LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

Kris Dunn Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I’ve got another one for you, but this one is about kicking the kids out of the nest rather than attracting them. Good leaders attract people to them like moths to the light you left on overnight on your back porch.  The great ones also …

Do I Want To Work In HR There?

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting

Interesting read here about the questions you should ask before joining a start-up. Having 3+ start-ups under my belt, I can tell you I agree with most of the advice; however, the question I probably should have asked about those start-ups AND F500s was “Do I want to work in HR there?” How do you know if you’re going to …

7 Tips To Ensure Success In HR

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Seat at the Table

I don’t know about you, but I would have killed for someone to sit me down when I started my career in HR and simply tell me how to be successful.  Of course, success means different things to most people.  For me, starting out and in grad school—it was about making money!  And if I’m honest, it was about making …

Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Counter-Offers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Networking

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn’t bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so… he might drop a notch this year. Because she is four she doesn’t quite understand the “art of the egg hunt.” She also doesn’t have an older sibling to emulate. After getting hosed at the neighborhood Easter party …

How Recruiters Get Promoted

RJ Morris Always Be Closing, Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

Like a lot of folks, I fell into recruiting. I did not go to college to be a recruiter. Instead, I wanted to be an astronaut. A life inside Corporate HR? Sure, it’s a close second. Seriously, though, after 18 years in recruiting, one of the top questions I get asked is, “How can a recruiter get promoted out of …

Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, T+D

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it’s important to treat people equally.  That’s important to the people who manage risk, but not to the people who are responsible for organizational results and performance. You know the reality.  20% of your employees …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Career Paths, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week! Get your Monday started right with these 5 must-reads: 1. Why CMOs Need To Adopt A New Marketing Ecosystem: It requires showing what is real and vulnerable about the organization so that customers can trust and respect and get into bed with the brand. 2. The Financial Consequences of Saying ‘Black,’ vs. ‘African American’: People make vastly …

HR 101- Survival Guide

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Business Development, Career Paths, Communication, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Tim Sackett

Over the holidays I got a chance to speak with a green-as-grass, brand new HR Pro.  It was fun to speak with someone who has all that new-job passion and naiveté around HR.  It got me excited to have the conversation.  The one thing she really wanted to know was what I would do to be successful in her spot. That …

How Much Do We Really Need To Know About Our Candidates?

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

So, I’ve just dropped in my post for my favorite tools and gizmos of 2014 and I think there’s something to be said about the Connectifier, 360Social, and Vibe type products.  I use them to easily get contact information and different contact routes.  So if email fails, I try LinkedIn, if LinkedIn fails, I try Facebook, and so on.  I …