Your Most Disgruntled Employees – Now Drinking With CareerBuilder…

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR Technology, Jessica Lee, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Careerbuilder’s recent R-rated video was cheap and lame… and I really didn’t want to give them any (more) attention for such a low attempt to drive traffic to their site. But, when surfing around Facebook the other day, I came across another CareerBuilder marketing ploy – “Unhappy Hours.” Says CareerBuilder: “CareerBuilder.com sponsored Unhappy Hours are here to stay! We’ll be …

Meet Maren Hogan – Covering Recruiting and Gen Y for Fistful of Talent…

Maren Hogan Maren Hogan

Maren Hogan is a millennial living the dream in Omaha, Nebraska.  When she’s not plotting the downfall of Gen Xer’s like me, she’s doing marketing and development for an IT recruiting and outsourcing firm called HCI.   When she’s not at HCI, she’s blogging at Big O Recruiting and becoming addicted to Twitter… See Maren’s Rants and Riffs on Fistful of …

Kobe Bryant and Ruthless Employees – Competitive or Toxic?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

And so it goes…Kobe Bryant is in the Finals… Think about the employees you know who would run over you with a truck to make their quarterly bonus… Some (many) would say that’s Kobe in the NBA.  Isn’t it funny how ruthless employees get classified as "competitive" when the organization is winning? For those of you who don’t follow basketball, …

Aren’t Business Cards Dead?

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn

I know, I know.  I’m a little bit cynical and yes, the world hasn’t gone digital enough yet to eliminate the business card.  But I’ve been at my current gig for over three years, and haven’t had to reorder off the initial order of 500 cards.  Of course, I’m not in a business development role right now, or I’m sure …

Blackberry/Facebook/YouTube Junkies – The Hyperconnected…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn

There’s a new study out by Nortel on how people work and play.  They’re adding a new term to the mix – the hyperconnected.  The premise?  Companies are facing an onslaught of "connectivity devices" in use by their employees.  While some companies choose to restrict the use of connectivity/community-based devices/technology, the pressure is on to allow employees to connect when …

The Scott McClellan of Your Workplace – Here’s How to Tell if Your Employees Think He’s Legit…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Retention

First up, this isn’t a political site; it’s a site about all things talent.  So, I’m not providing a political opinion on the news of Scott McClellan (former Bush press secretary) writing a scathing book on issues within the Bush Administration. Instead, I’m here to point out that every workplace has their Scott McClellan(s).  Not whisteblowers – those folks speak …

Are You Selling Out Your Incentive and Recognition Programs?

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

Do you "own" your incentive and recognition programs? I ask because it seems that many companies have abdicated their responsibility to surveys and experts who continually say that employees want "X" so in order to engage them give them "X." A smattering of examples from a quick Google search include: Cash and international travel are the most motivating incentives for …