I’m Trying To Talk My Brother Into Working In HR

Laurie Ruettimann Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Leadership, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

I’m trying to talk my little brother into working in HR. I know, I know. It’s a horrible idea for a million reasons. Wait, it’s not a terrible idea. He just had a baby, and HR offers good work-life balance if you do it correctly and don’t take yourself too seriously, which he doesn’t. There are other reasons why this …

Employee Experience vs. Candidate Experience

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If 2015 taught us anything as HR and Talent Pros it’s that you better be minding your candidate experience!  I mean, you couldn’t open an article or blog post without hearing why CE was so important, and how you were failing at it. I think we’ve completely killed candidate experience. Is there really anything left to say about it? It’s …

Screw The Gym. 3 Healthier Ways To Keep Your 2016 HR Resolutions

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Change, Contingent Workforce, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, HR & Sports, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, wellness

January 1st.  My gym is packed.  Brand new workout gear is on display.  There’s a line for the adduction lever machine. Fitness resolutions are certainly worthy, but, like most well-intentioned resolutions, are hard to keep without help.  You’ve also probably got some HR resolutions on your list.  Why not kill two birds… and forget the gym!  Here are three ways …

5 Recruitment Content Marketing Predictions for 2016

Matt Charney Audacious Ideas, Culture, Current Affairs, HR, HR & Marketing, Matt Charney, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

I know—you’re a recruiter, so you probably don’t care a ton about content, except, you know, job ads and resumes and social profiles and search results and $hit like that. And you’re thinking, Great, here we go again… another post about content marketing taking up valuable real estate where you could be learning the “10 Ways You Can Supercharge Your …

Me & Chuck Muncie

John Whitaker Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Talent Strategy

If the name “Chuck Muncie” means anything to you at all, it probably indicates one of two things: You’re old. You’re a passionate fan of the NFL and its history of characters. I have the advantage of being both. But that still isn’t the reason “Chuck” has a significant role in my professional history. Nope, for me, that name still resonates loudly …

Keeping Lousy Employees – Why Your Employer Brand May Be TOO Strong

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

Yeah… I said it. Lock me up. Heresy! He’s a witch! Burn him! (Now go back and say that with your best Monty Python accent – don’t lie – we all do it.) That’s right – I crossed that line and said your employer brand may be too good. With all the writing, blogging, speaking, surveying and general chin-wagging about …

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, …

Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, HR, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector employer in the USA with over 1.4M employees has competed on price (and massive selection and expansion to the point where just about everyone in the country lives within 15 minutes of …

The Muppets Know Talent

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, HR, in the news, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession

The new Muppets Show premieres next week. Who’s a huge nerdtastic Muppets Show fan? Yours truly. I’m probably gonna host an FOT viewing party for the premiere. KD loves himself some Animal. I grew up watching the Muppets, and my kids have really enjoyed watching the older shows, so I have had the opportunity to rediscover them. They’re a great blend …