When Your Job Is Thankless, Here’s What To Be Thankful For

Dawn Burke Engagement and Satisfaction, Mental Health, Work Life Balance 0 Comments

In all professions, not only talent management, at times we feel our jobs are thankless. Some, unfortunately, feel they are thankless all of the time. I’ve heard both HR Pros, Recruiters and other think they are on a merry-go-round that never stops. When it finally does, the riders have a laundry list of woes, grievances, or discontent (why didn’t I …

2020/2021: The Only Bad Plan is NO Plan

Ben Martinez Change, Change Management, COVID-19, Leadership 1 Comment

2020 is winding down and at the start of this year, none of us except Bill Gates had COVID-19 listed as an external force to deal with. This time last year if someone mentioned Corona to me, I would have immediately thought of the beer, Mexico and some chips and salsa. Fact: You, me, the President and President elect had …

The Art of the Intake Call in Recruiting

David Barlaam Candidate Pool, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting 0 Comments

If 2020 has taught us anything at all, it’s that we live in a very unpredictable world, and surprises await us at nearly every turn. How good is someone at what they do, and more importantly, how well will they do it once they join our organization? Can we hire people who have never done our desired work and expect …

Dear Team, Stay With Me!

William J. Wiggins Coaching, COVID-19, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Mental Health, politics, Uncategorized 6 Comments

Over the past months, people with seemingly nothing in common bonded together in grassroots efforts across the country over an out-of-control pandemic that is perpetually “rounding the turn”. One thing’s for sure: This has united the masses in ways not seen since the civil-rights movement and there is no turning back. I am the head of HR for a very …

Should HR Support CEO’s Who Take Hard Political Stances?

Dawn Burke Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture 3 Comments

Note > Other translations may include: ballsy, stupid, crazy, naive, smart, courageous, idiotic, or foolish enough…?  October 23rd was a typical day at Casa Burke. My cat jumped on my head to wake me up. I drank my 1.7 cups of Community Coffee (Mardi Gras Blend with sugar-free peppermint mocha creamer). I watched my girl Gail King on CBS This …