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PSA: Your Vendors Work for You

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR Vendors

I received an email just before 8am yesterday morning alerting me, and one of our division Chief People Officers, that a recruiting ad for one of our media properties had been served up on Breitbart News. The ad had been brought to the Communications team’s attention via a tweet stating that our reputable media company probably didn’t want to be …

The HR Technology Nightmare That’s Keeping You Up At Night…

Jessica Lee HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Jessica Lee, Leadership

I saw a post on FB the other week for the venerable Gerry Crispin that gave me the shivers because it hit way too close to home. He shared the experience a friend of his in a Fortune 50 company went through when an external candidate contacted them and requested to be “unsubscribed.” So what happened next? They… Manually deleted him from their …

Don’t Post and Pray, Give Thanks Instead

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting

Thanksgiving is just as much about gratitude as it is about tradition, football, and turkey. On a personal level, I am grateful my health, financial security, family and freedom. On a professional level, I am truly grateful for – and in awe of – the uptick in generosity in the recruiting and employment branding community this year, and wanted to …

HR Technology – The Race To Mediocre

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Conferences, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors

I headed out to Vegas a few weeks ago for the HR Tech conference full of enthusiasm on a quest to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the people technology space. The conference itself is quite a production—it’s enormous in all senses of the word, and it attracts some fantastic people and speakers (isn’t Marcus Buckingham great??). But …

HR Technology and Cable Companies – Time to Cut the Chord on Both

Andy Porter Andy Porter, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors

I’ve recently become engaged in an HR technology selection process, and with every conversation and demo, I can’t help but think about the cable industry.  You know—an outdated model for delivering entertainment that forces you to pay for a bunch of sh*t you don’t want or need because well, you really don’t have any other choice.  The space is dominated by one or …

I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Dawn Burke, Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Making Offers

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That’s why we recently onboarded Chequed.com as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they’ll sponsor posts like this one, allowing FOT contributors to write without restriction on all things related to pre-hire screening and testing.  Since some FOTers call bad hires “scrubs,” Chequed.com has also signed up to sponsor a FOT video …

The Systems of Engagement

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, William Tincup

Okay, this is a very early stage idea. *disclaimer* *drum roll* What if employee engagement is somehow tethered to the love/hate relationships employees have with the systems they use for work? Example: Recruiters absolutely love working in the ATS that you’ve provided for them. Love. Like can’t imagine life without said system. Something happens… new boss, business was acquired, ATS …

Buyer’s Remorse: The FOT 1st Timer’s Guide to Buying HR Technology [WEBINAR]

Tim Sackett HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, Web/Tech, Webinar

Buying HR Technology (System of Record/HRMS, Applicant Tracking Systems, Performance Management Systems, etc.) should be as easy as buying a high-priced handbag or the latest pair of Jordans!  You see it. You like it. You know it’s going to fit and work for your needs. GO! Make the purchase. But it’s not that simple. Buying HR Technology is hard, confusing …

Where The Rubber Meets The Road Responsively

William Tincup Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, William Tincup

No, not that rubber. For the love of God, get your minds out of the gutter people. This article is about responsive design and why we should all care about it. Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at creating sites and applications to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, …

Employee Engagement: All You Need is Love

Laurie Ruettimann 60-Second SPHR, Employee Engagement, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Laurie Ruettimann

I am just back from the HR Technology Conference & Exposition where I sat through quite a few technology demonstrations that focused on improving employee engagement. Employee engagement is the greatest scam of the 21st century. You should develop a healthy psyche on your own time and dime, and you shouldn’t rely on anyone or anything to make you feel better …