Author:  Franz Gilbert

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A Social Recruiting Guide

By Franz Gilbert on September 16, 2014

Sitting there at the latest HR conference, one recruiter asks the other – “how do you use social media for recruiting?”The other responds sheepishly, “I don’t…”and the whole ball room immediately goes quiet in awkward silence in the realization that …Read More

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3 Tips for Hiring for Diversity

By Franz Gilbert on May 9, 2014

Diversity is kind of a crazy thing – as it is one of those nouns that can mean so many things to so many people. Is it a goal of numbers? Is it a goal to increase sensitivity? Or more …Read More


How to Hunt Down Candidates for Tough-to-Fill Roles

By Franz Gilbert on March 25, 2014

The recruiting industry is filled with those stories about hunting the six toed, purple people eater and other hard to find roles. But given the future workforce shortage, the need to hunt those specials roles is going to get more …Read More


How to Hire Military Veterans

By Franz Gilbert on February 17, 2014

I noticed Jessica Miller-Merrell’s post last year on How To Recruit Veterans, and it got me thinking. I was raised in the Air Force (my Dad flew in B-52’s), and throughout my family and my wife’s family there are many, …Read More


5 Social Recruiting Tips To Boost Hiring

By Franz Gilbert on February 3, 2014

If it feels like you can’t go a day without hearing about social media, you aren’t going crazy! Since 2009, the term “social media” has increased by over 5X in terms of Google Search terms. Additionally, the frequency of the …Read More


The 5 Questions Every Candidate Hopes You’ll Ask

By Franz Gilbert on January 31, 2014

Interviewing is usually stressful for the candidate, but what about the hiring manager? Interviewing candidates to determine whether or not they are a fit for your organization can be quite a burden. To make it easy, I’ve gathered the top …Read More


Top Reasons Human Resources Makes a Great Career

By Franz Gilbert on January 28, 2014

I was thinking about the recent series of movies that have come out in 2013 – Wolf of Wall Street, Saving Mr. Banks, Captain Phillips, and Gravity and realized that I can’t think of a single movie that focuses on …Read More


Don?t Make These Hiring Mistakes in 2014

By Franz Gilbert on December 23, 2013

If you are looking for some great Holiday news, we have it! According to the BLS, we have now hit 3 years of positive employment growth! We have been running between 150,000 to 200,000 additions a month. Which means, most, …Read More


5 Habits of Successful HR Pros

By Franz Gilbert on November 21, 2013

I have had the true pleasure of working with, meeting and interviewing a wide range of amazing HR Professionals. So when Glassdoor asked me what the top 5 habits of successful HR pros are – I jumped at the chance …Read More


How to Recruit Recent College Grads

By Franz Gilbert on November 19, 2013

Every year there is a new batch of college graduates hitting the pavement looking for their new career. Actually, there are about 6 million graduates each year. That is a lot of newly qualified individuals hungry for the American dream. …Read More

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