Farmer Wants a Wife – But These Girls Have “Retention Issue” Written All Over Them…

Maren Hogan Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Retention

Oh yeah, admit it, you knew the chick from Omaha would be writing this one. Have you seen the promos for this particular show? It’s called “Farmer wants a Wife“. Premise? Hundreds (okay tens) of glam pixies with very trim thighs don cowboy boots and chase chickens in an attempt to show an “old fashioned hunk farmer” that they are …

New Recruiting Campaign – Keyword “Google Killer”….

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Kris Dunn, Sourcing

WOW – I love it when a company is in a competitive situation, and lets it all hang out, even with something as image restricted as the recruiting process. What’s gotten me thinking about this?  This freaking cool ad from the Euros within Microsoft, as reported from Valleywag: "After more than a decade of trans-Atlantic antitrust scrutiny, one would think …

Candidates Who Flame Former Co-Workers…Never a Good Idea!

michaelwolfe Candidate Pool, Michael Wolfe, Recruiting

Disclaimer: I have changed the names to protect the innocent in this scenario. As you’ll see and read below, the only innocent ones who deserve protection are “former co-worker”, “manager”, and “third party” – the “candidate” doesn’t deserve protection, but he’ll get it anyway. Here’s the scenario. “Candidate” applies for a job at “Company XYZ” while still employed at “Company …

Facebook Has A Prom – You Weren’t Invited…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Retention

This is going to make your annual employee appreciation luncheon look a little stale: "It’s true: Facebook held a prom for its employees in San Francisco last night at the Metreon. The shopping mall-cineplex’s fourth floor was tastefully decorated with white flowers, and the gathered Facebookers were dressed up — and so youthful, you might think it was an actual …

I’m Declaring Today a National “Hug It Out With HR Day”…

Jennifer McClure Engagement and Satisfaction, Jennifer McClure, Recognition, Retention, Total Rewards

Have you given the business equivalent of a hug to your HR professional today? If not (and my guess is that you haven’t EVER done that), then I’d like to suggest that you try it just once. C’mon. You can do it… O.K., maybe instead of actually hugging them, you could say “Thanks” every once in awhile and ensure that …

Kelly Dingee Doesn’t Talk Like Folks From Around Here…

Kris Dunn Sourcing

Check out FOT teammate Kelly Dingee’s latest AIRS Sourcing Report today.  She doesn’t talk like you and me – not saying that’s a bad thing, I’m just saying… Case in point, here’s a search string from the report: SEARCH STRING: (@shpe.org OR @henaac.org OR @maes-natl.org OR @shpefoundation.org OR @nacme.org OR @hacu.net OR @swe.org) (alumni OR student) (officer OR president OR …