‘Tis The Season To Be Learning

Dan Carusi Business Development, Candidate Pool, Coaching, Communication, Dan Carusi, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Influence, Leadership, Learning and Development

Image this scenario: You are sitting at home enjoying some quiet time right before the holidays. Perhaps you are wrapping gifts, baking some cookies or taking a nap. Then the silence is shattered by the ring of the doorbell.  You slowly open the door and crashing in comes your family, dogs, luggage, gifts, and lots of noise as they arrive …

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

Tim Sackett 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Employment Law, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Profiles, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Have you guys seen all of the selection tools that are out nowadays? It’s crazy.  You can select employees based on almost any personality trait, level of intelligence or emotional intelligence, physical ability, etc. Basically, you decide what you want, and someone, somewhere has already developed that tool.  It’s a great time to be in HR and Talent Acquisition! Here’s …

Curve Your Enthusiasm

John Whitaker Culture, Current Affairs, John Whitaker

Marissa Mayer eats employee angst for breakfast. Just when you thought corporate malaise might creep back into the annual performance-review process, Marissa kicks it right in the ‘nards. The rather transparent and well known “secret” in most corporations is that the “Bell Curve” is alive and well, albeit not publicized. In most cases, the “curve” is used in determining compensation distribution, …

Shut Up…You’ll Thank Me.

John Whitaker Communication

“Never miss a good opportunity to shut up.” – Judge Roy Bean If you don’t know Michael Keaton’s fine performance as Billy Blazowski, do yourself a favor: stop reading, watch Night Shift, and then we can talk. Specifically, look for a scene where “Billy Blaze” listens to a recorded message over & over (courtesy Henry Winkler) reminding him to “SHUT UP.” Now, that …

Congratulations – You’re Non-Essential

Paul Hebert Communication, Current Affairs, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert, politics

Other than the people who are actually responsible for it, some federal employees are being forced to stay home as the US government goes into shutdown mode. It started yesterday and like organ failure, will ripple through the halls of federal buildings as government employees begin the process of taking that long awaited unplanned vacation. I’m guessing the two NASA …

The Middle Ball

John Whitaker Change, John Whitaker

My Dad had a bitchin’ office. Realize this is coming from the perspective of a 9-year old who still considered Batman figurines “cool,” but I’m going to say my opinion holds up. He had a computer (this was 1970’s technology, so it was the size of a small car), a speaker phone that looked exactly like the one from Charlie’s Angels, …

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 …