WEBINAR! Building the perfect recruitment stack for your brand.

John Cloonan Webinar 0 Comments

You know what a “full-stack” developer is, right? Whether you do or not, you know that when you hear those words, you’re dealing with an expert. Full-stack developers know that there are many layers to developing software. They’re masters of many of those layers, and they know how all the layers work together. How about recruitment marketing? It’s got many …

Getting Fired and Promoted… for the Same Reasons

John Cloonan Audacious Ideas, Career Advice, Guest: Ed Baldwin 5 Comments

Have you ever been fired?  I have.  Three times.  The typical response when people hear this is “wow, for what?” always with a bit of trepidation in their voice for what they are about to hear.  When people think about being fired they think of the obvious bad stuff.  Fraud, harassment, not showing up or maybe just unacceptable performance.  I’ve …

SHRM Goes Out on a Limb, or Should I say Wing

Mark Fogel Conferences, Mark Fogel, SHRM 8 Comments

For years SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) has held a reputation as being risk averse and sometimes even Pollyanna. As the largest HR organization globally, with over 250,000 members in the USA, it has significant reach within the HR community. Its TV commercials the past few years have only added to its brand and visibility. They are also …

How Much Would It Cost to Get You to Move Home?

Tim Sackett Relocation, Tim Sackett, War for Talent 1 Comment

Have you heard the saying, “You can’t go home again.” The saying actually comes from a 1940s Thomas Wolfe novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” in which the author writes a book about his own hometown and the residents are so mad about how they are depicted that he gets death threats. In modern terms, it’s usually used to describe kids …

Walmart to Provide Employees a College Education for $1 a Day…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Retention, Training and Development, Uncategorized 2 Comments

If you follow this space, you’ll know I think the following about Tuition Aid as a benefit: 1–It’s one of the most powerful benefits you can provide. 2–It will never cost you as much as you think it will because it is incredibly hard to use. People have families, people have lives once they get above the traditional age of …

Develop Your HR Philosophy

John Cloonan Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann 1 Comment

I’m a natural cynic, which means that I don’t buy the hype around anything from pony rides to human resources conferences. If people are having fun, I’m skeptical. There’s a term for how I view the world. I’m a defensive pessimist. I try to figure out what can go wrong so I can prevent sorrow and chaos. Believe it or …

Starbucks Afternoon Training Session: It’s More About Damage Control Than Anything Else

John Hollon Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, John Hollon 1 Comment

Here’s the bottom line on this week’s anti-racial bias training at Starbucks, and it was captured perfectly in the headline on The New York Times story about the big event. It said: Starbucks’s Tall Order: Tackle Systemic Racism in 4 Hours Yup, the NYT is right; it’s unlikely that Starbucks, or any other company, is going to make much of a …

Conversational Marketing is Influencing a New Brand of Recruiting

Guest: Rachel Bitte Rachel Bitte, Recruiting, Social Recruiting 1 Comment

Every time there’s an innovation in the world of marketing, you can bet that not long after we’ll see the recruiting space follow. Over the last decade, it’s become clear with trends such as social recruiting, recruitment marketing and the recruiting funnel that marketing is a leading indicator for what’s to come in talent acquisition. So, that begs the question, …

Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Canvas, Tim Sackett 6 Comments

I’ve got a normal, everyday dilemma for you. You go into an interview for a job you really want. You’ve got a great career going, but this job is really next-level stuff, with a great brand. You have big career goal aspirations, so this won’t be your last stop. You know it’s coming, that question, but if you answer it honestly, it’s …