Belly Dancers + HR Professionals = Awesome… Meet Carol McDaniel…

William Tincup Good HR, HR, Trench HR, William Tincup

The moment I arrived at Moroccan Night at the HR Florida conference… I knew I was going to witness something special. Henna tattoos – check, palm readers – check, open bar – check, belly dancers in the flesh AND on the big screen – double check.  OMFG.  All my HR sensibilities were completely challenged… in a good way.  The event, …

Follow This Guy or We’ll Kill This Puppy… Says William Tincup…

William Tincup Good HR, Profiles, Trench HR, William Tincup

NOTE – Welcome to a new little feature on FOT featuring, well, you. Our friend, William Tincup, a seasoned marketing, branding exec in the talent management space is hopping around the US, talking to every day HR and recruiting folks about life in the trenches whether it’s in a corporate, agency or consulting setting… and not folks trying to hawk …

HR, Data and Good Ideas Three Years Too Late

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Good HR, Metrics, Recruiting, RJ Morris

So, the CEO comes to your office and asks you, the Talent Acquisition pro, “Which competitor’s employees do well when we hire them to work over here? And what’s the best university we recruit from? Last thing: Do marketing majors or communications majors seem to do better here?” I think most recruiting folks can probably answer those questions using some …

Simple HR

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Performance

If you saw my last post, you know that I recently took a trip to Ghana primarily to do something good and help out those in need.  Somewhat surprisingly, the trip had the unintended consequence of really causing me to think about all sorts of things – life, relationships, work and simple living.  During my late night web surfing sessions, …

Welcoming Back Rehires — The Sacred Boomerang Ceremony

Marisa Keegan Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Marisa Keegan, Recognition, Recruiting

What would happen at your organization if you and an employee parted ways and they then decided one year, two years, three years later that they wanted to come back? At Kahler Slater, not only do they accept employees back (the good ones of course) but they believe that having a strong employee come back is reason to celebrate. John …

How to Overcome Your Candidates’ Fears & Getting Them to Yes.

admin Good HR, Interviewing, Making Offers, RJ Morris

A business partner once told me, “Where there is uncertainty, there is profit.”  The lesson was that clients value you for solving their fear issues or providing clarity to their uncertainty.  And these days, talent acquisition pros need to work extra hard to overcome candidate fears about making career moves. For context, Liz Ryan’s article Ten Signs of a Fear-Based …

What Organizations Can Learn From An Orphanage

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR

My wife and I recently returned from a two week trip to Ghana where, in addition to experiencing the passion of watching two World Cup games (vs US and vs Uruguay), we volunteered at the WORCSA orphanage in Dowdoa.  There are life experiences, and then there are Life Experiences.  Working at the orphanage with such great kids and passionate volunteers was a life experience …

Diversity Recruiting Lessons… from Broadway?

Jessica Lee Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Diversity, Good HR, Jessica Lee

I recently came across an interesting article about Broadway’s efforts to woo black audiences to the theater, and there was so much about how they were going about their recruiting efforts that just seemed so right and so in line with my philosophies on how best to approach diversity initiatives in the workplace. For background, overall attendance at Broadway shows …