On Privilege

Laurie Ruettimann Diversity, EEO, Laurie Ruettimann

I just read a great book called Bad Feminist: Essays. Written by Roxane Gay—writer, blogger, professor, feminist—she explores all sorts of funny and interesting stuff from feminism to dating to competitive Scrabble tournaments. I loved the book, and I especially loved the chapter on privilege. Privilege is something that rears its ugly head in the world of HR blogging. Some …

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

Tim Sackett 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Employment Law, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Profiles, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Have you guys seen all of the selection tools that are out nowadays? It’s crazy.  You can select employees based on almost any personality trait, level of intelligence or emotional intelligence, physical ability, etc. Basically, you decide what you want, and someone, somewhere has already developed that tool.  It’s a great time to be in HR and Talent Acquisition! Here’s …

Condi Rice…Breaking Another Glass Ceiling That Shouldn’t Exist

Jason Pankow Current Affairs, Diversity, EEO, HR & Sports, Jason Pankow, politics

Before I begin my rant this morning, I should print a disclaimer.  My alma mater does not have a football team.  We have an awesome basketball team that seems to love being eliminated in the 2nd round of the tournament (I’m not bitter), but we don’t have football.  My stance on college football is that I will root for the team …

HR Pros Rejoice – Thanksgivukkah!

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Diversity, Employee Communications, Food and Drink, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, Tim Sackett, Work Life Balance, Workplace Flexibilty

One of the toughest times each year for HR Pros has to be the holiday season. It’s the one time each year that our support for diversity really gets challenged. In most American companies we have the majority of folks who celebrate Christmas, then we have the rest of our employees who fall into one of three buckets of celebration: …

Changing The Tech Gender Ratio One CS Student at a Time

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, College Recruiting, Culture, Diversity, HR, Recruiting, Retention

For quite some time now there has been increased attention on the comparative lack of women in technology companies and in technology roles across most companies generally. This underrepresentation of women in the tech industry and in these high tech jobs has many implications, most of them negative – organizational culture that degrades as ‘brogrammers’ dominate tech firms, the gender …

Chivas USA: Is It Ever OK to Transform an Incumbent Organization Into One Classified By Race/Nationality?

Kris Dunn Change, Current Affairs, Diversity, HR & Sports, Kris Dunn

There are obviously plenty of organizations where members are identified by their race, national origin, gender, and age. I don’t have to list them here – you know them, and many of you may belong to one or more, and those organizations are general present to advance the cause of their members based on that identifier. More often than not, …

What Sustains You?

Paul Hebert Business Development, Change, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

We see the word sustainability a lot today.  Mostly focused on environmental issues but I’m seeing it more and more being played out as a “human” issue – meaning what we do to “sustain” ourselves. But I think we can confuse sustainability with the idea of “static.” The definition on the Wikipedia page is a great way to view sustainability: …

You’re a Sourcer…are you also the Bias Police?

Kelly Dingee Diversity, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

This actually came up as a statement and not so much a question in one of my team calls over the last month.  Our sourcing team has somehow inadvertently become the bias police.  We source and review based on clear cut skills and experience, pushing forward the candidates for a second round of review to confirm that everyone meets the …

Need a Diversity Recruiting Initiative? Watch Glee.

Guest: Nicole Plant Diversity

As I sit here curled up in my bed watching past seasons of Glee on DVD (secretly dreaming I could have lived out my childhood in a song – I’m a Millennial, so work with me here…) I’m relentlessly reminded of the insanely diverse and some may say, politically correct, cast this show serves up. The ironic and most astounding …

HR's Dirty Little Secret – We don't like to hire Vets

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

You know what I learned really early in my career in recruiting? Companies really don”t like to hire folks coming out of the military. Yeah, I just said that. That might be the most politically incorrect thing that a HR Pro can say nowadays! In fact, we hear the exact opposite from company executives, don”t we? In fact if you …