Phil Strazzulla's Blog (139)

Finding the Right Technology Solutions in a Post-Coronavirus World

Many companies are faced with the challenges of re-opening—or getting back to pre-coronavirus levels of operation—in the coming weeks.

Opinions abound on how to best handle this massive undertaking. Some people are ready to get back to it, and others still have substantial concerns over their health and safety when they come back to their…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 30, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

HR Tech ROI Email Course

Understanding the ROI from any new initiative is important.  It helps you understand if it's worth the effort. It'll help you get budget and buy-in. And, critiquing your analyses down the road will lead to deeper understanding of yourself as a manager.

We've had this course in the back burner of our to-do list for quite some time. However, it seems as though more and more people are focusing on learning new skills during COVID-19.

With that in mind, we finally finished our…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 26, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Benefits of Using an HRIS

As companies grow, they need to start optimizing various parts of their business; human resources is no exception. Once your company hits the right size, exploring the benefits of using a best in class HRIS becomes a priority for any HR team.

When to Get an HRIS

The "right size," of course, varies by organization. Many companies stick…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 21, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Tips to Restarting Your Company’s Operations Post-COVID-19

Now that we seem to be nearing the end of our shelter-in-place orders and many areas are actively looking to re-open the economy, HR leaders have a big task ahead.

Executive leadership will be looking to the most senior HR personnel to help craft new guidelines as employees return from furloughs, working remotely, or having been laid off.

Some…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 16, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips on Buying HR Tech: A Conversation with Geoff Barlow

We had the pleasure of talking to Geoff Barlow, Director of Talent Acquisition at Core & Main, about his experience buying HR Software, his favorite tools, and what he's…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 11, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Experts Chime in Recruiting Tactics During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives all around the world. It has had a significant impact on business large and small. Despite this, companies are still hiring. Therefore, we wanted to share insights from smart people in the recruiting world. We asked experts,

“What specific tactics are you using to recruit people during the Covid-19 pandemic?”…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 6, 2020 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Remote Work Best Practices with Becca from Help Scout

Remote work is getting more and more interest amongst People leaders as companies adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

In order to offer the best possible advice on how companies can be successful with remote work, we sat down with Becca Van Nederynen of …

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 1, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Inspirational Companies and Leaders in the Times of COVID-19

In times of crisis, we look to our leaders to understand what is happening, to gain confidence in how we’ll all make it through.

While there will always be institutions and individuals that fail us in times of crisis, I wanted to highlight people and organizations right here and now that are leading the charge.

We’ve all had moments of…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 30, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

524% Rise in Video Interview Programs as Businesses Adapt to COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, the interest in video interview platforms across HR and recruiting teams has increased drastically as businesses move to adapt to a new normal during a global pandemic.

We first saw the trend with emails from various teams asking for advice on vendors to look at, as well as how to get these systems up and running fast.…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 26, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Video Interviews in the Age of Coronavirus

I’m writing this because 99% of the people who read our blog are looking for practical advice on how to hire better with the right recruiting tools.  And, with the recent outbreak, we are getting questions daily about advice on video interview software.

I’m also VERY aware that there are bigger struggles many people are facing currently with small businesses on the verge of…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 22, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Tips to Buy the Right HR and Recruiting Software

Our site is dedicated to helping HR and recruiting teams find and buy the right software for their business. Most of our readers are incredibly busy and don’t want to spend all day researching the many vendors out there. That said, they also don’t want to make any mistakes when buying software.

For many of the tools in your HRTech stack, making the wrong decision can be fairly…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 21, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Power of Landing Pages for Recruiting

Landing pages are one of the key weapons that marketing teams use to attract and convert potential customers. It’s not a coincidence that this tactic is so prevalent across industries and different customer personas.

From B2B to B2C, landing pages are an effective way to share the benefits of a given product with…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 18, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Recruiting for Nonprofits: How to Engage More Volunteers

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 15, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

AI: Recruiting's Exoskeleton

A lot of people are worried about artificial intelligence and what the rise of this technology means for the future of work. “Will this take my job?” is a very common question that I get when I talk about AI in recruiting.

The short answer is no.…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 12, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

Convincing the Right Applicants to Apply: an Analytical Framework

The best applicants need convincing to apply. That’s something not too many people would dispute! However, it’s always a useful exercise to think through the numbers behind anything we do in business, and this is really no different.

In this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday, I explore the why behind extra effort to…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 9, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

Modeling Recruiter Capacity

A friend asked me a few days ago if I had a way to model how many requisitions a recruiter could handle per month. I didn’t, but I thought that would be a really interesting exercise and so I put together this model which is design to help recruiting teams understand how many requisitions an individual recruiter can take on. I also have…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 6, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

What HR Can Learn From Virtuous Cycles

What is a Virtuous Cycle (or Positive Feedback Cycle) in business, and how can Human Resources benefit from this phenomenon?

It is an extremely powerful concept that is perhaps most easily explained using a successful company like Amazon…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 4, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Better Applicants With Recruiting Chatbots

Whether it’s because you’re looking for online customer service or attempting to pick a new piece of furniture for your home, you’ve probably noticed chatbots in…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 1, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

How HRTech Sales Works

We wanted to shed some light on the sales process of most HRTech vendors in order to arm HR and TA professionals with the knowledge they need to save time and money when buying new hr software. Our goal is that you’ll be able to buy tools with more confidence and know the answers to annoying questions like why salespeople never tell you what you want to know on first calls.

Here’s the video…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on April 28, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Cities Pay HR Professionals the Most?

A lot of people will be looking around at new jobs this year, and maybe even new cities to live in. With that in mind, we thought it’d be interesting to take a look at salary data for HR professionals across the US to see what cities pay the most, and the least. On a side note, title matters a lot and we’ve previously found that…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on April 25, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

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