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White lies, tall tales, and whoppers. We've all had a hand in stretching the truth from time to time. Think the world of recruiting doesn't have lies? Think about these statements: "We've decided to go in a different direction." "We believe in work/life balance." "Social media will change everything in recruiting." Um, yeah...

It's not that recruiters set out to lie, but we're trapped by a nasty cocktail of tradition, risk management and doing what's easy and expected. As a result, your average American recruiter is an enabler of a recruiting 7 Lies process that's built on a consistent set of fabrications. Kind of like the Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher marriage.

We're going to tell you how to turn those lies to your advantage. I did a whitepaper over at Kinetix (my company) called "Stop the Spin! The 7 Biggest Lies in Recruiting", which includes the following:

1. A breakdown of the biggest lies as told in recruiting today. We gave you three of them above. There's more. Tell us what we missed and we'll update our list of lies. Maybe we'll even create a lie-wiki.

2. How you can use those lies to make your recruiting brand look great. Everyone's using the same lies to some  extent. We think you can stand out in the crowd by...wait for it...telling the truth like the friend who always shoots straight. We'll tell you how, lie by lie.

3. A primer on how Pearl Jam, The Steve Miller Band and Public Enemy illustrate the lies. Let's have some fun by figuring out how Eddie Vedder and Flavor Flav would coach the average American recruiter. 

So, what's it going to be? Are you going to embrace the truth while building a stronger recruiting brand and candidate experience, or continue to look like everyone else?

It's interesting stuff, so if you want to read more, go get the whitepaper here (registration required). Not a sales pitch, just interesting reading and a great way to think about the lies when you hear them - and you hear them  I wrote it, so if you like what you get here, you'll like the whitepaper...

If you find registration for content personally appalling, I don't even know who you are anymore.... Just kidding, just email me or hit me in the comments if you're hiding from the authorities and are naturally suspicious, and I'll send you the PDF...



Please send me the pdf..


You know Kris, the registration form asks what company the registrant represents. As someone in "transition" (aka, unemployed) I find that ironic, considering it's a recruitment white paper. Then again, I'm not the target audience. It's also good that I know how to get around these things...

Jolaine Thomas

Kindly send PDF please & thank you.

D McLellan

Lies are often the root of comedy, I won't lie to you but I was looking for comedy.
I'll take one. Thanks in advance.

True Religion Outlet

I do. Just because someone doesn‘t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don‘t love you with all they have.
Schools want to know as early as possible so they can give your callback to someone else.

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