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A Lesson From Uber: You Are What Your Culture Says You Are – Like It or Not

John Hollon Culture, John Hollon

Why do so many people think that companies only focus on building strong, positive workplace cultures? The fact is, organizations are ALWAYS building their culture — whether they mean to or not. You know what I’m talking about: Those kinds of businesses where workers spend more time yakking about all the bad management and terrible decision making going on around them than …

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Confidence Gets You a Leadership Gig, but Humility Lets You Keep It

RJ Morris Coaching, Culture, Leadership, RJ Morris

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately working on leadership evaluation and selection.  Specifically, we spent a bunch of time talking about how to make better talent decisions. In addition to looking at times we got it right, we also analyzed a lot of failures—what made Tom unable to perform at the level expected, and why did Sally self-destruct? …

Want to Foster a Risk-Taking Culture? If So, You Better Be Willing to Deal With a $2 Million Mistake

John Hollon Culture, John Hollon, Risks, Uncategorized

You’ve heard managers say it over and over — “we want our employees to feel they can take risks!” — yet you wonder how many companies really, truly believe it. My experience is that despite the rhetoric that they do, most don’t. Over many years working for a variety of organizations, I’ve found that people rarely get patted on the back for …

Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Paul Hebert

I wish I wrote better headlines. A great headline assures readership no matter how poorly written and researched a post/article is. I could have put a number in it I suppose. Those always get pretty good play. Maybe I should have said “The #1 Reason to Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done.” Prolly would have been totes better. …

FACE IT: We Build Cool Space Because We Don’t Know How to Build Great Managers…

Kris Dunn Employment Branding and Culture, Kris Dunn

That’s right, I said it. Whether we can afford to build it or not at our company, we focus on thinking about the office layout and how tricked up we can make it look because we don’t have the guts to build great managers of people. Keyword:  Employer of Choice. What’s employer of choice mean?  Lots of things to lots …

3 Criteria You’re Missing from Your IT Job Postings

Tim Sackett Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett, Udacity, Uncategorized

Crafting a good job posting is at the core of a successful recruitment process. Still, most organizations virtually ignore it when it comes to understanding the reasoning of why their process is failing.  The normal mode of operation in crafting your job posting goes something like this: Ask hiring manager to send you something about what the job they are …

Your Recruiting Video Sucks!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, HR Tech, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett, Video

If I’ve learned anything, anything at all, in my career in HR and Talent Acquisition it’s that HR and TA pros usually suck at being creative! The problem is, they think they’re REALLY creative! You’re not. Stop it. Here’s the main the problem, it’s not that you actually aren’t creative in real life, it’s that your need to be both …

Your Employees Define Your Employment Brand – How #FBFamily Got Its Start

Holland Dombeck McCue candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Good HR, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting

I interviewed a candidate yesterday for a Social Media Coordinator role on my team and one of the questions I asked was around how she approaches identifying content to share on social. Her response was spot on. In her current role, she was tasked defining her recruitment social media content strategy and instead of pushing her own agenda, she asked …

When Does Your Engagement Effort Become the Real Problem?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Engagement, Paul Hebert, Recognition

I think I’m like about 99.9% of the world. I have a drink now and then as part of a wind-down ritual. Not every day, but if I’ve had a tough day with lots ‘o idiots, a nice scotch or bourbon – or if I feel especially fancy, a Manhattan, (sans cherry – it’s a drink not fruit salad) – …