Sometimes You Just Need To “Burn” A Hire

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Tim Sackett 0 Comments

I love baseball. There is a concept in baseball where a pitcher will “burn” a pitch, here and there. Basically, it means that the pitcher isn’t actually trying to throw a strike; they are using this pitch to set up another pitch.  For all intents and purposes, the pitcher is wasting that pitch for the greater good. Have you ever …

Email is Where Your Strategy Goes to Die

Corey Burns Coaching, Communication, Corey Burns, Corporate America, Email, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Networking, Uncategorized

In my last article, Turn Your Talent Failures into Wins – Part 1, we dove into how our best intentions of planning for the New Year go just as well as our plan for using our gym memberships – they don’t. I know, it sounds almost too simple but the fact is that effectively planning is half the battle to …

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 …

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 …

Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Counter-Offers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Networking

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn’t bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so… he might drop a notch this year. Because she is four she doesn’t quite understand the “art of the egg hunt.” She also doesn’t have an older sibling to emulate. After getting hosed at the neighborhood Easter party …

Six Ways To Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires

Kris Dunn FOT Reads, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Metrics, Performance

Let’s face it—the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale.  Sure, you tried to roll out the basics—time to hire, cost per hire—but all that did was put the focus on your HR/Recruiting function, not the people who actually make the final hiring decision.  Flash forward 12 months since the launch of those basic recruiting …

An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Change, HR Technology, Innovation, RJ Morris

Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We all use buzzwords because we want to sound smart. There’s a fine line, however, between a phrase sounding new and smart before it turns into a buzzword. “War for Talent” was …

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Laurie Ruettimann Always Be Closing, Business Development, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann, Organizational Development, Performance, Seat at the Table, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have potential. It’s his direct reports—the lazy ones, the cynical ones, the ones who have been bypassed for the role of CEO—who are your biggest enemies. They don’t like you. They …

What Being Strategic In HR Means – Real Life Case Study

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

I was in Canada recently to speak at an HR conference.  Upon returning, I wrote a post regarding the differences in pregnancy leave policies between the two countries, and I got a strong reaction from the Canadian side.  Let me break it down for you: United States Pregnancy Leave: FMLA: 12 weeks, no pay to Mother or Father, upon eligibility …

Want to be a good sourcer? Don’t forget where you came from!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

A lot of you probably don’t know this, but I met my husband when I was a senior in high school.  We got engaged in college and married a year after I graduated.  Due to our humble beginnings and surviving on the salaries typical of retail workers, my engagement and wedding rings are beautiful but modest.  My husband’s brothers married …