Talent Acquisition Is The Only HR Function That Matters

Dawn Burke candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Influence, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Uncategorized

Sorda. I’m a generalist. I’m a grinder. I’m a leader. As a generalist at heart I do it all. Many of you do as well. So when I’m asked what is the most important function under the HR umbrella, I take a deep breath. I mean, picking the most important HR function is like: Saying your oldest child is the …

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there’s not something I like or appreciate about them. It frankly sucks to spend time with someone you genuinely like, only to have to say “you’re not the one.” I also hate hiring because I’ve set the …

Why Employer Branding Is BS

Matt Charney Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Matt Charney, Recruitment Marketing

I’ve sat on the sidelines and watched “employer brand” turn from some meaningless buzzword and amorphous, largely theoretical construct into something of a cottage industry. I have no problem with this, of course – those who can’t do, recruit, and those who can’t recruit run employer Instagram accounts and branded Twitter chats. Which is cool, but as more practitioners hitch …

Innovation Requires Touch

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, John Whitaker

Fancy yourself a recruiting innovator? Probably so if you’re stopping by a site like FOT, where the lunatic fringe is in full bloom. So many evolutionary thinkers here and so many great ideas, it’s easy to start feeling like you can change the world. And you’re convinced you’ve got the opportunity to make things happen for your employer. You hear leadership …

You’re Boring Me

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Culture, Current Affairs, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Matt Charney, The FOT Soap Box

My freshman year of college, I lived in a high-rise dorm in the middle of the hood. I loved every minute of it. My favorite part, however, was the fact I could see the Hollywood sign from the window of the shared bathroom. Every morning I looked out and thought to myself how awesome it was to be so close …

HR TIP: Facebook Still Kickin’ And Working

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Employee Referrals, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Good HR, HR & Marketing, HR (& Life!) Advice, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

I had an HR Pro who totally “gets it”—whom I really, really like and completely respect—tell me he doesn’t do Facebook. Hmmm. Actually, I get it and don’t hold it against him. And I imagine many of you HR pros don’t do Facebook either. I don’t judge. In this conversation I quickly told him I’m addicted. Well, in many ways …

Pink Mustaches & Employee Appreciation: Employment Branding Lessons From The Share Economy

Holland Dombeck McCue Employment Branding and Culture, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing

In the ride-sharing economy, I’m a Lyft loyalist. I find the drivers to be polite, knowledgeable about my city and I really dig the glowing pink mustaches in their cars. I’ve never given a Lyft driver less than five stars, so I was delighted when the below email hit my inbox. What I like about this letter: John and Logan …

Even Apple Needs to Get Their Employer Brand Game On.

Jessica Lee Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Jessica Lee

I got an Apple watch from my hubby, and I returned it. That’s another blog post. But while standing at the Apple store waiting for someone to help me, I became mesmerized by the buzz within the store.The products, the crowd, the happy smiles of their employees… and I couldn’t help but to wonder how all their employees ended up …

Hierarchy Isn’t the Problem, Oppression Is!

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Organizational Development, Talent Management Power Rankings

Hierarchy is falling out of favor like jean shorts and intelligent political discord. I think it’s a scapegoat. Hierarchy doesn’t necessarily stifle innovation and engagement in the Knowledge Economy. What does? Answer: Discouraging opposing points of view, restricting access to information and ideas, and micro-management. These are the problematic behaviors that we need to banish, but these behaviors are not …

Employer Brand Job, Anyone?

Jessica Lee Employment Branding and Culture, Jessica Lee, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice

An interesting thing is happening right now… there are more employer brand jobs open now than ever. EVER. I haven’t seen anything like it in the past few years. It’s a good… actually, it’s a great time to be in the employer brand space. So what’s happening? Well, maybe six or seven years back, it seemed that everyone was getting …