How to spot fake candidates.

There is a pool of bad recruiters. There is a pool of fake recruiters. There is a pool of fake candidates. Many recruiters deal with fake...

Employer Brand!

Every hiring “expert” tells all companies to have employer brands. Most of the advice is pretty much the same. Bean bags, open space,...

Job Offer Series Part One: Pre-Offer

When you are interviewing, and it really goes your way, you usually get that tingly feeling an offer will be given. I have yet to have a...

A Diverse Workforce

There is a push to create a more diverse workforce. Companies and policy makers alike want more women and POC in the workforce....

Us vs Them

In the hiring process, there is often a view of Us VS Them. It’s hiring managers vs the recruiters vs the candidates. Right now there is...

Negative Feedback

I hear this so often, “I want some feedback, even if it’s that I didn’t get a job.” I get this. Closure is important. But let me ask you...

Biases!

Funny thing, biases are.  We all have them, yet people expect some professions to completely eliminate theirs. I often hear how...

The Transparency Utopia

In recent years, we have heard a loud cry. “We want transparency by the employer.” “We are a transparent company.”  “We want...

Inherent Bias!

I often see candidates talk about how they should be hired for their skills and nothing else. This makes me question, are we “humans”...

Thou shall not give wrong feedback

Giving feedback is important. Good or bad, the candidate needs to know. “But TJ, we already talked about this. We get it, giving...

The Age Phenomenon

I sit here writing this article. It is my birthday. It seems that it was just yesterday that I was 21. Where did the time go? I remember...

Who is in Control?

Last week, I wrote about how controlling your candidates or clients was an anomaly. So when we talk about the hiring process, who is...

The Control Misconception

When we first start in this industry, one of the few things we are taught is Control. Control over our candidates and clients. They tell...

The Wage gap syndrome

Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you know about the glaring differences in wage gaps between Men and Women. There are...

The Diversity Ferocity

We keep hearing this word “diversity.” It keeps getting thrown around by business leaders, employers and employees alike. But what does...

The Google Memorandum Conundrum

By now, everyone and their Grandma knows about the Google Memo written by James Damore. Most of us have read it thoroughly, some of us...