Intel In the Job Posting – 4 Tips for Job Seekers

Katrina Kibben Communication, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

In the pantheon of awful things, looking for a job is right up there with waxing and breakups. It’s painful, full of uncertainty, and makes you question everything. Yes, waxing does that. Trust. I’ve been there. I was laid off twice before starting Three Ears Media, and both scenarios caught me off guard and turned my life plans in a …

No Fa-Fa-Fa Foolin’ (Rapp Out)

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, Career Advice, Change, Change Management, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Giving Notice, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Onboarding, Retention 16 Comments

Almost 12 years ago, I wrote my first blog post for FOT. It was about Joe Elliott of Def Leppard and when he mistakenly placed the Stanley Cup upside down during an NHL event. I wrote: Why the blunder? Because no one coached him. No one took the time to pull him aside and whisper, “Hey Joe, this is the …

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Watch Your Body Language in an Interview & Save the Head Bobbing for Bonnaroo.

Dawn Burke Communication, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing 2 Comments

I’ve noticed a recent, frightening phenomenon. And I think I may be a perpetrator (heaven help me). In an attempt to stage a preemptive intervention, I thought there could be no better time than the present to address this odd and interesting tick–one that HR professionals, interviewers, and interviewees abuse unabashedly. The head nod. Or as some others call it, …

Your Organization Is On A Political Rollercoaster, Hold on Tight

William Wiggins Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, politics

From the boardroom to the men’s room; from the chat features of Zoom and Skype to text, employees are engaging in a political jousting of sorts. Unbridled pandemics and ongoing global social injustice protests have changed the rules of political correctness in the workplace. As organizations are declaring their position on racial and social injustice, they have invited more sharing …

Candidate Email Automation Disasters: Thanks, But No Thanks

Katrina Kibben ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Recruiting

Know what makes our industry look bad? Most candidate email automation, but especially saying “thanks, but no thanks” as an automatic reply to a job. We know candidates are putting it all on the line. I mean, no one wakes up and decides to quit their corporate jobs with great benefits and bonuses.  It takes vulnerability. Risk. That “change” thing we all …

3 Ways to Change the Message in a Bottle

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Retention, Talent Strategy, wellness

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, no one here but me, oh More loneliness than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh These are the intro lyrics to “Message in a Bottle” by The Police. It’s about being alone on an island and sending a message in a bottle …

HR Comms 101: Crisis Edition!

Tim Sackett Communication, Employee Communications, Leadership

Organizations have had some big, historic crisis to deal with lately. During the pandemic and the current Black Lives Matter movement, organizations have been quick to react with communications out to employees, customers/clients, and various stakeholders. While some of these communications have been great, the vast majority are just copycats of regurgitated corporate-speak where we have mastered the art form …

The Strategic Evolution of HR

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Risks, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Anyone else feel like they’ve lived through 2 years in the last 4 months? Are you apprehensive about the next 6 months? You are normal if you answered “yes” to the above. You work in HR if you answered “HELL yes” while raising your beverage of choice in hand. HR leaders I know, and others who I’ve had the opportunity …

When Trying to Switch Career Fields Makes You Feel Like D’Angelo From The Wire

Liz Desio Career Advice, Career Paths, Communication, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Why is it so hard to transition from the field you started in? Yep, you guessed it — I’m spending my quarantine days and newfound unemployment watching The Wire, and I can’t recommend it enough. Seriously, if your boyfriend is annoying you about watching it, you should actually listen to him, because it’s amazing, like possibly-better-than-breaking-bad amazing.re I began The …

Where Have All The People Gone?

William Wiggins Communication, COVID-19, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Telecommuting

Just months ago, I was sitting around the conference room table with my recruiting team. With coffee in hand, we went about our daily huddles, check-ins, shifting of the work when necessary, celebrating our victories and constantly strategizing about how to draw top talent. Before the virus that conference room was the gathering spot for some of the world’s best …