The Tale of Kitty Clark: And Some Brand Spankin’ New Research

Chelsea Rowe Current Affairs, Employment Law, Harassment, HR, in the news, Learning and Development, The HR Profession

$3 billion to $35.4 billion. Keep that number in the back of your mind. We’ll get there in a minute. For now, I want you to use your mind’s eye to imagine the following: Long straggly, dirty blond hair, gum chewing, ripped bell bottom jeans, flannel shirts, usually bare footed, trash-talking 8th grader. Even the teachers feared her. She never …

Welcome to Your New Job! Now Please Don’t Touch Anything.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Harassment, Onboarding

Ok, picture this. You’ve just spent the last three months trying desperately to hire someone to fill an especially difficult position. You’ve interviewed more candidates than you care to admit, had to spend more recruiting dollars than you had the budget for, and you’ve been getting an earful from the hiring manager on how this vacancy is killing their team. …

5 HR Safe Swear Words

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, Harassment, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Personal Brand, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Working With Recruiters

I tend to use swear words.  Not all the time – I’m not like some sailor walking around the office dropping ‘F-Bombs’ all the time, but in select instances I will use a word that I don’t allow my kids to use.  I’ve heard people say that those who use swear words are ignorant because they can’t come up with …

It Gets Better, The Bullying Will Stop…Or Will It?

Marisa Keegan Harassment, Marisa Keegan

It’s hard to miss the fact that we have a bullying problem in our schools. It angers me to hear of another child who commits suicide because s/he was being stalked, bullied, beat up, and belittled by peers. I hate to think of tragic events that hit so close to home in my life that might have been prevented if …

Do Job Postings Matter? What About Other Marketing Elements to Your Openings?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Harassment, Job Market, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Webinar

Seriously – Do job postings and other marketing elements even matter to the response you get to your open jobs? I suspect the world falls into three camps: –They absolutely matter.  Doing a better job marketing open jobs should be a priority. –They don’t  matter.  People try and get too cute and all people want is for you to hit …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

An Adult Film Star Wants to Work Here

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, Harassment, HR, Meredith Soleau

It’s funny that this is really happening to me right now, especially since I have been asked this question before. Would I ever hire an adult film star? I have always told people I would never hire someone from that industry. And now, here we are. An adult film star wants to work here. A very attractive and intelligent woman came …

Sexual Harassment 2.0: Damn I’d Like To Tag That…

William Tincup Good HR, Harassment, HR, Policies, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

A sexual innuendo, some social media and a smart phone walk into a bar one night… Sexual Harassment 2.0 comes out the next morning.  A cautionary tale… I was at a conference in the fall and was having dinner with a colleague and she noted the time (9:00 pm) and said… “Well, this is when all the drunken texts will …