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 …

No Fa-Fa-Fa-Fooling – Coaching Def Leppard (and Your New Hires) Not to Commit Political Suicide..

Kris Dunn Culture, Kathy Rapp, Onboarding, Retention

I admit it.  I LOVE Def Leppard.  Regardless of the fact that I don’t understand much of what Joe Elliot actually sings: ”You’re bringin’ on the heartbreak, yeah yeah, uh huh, watermelon…”, the band rocks and I still remember sitting in my date’s Honda Prelude, CD blaring on our way to the “Hysteria” concert – topped off with a post-concert …

If You’re a Slacker and You Know It, Clap Your Hands (Office vs. Telecommuting)…

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn

Telecommuting. Talk to any manager in America, and odds are that they have an opinion on the topic.  They love it for their people.  They hate it for their people.  They love it for themselves, but hate it for their people ("Fred, I’m denying your request to telecommute, because it’s bad for your career at Innotech.  Call me on my …

Management Gone Wrong – Al Davis, an Employee Warning Letter and an Overhead Projector…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

This post is brought to you by the good people at the Employment Branding Institute (EBI).  "EBI – we make you look good, even if you’re hideous"… Today’s rant is about employment branding and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.  With the exception of the last 6-7 years, the Raiders have been one of the most storied franchises in professional sports.  In …

The Human Cost of WaMu’s (and Wall Street’s) Failure

Jason Pankow Culture, Jason Pankow

Apparently, we’re in some sort of financial crisis.  My wife does the bills, so I’m just catching up. One of the big headlines, currently, is the government seizure and sale of Washington Mutual…the largest bank failure in history.  Here in Seattle, we are still wondering what the fallout from WaMu’s failure will be.  Of course, this has a huge affect …