Do You Build Anything Different With Your Legos? Engagement Commodities Are Ruining Your Company

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Talent Strategy

I read an article a while back with the headline: “Information is a Commodity. Your Story is Not.” The content of that post has nothing to do with this post other than the idea that no matter how well you research best practices and copy them for your organization, you are simply assembling commodities (information) in pretty much the same …

Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

I love research. This is from a recent study by Economist: “Research into this area is tricky; getting decent data is hard, and asking people to reveal their sexual orientation can be even harder. But studies across the world (in Canada, America, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands) tend to uncover the same phenomenon; while gay men suffer an earnings penalty, …

Kids Can Build A Better Talent Network Than You!

Tim Sackett HR, Influence, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, Webinar

I’ve been around youth athletics for almost twenty years.  All of my sons have been involved in various sports and travel teams.  I was first exposed to youth travel sports about 12 years ago when another Dad approached me at some silly local youth baseball game. The kids could have cared less about the game—they only wanted to know where we …

The Cavaliers Fired The Best Coach In Their History, And What That Reminds Us About Talent

Steve Boese Coaching, HR, HR & Sports, Leadership, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

About two weeks or so ago, the NBA’s Cleveland LeBrons Cavaliers unceremoniously fired their head coach David Blatt. This was despite the team holding the Eastern Conference’s best record (at the time of Blatt’s sacking, the team was a stellar 30-11). Last year, in Blatt’s first season as head coach the team made it to the NBA finals, eventually losing …

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 …