Don’t be lazy. HR Rockstars measure everything… old school style and new school.

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Good HR, Metrics, Workforce Management Articles

So…the debate rages on recruiting Metrics.  Alex Douzet in his Workforce article “Quality of Fill” an Emerging Recruitment Metric did a fine job of getting the two main (and lingering) points across on the state of recruiting metrics: It is surprising that many, MANY companies do not have any metrics in place to measure Recruiting efforts. It is exciting to …

Bueller… Bueller… Bueller… Your Top Talent is Bored Stiff with Being Scared Straight. Time to Create Change.

Dawn Burke Career Paths, Dawn Hrdlica, Engagement and Satisfaction

In HR we hear so much about how our employees fear change, loath change.  If you Google the phrase “why do we fear change?” you’ll get 141,000,000 (yes Million) responses.  I get it, and I’ve been afraid before; but man-o-man, our guts are just shriveling. There is fear of the unknown (could I lose my job?) and the known (my …

Superiority Complexes in Hiring Teams May Be the Real Culprit of Long Fill Times. Ask Tiger Woods.

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Interviewing

Tiger Woods made a horrendous goof in the world of employment and it’s not what you think. Cheat on wife? Horrible! Not biggest goof. Engage with a harem of ladies? Horrible! Not biggest goof. Leave his actual voice on several of his ladies’ voicemails? Stupid! Not biggest goof. Hurt family who supported him? Whew, I want to say biggest goof….but …

Active Candidates Need to Quit Crying and Start Fighting the Good Fight Against Passive Candidates…

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Recruiting, Sourcing

Fay Hansen’s recent Workforce article posed a question for the next generation of recruiters:  Are resume-based recruiting processes, which cater more to the active candidate, effective anymore? The article highlights Synaptics Inc.’s highly-selective strategy, which doesn’t eliminate active candidates but is shifting focus to attract and go after passive candidates. The effectiveness of passive vs. active recruiting strategies may still …

Zen and the Art of Poaching Talent… Can Competitors Really Share Talent and Keep Their Sanity?

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Recruiting

After reading Workforce article When the War on Talent Ends with a Peace Treaty, I found myself in a quandary as a for-profit HR pro. The article highlights the non-profit Teach For America who, challenged with staffing a rapidly growing organization, has created a recruiting “Partnership Agreement” with competitors. Recruiting “rules of engagement” were created to define how to compete …

In Memoriam: Obituary of the (Dys)Functional Resume

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Resumes, Working With Recruiters

  The Functional Resume, known more affectionately as “the confusing one” and “the manipulator” died today after a long steady decline.  The age of Functional Resume was unknown, since he refused to notate any of his works or accomplishments chronologically. Functional Resume, born by professors and consultants, was a friend to job seekers convinced (by the same professors and consultants) …

Paul McCartney, Your New HR Employee Relations Manager Poster Child

Dawn Burke Uncategorized

All of your stereotypical HR Rockstars are typically pretty extroverted, kinetic, perpetually in-motion. I’m not saying HR Rockstars can’t be introverts, but most I know are loud and proud. If you are a recruiter, then the extrovert scale doubles (unless you are Jessica Lee from what I hear…who knew a kinetic introvert?) As an extroverted person, I am no exception …