Social Media to Replace Recruiters? Right, Just Like Robots Are Doing All the Work Today….

Kris Dunn Generations, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Social Media, Sourcing

I love it when lame studies project the elimination of an entire industries.  Ever see the movie 2001?  Weren't we all supposed to be chilling at this point, allowing the computers and robots to do all the work, while we moved toward the plane called self-actualization?  Right.. I know… We're still doing the work. That sucks, but hey, it's job security. Here's …

Talent Reality Check – Mandarin is the New Spanish for Your Kids…

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Generations, Kris Dunn

Quick – if you could pick right now, what second language would you have your kids learn to enhance their economic prospects over the next 50 years? If you said, "Spanish", congratulations.  That’s a nice choice, and you’re towing the company line.  My guess is that 95% of American’s would give that answer.  After all, Spanish is rapidly becoming the …

If You Can’t Recruit from a “Van Down By The River”, You’re Not A Real Recruiter…

Maren Hogan Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Maren Hogan, Recruiting

I’m going to RecruitFest in September and like I always do, I began researching ways to make it cheaper, faster etc. While I was calling people I had never met and cashing in miles, a friend asked me, “Why are you doing all that? You can afford this.” Bam. I was taken aback. She was right. I could. I can. …

Generational Welfare – EVERYBODY Loves the Trophies….

Kris Dunn Generations, Kris Dunn

You’ve heard the conventional wisdom that Gen Y and kids today are/will be damaged goods in the workplace due to an over-abundance of praise from their parents.  The easiest symbol for this over-abundance of praise?  The fact that everybody got a trophy for participating, everyone was a winner when the Y’s were growing up.  Here’s an alternative view – the …