As You Go

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Giving Notice, Good HR, Onboarding, Outplacement, Recruiting, Relocation, Retention, Succession Planning, Training and Development, William Tincup

One of the biggest failures of the “candidate experience” dialogue is that the main point is usually lost on folks… treat people humanely. Process, products and/or people will not solve the “problem” if your core values are dark and/or meaningless. Hello, my name is Lipstick on a Pig, have we met? Don't get me wrong. I think it’s good for …

The Lover – The Accomplice – and The Toilet Bowl

William Tincup Employee Communications, Interviewing, Onboarding, Outplacement, William Tincup

Let’s look at “the” relationship that a person has with our company over time… in particular, I’m interested in the psychotic (channeling Christopher Walken) relationship we have with our peoples. Shall we review…? (If yes, read on. If no, go directly to comment form and write something snarky.) In the recruiting process… as we are courting folks… we tell lies, …

It’s not personal. It’s just business. Except for when it’s personal…

Meredith Soleau Career Paths, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Meredith Soleau, Outplacement

Repeat after me HR folks, “TERMINATING EMPLOYEES IS PERSONAL.” I hate it when you guys think otherwise.  If someone no longer works for your company, it has personally affected that person and their family. We sold part of our company last week to another company.  We used to be a mega semi-truck and car dealership.  Now we’re focused on cars …

Don’t Do Drugs – Unless You Work in HR…

Kathy Rapp Driving Productivity, Kathy Rapp, Outplacement

Another one of my favorite movies is “Dazed and Confused” which depicts high school life in the 70’s (great soundtrack too).  There are classic characters and the typical alcohol and drug undertones – which made me think of corporate America and a recent Workforce Management poll.  It was reported that 23% of HR pros have occasionally used a “substance” to …

Thinning The Herd…

timtolan Driving Productivity, Outplacement, Tim Tolan

The term in itself is not as cliche as some of the buzz words in our industry (Jessica Lee and my fellow FOT writers covered this topic on FOTv earlier). But… this buzzword is being used more and more as we work through this challenging economy. To some companies, employee cuts are simply a matter of economics, while others have used the down economy to terminate an employee or employees that were non-performers – and performing poorly …

Recruiters Partnering with an Outplacement Firm Seems Like a No Brainer, Right?

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Maren Hogan, Outplacement, Recruiting

WRONG. Normally, I would say that recruiters masquerading as carrion after a RIF-fest is not the best career move. Not because it’s not a great opportunity, not because those employees aren’t as smart and capable as the employees safe from the proverbial guillotine, not because it’s a conflict of interest (as this article in the Times stated over 17 years …