The Key Ingredient To A Strong Corporate Culture

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Organizational Development, Performance, Personal Brand

Most companies talk a big game about how strong their corporate culture is and how it shapes the employee experience. But culture is a buzzword that means different things to different people. What is culture anyway? One common definition describes culture as “the way people behave when no one is looking.” By that definition, “culture” influences how people behave. Therefore, …

Overcoming Stereotypes: Attractive Women Can’t Code

Jason Pankow Conferences, Hiring Bias, HR, Influence, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Leadership, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Uncategorized

This week, Microsoft is hosting Codess on campus in Redmond.  Codess is a networking event for women engineers—a place where they can get together and learn, mentor, and meet new people like themselves in a world that is dominated by men. The brain trust behind this event is my colleague, Alexa Glick (@alexa_glick for your own enrichment purposes).  She coordinated …

Candidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You….

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Personal Brand, References, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times… the poop work. Literally. She had a great time with the kiddos (except for that poop part!), learned a lot about holding down a real job, split shifts, commuting, taxes, office politics.  And she learned how to say “No …

What Would You Do With Marshawn Lynch?

Jason Pankow Culture, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Jason Pankow, Personal Brand, Pop Culture, Sports

Ok… I was trying really really hard NOT to write about the Seahawks. I think it’s pretty clear from past posts that I love my Seahawks. And, given that they are in the Superbowl (the first team to go to back-to-back Superbowls since… well, since the last time it happened), I figured it would just be expected that I would write …

2015 Employer Branding Resolutions

Holland Dombeck McCue Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Holland Dombeck, HR & Marketing, Online Applications, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, The HR Profession

It’s the first Monday in January and the first day back to work for corporate America after the holiday season. At this point in the year, you’ve already had 4 days to break your resolutions; but hey, who’s judging? It’s hard to make anything stick when you’re coming off a two-week bender of eggnog, relatives and glitter. But I digress… …

Don’t Bash The First Daughters – Another Lesson in Not Being Dumb On Social Media

Jason Pankow Culture, HR, in the news, Jason Pankow, Personal Brand, politics, Pop Culture, Social Media

If you’re reading this, I can assume a few things: You are super smart. You are very good looking. You are active in the social world. This is likely not the first time you have seen this argument.  And, I promise you it will not be the last.  Social media is here to stay.  And even those who try their …

Thought Leader = What, Exactly?

Jason Pankow Career Paths, Communication, Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Jason Pankow, Leadership, Personal Brand

I have a new pet peeve. I occasionally get messages from HR people looking to network or looking for opportunities.  That’s cool.  We all do that.  No big whoop.  But, some of them are starting to get annoying. Hi Jason… this is So-and-So.  I am good friends with What’s-His-Face, whom you may know.  I am a Thought Leader in (name …

Which HR Meme Are You?

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Personal Brand, Seat at the Table, William Tincup

Let’s face it… we’re all cartoon caricatures even when we’re not trying to be. You’re a meme, I’m a meme and everyone we know is a meme. Let’s have fun with it. In Buzzfeed fashion, let’s analyze some of the different HR memes we encounter at work. For time and memorial, let’s answer the question: What’s your HR meme? Streisand …

3 Hard Interview Lessons Learned Johnny Football Style

Kathy Rapp Current Affairs, Hiring Managers, HR & Sports, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Social Media, Sports

Johnny “Football” Manziel just experienced the toughest interview process of his life: the NFL Draft.  After much hype about being picked #1—or at the very least going in the top 10—Johnny waited, and waited and waited. It was painful and yet, predictable. When Cleveland finally grabbed him at the #22 slot you could sense the collective relief… and realization he …