Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector employer… Get the Rest


Corporate Freudian Psychoanalysis: Is That A Cigar or Are You Just Engaged?

We're going to a weird place today. And I know this is a simplistic analysis but go with it… it’ll be fun! Freud (Sigmund, the psychiatry guy, not the


If You Want a Culture of Feedback, You Should Measure the Sensitivity of Those You Hire

Feedback has never been on the menu for most of us, people. Here's a taste of what I'm talking about from the aptly-named Tim Sackett Project: Here are the


Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” - Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question,


How To Leverage Human-Centered Design In Your Employment Brand Strategy

I learned the back-story on LinkedIn Pulse today from the leader of an Innovation Lab I’m participating in. I didn’t fact-check, so here’s my historically accurate version of

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The Muppets Know Talent

The new Muppets Show premieres next week. Who’s a huge nerdtastic Muppets Show fan? Yours truly. I’m probably gonna host an FOT viewing party for the premiere. KD loves


Is Employment Branding The Next Key Skill of the Super Sourcer?

Ahhh... Employment Branding (EB)---the most buzzed-about phrase in recruiting today and a hell of a lot more sexy than Candidate Experience (CE). It's so interesting---this meld of Social Media, Recruiting

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Talent Acquisition is a Zero-Sum Game

There is a mathematical concept called Zero-Sum. What is says is basically when one person, organization, etc. will gain, there is an equal loss by another person, organization, etc.


The 5 Best Cultural Fit Scenes from Hollywood…

Cultural fit. You know it's real, but you hate it when a hiring manager who is an absolute dufus goes with the most general feedback possible: "I just didn't

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VIDEO: Pete Radloff on Getting Back To The Recruiting Basics

Check out the video above as Dawn Burke talks to Pete Radloff, Principal Technical Recruiter at comScore (and one of Glassdoor's Top 20 Branded HR Pros), about taking