The Bad Stack of Pancakes in Talent Management

As my kids were growing up, I bet I watched the original Toy Story, where Woody first meets Buzz Lightyear….oh, about 653 times. Given other brutal options like Caillou or… Get the Rest

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Labor Market Novelty and Candidate Confidence

I started off my week yesterday reviewing the typical brilliance from fellow FOT contributor, Steve Boese, over at his personal site, Steve Boese's HR Technology. Steve and I

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I’ve Never Lost a Candidate Because Our Process Was Slow

The headline might surprise some people. Time kills all deals, right? We have heard about it since we were fresh baby-faced HR professionals. Article after article tells you

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“Do You Want To Be Here?” and Other Loaded Questions Heard From Managers of People

There's a list of questions somewhere. When your manager fires one of these questions at you, it's a signal of the following: --You're not as special to the organization

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Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in the Aloha State

HONOLULU -- It's been 20 years since I've been in Hawaii, but the moment I arrived back in Honolulu last week, it felt like I had never left. My connection

Talent Acquisition Is The Only HR Function That Matters

Sorda. I’m a generalist. I’m a grinder. I’m a leader. As a generalist at heart I do it all. Many of you do as well. So when I’m asked

Lose Your Illusion III*

I spend an inordinate amount of time studying humans. My job is to help companies connect with them, engage them, provide reasons for them to change and adopt

The Curious Case Of Handling The Injured Customer

Yesterday, a customer fell in our showroom. I was called in to deal this customer. You're probably wondering why HR would deal with an injured customer, and the answer

Annual Performance Reviews Are Dumb

I finally did it! You're going to be so HR-jealous! I have ditched the annual performance review! A third of you of you just fell over dead. A third of

Conferences: Find Better Speakers

Over the past two months, I have been to three conferences (Ohio SHRM, Recruiting Trends, and Digital Dealer). Each conference had good sessions and bad sessions. I want to