Surprise! You’re An HR Manager…Now What?

Tim Sackett Career Paths, Leadership, Tim Sackett

Read a good article a few weeks ago by the Associated Press business staff, Surprise! You’ve become a manager. Now what, which explores a couple of concepts with new managers: 1. Assess what you’re doing, and does it fit the goals of the organization; 2. Accomplish something everyday (keep the number small – i.e., 3 tasks). The tendency for new …

Ellen Degeneres & Your HR Career Path….

Jessica Lee Career Paths, Lance Haun

You’ve probably heard by now, Ellen Degeneres is going to American Idol as the fourth judge (replacing the ever sober Paula Abdul). This would have been big news in 2004 when the show was still uber popular, but has anyone watched it lately?  With the selection of Ellen brings controversy – the pick doesn’t make sense on the surface and doesn’t correlate …

Another Headhunter Secret: Why We Just Love Orgs that Front-Load Their Training

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Sourcing

Here’s a little Headhunter Secret that you might not be privy to:  We just love organizations that front-load their training investments.  Why?  Because we can predict, with a very high degree of accuracy, approximately how many of your employees we can recruit away at any given point in their ‘professional development’.  That’s right – I said with a high degree …

Performance Portability – The Future?

Paul Hebert Career Paths, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Some people spend their weekends pulling weeds.  Some watching sports.  Others, with mental problems like me, cogitate on work.  This past weekend, the idea of performance portability was on my mind. The idea stems from some unrelated items. First of all, with the health care issue hot and heavy on the front page, I think about the employee’s right to …

The Soundtrack of Your Career…

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Kathy Rapp, Leadership

It’s a phenomenon not uncommon to most – how music ties into certain points in your life.  I hear a song and can tell you with decent accuracy the year it came out and what I was doing at the time.  On a long plane ride recently, I started thinking about the music on my iPod.  Hearing the first few …

You Are What You Eat – And Where You Work…

Kris Dunn Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Retention

Good stuff to share with Talent professionals from Seth Godin (I heard he could use some exposure, thus the link…) – the topic is YOUR career, rather than thinking about the careers of others. From Seth: "The single most important marketing decision most people make is also the one we spend precious little time on: where you work. Think about this …

Why Enterprise Rent-A-Car is Smarter Than Your Company in Talent….

Kris Dunn Career Paths, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

I’m going to describe a service encounter I have frequently when I travel, followed in parentheses by what I experience with the competition: At the company I’m referencing, the service reps at the counter: –Smile when I enter (competition – sporadic smiles, with variability to grumpy). –Are great at stage banter – the art of making small talk while they …