Your C-Suite Doesn’t Care About Onboarding

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR (& Life!) Advice, Onboarding, Selection, Talent Strategy

(But I’m still gonna give you tips on how to onboard properly; it’s coming a little later) Onboaring is important, but not as important to your CEO as you might think. Face it, it’s not mission critical. Companies have been surviving for years without 3-to-6-month integration programs, 4-week trainings before setting foot in a cubical, “scavenger hunts” to meet peers, …

CAREER ADVICE: Never Let Your Boss Tell You How Other People Feel About You Without Forcing These 2 Questions…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Selection

Dateline: Somewhere in Corporate America. The Scene: A C-Level is telling the HR pro who reports to him what another C-level thinks about her performance (hint—it’s not glowing). The Mistake: The HR Pro in question thinks that since the C-Level reporting the feedback is supportive of her (it’s the other guy with the problem, right?), she doesn’t have to challenge …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Jason Averbook – Creating a Coaching Culture Via Technology (and Feedback)

Tim Sackett HR Tech, HR Technology, Performance, Selection, Tim Sackett

Do folks want feedback… or do they want attention? After all, we’re not on Facebook or Instagram asking for feedback, right? That’s not really the world we live in. We’re asking for attention—for “likes” really. So if attention is really that impactful to folks today, how do you blend it with traditional feedback to manage your workforce performance more effectively? This month at the …

Talent Acquisition is a Zero-Sum Game

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Contingent Workforce, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, Selection, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

There is a mathematical concept called Zero-Sum. What is says is basically when one person, organization, etc. will gain, there is an equal loss by another person, organization, etc. of that exact same amount. An example might be market share of a corporation: If GM has 17% market share of U.S. car buyers, and it gains 1% to 18% total market …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Pete Radloff – Getting Back To The Recruiting Basics

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Recruiting, Selection, Video

Check out the video above as Dawn Burke talks to Pete Radloff, Principal Technical Recruiter at comScore (and one of Glassdoor’s Top 20 Branded HR Pros), about taking recruiting back to the basics. Radloff and Burke talk about common mistakes recruiters still make today and offer tips on how those setbacks can be avoided by simply taking a step back, thinking about the big …

The Science Behind Hiring For Potential

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, HR & Sports, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, Tim Sackett

I’m a big fan of the prison series on Netflix, Orange is the New Black.  I didn’t think I would like it when multiple people told me I had to watch it, but I’ve been sucked in! I love how they let you begin to like or dislike a character before they reveal their true crimes, many times changing your whole …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Kris Dunn – Choosing The Right HR Technology For Your Company

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Kris Dunn, Selection

HR Pros! Don’t be held hostage by “what if.” You heard me. All you HR Pros out there who are shaking in your boots about pulling the trigger on that shiny new HR Technology suite/program/tool and are thinking, “What if this doesn’t work?” or “What if something better comes out in Q3?” or “What if this screws everything up?” or …

Top RECRUITER (Not Recruiting) Fails

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Recruiting, Selection

As a VP of People I’m responsible for lots of things. Although my People Team is responsible for all HR competencies (recruiting, training, comp, benefits, employee relations, culture) the tide of what we deal with swings back and forth. Some months are chock-full of employee relations issues; other months are training heavy… yada, yada. This month is recruiting. I’ve recently been …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Kris Dunn – Using Assessments To Build A Better Team (It’s Science!)

Tim Sackett HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting, Selection, Tim Sackett

This month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with the one and only Kris Dunn, CHRO at the Atlanta-based RPO firm, Kinetix, and FOT founder, on assessments and the data/insight they give you around hiring the right candidate for your company. Listen to the dynamic duo talk about the science behind assessments and how to implement them …

The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …