Where’s the Beef? Is Your Company Brand Angus or Frozen Patty?

Christine LeLaucheur Always Be Closing, Christine LeLacheur, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention

Where I come from (Canada, Westside), we’re known for our beef.  We brag about the flavor, texture, and quality.  But guess what…there are still grades.  As much as we brag, not all of it is certifiable prime grade beef.  In fact, only 2% of beef is graded prime.  2%!  That’s it. My question to you, the employer, is what grade …

Can You Tell If a Company Is On Its Deathbed Based on Job Postings?

Kris Dunn Culture, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Sourcing

Throwing up a careers site says something about your company.  It could say thousands of things, including the following: 1.  We’re hip, and you want to work here…2.  If we were a person, our nickname would be steady Eddie.  You’re not going to get a Matchbox Twenty show in the lunchroom, but we make payroll and have Blue Cross….3.  Damn, …

What Percentage Increase Does it Take to Steal A Passive Candidate?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Compensation/Cash Money, Kris Dunn, Making Offers

I riffed last week over at The HR Capitalist about the self-reported compensation needs of candidates to accept your offer and leave their current company.  Here’s a taste: "More than one-third of workers would move for a 16 to 30 percent raise, according to a Salary.com survey. Another third would walk for 8 to 15 percent more in the pay …

Is There a Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation?

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

Dear Fistful of Talent:  “Is there a difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?” Yes Virginia, there is a difference. First – motivation is an internal thing.  You cannot create motivation – you can create an environment where people are motivated to focus on the objectives you want.  This is not a minor point.  Many times clients will ask… “how do …

Carnival of HR #31 is up at Compensation Force…

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Check out the latest installment of the Carnival of HR over at Compensation Force, hosted by Ann Bares.  Herbert, Wolfe and Dunn are featured, and I’m betting that more of the FOT crew will get involved over time. Why?  Because we like talking, and hanging out where the cool kids are…. And I mean that in the best possible way….

Candidate Diversity 101 – Simply Placing Ads Is Never Enough…

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Culture, Jessica Lee, Sourcing

In light of the presidential election, the topic of diversity is more salient than ever. Elect a black man or, possibly, a woman for president?  Fast Company partially tackled the issue in its cover story on the brand of Obama. This particular passage got me thinking: “… With census data projecting that 40% of Americans will be nonwhite by 2010, …

The Economy’s Depressing – Like Grandma Eating Cat Food Depressing….

Kris Dunn Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

You know, everyone’s held off as long as possible, but now it seems pretty evident that we are in a recession, as noted by these trends: –GE missed their profit targets last week.  When the company that gave the talent world Forced Ranking misses their targets, what hope is there for the more huggable? —Recruiter jobs are down, as reported …

Candidates Who Are “Twits”- Good Thing or Bad Thing?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

Whether you are a recruiter or a HR pro, you look at resumes all day.  More and more, we’re exposed to candidates who have digital profiles and footprints as well  – which is one of the reasons I was drawn to Lisa Barone’s recent post on Twittering, and whether that’s a positive for a candidate you are considering for one …