Dear Manager of Talent: Another Employee Waits Outside Your Door With Pay Data for Their Job…

Ann Bares Ann Bares, Compensation/Cash Money

You know the drill. Employee strolls into HR or their manager’s office, printouts in hand, to present and discuss the salary information they have compiled from the Web, which clearly shows that they are underpaid. Perhaps significantly so. How do you deal with that? I offer some thoughts. First of all, take the meeting. This can and should be a …

Check Out RecruitingBlogs.com….

Kris Dunn Recruiting

Here’s a site worth a long look – RecruitingBlogs.com.. The brainchild of one of the godfathers of 3rd party recruiting, Jason Davis, RecruitingBlogs.com is a social network for anyone who recruits.  Sign up and you get the chance to create your own page, and if you are feeling like a total renegade, you can even start your own blog… Thus …

Man Bites Dog, Recruiters and HR Living in Mutual Respect and Harmony….

Maren Hogan Always Be Closing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Most people don’t know it, but HR is not just a tough job. It’s a tough industry. And just like every other industry, there are specialties and verticals and technologies to master. As a third party recruiter, my initial (you might say natural state) was to feel stymied and frustrated by the HR Pros who “stood in my way” when …

Add “Tweeting” To Your Recruiting Toolkit…

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

Before Al Gore won an Oscar and a share of The Nobel Peace prize for the granddaddy of all Power Point presentations, he said he "created the Internet". For that alone, he must be praised. Without the Internet, recruiting would still be in the dark ages, and unfortunately, many of our human resources and recruiting comrades are likely still there …

The Paycheck – A Lousy Management Tool…

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Total Rewards

I was looking for a profound way to discuss the importance of reward and recognition within an organization and bumped up against a post on Fast Company, highlighting a discussion with David Glazer, an engineering Director at Google.  The discussion centered around how Google maintains its creative culture and innovative edge. From the article: "There’s an old Peter Drucker line …

Ann Bares of Compensation Force Joins the Workforce Lineup…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Recognition

Ann Bares has a post up announcing the fact that her blog, Compensation Force, is joining the lineup at www.workforce.com. Congrads to Ann, who is the best interactive brand available in the critical world of compensation.  It’s good to see her join the team at Workforce, bringing the stability and measured approach long lacking in renegades like this blog, also …

2Pac, The Recruiter? Ain’t No School Like The Old School.

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Maren Hogan, Sourcing

Ain’t No School Like the Old School…. I hardly ever used to pay attention to this statement, because where I grew up it largely applied to billiards. Mostly old men said it, that or young boys trying to pretend they’d been around the block. In any case, the sentiment is revived in this Adamsky post alluded to by Jason Dupree …

Meets Vs. Exceeds Performance – Like Brushing Your Teeth While On The Treadmill..

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance

Like everything else in life, doing Performance Management the right way is a war of attrition.  My goal as a HR Pro with a Performance Management system?  Real objectives that can be measured, AND real feedback as to what is "meets" performance and what is "exceeds" performance (which hopefully drives real "exceeds" performance, which drives business results) Which is hard.  …