Have You Heard of Unit Testing in HR?

Laurie Ruettimann Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Laurie Ruettimann

I have a friend named Shane Gray. He’s awesome. I’m not a technical person, but he introduced me to the concept of unit testing. Do you know anything about it? Building software is like cooking a beef stew. Let’s take Instagram, for example. It looks like a simple app, but it has subtle and not-so-subtle ingredients from other pantries called …

Showing Up: The Most Important Piece Of The Puzzle

Michael Carden Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Giving Notice, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology

No one at that dinner had been sleeping properly for weeks, and it wasn’t just the impossible heat of an impossibly long Auckland summer. My phone was ringing on the table, face down, slowly vibrating its way towards my lap. As it breached the edge the lit screen suddenly caught my eye in the darkness of the bistro, broke through …

Using Talent Data For The First Time… It’s Complicated.

RJ Morris Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Outmatch, RJ Morris, Seat at the Table, Selection, Talent Strategy

Um, yeah. Talent Analytics, Data analysis, Big Data, Small Data. Heard about them? Of course you have. Lots of folks are on the HR circuit talking about data or selling tools so HR folks can better leverage data. Keep in mind, folks, lesson number one about HR data. It’s just like giving a turkey fryer to your cousin Eddie—make sure …

De-scaling Employee Engagement?

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Tech, HR Technology, Paul Hebert

Scale. The holy grail of technology. Scale. What VCs look for in any new application, service, technology. Scale. The thing in the bathroom I avoid like the plague because I can’t avoid Twinkies. Scale. Does it scale? That’s the question everyone wants to know. It’s almost a religion today. Everything needs to scale. What do I mean by scale? I …

Good Design in HR Tech

Laurie Ruettimann HR Tech, Laurie Ruettimann, Uncategorized

HR technologists have recently jumped on the bandwagon of good design, which is awesome. It’s about time. What is good design? Dieter Rams offered ten principles for good design, and it applies to almost everything in life. Simply speaking, good design is something that works, is useful, and makes your experience as effortless as possible. If you are physically impaired, …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with R.J. Morris – Using Facebook As An Employee and Candidate Engagement Tool

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR Tech, Jobvite, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media

Disclaimer: This auto-generated thumbnail above is absolutely no indication of how fun this episode of Jobvite-sponsored “No Scrubs” is. It is F-U-N fun. On this episode of “No Scrubs,” Dawn Burke follows up with Director of Talent Acquisition at McCarthy Building Companies and fellow FOT blogger, R.J. Morris, to hash out the topic of her latest post here on just how relevant Facebook is to employee …

Would You Hire Any Of The Presidential Candidates For Your Company?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, FOT Reads, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

FOT Nation! I’m trying out a new app called Anchor.FM today. Anchor was one of the hottest stories to come out of this year’s SXSW and so far it looks like a fun way to drive conversations around a topic. It’s pretty simple. Download Anchor.fm to your iPhone (not Android app yet). Follow me. Then you can actually respond back with …

Let’s Make The Applicant Tracking System Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Kelly Dingee HR Tech, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Are you using your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? Certainly for tracking candidates.  But do you aggressively mine it? It’s “the thing” almost every sourcing and recruiting speaker, blogger, and pontificator—including myself—tells you to do these days. And we recommend you do it first, or at least in tandem, with external searches. And we know you do search your ATS. And …

Swipe Right: The Most Attractive Job Titles According to Tinder

Holland Dombeck McCue Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, in the news, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Tinder—the wildly popular dating app—rolled out the ability to add job titles and education to user profiles last November, layering another data point onto their algorithm to help serve up potential love matches to subscribers. Well, the initial results are in, and Tinder has released a list of the jobs that users are swiping right on (aka expressing interest in) …