Weird Science in Talent Management

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Science, Talent Management

It’s been a long time since I reached down into my bag of Physics metaphors, but like a bad penny or that weird dream about donuts and a water slide, a recurring set of principles continues to populate my mind. This time, the thanks goes to 6th grade Science homework – don’t make fun, it was actually quite difficult. For me, …

HR Tech is Child’s Play When You Talk to CyberSecurity Candidates

Matt Charney AsiaPac, Matt Charney, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Science, Sourcing, Talent Strategy, Trench HR

So, we’re pulling up to #BSidesLV (after attending, I’m still not sure what the hell that means), and I’m about to swipe my card through the taxi meter when suddenly, the screen goes black. Suddenly, some Linux instance popped up (I know because it was written on the bottom of the screen), although I have no idea what the hell …

Lose Your Illusion III*

Paul Hebert Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Science, The FOT Soap Box

I spend an inordinate amount of time studying humans. My job is to help companies connect with them, engage them, provide reasons for them to change and adopt new behaviors. My passion is helping people get what they want. Those two things are pretty congruent and overlapping. When I do a great job, I also reinforce my passion. I’m lucky …

The Department of Non-Human Resources

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Science, Steve Boese

In today’s HR/Talent management world, sometimes a good employee or candidate can be hard to find. Their work history might be lacking one bit of important experience you need for the role, they might have more substantial compensation requirements than you can offer, or they simply might fall into that amorphous-but-still-always-defensible category (because it can’t really be defined) of not …

HR For The Future – This Is The Stuff You SHOULD Study…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Science, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

Put down the book on FMLA and anything else remotely associated with administrivia in your organization. I’m going to point you to something that is probably more important than all of the ATS software reviews you’ve got planned after HRTech. As technology grows in influence (and maybe importance—I’m still not sold on that), you will be tempted to face in …

Hire for Grit, Not for Smarts. It’s Science.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, RJ Morris, Science

When people find out I am a recruiting guy, they ask me, “What’s your favorite interview question?” People think I must have super-secret awesome questions that only recruiters know. We don’t. Lots of hiring managers think they also know some magical question that tells them whether one person will be successful. They don’t. “See what I do, R. J., is …

Would You Pay To Get Interview Feedback?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Good HR, Innovation, Interviewing, Love, Recruiting, Science, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I get my ideas in the shower.  I have a busy life, so it seems like my down time is that solid 5 to 10 minutes I get in the shower. I usually shower twice a day—once first thing in the morning, then before I go to bed.  That’s 10 to 20 minutes daily to think and clean. I like going …

Extraverts May Win The Battle, But Neurotics Win The War

Chelsea Rowe Audacious Ideas, Current Affairs, Learning and Development, Performance, Science

While we may be entering the age of the introvert (anyone read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain?), extroverts have long been cashing out on the benefits of their personality.  Nothing new, right? Extraverts are easy to spot. They: enjoy being the center of attention, often think out loud, tend to …

Would You Sign This Petition? STEM, SHRM and the Body of Knowledge

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change, Good HR, HR Technology, Science, Trench HR, William Tincup

This is going to sound crazy. Wait for it… wait for it… wait for it… I want to change HR. Seems a bit premature… story of my life. (We’ll have to delve into that with another blog post.) When folks outside of the ecosystem of HR think of HR, they think of: Personnel and Staffing Compliance People People That’s about …

Mood Cubes – a cure for a case of the Mondays?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Employee Relations, HR Technology, Science, Steve Boese

I’m more of a general tech guy than a car guy, but in the last century the track record of technical innovation in the car industry, and how many of the tech breakthroughs from the car industry eventually find their way into more mainstream application (Henry Ford and mass production, OnStar – essentially Siri, just in your car and with …