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 …

He is Not a Bad Guy. But He is an Old Guy.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Diversity, Generations, RJ Morris

Discrimination typically lurks deep inside people’s minds and hearts, isolated in dark and hidden places.  It is usually pushed down in the unconscious, sitting there, waiting to rear its hateful and ugly head.  It is not usually acknowledged or spoken about, because it is usually a person’s deepest darkest secret.  People rarely admit their prejudice in public. Except in the world …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …