Post Jobs on Facebook, Beat Facebook Science.

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, Recruiting, Social Recruiting

Facebook makes me geeky. I love it. I love using the social graph search tool to source folks. I love posting jobs on Facebook. And I love looking up my ex-boyfriends to make sure my life is better than their life. Admit it, you do that, too. I’ve listened to Facebook employees speak about Edgerank. If you’re posting jobs on …

The Curious Case Of Handling The Injured Customer

Meredith Soleau Good HR, Meredith Soleau

Yesterday, a customer fell in our showroom. I was called in to deal this customer. You’re probably wondering why HR would deal with an injured customer, and the answer is simple. The answer is… I don’t know why. I guess that since I deal with injured employees, somehow dealing with injured customers has fallen into my wheelhouse of things-to-do-that-no-one-else-really-knows-how-to-handle. Actually, the …

Top 10 HR Pros For Deserted Island Stranded-Ness

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Meredith Soleau

Light and fun post today. Isn’t that what you want before a holiday break? No one ever puts me on their HR-PEOPLE-WHO-ROCK-LIST. Bump you guys! I am making my own ridiculous HR list! And I am putting myself on it! Why? Because I can. But my list is for realsies important, unlike your dumb popularity lists. Why? Because this is life or …

I Hired This Totally Rad Guy

Meredith Soleau Change, Meredith Soleau, Policies, Social Media and Talent

I broke about five rules in the employee handbook to hire someone. And I don’t even care. Meet Rad:                   Rad is driving the creative bus at the dealership now. Which? Is awesome. We needed to hire someone for our digital marketing spot. We needed someone artistic, creative, and talented. I went to a …

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful (and YOUNG) HR Pros

Meredith Soleau Good HR, Leadership, Meredith Soleau, Organizational Development

I hear it all the time, “We’d be so screwed if we had a normal HR person. I’m so happy we have you.” Not really. You’d just be screwed if you had someone who wasn’t a real person, trying to manage real people. I’ve worked my way up through this company from an HR Assistant to the HR Director, I’ve …

Kindest Regards

Meredith Soleau Communication, HR (& Life!) Advice, Meredith Soleau

I am super weird about people’s email sign offs. I over-analyze everything, and I assume that the sender has a brain that works like mine, so I start picking apart the email, based on not only the content – but also on the email signature. So just in case anyone ever feels like emailing me, I want to make it …