What I Learned From AC/DC

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Development, Pop Culture, The HR Profession

If you read my bio,  you know I’m a music fan.  In particular, I get excited by loud, vibrant and heart-stopping tunes.  So when a former colleague messaged me he was touring with AC/DC and they’d be in Houston, I had no shame in asking (ok… begging) him for tickets. Not only did we have amazing seats, but he also hooked …

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 …

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Generations, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, War for Talent

Gen X version: “Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime“ Millennial version: “Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here’s my number, So call me, maybe!” Aside from the observation that Millennials are much coyer in their request for a call (“So call me, maybe!”) and those of us who identify …

We Need a New Association for Talent Acquisition Pros

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann

I am just home from Las Vegas. My meetings coincided with the SHRM Annual Conference, and I was able to meet human resources leaders from around the world who talked about attending sessions about executive compensation, defined benefit pension plans, and social media. You know who I didn’t meet? Talent acquisition professionals under the age of thirty. There’s a quirky …

How Do You Lead Today’s Rock Stars?

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Coaching, Culture, Employee Coaching, Generations, HR & Sports, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Sports

The NBA Championship is over, yet there is a lot of chatter about the tense relationship between LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers coach, David Blatt.  After observations regarding body language and confirmation that James called for substitutions and dismissed plays, more and more is being made about the deteriorating relationship. Larry Brown, long-time coach of many stars like Reggie …

Everyone Needs Their Mr. Spock

Jason Pankow Culture, Current Affairs, Generations, HR, in the news, Jason Pankow, Leadership, Pop Culture, Television, Uncategorized

Whatever… I know it’s late.  But my turn wasn’t up yet. Still, despite the late timing, I can’t let my opportunity pass without paying homage to the one and only Leonard Nimoy. I grew up with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock—a beautiful 1970s bromance. Captain Kirk was the epitome of leadership.  He was strong.  He was decisive.  He was good …

New Requirement for HR Managers… Be Over 40

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Generations, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

What?!? Oh yeah, I’m serious!  I want HR Managers to be over 40. But I have a method to that madness as millenials start to curse me out.  It’s the experience factor… both of life and work. I look at HR, and I see an industry encumbered by policies, rules and regulations.  Get your Bachelor’s, your Master’s and a PHR. …

Anarchy In The J.O.B

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT. Every time we try to do something good, we get criticism. Why? Because we have the “appearance” of some sort of control—no other reason. It’s like I work for an entire …

My Monday Motivation Starts on July 24, 2014.

Holland Dombeck McCue Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Holland Dombeck, Performance, Recognition, Recruiting

I received the below text from my best friend last week (pardon any talk-to-text typos). She’s a healthcare recruiter down in South Florida and isn’t exactly crazy about her career. Like me, she spent a couple of her post-grad years working retail. It was 2008, and the times were rough. Retail was a secure option with solid pay and benefits. …