10 HR Recommendations for 2017

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… Get the Rest

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

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

Will Fighter Pilot Shortage Change Military Retention Practices?

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,

The First Step in Recruitment Marketing

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

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

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

The HR Gateway Drug = Candidate Experience

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

Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

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

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

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

Five Faces of Good Management

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

Show Me The Shekels

My buddy KD just wrote a piece about the importance of the Employee Development Plan when targeting the performance "middle-class." It makes a lot of sense; you have