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 …

Brains Before Bros: Why Hiring Smart People over Experienced People is a Winning Talent Strategy [Webinar]

Holland Dombeck McCue Good HR, Hiring Bias, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Webinar

True or False: I hire smart people and trust they’ll figure out what do to rather than looking for Drones to fill the seats in my shop. True or False: My existing talent pool is always my first line of defense in filling key roles that become available in my organization. If the first statement is true, shouldn’t the second …

Hiring is Broken

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Job Market, Labor, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

Our system for hiring employees is broken.  What’s more, I’m not sure that anyone knows how to fix it. Take a look at a very scary chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. So, of everyone who is currently unemployed, almost 40% of them have been out of work for more than six months. This has never happened in any …

Hipster Bias > Another HR Hurdle?

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Hiring Bias, HR (& Life!) Advice

So, I was talking to pal in the tech industry describing an interview they had.  In this interview they met a fabulously talented person. Top notch. Them:  “They are truly fabulous and I’m almost sure they are the top candidate”.  Me:  “Almost sure? Why not go for it and make the hire?”  Them:  “Well, this candidate doesn’t really look like …