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 …

Class of 2016 – The Same But Different

Paul Hebert Change, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Generations, HR, Paul Hebert

My grandparents had a party line at their house.  I remember picking up the phone and hearing other’s talking.  I also remember my Great Aunt getting on the phone just so she could eaves drop on the conversations the neighbors were having.  The neighbors knew she was on the line.  They didn’t care. Sounds a lot like twitter no? We …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

Oh Boy! Diversity Is About To Look A Whole Lot Whiter!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Generations, HR, Religion, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Dateline 2012 – The U.S. Census releases what is certainly going to be considered a tipping point when it comes to how organizations look at Diversity moving forward!  From CNN: “U.S. minorities now represent more than half of America’s population under the age of 1, the Census Bureau said, a historic demographic milestone with profound political, economic and social implications. …

You Lack the Necessary Qualifications to Read This

Steve Gifford Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Diversity, Good HR, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

You need at least four years of experience to read this post Also, a Master’s degree is not required but highly preferred. I was out of work for about six months last year.  Lots and lots of applications, a fair number of phone interviews, some interviews, and finally a great job that turned out to be a step up from …