Recruiting Strategy: Blitz!

It’s late in the 4th quarter, and Tom Brady is shredding our secondary. The game’s tied, but it won’t be for much longer if we keep letting him stand in the pocket and sling it around. The Defensive Coordinator calls a time out, and when the players are back on the sideline, he’s in our [...]

By |2018-10-10T08:55:42+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: |0 Comments

A Recruiting Strategy for Today’s Market: Poach and Pounce

Not too long ago, corporate recruiting efforts were fairly basic: We need an Accountant, we post the position on our website and a couple of job boards, we pick the best applicants, interview them 14 times, and leisurely hire from that group. Yes, the old “post and pray” method at its finest, and it actually [...]

By |2018-09-13T13:44:06+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources, other|0 Comments

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Our hiring manager Sally is just about to interview Bob, a great candidate on paper, already vetted (3 stars!) by the Talent Acquisition (T/A) team, and Sally really needs to fill this position yesterday. Bob arrives a couple of minutes later, they exchange introductions, make some small talk for a few minutes, and then...it happens. [...]

By |2018-08-29T08:21:15+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources, Interview tips|Tags: |0 Comments

It’s [Past] Time to Revamp Your Talent Acquisition Approach

The labor market in 2018 is very much unlike anything seen in recent years, perhaps decades. With unemployment in many categories at all-time lows, a booming economy (4.1% growth in 2Q 2018), and more open positions than unemployed people participating in the workforce, 2018 is a great time to be a job seeker and a [...]

Recruiting 2.0 – How will AI be integrated into Talent Acquisition?

Recruiting is not easy. Effective recruiting requires specialized knowledge and experience, along with the ability to solve complex problems by making inferences based on that knowledge and experience. With increased talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over jobs, we'll discuss how recruiters will eventually benefit from working hand-in-hand with AI. For those of us in [...]

By |2018-08-02T08:32:26+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

More Time Doesn’t Mean Better Hires

A recent article in Inc. examines the obsessively grueling and extended interview and selection process used by Google, along with a statistical analysis Google completed to determine how many interviews were truly needed to identify the finalist for a position. Let’s face it: Google is perceived as one of the most sought-after employers in the [...]

It’s All in the Data – Emerging Recruiting Trends

Savvy job seekers and informed hiring companies are constantly on the search for information about the recruiting process in 2018: What works/doesn’t work in 2018, what trends are emerging, how long should a candidate wait to receive an offer, how can we boost our acceptance ratio, how important is compensation to a candidate, and more. [...]

A New World: The US has a job available for everyone looking for work

For those of us involved in recruiting/talent acquisition, we’re now entering uncharted waters, folks.  No GPS, no map, no directions. It's a new world. We’ve sailed over the horizon into the unknown, those blank areas depicted on ancient nautical charts with a monster or two thrown in for good measure. The U.S. Department of Labor [...]

By |2018-05-23T09:01:55+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hiring Exceptional Talent Requires Exceptional Thinking

This blog will make some readers unhappy. It will argue adamantly against “the way it really works in this company,” it will challenge their long-held beliefs and “what their boss always told them” about how talent management and compensation are supposed to work. That’s good, and it’s about time. Let’s start with the problem, or [...]

By |2018-05-17T09:31:32+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Three of the Most Promising Jobs: How Job Seekers and Companies Can Benefit

We’ve all heard how quickly the economy is growing, that we’ve achieved unemployment levels below 4.0%, and everyone’s hiring. It’s certainly a job seeker’s market and companies are scrambling to fill key jobs in a timely manner. You’ve likely seen multiple versions of this scenario in news feeds, and a quick online search will produce [...]