3 Questions to Ask Before Looking for a New HR Gig

RJ Morris Career Paths, Change, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, RJ Morris

The audience here at FOT is made up of HR and Talent pros, so we don’t usually write job seeker advice. Today’s post, however, is geared towards the HR pro who thinks they hate their job.  There’s a few of you out there, I think.   If you believe a lot of articles, this is the time of the year …

Which HR Specialty Lets You Work Forever?

RJ Morris Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, HR, in the news, Outmatch, RJ Morris

As we approach year-end, be prepared to hear alarming stats about how no one saves enough for retirement. ‘Tis the season for breathless stories about how underfunded we all are. Scary stuff, of course. Most common proposed solution? Don’t retire. How many family members at holiday functions will trot out this gem? “Aw, I’m never gonna retire. I’ll work forever.” …

Will Fighter Pilot Shortage Change Military Retention Practices?

RJ Morris Outmatch, Policies, Recruiting, Retention, RJ Morris

If you get three talent acquisition folks around a table, they’re pretty often going to start talking about the hardest job they ever had to fill. “Oh yeah, I once had to fill a nuclear physicist who could read Sanskrit in Dubuque, IA.” I know….sexy, right? Downright hot. Bloomberg had an article last week that made me think of those …

Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Outmatch, Pop Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris

In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. “What do you mean, RJ?  I thought hiring stars was what we want.”  My answer is sometimes.  Two examples from the press recently show how different scenarios play out. First, the good hire. United Airlines recently hired a …

Peyton Manning Syndrome: Over-Exposing High Potential Talent

RJ Morris Coaching, Communication, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris

If you’re looking for more thoughts on how to develop talent, join FOT for our webinar on Using Assessments to Build Your Superteam (click this link to register). You’re there, deep in conversation, counseling a high potential early in her career. She wants to move up, and you think she has the chops.  You want to give her the opportunity to …

VIDEO: Secret Sauce with Kris Dunn – Talking About Using Assessments Post-Hire

RJ Morris Onboarding, Organizational Development, Outmatch, Performance, Secret Sauce, Selection

Welcome to our video series, Secret Sauce, brought to you by the awesome team at OutMatch! Each month, our host, R.J. Morris, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can apply predictive analytics and data to the people function of your business. This month on Secret Sauce, R.J. talks to Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix, on simple and smart ways to use assessment …

Illegal to Ask about a Candidate’s Compensation?

RJ Morris Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Employment Law, Negotiation, Outmatch, RJ Morris

Talent acquisition professionals get paid to talk turkey with candidates. I am talking about cold, hard cash money. What do you need, what do you feel your skillset is worth, what do you want, what will it take, and where are you at now? Every recruiter I have known is comfortable handling these conversations in a professional manner. ….until now. …

VIDEO: Secret Sauce with Dawn Burke – Hiring Manager “Gambling”

RJ Morris Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, RJ Morris

Welcome to our video series, Secret Sauce, brought to you by the awesome team at OutMatch! Each month, our host, R.J. Morris, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can apply predictive analytics and data to the people function of your business. This month on Secret Sauce, R.J. talks to Dawn Burke, VP of People at Daxko, on the problem of hiring managers …

The Kenny Rogers of Hiring Managers

RJ Morris Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Outmatch, Recruiting, RJ Morris

I feel for you, Talent Pro. The labor market is tight, executive expectations are high, yet through it all, you’ve built out a well-respected and high functioning recruiting organization within your company. In your shop three years ago, talent acquisition was a mess. No one knew what success looked like, bad hires were common and good hires were accidents. Corporate …

Another Example of Why Interviews Usually Stink

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Good HR, Interviewing, Outmatch, RJ Morris

Humans are fragile and unpredictable creatures… and, in our companies, we put them in charge of hiring other fragile and unpredictable creatures. Adding someone to your team can be riskier than hanging out with Justin Bieber at a Cavs game. Because of that, hiring managers are always looking for the silver bullet: the right personality test, trick question, or background …