Even Apple Needs to Get Their Employer Brand Game On.

Jessica Lee Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Jessica Lee

I got an Apple watch from my hubby, and I returned it. That’s another blog post. But while standing at the Apple store waiting for someone to help me, I became mesmerized by the buzz within the store.The products, the crowd, the happy smiles of their employees… and I couldn’t help but to wonder how all their employees ended up …

Employer Brand Job, Anyone?

Jessica Lee Employment Branding and Culture, Jessica Lee, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice

An interesting thing is happening right now… there are more employer brand jobs open now than ever. EVER. I haven’t seen anything like it in the past few years. It’s a good… actually, it’s a great time to be in the employer brand space. So what’s happening? Well, maybe six or seven years back, it seemed that everyone was getting …

The HR Technology Nightmare That’s Keeping You Up At Night…

Jessica Lee HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Jessica Lee, Leadership

I saw a post on FB the other week for the venerable Gerry Crispin that gave me the shivers because it hit way too close to home. He shared the experience a friend of his in a Fortune 50 company went through when an external candidate contacted them and requested to be “unsubscribed.” So what happened next? They… Manually deleted him from their …

Ugly is OK. Embrace the Ugly.

Jessica Lee Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Jessica Lee

We’re a hot mess, and you’re going to want to come work here…  said no company career website ever. Right? But when it comes to your recruiting efforts, what if you were to be just a little bit more honest about the flaws—and truly embraced them? And I’m not talking in an interview setting, copping up to the “challenges” of …

Ugh… These EQ Skills Are Following Me Home!

Jessica Lee Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Jessica Lee

One of the things I’ve been working on professionally has been relationship building. Especially in a huuuuge matrixed environment. Especially with so many outside partners in the work I do. And it turns out some of that is filtering its way into my home life. Which maybe is necessary. After all, what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine …

You Voted? Great! So Talk to Me About the Results – Please!

Jessica Lee Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Jessica Lee

Election Day – it’s done and over with. Maybe your guy won. Maybe your guy didn’t Regardless, we’re all winners because the races are over which means the commercials and robocalls are finally done and over with. Thank goodness! But let’s talk ab buy cialis online canada out the aftermath and how that played out in your office. Were people …

Revisiting Social Recruiting Metrics + ROI

Jessica Lee Good HR, Jessica Lee, Metrics, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting

A few years ago I wrote a blog post on measuring ROI and metrics for social recruiting. Just for kicks, I went back to look at the list based on recent ongoing in-the-office discussions I’ve been having with my team on what we’re trying to measure and why for the work we do. Here’s what I was saying back in …

Engagement Is Real – And You Help Make It So.

Jessica Lee Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Jessica Lee, The HR Profession, Trench HR, William Tincup

So my FOT colleague William Tincup thinks “engagement” is a bunch of crock. I beg to differ. What can I say? My glass is half full. A few baseline notes which are mentioned in the comment thread of his post before I go on. Engagement isn’t happiness. I think this is true. We shouldn’t confuse the two. But a standard …