What’s My Sourcing Code? Let Me Tell Ya… Bull Durham style

Kelly Dingee Hiring Bias, Kelly Dingee, Learning and Development, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

Dear FOT Readers, Life can be trying, no? Every once in a while, personally or professionally, I have to circle back to who I am, and what my code is. I’m sharing with you today my sourcing code, Bull Durham style. I believe that keywords are paramount, with the right combination and the right search engine… the right candidates will surface. …

Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett, War for Talent

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the market. Tim, as most professional talent acquisition folks do, scoffed a bit at the term “poaching,” which many people use to describe this. The fact of the matter is that I don’t …

The CYA Report E67: HR Tech Conference Preview [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Conferences, CYA Report, HR, HR Tech, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Podcast, Steve Boese, The HR Profession

It’s that time of year, people. It’s time for the best show in the talentsphere, and we’re here with HR Tech Conference co-chair, Steve Boese, to preview a little bit of what this year’s HR Tech conference has to offer attendees. This conference isn’t just about HR. It’s not just about technology, either. It’s about people coming together to figure out …

What, The Bell Curve Lives?

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, T+D, Talent Strategy

Just when I thought the performance ratings and the dreaded bell curve were dead, the Washington Business Journal announced that a major government contractor in Washington, DC is doubling down on the bell curve.  But wait a minute; this is not just your typical bell curve, but a new extreme level for assigning managers’ performance quotas. The new rating system …

Chu-phoria, The Forrest Bounce, and the Challenge of High Performers

Steve Boese Culture, Games, HR, Pop Culture, Steve Boese

If you follow the long-running TV game show Jeopardy!, then you are probably familiar with Arthur Chu, whose recent run of success on the show has been both fascinating and polarizing. For those who might not be familiar with the story, Chu debuted on the show January 28th, and almost immediately began doing two things. One, he started winning, and …

Extraverts May Win The Battle, But Neurotics Win The War

Chelsea Rowe Audacious Ideas, Current Affairs, Learning and Development, Performance, Science

While we may be entering the age of the introvert (anyone read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain?), extroverts have long been cashing out on the benefits of their personality.  Nothing new, right? Extraverts are easy to spot. They: enjoy being the center of attention, often think out loud, tend to …

Does Great Work Have To Be Shared?

Steve Boese HR, Influence, Performance, Personal Brand, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Steve Boese

A few months ago, on a Sunday afternoon after spending a few days in Las Vegas at some HR conference or another… and feeling the lingering effects of too much good food, good wine, and poor sleep, I hit that point of “Man, I really need to get some more exercise. I guess I should start jogging or something.” And …

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 …

The Cowell Corollary – American Idol and Performance Reviews

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

American Idol is an interesting little program.  And an interesting study in performance evaluation.Each week, as contestants perform their hearts out in hopes of earning viewer votes, four judges wait to rip apart provide input on the contestants’ efforts.  It’s a rather humbling experience for many. But the real study for me as a performance professional is what I’ve dubbed the Cowell Corollary. The …