02/14/11 – The Day IBM’s Watson Tapped Out the Boolean Cash Cow…

Josh Letourneau Current Affairs, HR Technology, Joshua Letourneau, Sourcing

Within the Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, and HR World, February 14 was likely a day that came and went without much notice. Yet make no mistake – 02/14/11 is the day that changed our profession forever as the Boolean Cash Cow was abruptly tapped out and fell over dead.  Let me explain… If you tuned into Jeopardy! during the early …

A CEO Keeps It Real — Here’s Why We Should Love It

Josh Letourneau Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau

Last September, Stephen Elop, former Head of Business Development at Microsoft, was hired into Nokia as their new turnaround CEO. My guess is that he took the last few months to assess the true challenges he was looking at. They are steep, make no mistake. Apple changed the mobile game and now owns the high-end market, growing from 25% market …

It’s HR Rant “Square Dancin” Time, Y’all – Grab Your Partner and Dosey Doe!

Josh Letourneau Bad HR, Influence, Joshua Letourneau

Gather round the HR Tractor campfire, y’all – it’s time for a square-dancin’ rant or two.  Don’t be scared – just let your feet go and “Dosey Doe“.  It don’t have to be pretty the first time.  All you have to do is hop up from your chair, clap loudly, approach your partner and circle to the back, and then …

So You Say You Want MORE Sourcing?

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Sourcing

I get this all the time.  The conversation starts like this, “Kelly, I want more sourcing.  How can I get more sourcing?” Which always leads to the question from me, “What are you doing now?” Before you say you want more… of anything… you have to assess.  You want more cake? How full are you? You want more people in …

Three Counter Offers Later, I Lost the Candidate. And This Rant is for Her Employer.

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Making Offers, Working With Recruiters

Beloved friends. Can we all pause for a moment of silence to recognize a loss? It was the most tragic event, and I'm in mourning: I lost a candidate last week. She slipped away from me, and yes folks, this is a tragedy. Or maybe this is my bruised ego talking, but hear me out. Fast forward through the sourcing …