Must-See TV! Is It Better For Employees to Watch The Walking Dead or Gotham?

Jason Pankow Audacious Ideas, Employee Relations, Hiring Bias, HR, Jason Pankow, Performance, Television

It’s that time of year, again.  The time when you can’t figure out what the heck you want to watch because there are so many new things on TV. As I sat programming my DVR, eating pork rinds and trying to remember what my toes look like, I began to wonder: What does it say about our employees when we examine the …

5 Ways to Botch a Hiring Decision

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Counter-Offers, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, War for Talent

The tide has turned.  It’s officially a candidate’s market, which means you need to be even more on your game when it comes to hiring decisions.  Think you’re going to woo that mechanical engineer with a 9/80?  That’s sooo 2010.  A sign-on with a year pay-back clause?  Whatever. Harvard Business Review ran this post spelling out the habits of bad …

She Shoots, She Scores: Becky Hammon and a 3-Point Play for Women In The Workplace

Guest: Nicole Plant Coaching, Current Affairs, Hiring Bias, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Leadership, Millenial Voice

Sports is a man’s world. Do you know who won the last WNBA Final? Yeah, me either. What about how many major tennis championships Serena Williams has won? Crickets. Can you name anyone on the LPGA tour? Good luck. On August 5, Becky Hammon put another dent in the gender bias towards women when it comes to sports. Most women can’t …

System v. Talent: What Are You Recruiting For?

Tim Sackett Business Development, Driving Productivity, Hiring Bias, HR, Tim Sackett

I’ve always been a huge fan of talent over system. I was never a system believer. My take was, give me the best damn talent, and I’ll kill your system every single time. Every. Single. Time. I think I was wrong. San Antonio Spurs’ recent NBA Championship is a great example of a system beating talent. The Spurs literally looked …

Do You Suffer From ODB?

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Recruiting, William Tincup

ODB stands for Online Degree Bias. It’s defined by your preference for or against online degrees. If you’re not sure… let’s check. This is a list of 30 accredited online degree institutions: Allen School, Argosy University, Ashford University, Azusa Pacific University, Beltran University, Blackstone Career Institute, Blue Ocean Institute, Bryan University, Drury University, ECPI University, Gladwell University, Grand Canyon University, …

What’s Driving Compensation In Your Market?

Guest: Kent Pritchett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Hiring Bias, HR & Sports, Payroll, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

LeBron James famously once said that he was going to take his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat. That was three years ago and the results have been pretty good since then—assuming you call two championships, two MVPs and an Olympic gold medal pretty good. His reasons why were pretty clear: there are worse places to …

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

Tim Sackett 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Employment Law, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Profiles, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Have you guys seen all of the selection tools that are out nowadays? It’s crazy.  You can select employees based on almost any personality trait, level of intelligence or emotional intelligence, physical ability, etc. Basically, you decide what you want, and someone, somewhere has already developed that tool.  It’s a great time to be in HR and Talent Acquisition! Here’s …

How'd I Do? Rejection Feedback – Give It To Me

Kathy Rapp Communication, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting

Interviews can be a lot like first dates. You stress about what to wear.  Should I overdress, look professionally hip or wear something really memorable?  You prepare. What are my questions/answers to keep the conversation moving? And… you want to know how you did!  Did I bomb?  Did we share a connection?  Does he/she think I have potential??! While I’ve …

FOT’s 2013 Rush: Why You Shouldn’t Pick Your Talent Like You Did Your Sorority Sisters [Webinar]

Holland Dombeck McCue Hiring Bias, HR, Webinar

Your hiring managers are hopelessly biased when it comes to making selection decisions in the hiring process, often resulting in a team more reminiscent of the Stepford Wives and less like the band of pledges seen in Old School’s Lambda Epsilon Omega. Why? People have an innate and subconscious tendency to hire the most attractive, smooth-talking candidate when making a selection decision. But having …