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153: Is Remote Work Making Us Dumber? - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | Sep. 20th 2023

What’s the most played-out online debate of this decade?   That’s easy. “Are workers more efficient remote or in the office?” Everyone has their opinion and on one is changing their mind. It’s tribal.   But there’s one point that most of us agree on: remote learning sucks. It doesn’t...

152: Giving Job Seekers Bad News Sucks - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | Aug. 23rd 2023

No one enjoys giving bad news. And that’s a problem.   One of the biggest complaints job seekers have about the interview process (besides not getting the job) is not finding out why. It’s often something they don’t want to hear.   Every recruiter has a horror story about someone...

151: Surviving A Turbulent Recruiting Market - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | Aug. 8th 2023

The current hiring environment confounded a lot of recruiters. Stock market is up, unemployment is low, inflation is going down…but hiring in tech-forward companies is still way down.   Internal recruiting teams are smaller. Agencies are struggling. “Getting by” is the norm.   What’s the secret to survival? In the...

150: Bad Job Seeking Advice, Exposed - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | Jul. 25th 2023

They say the best things in life are free. But don’t they also say you get what you pay for?   When the job market gets tough, job seekers are thirsty for whatever edge will help them land their next gig. The free advice from life coaches (and frankly anyone...

149: Hiring Shouldn't Be An Experiment - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | Jul. 13th 2023

When the job market is hot, interview processes are their most efficient. Companies go the extra mile to get people interested and on board. Job seekers are energized and excited to hear what great career opportunities await.   When things slow down, the wind gets sucked out of the room....

148: Why Hiring Managers Aren’t Responding To Your Pitch - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | Jun. 20th 2023

Breaking News: Sales is hard.   Everyone in tech or ‘office dork’ circles is having a rougher go of it right now. And the same goes for recruiters.   Yes companies are still hiring. Unemployment is still low. And there’s still more open jobs than unemployed people. Just not at...

147: Inconvenient Truths About Reference Checks - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | Jun. 6th 2023

#tbt to 2021 and Episode 28 “Reference Checks Are Stupid”   Sadly, our first rant on this topic didn’t change the world. Reference checks have come back in a big way.   Our title was a bit facetious that time. Reference checks are not inherently stupid. But they’re commonly misused...

146: Decoding Candidate Behavior in 2023 - The 10 Minute Talent Rant
Talent Insights | May. 31st 2023

Noticing any “odd” behavior from candidates recently? Or is it just us?   Not bad. Just different. Maybe you get far more questions. Maybe your response rates are lower. Or maybe you’re getting responses…from messages you sent a year ago.   So what’s with the shift?   Jeff Smith and...

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