Non-competes: HR’s version of the Prenup

Steve Boese Bad HR, HR, HR Technology, Making Offers, Recruiting, Steve Boese

At some point in your career as a talent professional you’ve likely drafted, explained, and required a prospective new employee joining your organization to sign a non-compete agreement. Heck, you may have had to sign one yourself along the way. These non-compete agreements are obviously meant to protect the employer from the potential of future harm if said new employee decides to …

What HR Expects From Universities

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Seeker Advice, Making Offers, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Resumes, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, War for Talent

I was talking recently to a head of HR of a manufacturing company in the Midwest about some recruiting challenges they were having.  You see, I don't know if you know this or not, but I'm kind of a big deal when it comes to providing solutions for people's recruiting challenges. Anyway – my solution for her was she needed …

Doomed – Counteroffers, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

Kathy Rapp Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Kathy Rapp, Making Offers, Pop Culture

I'm sure you're wondering how I'll make the connection between counteroffers and the engagement of Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's frontman, Chad Kroeger. Wait….I already did.  I used the word “doomed“. If that isn't enough to convince you, here's a handy comparison list as you (candidate) or you (potential employer) or you (current employer) think about counteroffers and the impending nuptials …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

Want To Improve Your Selection Process? Skip the Interview and Negotiate Instead.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Interviewing, Making Offers, Negotiation

You ever wake up one day and suddenly have a clear answer for a challenge for which there seemed like there was no answer?  Well, I had that experience a couple of weeks ago about the interviewing and selection process.  You know the challenge – you design the “perfect” system to select only the right candidates for your company.  You’re …

You’re not Mitt Romney…You Don’t Need to Sell Yourself By Bashing Your Competitors

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Recruiting

Ah…the joys of election season. I love watching candidates try to convince us that the reason we should vote for them is because the other guy sucks. Mitt Romney thinks you should vote against Jon Huntsman because he worked for the other guy. Hunstman can’t take that sitting down so he will tell you about how you should vote against …

Hair Band Help for Dealing with Counter Offers….

Kathy Rapp Employee Relations, Kathy Rapp, Making Offers

“Don’t know what you’ve got (till it’s gone)” – perhaps a not so classic tune from the band Cinderella, but a classic statement.  Is Kathy digging back into 80’s rock for inspiration you ask?  No, but week after week I’m reminded of this tune by candidates, friends and colleagues who are faced with the dreaded COUNTER OFFER. The scenario – you’ve …

Miami Heat = Your Weak Celebration On Filling a Position (Before The Candidate Has Reported to Work)…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Kris Dunn, Making Offers

I hate the Miami Heat. I know, I don’t get it.  “It’s a new age, KD”.  “Talent should be able to go wherever it wants, KD”.  “Free Agent Nation, KD”.  “You’re getting old, KD”. Save it Alice.  I’m going to feel the way I feel. It wasn’t so much the fact that Lebron and Wade got together and decided where …