Social Media 101: Managing Your Digital Footprint in the Recruiting Game….

Maren Hogan Driving Productivity, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

With the advent of social media (okay, so we’re passed the actual advent, but with the exception of the TechCrunch founder NOT reading this, we can all agree that we’re just heading into the social media scene), recruiting and HR are taking some exciting turns. It’s like an adventure that we never quite figure out, except in hindsight. And while …

Is There a Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation?

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

Dear Fistful of Talent:  “Is there a difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?” Yes Virginia, there is a difference. First – motivation is an internal thing.  You cannot create motivation – you can create an environment where people are motivated to focus on the objectives you want.  This is not a minor point.  Many times clients will ask… “how do …

The Economy’s Depressing – Like Grandma Eating Cat Food Depressing….

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

You know, everyone’s held off as long as possible, but now it seems pretty evident that we are in a recession, as noted by these trends: –GE missed their profit targets last week.  When the company that gave the talent world Forced Ranking misses their targets, what hope is there for the more huggable? —Recruiter jobs are down, as reported …

Add “Tweeting” To Your Recruiting Toolkit…

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

Before Al Gore won an Oscar and a share of The Nobel Peace prize for the granddaddy of all Power Point presentations, he said he "created the Internet". For that alone, he must be praised. Without the Internet, recruiting would still be in the dark ages, and unfortunately, many of our human resources and recruiting comrades are likely still there …

The Paycheck – A Lousy Management Tool…

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Total Rewards

I was looking for a profound way to discuss the importance of reward and recognition within an organization and bumped up against a post on Fast Company, highlighting a discussion with David Glazer, an engineering Director at Google.  The discussion centered around how Google maintains its creative culture and innovative edge. From the article: "There’s an old Peter Drucker line …

2Pac, The Recruiter? Ain’t No School Like The Old School.

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Maren Hogan, Sourcing

Ain’t No School Like the Old School…. I hardly ever used to pay attention to this statement, because where I grew up it largely applied to billiards. Mostly old men said it, that or young boys trying to pretend they’d been around the block. In any case, the sentiment is revived in this Adamsky post alluded to by Jason Dupree …

Should Recruiters Work Through or Around HR? It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

I’m a HR pro.  If you follow me over at the HR Capitalist, you probably get that.  I’m also a recruiter, because I think a huge part of any HR generalist’s job needs to be Talent Acquisition.  My opinion is that if you can’t recruit, you’re an administrator.  And administrators are pretty easy to replace – with outsourcing or with …

No Love from SBC to AT&T Employees – Gas is $3/Gallon and Telecommuting is No Longer an Option…

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Total Rewards

OK, here’s the situation.  Gas costs $3 per gallon, companies are under increasing pressure to show their "greenness" and studies show that telecommuting can boost productivity in most, if not all, jobs. Based on those facts, would you increase the amount of telecommuting, keep it the same, or start making your current crop of telecommuters come back to the office? …

Hiring Manager Sabotage – What’s It Mean When Hiring Gets Put on the Backburner?

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Interviewing, Recruiting

Here’s one I never get.  Hiring is critical at your company, and all parties are clamoring for candidates.  Like the progressive HR hack you are, you go get some candidates, get them phone screened and send sweet summaries to the hiring manager with recommendations. Then you wait.  And nothing happens.  Then you follow up.  Once, Twice, etc. Finally the message …