Through Hell and High Water: Your People Strategy

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, HR & Sports, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Metrics, Performance, Sports, Talent Strategy 1 Comment

After the Houston Astros knocked off three historic teams—The Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers—the city of Houston celebrated its first-ever World Series Championship.  “Houston Strong“, coined post-Hurricane Harvey, became the mantra and the common thread that bound players, fans and observers together. Beer was certainly part of that celebration, and Budweiser produced another tear-inducing spot that gave props to a …

Moneyball for the Talent Function

Mark Fogel Mark Fogel, Metrics, Old School, Talent Strategy

Turnover continues to be a problem, engagement at an almost all-time low (if you don’t believe me check with The Gallup Organization), and very little has been done to crack the code of effective recruitment measurement or tactics. Adding to all this, it is a buyers’ market for applicants again with unemployment down to 4.3% nationally this May. All the …

quality of hire

Quality of Hire Matters When No One Gets Fired

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Metrics

No environment exists in America where people are fired dispassionately, quickly and easily. It just doesn’t happen, folks. Yes, there are boiler rooms and call centers where people smile and dial for dollars. Some sales quotas and metrics need to be attained in backroom offices and on showroom floors or somebody goes home unhappy. But most people quit before they …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Kris Dunn – Recruiting Metrics: Is New & Sexy Really Better Than Tried & True?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, Metrics

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below, featuring host Dawn Burke and her guest Kris Dunn, founder of Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist and CHRO at Kinetix. Join them as they go down the long and winding road of recruiting metrics, complete with analysis and insight from their combined experience. In particular, Dawn and Kris bring the laughs as they …

Turned On By New Recruiting Metrics? Don’t Kick The Old Ones Out of Bed Yet. 

Dawn Burke A.I., Dawn Burke, Metrics

The heart likes what it likes. I can’t explain why I’m into John Taylor over Simon LeBon.  I just am.  Current marriage not included, I can’t tell you why in my past I’ve been a sucker for overly complex, somewhat intriguing, renaissance men who were exciting, angry, short-tempered and completely incompatible with me. I just did.  Or why I totally fell for a completely …

How To Build Your Internal Recruiting Practice

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, John Whitaker, Metrics, Recruiting

External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is “recruiting?” Visit different companies and you’ll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit. Having been a rather frequent jumper the last 6 years, I’ve experienced many of these differences first-hand, and depending upon where …

Analytics Gone Wild – Increase In Talent

Tim Sackett Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Metrics, Organizational Development, Tim Sackett

One cool thing about going to a bunch of HR and Talent conferences in the spring is you get to hear what everyone is doing around the world.  At one point in the past two weeks, I honestly can’t remember who or where I heard someone speak about measuring their “increase in talent” to the organization. The actual measure was something …

2016: The Year of Intentional [Recruitment] Marketing

Holland Dombeck McCue Driving Productivity, Good HR, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, in the news, Metrics, Recruitment Marketing

I’m officially approaching fan girl status when it comes to the #ChooseATL campaign. Rather than me rehashing the details, you can read my blog post here and listen to the follow-up podcast here. Today I got to hear Kate Atwood, VP of Marketing for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, speak about how they are moving from a campaign to a movement. …

Yet ANOTHER Post on Performance Reviews – Personal NPS

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, Metrics, Paul Hebert, Performance

The movie The Usual Suspects had a great line in it… “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” But few remember the second greatest trick the Devil pulled—creating performance reviews. Very few business processes other than the time sheet have been derided as much as the performance review. They are required, yet hated, …

WEBINAR: The New HR Math: Dumbing Down HR Analytics for Everyday HR and Talent Pros

Tim Sackett HR, Kris Dunn, Metrics, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, Webinar

It all started with a great premise: Let’s teach kids an easier way to understand math so they won’t end up hating it. We can all buy into that, right!? What came out was a classic organizational nightmare of project-gone-wrong, in a way only HR can truly understand—the Common Core was born. Now, there you sit at the kitchen table …