You’re 10 Years Too Late To Get Amazon. Maybe 30.

RJ Morris Business Development, Current Affairs, RJ Morris

Here was the press release intro: Amazon today announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second company headquarters in North America. Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. Then mayors and governors lost their ever loving minds.  $5B and 50k tech jobs. Sign me up. …

Amazon Suicide Attempt: Sometimes Big Events Lead to Big Change…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

The title says it all – sometimes it takes big events to lead to big change. Back in 2015, Amazon came under fire following a shocking piece from the New York Times exposing the company’s toxic cut-throat working environment.  If you’re fairly well-read and in the talent game, you saw the article and wondered aloud what it was really like to …

You Just Lost Your Latest New Hire To… The Accounting Department?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, Steve Boese

Amazon continues to be (IMHO), America’s most interesting company. From the sheer range of businesses in which they operate to their single-minded focus on dominating their categories and increasing their willingness, (almost at a Google-like level) to experiment with brand new and innovative products and services… Amazon is always fascinating. And this willingness to experiment seems to sometimes extend to …

Make a Bloody Decision Already

Guest: Phil North Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Recruiting

Say what you will about Amazon and their culture—they’ve got the foundation right and I freaking LOVE the company. Yep, I’m a fan and even if they worked me so hard my eyeballs rotted out of my head from reviewing resumes and my fingers fell off from endless Taleo clicks, I’d trade my time to be there. Why am I …

Pack It In The Beach Bag! Social Media Recruitment by Andy Headworth

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

A little over a year ago, Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting, asked me if I’d contribute a section to his newest recruiting book, Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy. I’ve “known” Andy for going on 7 years, he was one of my first Tweeps across the pond and someone I found to be excellent …

How Amazon Crowdsources Promotions

RJ Morris Current Affairs, RJ Morris

When I was a newbie recruiter, my first manager’s idea of development was quizzing me on how many calls I made, phone interviews I conducted, or face-to-face interviews I scheduled.  Nothing on hires made, quality of hire, hiring manager satisfaction, etc.  He was an “activity manager.”  Fun stuff. The big Kahuna manager around FOT, as you probably know, is Kris Dunn. …