Hiring in Japan After the Crisis

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, Recruiting, RJ Morris

We are still far from knowing the total impact of last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, but “apocalyptic” seems appropriate, and our thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan. I do not want any readers to think I am minimizing the disaster by writing about it—trust me that my typical sarcasm is taking the week off. Before you dive too …

HR Owns This One. Bellweathers – Charlie Sheen – HR Capitalist

Paul Hebert Culture, Current Affairs, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

You are what you eat. You are what you drive. You are where you live. You are who you put up with. Is Charlie Sheen an Employee Bellwether? At first Charlie Sheen was an interesting side note to all the crazy stuff associated with the star-laden left coast. Then he became something more. He became headline news.  He became a …

What Charlie Sheen Forgot (Duh?!) – The Importance of Supply and Demand. #WINNING

Dawn Burke Current Affairs, Dawn Hrdlica, Labor, Leadership

Charlie Sheen, you have been such a pleasure to watch and hear. And for that I thank you, you narcissistic schmuck. However narcissistic though, you are a trailblazer. As you would say, an “Epic” trailblazer, for you have pushed Hollywood to a new brink. The viewing public is finally seeing something that is rare — a Hollywood firing. You have …

02/14/11 – The Day IBM’s Watson Tapped Out the Boolean Cash Cow…

Josh Letourneau Current Affairs, HR Technology, Joshua Letourneau, Sourcing

Within the Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, and HR World, February 14 was likely a day that came and went without much notice. Yet make no mistake – 02/14/11 is the day that changed our profession forever as the Boolean Cash Cow was abruptly tapped out and fell over dead.  Let me explain… If you tuned into Jeopardy! during the early …

Employee Retention – Are Surveys CAUSING the Problem or Just Reporting It?

Paul Hebert Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Good HR, Influence, Labor, Paul Hebert

Probably the most explosive statistic HR folks have been exposed to recently is the Manpower Survey announcing that 84% of employees plan to look for a job in 2011. That’s quite a few. It’s not the only place you can find that data, and it’s not just the good ol’ USA. In India the statistic is 40% who plan on quitting. …

Here’s Some Rope. What Will You Do With It?

Steve Boese Current Affairs, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Steve Boese

The scene: Colonel Rhumbus, a  recruiter from an unnamed US Intelligence Agency is interviewing and reviewing the credentials of an Austin Millbarge, a young man set to graduate from Columbia in May, for a top-secret position as an intelligence analyst. Colonel Rhumbus – So young man, let’s take a look at your qualifications, BS from Penn, Grad degree from Columbia …

When Will Zappos Jump the Shark?

Paul Hebert Change, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert

I probably don’t have to explain it but I will – jumping the shark is that moment when something goes from good to meh, from cool to something your Dad says too often and thinks is funny, from relevant to irrelevant. Now, if you belong to any LinkedIn groups associated with HR, or follow any blogs (including this one) that …

Company Needs vs. Employee Wants—Guess Who Wins?

RJ Morris Current Affairs, Employee Relations, Influence, Labor, Negotiation, RJ Morris

When it comes to negotiating deals, you’re probably like me—some good wins in your past and maybe a few plays which could have gone better. On the bad deals, was it because you misunderstood your position relative to the other side? That’s where my deals have gone south. Always looking for help, I found a nice piece from FOT alum, …