Words Are For Suckers

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Organizational Development, Trench HR, William Tincup

Words mean everything and nothing. Actions however, always mean something. Always. We tell people we love them when clearly we don”t. We dole out praise to mediocre employees when we don”t really mean it. We talk about corporate values when we don “t have any. We talk too much. We use words to emphasize misguided points of view. Truth is, …

Video Killed the Radio Star: How Collaboration Tools and the BYOD Movement Are Reshaping the Way HR & Recruiting Pros Get S#*T Done

Holland Dombeck McCue Change, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR Technology, Innovation, Webinar

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Do Not Reply To This Mailbox

Ed Baldwin Candidate Pool, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Recruiting

When it comes to recruitment it should always be about the applicant, ALWAYS.  It isn’t that way, but it should be. If you’re not a consumer-based business it might just be the most prolific connection your company has with the general population.  It definitely is for the HR function. Candidate experience should be at the top of the heaping list …

As You Go

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Giving Notice, Good HR, Onboarding, Outplacement, Recruiting, Relocation, Retention, Succession Planning, Training and Development, William Tincup

One of the biggest failures of the “candidate experience” dialogue is that the main point is usually lost on folks… treat people humanely. Process, products and/or people will not solve the “problem” if your core values are dark and/or meaningless. Hello, my name is Lipstick on a Pig, have we met? Don't get me wrong. I think it’s good for …

Conferences: Find Better Speakers

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Good HR, Meredith Soleau, SHRM

Over the past two months, I have been to three conferences (Ohio SHRM, Recruiting Trends, and Digital Dealer). Each conference had good sessions and bad sessions. I want to talk about the bad ones and piss off about half of the speaking circuit. Motivational Speakers? Are Stupid. Nothing makes me more upset than spending $800 to attend a two day …

Wooooo….what's the scariest thing for HR this Halloween?

Kelly Dingee Communication, HR, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Recruiting

Oh I've got this nailed….a lawyer with your social media policy in their hand. Haha! You think I jest, don't you? I'm not.  Not at all.  HR is running scared from Social Media.  And the lawyers are making them do it.  Bad for Corporate, outstanding for me.  (I'm in retained search, no rules remember? Just those moral ones I impose…) …

You are a Pawn in your CEO's Game

Steve Gifford Bad HR, Communication, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Labor, Steve Gifford

Companies have a number of resources at their disposal: patent resources, real estate resources, IT resources, and of course, human resources.  Any CEO has at least mouthed words to the effect that “people are our most important resource.” But, every so often, a momentary lapse that some executives regard their employees as being on the same level as their furniture. …

Let's Talk About The Great Engagement Debate

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Television

Big Bird – “Who likes debates?” Seth Meyers – (looking mildly amused/concerned) Big Bird – “de-fishes!” In case you missed it, SNL invited Big Bird to Weekend Update given all the talk about PBS in the first presidential debate.  Did anyone talk about the debate at work last week?  I'm sure whatever your political view, there was enough interest for …

3 Things Our Employees Hate to Do

Tim Sackett Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Policies, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Do you ever feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?  Wait, let me rephrase that – Do you ever not feel like a Mom/Dad to your employees?!  HR Pros tend to act in that manner in many ways, and usually our employees hate us for it. Don't do this, do this, sign this, bring this into work – we ask …