There Is No Such Thing As “Overqualified”

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Mark Fogel, Recruiting 29 Comments

I’m jaded and don’t subscribe to the overqualified candidate debate. To me it is binary—you’re qualified or you are not. I am not sure when the term overqualified entered the Talent parlance. It may, by all accounts, be the must overused term in HR. More than “Engagement” or “Rigor” or “Agility”, and certainly near the historic “Seat at the Table” …

Just Stop Asking – Identity Theft Meets Your ATS

Steve Gifford ATS, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Current Affairs, HR Technology, Steve Gifford 2 Comments

Does anyone want to be Equifax right now? Home Depot? The Office of Personnel Management? Or anyone else involved in identity theft news stories? No? Then fix your applicant tracking system. I wasn’t as successful as FOT Alumna Meredith Soleau at running my own business, so I’ve been applying to jobs again recently. Lots of jobs. And holy cow, the process …

Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Selection, Talent Strategy 4 Comments

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” – Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question, as an interviewer, I’ve contemplated for many years. A question I admittedly flip-flop on. But here is where I am with this now. Candidates, you need to control your explanations. You …

HR’s New Motto: “Memento te Esse Iniuriam”

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert 2 Comments

 “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller 1986 That infamous line is now 32 years old. And it has never been more true than it is today (more true? I guess in today’s reality there are gradations of true so it works.) Everything moves fast. I …

New Generations Are Spawning! Birth of the Nano-Generation

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Engagement, Generations, HR, Lance Haun, Paul Hebert

Just when we thought the hype about millennials might die down to a dull roar so we could get back to treating people like, well, people, some consultant needed to make another yacht payment and created a “new” generational cohort. One they could ride for a couple more years until they create something new for corporate HR to feel stupid …

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The Day The Google Died

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

OK, died might be strong.  But contracted a fatal disease that will one day make it perish?  Accurate… If there’s one thing we know through the annuals of time and the history of the enterprise organization globally, it’s that nothing is forever.  To be sure, there are times when it feels like the position of many of the companies we …

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MARCH MADNESS TALENT LESSONS: Slapping Players is Just Part of My Leadership Charm!

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Recruitment Marketing

I’m starting this post with an animated GIF below.  Email subscribers need to click through to see it.  Do that now if you need to, because this post is based off the visual, and it’s worth it. Watch the GIF as it loops over and over. It’s from 2014 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, with Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie turning …

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How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

If you’re like me, you’ve routinely got friends, family and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I’m on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. The more you let the interviewer talk – even encourage her to talk (that’s …

Kris Dunn Reviews “The Founder” (Starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc)

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Brand Ambassadors, Culture, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn

Last weekend I had a choice to make.  Go to La La Land with my wife and mother-in-law, or play the “man-up” card, save my father-in-law and go see “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton chronicling the story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. I chose the man-up route.  Keaton did not disappoint. First things first and the necessary disclosures – The Founder …

Moving from Disruption to Breakthrough HR

Mark Fogel Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Mark Fogel

For a couple of years, we have been talking about disruption, when we are actually looking for breakthrough ideas in the HR space. My discussion today is a call to action. To get there we need to move beyond just offering sexy ideas and put actionable programs to the test. The HR community loves sexy ideas, aren’t we the folks who …