[This blog post first appeared on LinkedIn in June 2020]
I was speaking with a corporate recruiter the other day who is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We were discussing the events of the recent weeks -– the pandemic, the demonstrations and calls for action around the country, and the painful truths in our society that...
[This blog post first appeared on Fistful of Talent in June 2020] I decided to go to a #BLM protest last week, the first protest I’ve ever attended in my 48 years on this planet, to listen and learn. Today, I wanted to write about what I learned, but it’s not the time. I need a lot more time...
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog, authored by Samantha McLaren, in December 2019.] The Future of Recruiting Report found that 82% of recruiting professionals believe advising business leaders will become more important over the next five years. But in order to...
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in June 2020] A culture of recruiting — where all hiring managers, not just recruiters, help to attract and recruit top talent — doesn’t happen by accident. It takes strong TA leaders who establish high expectations for hiring...
[This blog post first appeared on Fistful of Talent in May 2020] Recessions, just like a great Stephen King novel or an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, give us the shivers. Recessions give us the exact opposite of “all the feels.” Recessions are spine tinglers because, frankly, we have no...

How to be a Talent Advisor

[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in May 2020] While it’s always important for recruiters to keep their skills sharp, whenever reqs are put on hold it becomes even more critical. This means assessing where you are today, where you want to be, how to bridge the gap,...
Recruiting Brainfood curator, Hung Lee, interviewed our founder, John Vlastelica, to talk about how TA teams are retooling to meet the very different needs of business now.
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in April 2020] In the past month, I’ve been hearing from many talent acquisition leaders who are looking for ways to develop their teams during a slowdown in hiring. Fortunately, there are some easy and free ways to develop your...
It’s Spring 2020, and we are in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic that has swept the world impacting everything that we do day to day, including the job interview. The good news is that interviewing and hiring hasn’t completely stopped. There are in fact still millions of job openings out...
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