Changing The Tech Gender Ratio One CS Student at a Time

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, College Recruiting, Culture, Diversity, HR, Recruiting, Retention

For quite some time now there has been increased attention on the comparative lack of women in technology companies and in technology roles across most companies generally. This underrepresentation of women in the tech industry and in these high tech jobs has many implications, most of them negative – organizational culture that degrades as ‘brogrammers’ dominate tech firms, the gender …

Keep Your Pants On…

John Whitaker HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker

Anthony, Anthony, Anthony….you twit. Your entire life, you work to achieve a position of stature and influence, overcoming what had to be a tough playground experience as a child, only to betray yourself in the most ironic of ways considering your surname. TWICE. Weiner is certainly not the first powerful man to succumb to the temptations of the flesh -hell, even now he’s sharing the spotlight …

Working With Fallen Angels

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Steve Boese

Ever since the passing of the legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 2010, probably the most interesting owner in all of USA-based professional sports is Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Cuban made his fortune, (a prerequisite for professional sports franchise ownership these days), in the early days of the internet, selling his company Broadcast.com …

With Friends Like Me…

John Whitaker Employee Relations, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker

“Always drink upstream from the herd.” – Will Rogers One of the lesser-known pitfalls for an HR professional working as a Business Partner is one not normally mentioned when the topic of “HR Competencies” is discussed. At least in a corporate HRBP role, you can actually run into the complication of being too damn friendly. Truthfully, it can be a …

Oh, one more thing….“Be prepared to leave the company.”

John Whitaker Employment Law, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, John Whitaker

“Be prepared to leave the company.” That’s the professional opinion I gave the Mrs., sometime last year when she was feeling jerked around by her employer and had reached the point of making a formal complaint to Human Resources. It’s a sad commentary on our profession, but I knew the potential end-game she faced once that bridge was crossed – …

The CYA Report E42: How to Make ROWE Work For You [Podcast] #recruiting

Holland Dombeck McCue CYA Report, Holland Dombeck, Podcast, Tim Sackett

The CYA Report is a free flowing, sometimes mature discussion of HR and talent issues. On today’s show we have Jody Thompson, Founder of CultureRx, on how to make a Results-Oriented Work Environment (ROWE) work for you.  Host: Tim Sackett Producer: Holland Dombeck Music: intro  – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Someday I Suppose” close – The Black Keys “Tighten Up” Can’t …

Five Things You Need to Know This Week

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another fabulous week with the FOT tribe. Kick it off right with these five must-reads: 1. Paid Sick Leave: Solving a Health Issue or Another Burden on Employers? A number of states and cities across the country have recently passed bills that require employers to provide paid sick days, sparking much debate among employers, advocates and legislators. 2. Fox …

Wooooo….what's the scariest thing for HR this Halloween?

Kelly Dingee Communication, HR, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Recruiting

Oh I've got this nailed….a lawyer with your social media policy in their hand. Haha! You think I jest, don't you? I'm not.  Not at all.  HR is running scared from Social Media.  And the lawyers are making them do it.  Bad for Corporate, outstanding for me.  (I'm in retained search, no rules remember? Just those moral ones I impose…) …

Will Using Social Media in Your HR Strategy Open You Up to Self-Absorbed Whiners?

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Generations, Paul Hebert, Policies, Social Media

The XXX Olympics (I snicker every time I type that.  Should I use the number 30 instead?) has been running for the last week and there have been some high points and low points.  The NBC coverage – both real-time and prime-time has been difficult to manage and some of the connectorati have voiced their outrage at how crappy some …