3 Reasons to Hire Mid-Career Changers

Tim Sackett Career Paths, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR Tech, Labor, Tim Sackett

I used to think that midlife meant 50 years old. The reality is midlife is more like 30-35 when you put into context someone’s work-life. I was going to be an elementary school teacher. That was 19-22. I thought that was my future. It sounded great, nine months of work, every holiday off, golf all summer! Then I found out …

Back Into The Frying Pan

John Whitaker Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, John Whitaker

For the last handful of years, I’ve been a free-range chicken, roaming from roost to roost spreading good cheer and occasional wisdom. The life of a consultant is one that doesn’t suit everyone, but for me it felt like a worn-in Birkenstock. Unfortunately, it’s a lifestyle that didn’t have the resiliency of a worn-in Birkenstock. Daddy needs new shoes. Yes, …

Showing Up: The Most Important Piece Of The Puzzle

Michael Carden Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Giving Notice, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology

No one at that dinner had been sleeping properly for weeks, and it wasn’t just the impossible heat of an impossibly long Auckland summer. My phone was ringing on the table, face down, slowly vibrating its way towards my lap. As it breached the edge the lit screen suddenly caught my eye in the darkness of the bistro, broke through …

Managing Your Recruiting Career, Is It Time For a Year of Yes?

Kelly Dingee Career Paths, Change, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Seems like everyone is due for a year of yes.  Shonda Rimes had one and she’s ridiculously creative and successful.  Bethenny Frankel decided to come from A Place of Yes a few years back. I decided at the beginning of 2016 that it was time for me to have a year of yes.  Why? Let me backtrack for you.  2 1/2 …

Kick-Start Your HR Creativity – Two Lessons From Jared Leto

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Pop Culture, wellness, Work Life Balance

The Thin Red Line. Fight Club.  American Psyco.  These are films that solidified Jared Leto‘s success as an Oscar-winning actor. Then, as his star was rising, he basically stopped making movies. “I think it was about focus. I knew that I needed to commit everything to music at that point in my life,” said Leto. Fast Company interviewed Jared Leto and …

Kick-A$$ Career Advice for 2016

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, wellness, Working With Recruiters

It’s that time of year. The traditional time of reflecting and planning for our professional lives is upon us. It’s bull. It’s actually the worst time to be doing any remembering, preparing or thinking about your career. Why? Well, if you’re like me, you’re exhausted. You’re cramming to get all the stuff you said you’d do LAST December done. You’re …

Why Exit Plans Are Better Than Retention Plans

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Career Paths

I’m becoming more and more convinced that if you want to build an organization that can sustain high performance over a long period of time you need to encourage your top performers to leave your organization. No, that’s not a typo, I did in fact say “encourage your top performers to leave.” In fact, rather than create elaborate retention plans, …

5 Signs You Haven’t Let Go Of Your Old Job

Steve Boese Career Paths, Change, HR (& Life!) Advice, Steve Boese

About 79 years ago, I spent a fair bit of time working on a software implementation project in Saudi Arabia. It was a career-altering and—in some ways—life-changing experience for me back then. Consequently, I still remember my time working there really fondly, and as my pals on the 8 Man Rotation crew will attest, I can go on and on …

#Paris – The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, in the news, Kris Dunn

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that every manager of people or talented individual contributor has a shelf life. Not sure what I’m talking about? Allow me to give you the definition below: Shelf Life – The reality that being a manager in corporate America is tough and you have a shelf life of anywhere between …