Be Curious About Your Competition… Then Follow Their Clues

Guest: Ben Martinez Ben Martinez, Employment Branding and Culture 2 Comments

It’s easy and feels good to talk about your competition and blame them for the reason your life is a failure. I get destroyed by my competition on a regular basis. With Sumato Coffee, I study our online competition, follow the clues they leave behind and go for a different angle. With consulting, I study what big consulting firms are …

Ideas Are Worthless Without Execution

Elizabeth Dickerson Career Advice, Elizabeth Dickerson 0 Comments

Ideas are everywhere.  It’s the execution that’s rare.  I often hear or see so many people who complain about wanting something that other people have, or something they want done, or want others to do, or want to change something, etc… but they won’t do anything themselves to get stuff moving forward… Can you relate? Maybe you are one of …

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, Labor, Performance, Tim Sackett 2 Comments

I couldn’t sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling in the dark.  I figured out a way for HR pros to find the smartest employee in their company!  It isn’t a complex algorithm or a set of cognitive assessment tests—it’s a …

It’s Your Fault They Raised Their Hand

Kylie Quetell Diversity, Innovation, Kylie Quetell, Leadership 3 Comments

You’re sitting in a meeting full of intelligent people (or, at least, people who think they are intelligent). Creative juices are flowing, the conversation is rocking, opinions are being shared, and discussion gets heated. Everyone is taking turns talking, sometimes speaking over each other or cutting people off, but damn – things are getting done. The flow is happening. This …

What We Mean When We Say “Talent”

RJ Morris Employee Coaching, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Leadership, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy 1 Comment

We catch a fair bit of grief in HR for using the term, Top Talent. The problem, of course, is that talent means different things to different people. Folks cannot articulate what top performers really do or they get caught up in using tired clichés. I’m gonna try to fix that for you. I think the challenge is that companies …

A.I.’s Gaydar Is Better Than Yours, Which Means Discrimination Is Coming To An Algorithm Near You

Kris Dunn A.I., Kris Dunn 5 Comments

I’m a straight white guy, which is equal parts boring and pedestrian. Because we all tribe together, that means the majority of my friends are straight. <This is where I should insert a note to tell you that I have friends who aren’t straight, and that I’d make a good to great VP of Diversity, even though I’m white, male …

3 Ingredients Needed for New Manager Success

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Recruiting 2 Comments

Howdy folks, welcome to Texas, home of the folksy colloquialism. In today’s edition, we learn how to make chicken salad! No, no, not the delectable combination of poultry and love scooped on your plate at Corner Bakery. I’m talking about doing the impossible – making chicken salad out of chicken-feathers (this is the SFW version.) This comes to mind whenever college …

The *Real* Way You Make Your Employer Brand Come To Life On Social Media

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Social Media 1 Comment

Your social media checklist for your employer brand might look something a little like this: Careers-focused channels created? Check. Posting regularly? Check. Growing your audience? Check. While those items alone ensure a robust social media plan, there’s one big item that’s missing in order for your employer brand to truly come alive on social media: community management. What community management …

Questions Every GenZ Should Ask Themselves as They Come Into the Workforce!

Tim Sackett Career Advice, Generations, Tim Sackett 1 Comment

We’re about to have a new drinking game, kids! So, it used to be I would sit at a conference and every time a speaker said, “Millennial” everyone in the room would have to take a drink of their favorite adult beverage. Thirteen minutes into every conference every single audience member was completely drunk! The new drinking game in 2018 …