4 People You Need In Your HR Network

Tim Sackett Business Development, Employee Coaching, HR, Tim Sackett, Training and Development

Fast Company published an article titled “The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network” and like most stuff they put out, it was great!  Here’s a taste: “Start with the Socialite. “If you’re not actively filling the role of Happy Hour Coordinator Extraordinaire,” Augustine writes, “you should befriend whoever is–and quick.” This is the friendly neighborhood super-connector, the person …

Building a Brand or Burning a Bridge? Think Before You Hit Send.

Kelly Dingee Business Development, Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee

This past month, I had an invitation to speak to an exclusive networking group in DC: Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business.  All executives, all female and they all wanted to learn about LinkedIn.  And not from a sourcing perspective… from a branding perspective. We chatted quite a bit about crafting the ideal branding profile, components that can easily be …

You Make the Call: Is This 3rd Party Scraping Jobs a Hero, Shady or Something Worse?

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Business Development, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

A few years back, former FOT editor Jessica Lee did a post on The Ladders scraping jobs from her corporate site here at FOT (See the entire post and comment string here). The summary of Jessica’s post was this: The Ladders was scraping jobs from corporate sites and positioning them as 100K+ jobs (The Ladders positioning as only 100k+ has …

No Pizza for You!

Dan Carusi Business Development, Dan Carusi

Recently, a Maryland middle school hosted a party with pizza, soda, games and a DJ titled “Academic Achievement Celebration.” Based on the theme of the party, it should not have been a surprise that there was a performance level threshold to achieve to be invited to the party–which was straight A’s on the report card. Students who received lower marks …

3 Things HR Pros Need To Stop Apologizing For

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Business Development, HR (& Life!) Advice, Tim Sackett

Fast Company has an article called – “3 Things Professional Women Should Stop Apologizing For,” which were: Their Financial Expectations (i.e., pay us the same!) Their Physical Appearance (i.e., Sorry we aren’t club ready–I was up with a sick kid all night!) Their Professional Accomplishments (i.e., Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I can’t brag about what I do …

Talent Swag: Transparency in Identifying Leadership Potential

Guest: Michael Lamm Business Development, Coaching, Employee Coaching, HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Recognition, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development

Okay, let me start by saying I’m a pretty young guy and I feel as though I’m “hip to the jive.” I can also admit that some nights I sit with my fiancée and, without complaint, watch a full hour of E! News. But, what the heck is “swag?” When you turn to the millennial man’s best friend, Google, you …

Roses, Thorns and Buds

Dan Carusi Business Development, Change, Dan Carusi, Seat at the Table, T+D

Happy New Year!  Hopefully, the fog from your New Year’s Eve festivities is wearing off and you are actually starting to think about 2014.  I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions and setting unrealistic goals that will likely be abandoned before the end of January.  So, I follow the Boy Scout approach with a Roses, Thorns and Buds exercise. …

My 4 Sourcing Lessons From 2013

Kelly Dingee Business Development, Candidate Pool, Conferences, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I love this time of year. I enjoy taking stock and reflecting on the previous years’ highs and lows—and the times that everything was on cruise control. This year was a bit more of a roller coaster than I expected in my personal life, but wow… work life knocked the ball right out of the park!  We’re doing research faster—and smarter—than …

Employer Branding: Hire a damn professional.

Holland Dombeck McCue Business Development, Don't Feed the Vendors, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Holland Dombeck

A quick Google search on employment branding generates over 2.8M results that can more or less be lumped into three groups: HR pundits, thought leaders if you will, griping about the exhaustion of the topic. Blogs, whitepapers and landing pages from vendors and agencies trying to get a slice. Forums with questions from practitioners still really just not sure where …