Kids Can Build A Better Talent Network Than You!

Tim Sackett HR, Influence, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, Webinar

I’ve been around youth athletics for almost twenty years.  All of my sons have been involved in various sports and travel teams.  I was first exposed to youth travel sports about 12 years ago when another Dad approached me at some silly local youth baseball game. The kids could have cared less about the game—they only wanted to know where we …

What To Do When Struggling With a Jerk at Work

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Harassment, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Personal Brand

Unfortunately, many of us will eventually have to work with someone we don’t get along with. Most of us will believe this other person is incompetent (or rude or dishonest or unqualified or whatever it is that we have a problem with), so we’ll spend the better part of the relationship simply wishing the other person would simply move along. …

You’re Not Direct; You’re Just Rude

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Influence, Leadership

We all know them – those folks who pride themselves on “telling it like it is” and “not beating around the bush.” They are in our families, social circles, and at work. These folks value authenticity and transparency, and believe that sugar-coating responses winds up obfuscating the truth and leads to misunderstandings and unproductive dialogue. They say “I believe people …

I Miss ERE Media

Laurie Ruettimann Conferences, FOT Reads, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann

The world of HR blogging is messy, and the streets of the HR social world are littered with the decaying bodies of failed websites, broken media partnerships, and neglected conferences. This week, my friend Lars Schmidt is hosting the LinkedIn Talent Connect live stream. Lars is a recruiting nerd, tech geek, and ruthless entertainer. It should be fun. But before …

An Overlooked Practice For Motivating Employees

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Leadership, Learning and Development, Recognition

Much has been written about the need to motivate your workforce. Today’s workers are skilled, versatile, risk-seeking, and mobile. You have to motivate the A-players to want to stay, or they’ll leave for greener pastures. How? Quite a bit of research in recent years has shown that money should not be your primary tool. Instead, companies tout their culture, their …

WEBINAR: Top 10 Ways To Use Glassdoor For Good (Not Evil)

Kris Dunn Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Influence, Recruiting, Webinar

Let’s face it. HR pros have a long history of being uncomfortable with sites like Glassdoor.com. After all, the only people that use Glassdoor.com and sites like it are disgruntled ex-employees that you fired, right? Wrong. It was wrong 5 years ago, and it’s horribly wrong today. Rather than view these types of sites as a threat, smart HR and Recruiting pros are learning how …

If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, T+D, Training and Development

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and input, you want to welcome opposition and creative pushback. The days of blindly following our leaders without objection or pressure-testing are behind us. In the knowledge economy, effective leaders encourage opposition to …

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 …

We Need a New Association for Talent Acquisition Pros

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann

I am just home from Las Vegas. My meetings coincided with the SHRM Annual Conference, and I was able to meet human resources leaders from around the world who talked about attending sessions about executive compensation, defined benefit pension plans, and social media. You know who I didn’t meet? Talent acquisition professionals under the age of thirty. There’s a quirky …

What Kills a Cat but Makes a Leader?

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

“Curiosity killed the cat.” This friendly little ditty told to children across the country is intended to squelch the wandering mind of young kids so as not to annoy their parents. Oh, what a disservice we are doing to our future! As Liz Wizeman argues in her book Multipliers, today’s most effective leaders amplify the capability and intelligence of their …