Who do you want to have on your team?

. “This round of interviews is pointless” or when “what” you want someone to do isn’t enough to get the right person to join your team. One day, at a telemarketing company I worked for as a manager, we had to bring together a “special team”. It was to take care of a fundraising campaign…

When preparing soups helps hiring people

. “I can’t find anyone to fill this position on my team.” What are you trying to attract the best (possible) candidate with? A job ad that feels like a minestrone or a carrot soup? Here’s how a few cooking principles can help you increase your hiring process’ chances of success. A DESIRE TO HAVE…

When a job description is worth reading

  “We can’t seem to attract the right people with our job postings” says the manager. “Have you talked to job seekers to know what they want?” asks the intern. People love when something “captures their attention” and “talks to them”, not “at them”. Think of the last movie, advertisement, discussion or social event that…

When your funnel needs to be flipped

  “This candidate wouldn’t fit with our team” says the hiring manager. “With whom would your team fit best?” asks the intern. Talent acquisition and retention are constant struggles for, both, managers and companies. There’s work to be done, customers to satisfy, (financial) goals to meet and then… you have this seat to fill. Because…

A truth about an unspoken recruitment strategy

  Wanting to attract the right person for a job is legitimate. There’s a very popular strategy you should avoid though. Unless you love getting into trouble. “MRS ROBINSON, YOU’RE TRYING TO SEDUCE ME, AREN’T YOU?” Taken from “The Graduate”, this quote is quite similar to what crosses a candidate’s mind during a job interview….