The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Leadership, Organizational Development, T+D, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session. I closed out the session with my “everybody hates HR” pet peeve, which I think is a gross overgeneralization. More importantly, I questioned if employees really do “hate HR,” how is HR …

Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, War for Talent

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the market. Tim, as most professional talent acquisition folks do, scoffed a bit at the term “poaching,” which many people use to describe this. The fact of the matter is that I don’t …

Recruit Like a Marketer: Retarget Your Recruiting Budget Into Retargeting

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Web/Tech

On a scale of zero to very limited, I fall about dead center when it comes to possessing any traditional recruiting experience.  As a result, pulling from a background in B2B marketing, coupled with taking a hat tip from my consumer marketing group, has become a common theme in my approach to helping the team I support. One of the …

How to Source Lesson 3: Know Your Operators

Kelly Dingee Communication, HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

So you’ve found a mentor and you’ve worked on being a conversationalist, but now it’s time to talk sourcing online. I recently posed a question on Sourcecon.qa for a friend on whether or not Sourcing Cert’s were still important. When I transitioned to sourcing from being a recruiting generalist, cert’s lended credibility and enabled me to walk in and say I …

RECRUITER RECHARGE: How to Hire a Recruiter – Look for Macgyverisms

Guest: Joel Passen Audacious Ideas, Culture, Hiring Managers, HR, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

Editor’s Note – Welcome to the Recruiter Recharge, a new series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we’ll do a featured post, a podcast and a short video around a topic that matters to the recruiting community. Up first this month, Newton Software co-founder Joel Passen breaks down the best way …

Interns and Why They’re Awesome

Jason Pankow College Recruiting, Innovation, Jason Pankow, Job Market, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

It’s summertime!  That means it’s time for college students around the country to decide if they are going to take that class trip to Mazatlán or head out into the real world to find themselves a summer internship. Our intern program is currently underway.  My company has a tremendous intern program that teaches while giving highly valuable practical experience.  We also …

You Have So Much Potential

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Recognition, Retention, Succession Planning, Talent Strategy, William Tincup

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is… it would screw with me, and it would hinder my ability to have relationships with normal people. See… normal people. WTF. If you’re smart, turns out, you know it. Having an outside, third-party objective organization tell you that …

What, The Bell Curve Lives?

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, T+D, Talent Strategy

Just when I thought the performance ratings and the dreaded bell curve were dead, the Washington Business Journal announced that a major government contractor in Washington, DC is doubling down on the bell curve.  But wait a minute; this is not just your typical bell curve, but a new extreme level for assigning managers’ performance quotas. The new rating system …

How To Source: Lesson One – Where’s Your Shadow?

Kelly Dingee HR, Kris Dunn, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

Sixteen years ago, I threw down my HR/Recruiter hat and became a sourcer. Part-time at first, full-time within 2 years.  Telecom was my playground and my mentor was… well, there were no mentors, no one to shadow.  It was the dark ages of sourcing where we all read, trained and tried to find our way. Teams of sourcers? Non-existent. Most recruiters …