employer branding

3 Ways You’re Failing at Employer Branding

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Employment Branding and Culture

“Employer branding is a double-edged sword—it’s a great initiative to attract the best talent for your teams, but also it’s the perfect strategy to help retain current employees you have right now. A stellar employer brand can also improve the corporate brand + identity to the outside world.” – me, over at Kinetix’s Tremendous Upside blog. Well, if you’re reading …

hourly hiring

The New Brutal Reality of Hourly Hiring

Tim Sackett Hourly Hiring, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Hourly hiring is the toughest it’s been in a decade! On any single day, there are millions of hourly jobs available in the U.S. In 2016, hourly job growth in the food and beverage industry outpaced broader economic job growth by 4X! There are so many hourly jobs available right now, the only reason not to have a job, at …

A Sad Reminder That People Don’t Leave Their Companies, They Leave Their Managers

John Hollon John Hollon, Retention

Sometimes, you just need to be reminded of some basic principles of the workplace. Here’s one to keep in mind as your organization struggles with recruiting and retention: Employees don’t leave their company, they leave their managers. Victor Lipman wrote a book about this last year — The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World — and in it (and …

Will Fighter Pilot Shortage Change Military Retention Practices?

RJ Morris Outmatch, Policies, Recruiting, Retention, RJ Morris

If you get three talent acquisition folks around a table, they’re pretty often going to start talking about the hardest job they ever had to fill. “Oh yeah, I once had to fill a nuclear physicist who could read Sanskrit in Dubuque, IA.” I know….sexy, right? Downright hot. Bloomberg had an article last week that made me think of those …

Yes, American Workers Can Learn a Lot From Their Uber-Loyal Canadian Cousins

John Hollon Current Affairs, Employee Relations, John Hollon, Retention

Everybody knows that Canadians, our English-speaking cousins to the North, are wonderfully courteous and kind, but guess what? They’re also incredibly loyal to their employers as well. Yes, this is yet another example of how the good people in Canada are so very, very different from their American counterparts. Most working Americans know all-too-well that the employer-employee loyalty bond has long …

5 HR and Talent Management Lessons from NBA Free Agency 2016

Steve Boese Career Paths, Compensation/Cash Money, HR & Sports, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Because you never, ever get tired of the ‘sports and HR/talent’ connection, strap in while I offer up the HR and talent management in the real world spin on five of the latest NBA free agent transactions of what has been a crazy week for the league,  and its teams, players and fans. Here goes… Let’s start with the biggest …

HR Of The Future – Partner With Your Competitors

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, HR

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an event at Google that was all about the future of work and how to make it better. Cuz let’s be honest—work isn’t always fun!  The speakers were amazing and the conversations with such an interesting group of people were even better. You can check out what they’re up to here. As …

Why Exit Plans Are Better Than Retention Plans

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Career Paths

I’m becoming more and more convinced that if you want to build an organization that can sustain high performance over a long period of time you need to encourage your top performers to leave your organization. No, that’s not a typo, I did in fact say “encourage your top performers to leave.” In fact, rather than create elaborate retention plans, …

Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, HR, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector employer in the USA with over 1.4M employees has competed on price (and massive selection and expansion to the point where just about everyone in the country lives within 15 minutes of …

Don’t Fall In Love

John Whitaker Retention

You’ve heard the meme before, “people don’t leave companies, they leave managers…” right? Sure you have, we all have—it’s repeated more times than you can count. Two things about that: Bullsh-t What about good managers? For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “good manager,” let me explain. These are people who trust your abilities. They inspire you. You …