Are Your Candidates & New Hires *This* Excited?

Jessica Lee Career Paths, Change, Jessica Lee

Have I told you how excited I am these days? Ask me about how things are going as the new kid on the block over at Marriott International… and I’m excited. Like over the moon excited. I’m excited about this role. About the company. About the opportunity. About their excitement for digital/social media/mobile. About the potential to do big, great …

What Time’s My Exit Interview?

Jessica Lee Giving Notice, Jessica Lee, The HR Profession

After a little over five years, I will be leaving the longest, committed relationship I’ve ever been in – my post at APCO Worldwide. Today is my last day. Scary. Next week, I will be the new kid on the block joining Marriott International’s corporate headquarters as director of digital talent strategy within their talent acquisition center of expertise. Exciting. …

Just Rip the Band-Aid Off!

Jessica Lee HR (& Life!) Advice, Jessica Lee

I had a root canal the other week. Ugh. The pain pre-root canal? Awful. The relief afterward? Amazing. As I was lying back in the chair, endodontist drilling away to relieve me of my toothache, oddly enough, I started thinking about my decision making to get the root canal done, and what the lesson was, if anything… and then it …

My Christmas Wishlist for HR Tech Vendors…

Jessica Lee HR Vendors, Jessica Lee

There was some “news” this week that broke about acquisitions in the HR technology space. SAP acquired Success Factors which acquired Jobs2Web. Whale eats fish. As an everyday HR gal in the trenches, do these acquisitions really mean anything to me? As a customer of none of those products, not so much. I watch and follow along though just so …

HR Tech Overload… Coping as an HR Gal in the Trenches… and a Few Good Finds…

Jessica Lee Good HR, HR Tech, HR Vendors, Jessica Lee, Job Boards

Here’s the truth. Up until a few years ago, I had no idea what the HR Technology Conference was. And lots of folks may be blogging and tweeting about that conference right about now. I’ve now been once to the show, as a blogger… but I’m still not sure that’s my scene. See, ask me generally about HR technology prior …

They’re Taking Their Cues From Us.

Jessica Lee Current Affairs, Jessica Lee, Trench HR

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I was glued to the TV a decent part of the weekend watching special coverage of 9/11… and as I write this on Sunday night, I’m still half watching National Geographic 9/11 specials. Any time there are scenes of the old World Trade Centers or the Pentagon with billows of smoke and debris …

Channeling Your Inner Oprah…

Jessica Lee Current Affairs, Influence, Interviewing, Jessica Lee

I’ve been thinking about storytelling lately. And Oprah. Because now that I’m married, and officially a 30-something gal… it would only be logical that I found myself watching a whole lotta Oprah, or more accurately, the OWN channel, the other weekend. That’s how I roll now. And on the tube that weekend was a marathon of the show that goes …