Is Your Employment Brand Being Created on the Social Web Without You?

Jennifer McClure Culture, Jennifer McClure, Social Media

Talk to any business leader or HR professional today about implementing a social media strategy to enhance their Employment Brand and recruiting efforts, and you’re likely to be met with a blank stare. Once they snap out of their trance of horror, the first question is often – “But what happens if someone says something bad?” Which makes me wonder… …

What Do You Mean Our Employer Value Proposition (EVP) Doesn’t Compare?!?!?”

Josh Letourneau Culture, Joshua Letourneau, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Every once in a while, each of us (as External Recruiters, Internal Recruiters, or Sourcers) have interesting conversations worth sharing.  Some are informative, many are myth-busting, and a few are mind-boggling.  Here is an example of one with an organization that has doubled their staffing spend over the last 12 months by believing the hype and searching for a magic …

The UAW – Now Part Owner As A Result of All That Success at GM and Chrysler…

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Kris Dunn

You’re right.  Bad labor deals had nothing to do with the quagmire in Detroit.  In fact, the whole labor situation was such a non-factor that the UAW will probably end up owning huge stakes in both companies due to the albatross-like liabilities on the books allocated to the VEBA, which manages the health-care coverage of UAW workers and retirees. Guys?  Thanks for …

Taking the Easy Way Out – Cutting Hours to Reduce Costs Is Not the Answer…

Tim Sackett Culture, Driving Productivity, Performance, Tim Sackett

Ok, I admit it… I read the April 2009 edition of HR Magazine – well at least one article, and a look in the back to see what companies still use their HR Jobs section (which can't be a good use of recruitment dollars). The article that caught my attention was Cutting Hours Without Raising Hackles by Senior HR Mag Writer, Rita …

Performance Precognition – The Talent Management Minority Report

Paul Hebert Culture, Paul Hebert, Performance

In the 2002 movie Minority Report, a trio of “precogs” predicted crimes before they occurred and the “pre-perpetrator” was arrested and convicted based on the premonitions from the “precogs.”  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do the same with talent in our organizations?  Not the arrest and conviction part but the predict future performance part? Unfortunately, we don’t have …

Danger!! Trap Work Ethic Questions Ahead…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

We HR/Talent types LOVE to talk about work/life balance as an academic pleasure.  Whether you're on the recruiting trail, trying to look highbrow at the weekly mixer or really believe it, work/life balance is a talking point that we can pull out on cue and talk intelligently about it. There's just this little problem.  In order for your company to …

Goals vs. Commitments, Again… Because Jessica is Committed to Making Us Discuss This Further.

Jessica Lee Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Leadership, Performance

I had this back and forth conversation last week with Laurie Ruettimann over at Punk Rock HR on this notion of goals versus commitments. Let’s rewind and revisit the chat: Microsoft has employees establish commitments rather than setting goals. Me?I like the positioning of it – commitments seem to tie back to an employee’s values and therefore, it feels deeper. …

That’s All You Got? What’s Really a Perk and What’s a Stretch?

Jason Pankow Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jason Pankow

There is a reason I write for FOT and not for Benefits Buzz.  Personally…I find benefits to be ridiculously boring.  I’m glad I have them and God bless the people that secure them for me.  But, you will never find me sitting with the Benefits department. However, I was recently discussing with someone what should be considered an honest to …