Management Training When You’re Not Doing Management Training

Steve Gifford 60-Second SPHR, Bad HR, Culture, Employee Coaching, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Policies, Steve Gifford

Your organization’s managers have many shortcomings.  They refuse to make a decision without having a meeting and cc-ing the whole world on an email about it.  They desperately need someone to fill that open position, then go two weeks without reviewing resumes, only to decide that maybe they  don’t need someone after all.  They can’t coach, avoid confrontation, and point …

Employment Branding: Resources to Get the Recognition You Deserve!

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Business Development, Communication, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Recognition, Steve Gifford

Bookmark this list and save it to get credit for the good things you’re doing anyway. We at FOT are focusing on your EVP this month, culminating in the Bootstrap Your Employment Brand the FOT Way webinar  (tickets are still available, but going fast!).  As great as you might think your employment brand is, though, external validation helps with these things. You’ve …

The Sting of Rejection

Steve Gifford Candidate Pool, Job Boards, Recruiting, Resumes, Steve Gifford

Being out of work is beyond disheartening.  I’ve been out of work for a prolonged amount of time twice in my career, and it was awful; it made me incredibly thankful for my wife, and made me question practically everything else.  Now, though, I’m employed, and I’m hiring! Here’s the problem, though: I can’t hire everyone.  My recruiting team and …

Your Headcount Wishlist

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Steve Gifford, The HR Profession, Trench HR

When the day comes, who are you going to hire? We’re not always going to be cutting back.  Sure, it seems like it now, but at some point, the economy in general or your company specifically is going to grow.  And at long last, you’ll get to play hiring manager again!  But, what req do you ask for first? I …

You Lack the Necessary Qualifications to Read This

Steve Gifford Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Diversity, Good HR, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

You need at least four years of experience to read this post Also, a Master’s degree is not required but highly preferred. I was out of work for about six months last year.  Lots and lots of applications, a fair number of phone interviews, some interviews, and finally a great job that turned out to be a step up from …

Case Study: How Benefits Shapes your Talent Management

Steve Gifford Benefits, Organizational Development, Policies, Steve Gifford

So, here’s your organization, talent pro: strong employment brand, national recruiting, and no trouble filling vacancies.  Employees pay no premiums for medical, dental, or vision coverage.  They also get tuition reimbursement (including time off to study full time), free housing, and about a third of their paycheck is tax free.  No 401k match, but a fairly generous pension.  And, best …

Reduce Your Employees to a Number

Steve Gifford Metrics, Steve Gifford

Don’t worry, 95436, I’m not talking about you… oh, you’re 95463?  Sorry, you totally look like a 36. Anyway, don’t worry; I’m not trying to de-humanize human resources.  Instead, I’m talking about finding that perfect employee metric.  But I’m fairly sure that if I put the word “metric” in the heading, I’ll lose most of this audience. You already know …