Fear and Loathing on LinkedIn

Steve Boese Bad HR, Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Tech, HR Technology, Leadership, Social Recruiting, Steve Boese

This week the professional social networking site LinkedIn announced a new feature (initially) aimed at current college students, the LinkedIn Career Explorer.  This new capability provides the student the ability to visualize potential career paths based on their field of study, search for relevant job opportunities, find and follow target companies matching their career aspirations, and discover and connect with …

Jobvite: Take Your Hiring Managers’ Excuses Away…

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

I was in Chicago last week at the HR Technology Conference and had a chance to sit down with Jobvite CEO, Dan Finnigan.  So before I get into the conversation, as per Fistful Of Talent rules of full disclosure, Jobvite and/or Dan Finnigan did not pay me/us to do this post – but if when finished Dan wants to send me …

HR Tech 2010: “Social” Is Now HR’s Baby (Sorry, Marketing Department!)

Josh Letourneau Conferences, HR Tech, Joshua Letourneau, Social Recruiting

If there is one thing I learned during Tamara Erickson’s keynote at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago, it’s that “Social” just grew up. (For you hashtag lovers like me out there, it’s #HRTechConf).  We’re not just talking media anymore, Baby.  Yep, we’re goin’ big . . . Near the end of the address, there was a line that not …

BREAKING: PerformWorks to Buy TalentSoft.Com

Steve Boese HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese, Trench HR

The acquisitions and consolidation in the Human Capital Management (HCM) space keep coming hot and heavy, don’t they?  Can you believe that PerformWorks, with its history of aggressive sales tactics and its cutthroat culture would be interested in the low-key, clever but under-the-radar set of solutions offered by TalentSoft?   For the last couple of years, PerformWorks has been strategically …

Delivering Disappointment: Want Some Cold Fries With That?

Steve Boese Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, Steve Boese

You know what job sounds pretty cool? Professional advertising photographer. No, not a high fashion photographer who spends his days in exotic locations taking ‘action’ shots of the world’s top models garbed in the latest ‘you can’t really tell, but it is quite likely that swimsuit is see-through’ outfits. That would rise to the level of ‘incredibly awesome job’, a …

Social Cavemen, the Broken Web, and Recruiting

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, HR Tech, Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting

The web is changing.  Sure, you already knew that, but the web has likely changed since you last considered what the change really meant.  “Back in the day” (say, two years ago), most of our time on the web used to be spent consuming content.  Not so much anymore.  We are actually spending significant amounts of time interacting with others …

They Don’t Want a Relationship, They Just Want an ‘Apply Now’ Button

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, HR Tech, Job Boards, Steve Boese

Each term, I survey the new students in my Human Resources Technology class about their experience with, and attitudes toward, many of the commonly found workplace tools and technologies that we cover in the course, and that they are likely to encounter in their professional HR lives. With each class, the survey results are reasonably consistent – one or two …

It’s Not About the Technology… Except When It Is.

Steve Boese Employee Communications, HR Tech, Social Recruiting, Steve Boese

‘It’s not about the technology’. ‘The technology should not be the first consideration in any Human Resources project’. ‘Decide what business problem you need to solve, only then start thinking about the technology’. Blah. Blah. Blah. I am sure you have heard (or said) many of these old chestnuts before. I am honestly getting sick of them. These arguments fail …

Clinging to What We Know – The Jar-Jar Binks Theory

Steve Boese Change, HR Tech, HR Technology, Influence, Star Wars, Steve Boese

If you are old enough to have seen the original in the series, ‘Star Wars’, in an actual theater, I’d be willing to bet that film, or one of the other ‘older’ films ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ or ‘Return of the Jedi’ is the one you would choose as your favorite. In the world of ‘Star Wars’ movies – most of us adults think older …