Suffering from The Great Resignation? Maybe You Need to Know Your Employees a Little Better

John Hollon Employee Relations, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Retention 1 Comment

Way back when I ran a newspaper news desk (yes, it was THAT long ago), I was looking to hire a Copy Desk Chief.  It was a critical role because the Copy Chief reviewed the work of the copy editors, and more importantly, made sure that bad stuff didn’t get into the daily paper.  Everybody in the newsroom knew I was interviewing outside candidates, but in the …

Where Did All The Workers Go!?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

The BLS labor stats came out recently, and it’s a bit perplexing for even us industry folks of what is happening to workers. The labor participation rate prior to the pandemic was around 63.3% and in the most recent month, it fell another .1% to 61.6%. Also, most experts predicted that job growth would be robust around 500K additional jobs, …

Are Thirty First-Round Interviews for a Single Position Reasonable?

Kris Dunn Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Uncategorized

I’m Gen X. I’ve seen some things. Live long enough in the recruiting game, and you’ll have stories to tell. AWOL Candidates. Hiring Managers under the influence. Ghosting at a level that would make The Blair Witch Project seem like a cartoon. Do this job long enough, and you’ll become jaded, hardened, free of emotion about the process. Expecting the …

5 Real TA/Hiring Strategies for a Brutal Post-COVID Recruiting World

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Uncategorized

Hey – it’s 2021. When’s the party getting started again? I kid, but not really. First, talent was slow to come back as the world recovered from COVID-19. Whether you believe that was a byproduct of government subsidies, fear of the workplace, childcare issues, or other factors, it’s clear that many formerly employed workers didn’t return to the workplace, at …

QUICK QUITS: When You Recruit Hard But Onboard Soft

Kris Dunn candidate experience, Managing People, Onboarding, Recruiting, Retention, Talent Acquisition

I’m writing this post in the aftermath of COVID-19, as masks come off, people think about shaking hands again, and companies ramp up hiring post-recession. But this post is relevant anytime your company is coming off a long hiring freeze or downturn and starts hiring at warp speed again in a frothy economy. So, see you again in 2027, I …

HR Famous 67: Naomi Osaka and Mental Health in the Workplace

Kris Dunn Mental Health, Women in the Workplace, Workplace Flexibilty

On episode 67 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee  come together to discuss Zoom backgrounds, Naomi Osaka and mental health, and LinkedIn’s acquisition of the platform Hopin.  Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 3:15 …