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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 …

Don’t be lazy. HR Rockstars measure everything… old school style and new school.

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Good HR, Metrics, Workforce Management Articles

So…the debate rages on recruiting Metrics.  Alex Douzet in his Workforce article “Quality of Fill” an Emerging Recruitment Metric did a fine job of getting the two main (and lingering) points across on the state of recruiting metrics: It is surprising that many, MANY companies do not have any metrics in place to measure Recruiting efforts. It is exciting to …