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Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth.

Kathy Rapp Benefits, Change, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR & Sports, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Performance, Pop Culture, Retention, Social Media, Talent Management, wellness

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer’s block.  It’s so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant I had to get up, lost my train of thought once again, but brought back the bubbly. Why do I have writer’s block?  I’m totally uninspired by pop culture, current music, …

10 HR Recommendations for 2017

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Communication, Corporate America, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Shoutout, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Retention, Social Media, Talent Management, The HR Profession

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he’ll be pleased to know at least 5 people read his blog, as hrQ has 5 fabulous new resumes! For the rest of you who are either happy, or on the fence yet motivated because it’s the start …

A Sad Reminder That People Don’t Leave Their Companies, They Leave Their Managers

John Hollon John Hollon, Retention

Sometimes, you just need to be reminded of some basic principles of the workplace. Here’s one to keep in mind as your organization struggles with recruiting and retention: Employees don’t leave their company, they leave their managers. Victor Lipman wrote a book about this last year — The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World — and in it (and …

Will Fighter Pilot Shortage Change Military Retention Practices?

RJ Morris Outmatch, Policies, Recruiting, Retention, RJ Morris

If you get three talent acquisition folks around a table, they’re pretty often going to start talking about the hardest job they ever had to fill. “Oh yeah, I once had to fill a nuclear physicist who could read Sanskrit in Dubuque, IA.” I know….sexy, right? Downright hot. Bloomberg had an article last week that made me think of those …

The First Step in Recruitment Marketing

Tim Sackett candidate experience, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Referrals, Retention, SHRM, Smashfly, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

One of the hottest topics in Talent Acquisition is around the concept of Recruitment Marketing. It seems like daily there are new technology solutions being released that can help you with one or more aspects of RM. Seemingly all of these will take you from zero to 100 overnight, or so they say. The biggest problem most TA shops and …

Yes, American Workers Can Learn a Lot From Their Uber-Loyal Canadian Cousins

John Hollon Current Affairs, Employee Relations, John Hollon, Retention

Everybody knows that Canadians, our English-speaking cousins to the North, are wonderfully courteous and kind, but guess what? They’re also incredibly loyal to their employers as well. Yes, this is yet another example of how the good people in Canada are so very, very different from their American counterparts. Most working Americans know all-too-well that the employer-employee loyalty bond has long …

The HR Gateway Drug = Candidate Experience

Dawn Burke Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

Today we are gonna stir the pot a little on a topic most HR pros still need a 101 on—it’s called Candidate Experience (CE). My company, Daxko, just participated in the TalentBoard’s CandE awards because we wanted to get some important benchmark data on what is working with our candidate’s experience and what is not. As a VP of HR, I …

Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Retention

I’m a product of the 70s. I had bell bottoms, platform sandals and wore my hair in braids. I also had a mood ring that was a piece of crap.  It was always black or dark blue.  I suppose it could have meant I was perpetually intense or lovestruck, but let’s go with crap for the sake of my parents. …

Intimacy In The Workplace: It’s a “Do”

Kathy Rapp Change, Communication, Culture, Diversity, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Pop Culture, Retention, Work Life Balance

The Breakfast Club (TBC) is 30 years old this year, which means I first saw it when I was 3. Okay… maybe I was 5. It’s a classic movie that highlights 5 different types of high school students and a Saturday spent in detention. It depicts the students as the criminal, the basketcase, the princess, the brain and the athlete. …

Five Faces of Good Management

Steve Boese Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Steve Boese

Those of us interested in improving our organizations; our ability to find, attract, recruit, develop, and retain talent; and to simply get “better” as HR/Talent pros have no shortage of freely available resources to help us in these endeavors. There are HR/Talent blogs like this one, HR and workplace podcasts, webinars, (like this one coming up from the FOT crew), …