To Certify Or Not To Certify….That Is The Question For HR Today

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, SHRM

For years I’ve worked on the HR fringe as a sourcer.  And I say the fringe, because sourcing is truly a subset of recruiting which is a subset of HR. I didn’t start my career with the intent of being a sourcer, I actually started focused on being an HR generalist, intent on eventually being an HR Business Partner.  Fresh …

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 …

It’s SHRM Membership Renewal Time!

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

Hey, everybody. It’s SHRM membership renewal time! I just renewed my SHRM membership solely because I like Steve Browne, a newly coronated elected board member. My membership lapsed back in 2013 because my employer, LFR LLC, doesn’t reimburse employees for dues. My CEO doesn’t feel like the membership adds a lot of value to our organization, either. But I never …

HR Fatty > Make Some Tech Decisions And Take Action

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, SHRM

My HR and leader-friends, I am going to make a bold statement. I think technology scares the hell out of us. That fear is spooking us into lethargic, gooey submission. Our inaction is making our teams fat. Worst thing an HR pro can do regarding HR tech is nothing. You create value in taking action. I attended the #SHRM15 conference …

OZ, The Great and Powerful… (not)

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, John Whitaker, SHRM

Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in late June, and instead focus on the the world-renowned speakers booked for the event. First of all, it seems the ladies in our profession are in for a real treat …

Ladies, Bring Your Diet Pills: SHRM15 and Dr. Oz

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Performance, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession

Every year, the Society for Human Resource Management has an annual conference. They choose speakers who have something to say about work, money, power, and politics. One year, SHRM invited Condoleezza Rice to speak. It’s an interesting choice because Rice grew up in Birmingham. She discussed how she overcame institutional racism to achieve some amazing goals in life. She didn’t discuss the …

Sackadamus Gives His 2015 Predictions

Tim Sackett Cara Lucas, Change, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, in the news, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Recruiting, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Uncategorized, Video Interviewing

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such a limb within the industry. Back in 2009, it was I who predicted the take off of video interviewing/video profiles!  I also predicted Healthcare reform would go nowhere, so 50/50 seems to be …

$HRM and HRCI; Mo Money, Mo Problems

John Whitaker HR, SHRM

Hank Jackson is a CPA. Prior to being CEO of SHRM, Mr. Jackson served as the Global Finance Officer. Before joining SHRM, he was the EVP/CFO for Howard University; before that, a public accountant. Let’s just say the man knows his way around a spreadsheet. Hank, as I mentioned, is a CPA. So with that in mind, consider again the recent …

Bankroll HCM: Follow the Money #SHRM13

Laurie Ruettimann HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

In December 2011, TechCrunch published a short-but-brutal article that will live in infamy as one of the most influential HR-related articles since Fast Company published Why We Hate HR back in 2005. In what is perhaps the most boring piece of tech news to come out of this week, German software giant SAP has today announced that it will buy the US-based SuccessFactors, a company that …