Fishing Through the Fancy Titles On the Recruiting Scene…

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Recruiting

I was talking to a blow hard potential candidate the other day.  He had introduced himself to me as the “Senior Vice President of XYZ Studios.” Ooooh…sounds catchy.  Sounds like someone I may be interested in. Then, we chatted.  It quickly became apparent to me that his job was the equivalent of a Business Development Manager.  Basically…he found external game …

What Would Happen If Goldilocks Interviewed At Your Company?

Jennifer McClure Culture, Interviewing, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting

You’ve heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears right? Breakin’ it down for you – Goldilocks was a bratty little girl who disobeyed her mom and invaded the home of the Bear family while they were out for a walk. While she was there, she helped herself to their stuff in search of an experience that was “just right”. To bring you …

The Economy and Employee Confidence – It’s not what you think…it’s what they think

Paul Hebert Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert

Managers in most companies would do well to study up on something called the “false consensus effect.”  Whether they know it or not, they are victims of this particular logical bias.  And the ramifications for a company are pretty important.   All my peers agree…   Put yourself in your last management meeting.  Doom and gloom permeate the room, plans …

Leadership – Do You Like It Steady or Flashy?

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Succession Planning

Here's a personal question.  When you think about the right personality fit to run a company in the CEO spot, do you like your leader steady or flashy?  I'd define the steady CEO as focused on execution, not PR.  The steady CEO doesn't necessarily look for the limelight or media spotlight, preferring to keep their head down and focused on operational …

Hey Talent Diva – The World Needs Ditchdiggers, Too…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn, Retention, Succession Planning

To quote Austin Powers, I’m a man, baby… As a guy, quoting movies is part of who I am… And I can even work it into a HR/Talent blog entry… From Caddyshack: Judge Smails: The man is a menace! Cut that off! Music is a violation of our personal privacy! He’s breaking the law! Danny: I’ve always been fascinated with …

I’m Not Going to Tolerate a Lot of Negotiating, Bob…

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Kris Dunn, Making Offers, Recruiting

Later on this week we’ll be doing a series of articles for Workforce Recruiting, most of which deal with the topic of pending pay equity legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act. I know that sounds boring, but it’s not.  Here’s why – the focus of most of those articles is how  candidates who have better negotiating skills tend to end …