If You Aren’t Hiring People With Soft Skills, You Just Aren’t Hiring Right

John Hollon Communication, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

If you’re a little fuzzy on the definition of just what “soft skills” are, well, join the club. Here’s one that I like from a website called SearchCIO: “Soft skills is a synonym for ‘people skills.’ The term describes those personal attributes that indicate a high level of emotional intelligence.” Here’s why soft skills really matter According to Wikipedia, soft skills are “a combination …

Move Over Millennials – Brace Yourself for EVERYONE’S Opinion on Gen Z

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Culture, Diversity, Generations, Hiring Bias

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” Let’s be clear, this is not my quote! You’ll be surprised to know that this was written by Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher, around 350 BCE. This is a perfect example of the everlasting topic of …

Fake News or Just BS ? Why You Should Be Skeptical of Generation-Bashing Workplace Surveys

John Hollon Generations, John Hollon

Why are so many people so into generation bashing today? For years, I’ve heard people gripe about the shortcomings of the Millennial generation, as if Gen X and the Baby Boomers (of which I am one) are somehow perfect and didn’t have their own challenges. I’ve written this before, but I’m sick and tired of the non-stop drumbeat that Millennials …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, HR, HR & Marketing, in the news, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team! Here are five things to get your week started right: 1. The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans: It’s repetitive for some to hear, but important for everybody to know: You can’t explain Millennial economic behavior without explaining that real wages for young Americans have collapsed. 2. How to Know …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR

We’re back again with 5 pieces of HR news to get your week started off right: 1. Company limits bathroom breaks to 6 minutes a day: Spend more than 6 minutes a day in the bathroom at Chicago’s WaterSaver Faucet company and you’ll face disciplinary measures. 2. How to Start Planning for Recruiting Gen Z: However you refer to them, Generation Z (born …