I Heard Google Pays Mailroom Boys 100K (Dealing with Competitive Issues on Compensation)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Labor, The HR Profession

Quote – “If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably AstroTurf.” -Unknown Everybody wants more money, people. This we know. Internal issues related to pay are one thing. There’s also a big nasty world outside of your company that creates fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) across your employee base related to pay satisfaction. Whether it’s macro-media …

A Simple Formula For Becoming An Enviable Place To Work

Ed Baldwin Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, employee experience, HR, Innovation, Workplace Flexibilty

Eventually, all leadership teams come to a realization that if they “win” in attracting higher caliber people than their competitors to their company then they will also “win” in their marketplace. Having a better team of people in place than your competitors is a sure-fire way to create a sustainable competitive advantage. But doing so is tricky. Why? Look no …

The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …

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 …

#Mobilegeddon: Did You Survive?

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, in the news, Social Media, Social Media and Talent

Hello and happy Earth Day 2015, FOT Nation! I assume if you’re reading this that you are alive and well post Mobilegeddon—but is your career site’s search ranking? If you missed the hoopla in the Twittersphere yesterday, and the doomsday-prepper blog posts in the last few weeks, here’s the Q+D from PCWorld: It’s a shift so potentially fraught with peril …

Can You Hire Better Than Google?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

As long as I can remember, everyone in HR and Talent has wanted to be like Google.  Every conference you attend, every article you read, it all comes back to how great Google is at being an employer.  You begin to believe that they have it all figured out, and the rest of us are just playing catch-up. I was …

One Way… Or Another… I’m Gonna Find Ya!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

If anyone were to ask about my biggest weakness, it’s that I’ve found I’m a creature of habit.  Ask anyone. I get set in my ways. And I certainly get set in a sourcing strategy, especially if it consistently and efficiently produces solid results. But I’ve got a search where I can leave no stone unturned. And I don’t want …

Forms, Forms, Forms—Can They Pay the Bills, Bills, Bills?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

The sourcing team at my employer has been on fire lately if I do say so myself. We are locking and loading on candidates faster and faster. I was asked on Friday just how that was happening. I don’t know… good processes? Awesome sourcing? But really, it boils down to a form and an attitude. The form is a search …

Hey Google…Welcome to 15 Years Ago

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Current Affairs, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

Congratulations, Google!  You’ve done it!  You have reached a very important milestone in the evolution of technology companies! You have realized that your coolness and popularity have blinded you to the stupidity of your interview questions. From the Business Insider: “We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time,” Laszlo Bock, Google’s Senior VP of People Operations, tells the …