3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Social Media 10 Comments

About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has accustomed me to baseless criticism. I kid, I kid. But yes, I took the wheel as the official Glassdoor voice …

I Woke Up To A President Trump > This Is What HR Can Learn

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, Jobvite, Leadership

It’s the day after the election at Daxko (where I work), and lots of people have taken PTO. It is remarkably quiet in the office. Interesting. I don’t write about politics. I’m not educated enough on that topic to be anyone’s voice in politics. Alexander Hamilton would probably hate me, but I’m a card-carrying fence-straddler (he hated Aaron Burr’s mantra …

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Train Station Feedback: A Situation Where No One Wins

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Communication, Interviewing, Recruiting

Let me break down a scene for you I recently saw on the Sandy Springs MARTA platform (i.e. a major commuter hub) at quitting time: Two young professionals stand a few feet away from each other—Girl and Guy. Girl keeps glancing over towards Guy until she finally makes the decision to go over to him. Guy takes earbuds out, apparently knowing …

4 Reasons to Abandon Anonymity in Employee Surveys

Jason Laurtisen Bad HR, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Jason Lauritsen, Organizational Development, Social Media

While we still have a long ways to go, I am encouraged by what’s happening in human resources.  Over the past few years, we’ve found the courage to admit that some of our old-school HR practices are B.S. From the uselessness of the break-room suggestion box to the ineffectiveness of annual reviews, when we admit that the old way is flawed, …

VIDEO: SmashUps with Kris Dunn: Bots, Feedback, & Monster Sale to Randstad

Tim Sackett Job Boards, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Welcome to our newest video series, Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. This month on Smashups, Tim talks to Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix and founder of FOT, about bots, feedback and the Monster …

Me & Chuck Muncie

John Whitaker Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Talent Strategy

If the name “Chuck Muncie” means anything to you at all, it probably indicates one of two things: You’re old. You’re a passionate fan of the NFL and its history of characters. I have the advantage of being both. But that still isn’t the reason “Chuck” has a significant role in my professional history. Nope, for me, that name still resonates loudly …

When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session That’s Going to Suck…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Recruiting

It’s May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you’re an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback to the masses. But we wait.  Because the people who most need the feedback don’t always take it well. All the …

Calling It Like It Is

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, politics, Recruiting

My conversation with my daughter this morning: Daughter:  “Mommy, you are just a little beautiful today.” Me:  “Well, I think you are completely beautiful.  Why am I just a little?” Daughter:  “I don’t like those jeans on you.  Or your shirt.” You’ve gotta love the unfiltered honesty of kids.  She also enjoys literally pointing out when I have “a big …

Stop Teaching People How to Give Feedback

Ben Olds Audacious Ideas, Culture, Guest: Ben Olds, Performance

Want a feedback culture? Join the club. But how does HR help create this? Most organizations start by teaching managers how to give feedback effectively. The logic follows that if they have the skill, then they’ll go around giving all sorts of helpful feedback to readily receptive employees who will use it to improve and pay it forward in a …

#FeedbackIs4Suckers

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Performance, William Tincup

Recently I asked someone for feedback. I do this all the time. Normally I direct the witness, but this particular time, I did not. He gave heartfelt constructive criticism. By my standards, it wasn’t even harsh criticism. It just didn’t meet my expectations. See, what I really wanted when I asked for “feedback” was glowing affirmation. I wanted this person …