Teju Adisa-Farrar's Blog (7)

In Honor of Halloween: The Scariest Things about Recruiting and HR

I love Halloween, and after living in Ireland for a year, I love it even more. Halloween is a national holiday in Ireland, both children and adults alike get the day off to celebrate. Halloween is the only holiday when it’s good to be scary and wa…


Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on October 31, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Stop Complaining: Hire

Companies, hiring managers, recruiters, HR departments alike complain about: the lack of talent, having too many candidates or not enough candidates, not having their jobs posted on enough job boards, struggling to find the candidate who is proficient in several coding languages, wanting an entry level hire with three years of experience, and needing to hire fast but not having an organized, well-defined, and…


Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

It’s All About the Partnerships, baby: HR Tech This Week

Citibank Australia increased their customer engagement and loyalty by creating a dining program where they partnered with Fairfax to offer their customers a free bottle of wine when they dined at participating restaurants. Citibank noticed that, regardless of budget, their customers tend to…


Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on October 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Most Annoying Things HR & Recruiters Do to Job Candidates: A List

  1. Forgetting or neglecting to email a candidate when the position he or she has applied for has been filled.

  2. Telling a job candidate you will get back to him or her about a position that is a better fit for him or her, and then never getting back to them and/or having no intention to do so.…


Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on October 2, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Describe Your Company Culture in Five Words: Can You?

If asked to describe your company culture in five words, you’d probably come up with three extempore before pausing to reach into your mind to find the most accurate and appealing last two adjectives. The most common ways companies describe themselves (and their employees) are: talented, driven, dedicated, innovative, and ambitious. Two of those words…


Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Is the Classic Job Description Antiquated?

The short answer to the title question is yes. With the advent of startups, new businesses emerging, and technology ever-changing the classic job description is not appealing or compelling for the average job seeker today. Who wants to work at a company whose job description is from the time of typewriters?

Unless you’re a hipster who’s hoping to write on an authentic typewriter at their alternative new…


Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Take a Chill-Pill: The Benefits of Organizing Your Hiring Process

So many emails with resumes attached? Lost track of candidates you thought would be good for a different position, other than the one they applied to? Still using excel and email for hiring? I’m sorry about that. Welcome to the future of recruiting! Like many things: socializing, news, finding jobs, the hiring…


Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 17, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments


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