Entries by LeRoy Robbins

TruStar Talent Solutions Ranks in the Top 20% of Inc. 5000 Winners

TruStar Talent Solutions is very pleased and honored to announce our inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2017.  TruStar ranked in the top 20%, at 872, on the Inc. 5000 list, with a three-year growth of 514%.  We are truly humbled and appreciative of this special recognition related to […]

Introverts and Interviews

This has become an area of particular interest in my HR world – Introverts. How and why do they operate the way they do? Coming from a long-line of extroverts, I would consider myself an ambivert. I can toggle between being an extrovert, shining in a room full of strangers, to wanting the reclusive, recharging […]

The Importance of Sourcing

Sourcing is a key facet of the job for a recruiter, although some will grumble at the fact that sourcing is involved for a certain role. This task takes a great deal of work, research, understanding and cooperation with the hiring manager to ensure that the proper talent is being funneled. It takes a lot […]

Tapping a New Breed of Talent

Summertime… the time of year teens love and parents dread.  While teens rejoice that they survived another year of tests, homework, and grades, parents scramble to figure out what to do with their teen for the next 8 weeks to keep them active and engaged.  Sure, they can do the traditional babysitting, lifeguarding, etc., but […]

Talent Acquisition: Now & Moving Forward, Observations & Best Practices

Over the last month, I’ve attended a couple of major talent acquisition events and heard lots of TA providers and leaders discuss the current state of talent acquisition and what the future may hold. The observations below capture the some of that current landscape, some of best practices and ideas heard and what’s coming. Proactivity […]

The Great Salary Debate – To Share or Not to Share

It’s a question that has been debated for years… “Should a candidate have to divulge their salary history during the early stages of interviewing?”  In many cases today, it is still mandatory in company applications that you notate your ending salary for each of your roles that you list.  Often times, if the process is […]

Bridging the Gap Between HR & the Rest of the Business

I hear it all the time as a Talent Acquisition Consultant & Advisor. When talking with HR/Talent leaders about their Talent strategy and how it aligns to the larger corporate goals & objectives, there is often a gap — a big gap. In fact, in most cases the Talent strategy is not factored into or […]

Why Fit Is So Critical In Every Hire Decision

As I was sitting in my office the other day, I could hear the friendly conversations throughout our office. It was really nice to hear such genuine, positive energy as everyone shared their holiday plans amid their normal work conversations that take place every day. I was struck by the cheerful and respectful banter of […]

Help! I’m Not An Extrovert!

I didn’t know there was an actual term for it, but have always figured myself to be what I have called a Middle-vert. What does this mean, you ask? I don’t know exactly either, but will attempt to explain. I enjoy the company of people, but lengthy interaction zaps my energy. I enjoy my own […]

Leverage Your Intuition

Have you ever made a decision based on a hunch? I’m sure you can think of a situation where, in the absence of concrete data, you’ve had to rely on intuition to make the call. In management science, this occasional reliance on intuition “has been portrayed as everything from a magical sixth sense to an […]