Talent Rants and Sarcasm

James Hornick
I do two things: talent and sarcasm. And I'm fresh out of talent.
Created 03 Dec 2020
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  • When you want a diverse team but you still got a bunch of white dudes under 30
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    :60 read | 1:30 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here Click to view ☝️ Stop me if you’ve heard this one: lots of talk about diverse hiring. But the sales floor is still all white dudes under 30. I’ll give...
  • RIP free speech on LinkedIn
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    :15 read | :07 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here ‘LinkedIn blocked the profiles of several U.S. journalists from the company's China-based platform this week, citing "prohibited content."’ Here. The N...
  • Not every hire's background should be the same
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    :30 read | 2:00 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here There’s a lot of companies who want to hire people with diverse backgrounds. Until it comes to little things like...previous experience. 🤷 10 years a...
  • Who am I to say you won't be successful?
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    :45 read | :60 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here Mental exercise: think of one person you worked with in the past who wasn’t very good. But later had a solid career. Can you picture them? Sweet. You j...
  • This is why your crappy recruiting pitch doesn't work
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    :60 read | Chime in on LinkedIn here A friend of mine is a senior level software engineer. This is his LinkedIn inbox.👇 We always hear that devs are in high demand. They’re flooded with opportunities...
  • Biggest challenge in sales hiring? Ego
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    :30 read | 1:45 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here Click to view ☝️ What’s the biggest challenge in hiring salespeople right now? 👉According to Debra Senra: ego. 🔥🔥🔥 That old school mindset. That p...
  • Does HR tech suck or is it user error?
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    1 min read | Chime in and take the poll on LinkedIn here Everyone is frustrated that recruiting is hard. The blame goes in every direction. But do we really know what the problems are? Nate Guggia had...
  • Contract-to-Hire is Dead (again)
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    :45 read | 3:00 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here Click to view ☝️ It will come as no surprise that contract-to-hire is dead again. Especially in recruiting. I know, I know. Someone in some contract s...
  • Guardrails won't stop "The Rogue Employee"
    20 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    1:15 read | 1:49 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here Click to view ☝️ Employee Generated Content (EGC) is the Holy Grail of talent attraction. (Or recruitment marketing. Or employer brand. Whatever the ...
  • Ctrl+C Ctrl+V doesn’t work for hiring.
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    :50 read | 1:17 video | Chime in on LinkedIn here Click to view ☝️ No problem is unfixable. And a lot of my job is trying to understand exactly why a company struggles to hire. (So Jeff can fix it.) O...
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