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The Long-Term impact of the Candidate Experience on Your Bottom Line

I recently interviewed Tim Keningham, Global Chief Strategy Officer and EVP at Ipsos Loyalty. Tim is co-author of a terrific new book titled The Wallet Allocation Rule. At one point, our conversation focused on recruiting, and more specifically, the candidate experience.

Here’s a transcript…


Added by Peter Clayton on April 23, 2015 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

Why Do LinkedIn InMails have such a low response rate?

Last night I moderated a panel discussion on Sourcing Strategies at Quirky in New York. This was sourcing from an attraction and engagement perspective — Shally or Glen were not on my panel — so no boolean magic.

Our magic involved creating conversations through new-generation technologies: Elizabeth Shillo SVP Sales (Dice OpenWeb), Daniel Chait,…


Added by Peter Clayton on July 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

Video: Michael Beygelman, CEO, Joberate "How To Sell To HR"

Michael Beygelman, CEO, Joberate "How To Sell To HR" from Peter Clayton on Vimeo.

Are You Ready for a good laugh?

This is an excerpt from Michael Beygelman's presentation at the #HRTechTank New York Conference June 27, 2014. The…


Added by Peter Clayton on July 7, 2014 at 1:10pm — 2 Comments

The Job Interview - Providing a Great Candidate Experience

"I'm sorry… Why are you here?"

There are thousands of articles, blog posts and "how-to's"  advising job seekers how to prepare for a phone screen, a video interview, and in-person job interview. But what about the other side of that desk or conference table? The hiring manager, recruiter, HR manager,  and others tasked with interviewing and evaluating candidates?  …


Added by Peter Clayton on June 18, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

The best ever follow-up interview question: “How did you come up with the idea?"

I’m working on a blog post on job interviews — from the employer side of the desk. After all, there are thousands of “how-to” articles, blog posts, and advice on “acing the interview” from a candidates viewpoint. But, how about “acing the interview” as employer, while at the same time providing a great candidate experience?

In writing/researching the topic, I’ve…


Added by Peter Clayton on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Is A Perfect Storm Fueling the Contingent Workforce?

“Screw your cubicle farm!” The free agent nation is here.

In 2001, Dan Pink published a bestselling and forward-thinking business book titled Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. By all current reports, that future has arrived.

If the millennial generation will become predominantly free agents, how will this impact recruiting and HR over the next decade?

“Contingent labor is king," writes Russ Banham in the May issue of HRO…


Added by Peter Clayton on May 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Imagine That. (A College Education)

Let’s talk for a for a few minutes about educating our children. I published the meat of this article on Facebook, but it got very little traction. No funny or pretty pictures. No mortar board wearing cats. Actually, the picture I’m painting here is a rather bleak and troubling one. I hope to engage the Recruiting Blogs community and stir up a conversation.…


Added by Peter Clayton on May 16, 2014 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

First Impressions Count Online

I am constantly amazed at how little money most professionals are willing to spend to promote and market themselves. Like this kind of investment — investing in yourself —  is crass, egotistical, and over-indulgent. Our actions and accomplishments speak for themselves, right? We’re sick of hearing about this “personal branding” thing. After all, we’re not cars or…


Added by Peter Clayton on May 14, 2014 at 7:30am — 18 Comments

GE Healthcare - Commercial Leadership Program

Added by Peter Clayton on December 19, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Podcast: Inside the The Catalyst Award: What Makes a Winner?

The Catalyst Award annually honors innovative approaches with proven results taken by organizations to address the recruitment, development, and advancement of all managerial women, including women of color. Valerie LaSusa and I… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 19, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Five Recruiting Scenarios - John Sumser's Lead-Up to ERE Expo 2010 Spring

John Sumser is writing a thought-provoking series as a lead-up to his presentation at ERE Expo. The series is titled The Five Scenarios for the Future of Recruiting. He's structured the articles on a technique developed by Shell in the 1980s called Scenario Planning. I had an opportunity to record a 26 minute podcast with John for TotalPicture Radio - his…

Added by Peter Clayton on February 25, 2010 at 10:57pm — 1 Comment

Online marketing industry is forecasted to "literally double over the next five years"

A new podcast show just launched, the "Onward Search Career Cast," sponsored by Wilton, CT based staffing and executive search agency, Onward Search. In the inaugural episode I speak with Ken Clark, co-founder and SVP of Onward Search, and Josh Gampel, VP. The company does both temp staffing and executive search assignment ($100K+).

According to Ken Clark, "the biggest… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on February 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The T.I.D.E.S. of Change, Part 2: What Do You Need to Know to Be an Winner in the New Normal?

This is the second installment of Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio featuring Dr. Graeme Codrington, one of the founding partners of TomorrowToday, based in London, England.

Graeme is the author of the article titled; "After Shock: the five trends disrupting business in the next 5 years."

As a recognized international expert on… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on December 26, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

Use podcasts to make your recruiting firm stand out.

It’s no secret: The recession has hit the recruiting industry especially hard. With fewer job listings and far more competition, recruiting firms need to employ better marketing strategies. How will your firm rise above the noise? How can you promote your brand and value proposition with little or no marketing budget? The answer could be a growing new media tool: podcasts.

According to a recent article on, Though it only requires a computer and microphone, podcasting… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on July 13, 2009 at 11:05am — No Comments

Recruiting Pods: Customized Podcasts For Recruitment Agencies

As we all know, the recession has hit the recruiting industry especially hard. With fewer job listings and more competition, recruiting firms need to standout more than ever before.

Enter Recruiting Pods, a new service from Chris Russell and Peter Clayton, two veteran podcasters. The duo will produce & host customized podcasts for employment agencies, third party recruiters and executive search firms that allow them to take part in new… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on May 13, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

An Interview with Scott Pitasky, Corporate Vice President, Talent & Organizational Capability at Microsoft. Recorded at ERE Expo

"There's no question if you look out the next 12 to 18 months, we will hire thousands of people to Microsoft around the world."

Scott Pitasky is responsible for global staffing, talent management, development, organization capability and aspects of the company’s learning agenda. This broad role includes all efforts to establish Microsoft's employment brand, acquire talent anywhere in the world, and once acquired manage and develop people to achieve their fullest potential. I recorded… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 8, 2009 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

ZoomInfo’s greatly enhanced business database helps uncover information on small and medium-sized companies.

Last month, ZoomInfo announced enhancements to SMB and midmarket company data that provides additional breadth of coverage and depth of insight—including descriptions, revenues, number of employees, locations and other information on public, private and non-commercial entities alike.

I recently recorded a 16 minute interview podcast with Chip Terry, vice president and general manager of ZoomInfo's Enterprise… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 6, 2009 at 8:59am — No Comments

Podcast Interviews from ERE San Diego

Had a very productive trip to ERE Spring 2009, and have started to post interviews: First up:

Charee Klimek, Chief Marketing Officer, Guardian Angel of JobAngels - 16 minutes. If you're not familiar with JobAngels, I encourage you to get acquainted. This interview contains a full transcript, for those who prefer to read!

Just posted today. The CyberSleuth -… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 3, 2009 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Soon, you'll know which recruiter placed the most python developers in NYC - and so will everyone else!

Resume Genome Project - A Wheel of Fortune for your career development

Has Amazon ever told you, "People like you bought these other books."? It's a great feature and it's all built off of the shopping habits of real people. What if you could do the same thing with everyone's resume and find out what everyone else was out there doing? You could know what people with your major do for a living, or what jobs people do next after they have yours. What skills do you need in public… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on March 17, 2009 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Hiring in this economy? Onboarding is essential

"Moving into a new job is among the toughest career challenges you'll face." George Bradt

In a 30 minute Career Transition Channel podcast on Total Picture Radio, George Bradt, founder and managing director of PrimeGenesis, reports, "Between 40% and 50% of newly hired executives fail within 18 months. Many, many more new employees simply fail to distinguish themselves."

George wrote the book on onboarding: The… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on March 9, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments


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