John Reaves Whitaker
  • Southlake, TX
  • United States
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What would you like to share about yourself?
Human Resources Consultant and Irritant; author, blogger, entrepreneur, husband & father...current focus on candidate experience and fixing a broken hiring process.
Company website/blog
http://hrhardball.com
Personal blog
http://hrhardball.com
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Candidate experience, engagement, "Real" cultural initiatives, and advancing the profession of Human Resources.
What kind of networking are you open to?
Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only

John Reaves Whitaker's Blog

Say My Name...The Science of Recruiting

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 8:30 0 Comments

Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name "Heisenberg," the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names…

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Why Hire Leftovers?

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 8:12 0 Comments

Even as kids we all realized something... when you ask "what's for dinner?" and the answer is "leftovers," Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, "sub-par."

Edible? Sure, it's edible, but so is tree bark. Leftovers just aren't the same.

But guess what? [metaphor alert] You just described most corporate recruiting "menus." Recruiters are overwhelmed, out of time, out…

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Don't Use a Hand Grenade To Kill a Housefly

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

“Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.

As discussed in the preceding series of posts, the essence of our job in Human Resources is “movement.” As such, we are subject to the laws of physics, and to a…

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Force = Mass x Acceleration (+HR)

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

"F = M x A (+HR)" is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.

"My job is to make people move." That's been the overall theme to this discussion to date, in case I haven't bludgeoned you to death with imagery already. That's my job as an HR…

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