Don’t Post and Pray, Give Thanks Instead

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting

Thanksgiving is just as much about gratitude as it is about tradition, football, and turkey. On a personal level, I am grateful my health, financial security, family and freedom. On a professional level, I am truly grateful for – and in awe of – the uptick in generosity in the recruiting and employment branding community this year, and wanted to …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Steve Boese – The Future of HR Technology

Tim Sackett HR, HR Technology

Who better than Steve Boese, Co-Chair of the biggest HR conference of the year–the HR Technology Conference–to join Weird Science host, Tim Sackett, to chat about future trends in human resources technology. Coming off this year’s HR Tech Conference, Steve brings us the inside scoop on the continued integration of predictive analytics, as well as the use of cloud technology, in future-thinking talent acquisition …

Baby Boomers Leaving Doesn’t Equal Lack of Workers!

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Change, Current Affairs, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized, War for Talent

You’re finally feeling it, aren’t you?  Those older workers, the ones we call the Baby Boomers, are finally retiring. The great famed “White Wave” is upon us, about ten years after we were told it was going to hit.  Regardless of the timing, we are all certainly feeling it. The one thing we’ve been told from the demographic statisticians and …

HR Shouldn’t Use Big Data For The Company

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Paul Hebert

I’ve gone on record a few times suggesting big data isn’t something many companies can use and use well. I don’t believe it is the panacea every consulting guru says it is. I DO believe there is a lot of value in mining the data available about employees for large organizations. I just don’t see the payoff for most small …

HR Technology – The Race To Mediocre

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Conferences, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors

I headed out to Vegas a few weeks ago for the HR Tech conference full of enthusiasm on a quest to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the people technology space. The conference itself is quite a production—it’s enormous in all senses of the word, and it attracts some fantastic people and speakers (isn’t Marcus Buckingham great??). But …

HR Tech on TV

Steve Boese Communication, HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese, Television

With the proliferation over the last 15 years or so of TV networks followed more recently by satellite radio channels and online streaming services for both video and audio content (like Hulu or Spotify), there has been a commensurate increase in the amount and availability of advertisements. After all, just about all forms of “free” content we consume are ad-supported. With …

6 Things I Learned From The #HRTechConf 2015

Tim Sackett HR Tech, HR Technology, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

I spent a few days this past week at the HR Tech Conference 2015.  Friend of FOT, Steve Boese, is the Chairman of the HR Tech Conference, and he put on a great show—it just seems to get better every single year.  The expo hall is insane.  The sessions are strong. The first ever HR Tech Hackathon was incredible and …

Recruiting Was Fine Until You Screwed It Up

Matt Charney Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Recruiting

Every day, I’m lucky enough to get to talk to the people on the cutting edge of the recruiting technology industry; most of these are entrepreneurs who share a passion for their mostly cookie cutter products and the belief that, somehow, they’re going to help fix recruiting, which every single one seems to think is either “broken” or “a problem.” …

The Science Behind Taking a Vacation

Tim Sackett HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Video, Video Interviewing, Web/Tech

I’ve had a feeling for about 18 years that I wasn’t doing vacation right. Not coincidentally, 18 years ago was the birth of my first child, on our way to three boys. Vacations didn’t seem like vacations. Once you have kids vacations become just trips away from home, where you get less sleep, you pay to get less sleep, and …