How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

Kathy Rapp Change, Coaching, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Engagement and Satisfaction, Hiring Managers, Influence, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She’s four, so it’s a bit early… but her dentist indicated it’s all genetic. So rest assured it’s not because she’s noshing on hard candy all day, nor are her teeth “advanced.” This loose tooth has caused some drama. I told her how my dad wrapped dental floss around my first loose tooth …

The Evolution of Hiring: Do It Differently

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting

One of my favorite cartoons as a kid was The Jetsons.  George and family living in the sky, flying cars and best of all… Rosie, the loveable robot who made life less stressful.  I wonder what the hiring process was like in the Jetsons’ world? The evolution of hiring is critical to understand. How you identified, assessed, hired and onboarded …

INTERVIEW ARCHITECTS: Your Job Is To Make the Candidate Lose Their Composure…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Recruiting

There’s been a lot of money spent trying to make interviewing more science than art.  Let’s count the ways: –Multiple interviewing techniques, including Targeted Selection, Top-Grading and more.. –1000 assessments designed to tell you everything you need to know about the candidate just short of swabbing them.. –Processing mapping that interview process with a cool version of Visio, only to …

The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so brilliantly cavalier (indifferent, dismissive) we dubbed them the unholy trinity. HR folks, you have an unholy trinity on your hands, as well—it’s called reference checking. Unfortunately, being cavalier with your reference checking …

What eHarmony Can Teach Us About Finding The Employee-Employer Match Made In Heaven

Guest: Mary Ila Ward Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Recruiting

I signed up for eHarmony.com. Yes, I’m still happily married to my baby’s daddy whose birth I wrote about for FOT a few months back.  And he’s actually sitting with me as I sign up. “You’re crazy,” he says. Maybe so. But I think dating sites can teach us a lot about how we can better “match” employees and employers. …

Calling It Like It Is

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, politics, Recruiting

My conversation with my daughter this morning: Daughter:  “Mommy, you are just a little beautiful today.” Me:  “Well, I think you are completely beautiful.  Why am I just a little?” Daughter:  “I don’t like those jeans on you.  Or your shirt.” You’ve gotta love the unfiltered honesty of kids.  She also enjoys literally pointing out when I have “a big …

Sometimes You Just Need To “Burn” A Hire

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Tim Sackett

I love baseball. There is a concept in baseball where a pitcher will “burn” a pitch, here and there. Basically, it means that the pitcher isn’t actually trying to throw a strike; they are using this pitch to set up another pitch.  For intensive purposes, the pitcher is wasting that pitch for the greater good. Have you ever done that …

To Define Your Culture, Purposely Hire An Asshole

Dawn Burke Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

If you are offended by this term, Robert Sutton in his book The No Asshole Rule writes this is the only word appropriate in this context. Why? “There is an emotional reaction to a dirty title. You (an author) have a choice between being offensive and being ignored.” – Robert Sutton Regarding advice on the topic, this author chose not being ignored. …

The Post and Pray Podcast E1: Building A New Careers Site [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Podcast

FOT Note – Welcome to “The Post and Pray Podcast,” a new monthly podcast series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the good folks at CareerBuilder. All we talk about on this podcast are topics related to recruiting the right talent for your company.  Today on the first edition of the Post and Pray Podcast, host Kris Dunn talks with Sarah Funk, VP of HR at NBC/Neebo, on Building A …

New Requirement for HR Managers… Be Over 40

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Generations, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

What?!? Oh yeah, I’m serious!  I want HR Managers to be over 40. But I have a method to that madness as millenials start to curse me out.  It’s the experience factor… both of life and work. I look at HR, and I see an industry encumbered by policies, rules and regulations.  Get your Bachelor’s, your Master’s and a PHR. …