Straight Outta Your Employees: The Power of User-Generated Content

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy

Straight Outta Compton, the musical biopic about hip-hop group N.W.A,  opened two weeks ago to the tune of $60.2M in box office sales, steamrolling their initial $40M projections. The film attributes opening weekend success to a strong marketing campaign with a wildly successful social media play.  For most of August, social media streams have been plastered with ‘Straight Outta…’ memes …

The Performance Enhancing Podcast E2: Using Social Media Effectively In HR [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, HR Tech, Kris Dunn, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Today on the second edition of the Performance Enhancing Podcast, host Kris Dunn talks with Nick Borelli, Director of Marketing at CSR Colortone Staging & Rentals, on using social media effectively (and differently) in HR. Borelli demystifies social media as he talks about how HR folks can shed the fear often innately associated with being transparent online. Instead, he encourages folks to step …

Pack It In The Beach Bag! Social Media Recruitment by Andy Headworth

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

A little over a year ago, Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting, asked me if I’d contribute a section to his newest recruiting book, Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy. I’ve “known” Andy for going on 7 years, he was one of my first Tweeps across the pond and someone I found to be excellent …

This Is Your Brain On Social Media (And It May Not Be Good.)

Paul Hebert Change, Change Management, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Social Media

Below is a video of Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, discussing the impact social media is having on us humans. And not just on our behavior – but on the actual physical way our brain is wired. The video is only 4 minutes long but those with the most minimal of attention …

Candidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You….

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Personal Brand, References, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times… the poop work. Literally. She had a great time with the kiddos (except for that poop part!), learned a lot about holding down a real job, split shifts, commuting, taxes, office politics.  And she learned how to say “No …

#Mobilegeddon: Did You Survive?

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, in the news, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Hello and happy Earth Day 2015, FOT Nation! I assume if you’re reading this that you are alive and well post Mobilegeddon—but is your career site’s search ranking? If you missed the hoopla in the Twittersphere yesterday, and the doomsday-prepper blog posts in the last few weeks, here’s the Q+D from PCWorld: It’s a shift so potentially fraught with peril …

Accessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.  I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how to leverage all of the new sites popping up on the horizon. When I left the vendor world and returned to sourcing for a retained search firm during the great …

Have You Signed A Social Media Prenup?

Kelly Dingee Corporate Social Responsiblity, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting

I have.  Yep I did.  When I joined Staffing Advisors we had a clear discussion what is mine, what is ours, and what is theirs. When I train people to source online via social media I always mention that it is really, really important to have a prenup conversation.  It should cover everything important to you, your boss and those …

We Need More Meetings at Work

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Social Media

I know – lock me up. While everyone else is finding ways to dodge meetings I’m raising the flag that says in order to do better business we need to do more meetings. See, I’m not one to throw babies out with bathwater. I like to first see if the bathwater is really dirty or if we’re simply looking for …

2015 Employer Branding Resolutions

Holland Dombeck McCue Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Holland Dombeck, HR & Marketing, Online Applications, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, The HR Profession

It’s the first Monday in January and the first day back to work for corporate America after the holiday season. At this point in the year, you’ve already had 4 days to break your resolutions; but hey, who’s judging? It’s hard to make anything stick when you’re coming off a two-week bender of eggnog, relatives and glitter. But I digress… …