 2015

    Chronic low performers are really good at being low performers -- they've figured it out! They've figured out how to do the bare minimum, without getting fired, and you still pay them for showing up and continuing to give you low performance. If that isn't a skill, than I don't know what skills are. Let that marinade a little on your mind. The only reason you...

  • Why This Company is Dealing with Backlash After Announcing 70k Minimum Wage

    August 6, 2015

    Three months ago, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price made a bold announcement: all 120 employees at his Seattle-based company would make at least $70,000 a year. The move garnered worldwide publicity and briefly made Price a populist hero. Three months later, things aren’t so rosy. Some of Price’s best employees quit. Some of his biggest clients left. And, worst of...

  • Why You Cannot Afford to Overlook Your Recruiter Brand

    July 16, 2015

    When it comes to marketing a company’s employment brand, I’m amazed at how many businesses are forgetting that the ideal people to...

  • Why the Resume Police is Wrong and Should Cut Candidates...

    July 13, 2015

    Thirty years ago I completely understand why HR pros were like the Resume Police. What else did they have to go on? Three decades ago...

  • Recruitpedia: The Language of Recruiting

    June 29, 2015

    Most professions have a language of their own, and recruiting is no different. Each week, I spend a lot of time listening to and...