VIDEO: No Scrubs with Tim Sackett – Debunking the HR Wingman Myth

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Is HR really the wind beneath the company’s wings? In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources and fellow FOT blogger, about her most recent post at Fistful of Talent: Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It. Check out the video now to hear the ever-entertaining duo break down their philosophy on “the HR …

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Dawn Burke, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit putzing around. Quit sabotaging yourself. Quit whining. Most importantly have a little self-respect. How? Quit being everybody’s “Wingman.” Remember Top Gun (“I feel the need, the need for speed”)? Heck yeah, …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Douglas Dean – The Awesome Responsibility of Determining Candidate Fit

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In the video above, Dawn Burke follows up with Chief HR Officer at Children’s of Alabama, Douglas Dean, and together they pick apart the the topic of her latest post here, which talks about the “God Complex” some of us in the HR and Talent space can develop when it comes to determining candidate fit in a specific role. Check out the video above to …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Robin Schooling – The Necessities of Reference Checking

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In the video above, Dawn Burke follows up with HR expert and consultant, Robin Schooling, to hash out the topic of her latest post here, which talks about reference checks as being the “unholy trinity of HR.” Why the unholy trinity, you ask? We’ll let the ladies above explain that to you in this month’s episode of “No Scrubs.” Enjoy! (Email subscribers …

The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so brilliantly cavalier (indifferent, dismissive) we dubbed them the unholy trinity. HR folks, you have an unholy trinity on your hands, as well—it’s called reference checking. Unfortunately, being cavalier with your reference checking …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Matt Charney – Assessing Cultural Fit In An Interview

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Is cultural fit more important than hiring for a specific skillset? Find out on this month’s video at the “No Scrubs” Series, where Dawn Burke chats via video with Matt Charney, Executive Editor at Recruiting Daily, on Assessing Cultural Fit In An Interview. And while we’re on the topic of talking about what interview questions help you determine cultural fit, it’s totally worth your time to check out …

To Define Your Culture, Purposely Hire An Asshole

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If you are offended by this term, Robert Sutton in his book The No Asshole Rule writes this is the only word appropriate in this context. Why? “There is an emotional reaction to a dirty title. You (an author) have a choice between being offensive and being ignored.” – Robert Sutton Regarding advice on the topic, this author chose not being ignored. …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Jason Lauritsen – Why Assessments Work

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FOT Note – Welcome to “No Scrubs,” a new monthly video series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the good folks at Chequed.com. This is the only show on the web that’s 100% dedicated to exploring every pre–hire tool and trick available to keep bad hires out of your company. Kicking off this month at the “No Scrubs” Series, Dawn Burke chats via video with Jason …

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

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FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That’s why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction on all things related to pre-hire screening and testing.  Since some FOTers call bad hires “scrubs,” Chequed.com has also signed up to sponsor a FOT video …