HR Technology – The Race To Mediocre

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Conferences, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors

I headed out to Vegas a few weeks ago for the HR Tech conference full of enthusiasm on a quest to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the people technology space. The conference itself is quite a production—it’s enormous in all senses of the word, and it attracts some fantastic people and speakers (isn’t Marcus Buckingham great??). But …

I Miss ERE Media

Laurie Ruettimann Conferences, FOT Reads, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann

The world of HR blogging is messy, and the streets of the HR social world are littered with the decaying bodies of failed websites, broken media partnerships, and neglected conferences. This week, my friend Lars Schmidt is hosting the LinkedIn Talent Connect live stream. Lars is a recruiting nerd, tech geek, and ruthless entertainer. It should be fun. But before …

Overcoming Stereotypes: Attractive Women Can’t Code

Jason Pankow Conferences, Hiring Bias, HR, Influence, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Leadership, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Uncategorized

This week, Microsoft is hosting Codess on campus in Redmond.  Codess is a networking event for women engineers—a place where they can get together and learn, mentor, and meet new people like themselves in a world that is dominated by men. The brain trust behind this event is my colleague, Alexa Glick (@alexa_glick for your own enrichment purposes).  She coordinated …

The CYA Report E67: HR Tech Conference Preview [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Conferences, CYA Report, HR, HR Tech, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Podcast, Steve Boese, The HR Profession

It’s that time of year, people. It’s time for the best show in the talentsphere, and we’re here with HR Tech Conference co-chair, Steve Boese, to preview a little bit of what this year’s HR Tech conference has to offer attendees. This conference isn’t just about HR. It’s not just about technology, either. It’s about people coming together to figure out …

Scrap The Cat Pics If You Want To Be Taken Seriously

Kathy Rapp Communication, Conferences, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Kathy Rapp, Learning and Development, Training and Development

I attended a HR forum recently with some decent topics and speakers.  There was good energy in the room, most everyone was engaged and then… the cat picture! A HR speaker from a well-known, global organization got up to talk about talent management and her second slide was some stupid cat image. To add insult to injury, she says, “I …

My 4 Sourcing Lessons From 2013

Kelly Dingee Business Development, Candidate Pool, Conferences, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I love this time of year. I enjoy taking stock and reflecting on the previous years’ highs and lows—and the times that everything was on cruise control. This year was a bit more of a roller coaster than I expected in my personal life, but wow… work life knocked the ball right out of the park!  We’re doing research faster—and smarter—than …

A Conference Deal So Good, It’ll Make You Want To Drink The Kool-Aid

Cara Lucas Conferences, Learning and Development, Worldwide FOT

“If John or Jane Doe was walking off the cliff (or in some cases, the bridge) would you do that, too?” If I could go back in time I’d tell my Mom, “Maybe if they had the right leadership voice or their tone was communicated authentically.” But I wouldn’t drink the Kool-Aid or don the Nikes. Maybe. Delivery matters when …