Class of 2016 – The Same But Different

Paul Hebert Change, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Generations, HR, Paul Hebert

My grandparents had a party line at their house.  I remember picking up the phone and hearing other’s talking.  I also remember my Great Aunt getting on the phone just so she could eaves drop on the conversations the neighbors were having.  The neighbors knew she was on the line.  They didn’t care. Sounds a lot like twitter no? We …

The HR Olympics

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Games, Good HR, Harassment, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Making Offers, Metrics, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Recruiting, SHRM, Sourcing, Succession Planning, T+D, Tim Sackett

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best – it’s like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every four years!  This Summer Olympics I’m even more invested than usual because we have a local athlete from our hometown of DeWitt, MI, Gymnast Jordyn Weiber, competing, so I expect I’ll be …

Oh Boy! Diversity Is About To Look A Whole Lot Whiter!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Generations, HR, Religion, SHRM, Tim Sackett

Dateline 2012 – The U.S. Census releases what is certainly going to be considered a tipping point when it comes to how organizations look at Diversity moving forward!  From CNN: “U.S. minorities now represent more than half of America’s population under the age of 1, the Census Bureau said, a historic demographic milestone with profound political, economic and social implications. …

You Lack the Necessary Qualifications to Read This

Steve Gifford Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Diversity, Good HR, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Steve Gifford, War for Talent

You need at least four years of experience to read this post Also, a Master’s degree is not required but highly preferred. I was out of work for about six months last year.  Lots and lots of applications, a fair number of phone interviews, some interviews, and finally a great job that turned out to be a step up from …

First #FOT Saturday Post: Why is Pregnancy Discrimination Still Happening?

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Diversity, HR, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

We all hate discrimination, right?  We all know that we can’t discriminate against people because of their race or ethnicity.  We can’t discriminate against women. We can’t discriminate based on a person’s religion or age.  And, in many locales, we can’t discriminate based on sexual orientation (hopefully, one day I can say all locales).  Discrimination is Bad and we hate …

Bamboo Ceilings and Tiger Kids…

Jessica Lee Dawn Hrdlica, Diversity, Jessica Lee, Leadership

In many ways, the story of my upbringing is the same as many other second generation immigrants. Think Joy Luck Club. That was pretty much my childhood and the story of my parents and grandparents. Yep. Hyper-competitive mom and pop who gave up everything to come to the US with little to nothing and then worked themselves to the bone …

There’s No Such Thing As Black People Music…

William Tincup Diversity, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, William Tincup

Turns out… we’re all riddled with biases. Newsflash! While we secretly wish that wasn’t the case and/or that we were somehow above it, we’re not. And for the cynics amongst us, allow me a moment to prove it to you. Imagine a scenario for me… you’re interviewing candidates for a critical role within your organization. During polite conversation the candidate …

Have a Coke and a Smile and Quit? Recruitment and Diversity Efforts May Lose it’s Fizz….

Dawn Burke College Recruiting, Dawn Hrdlica, Diversity, Recruiting

I’d like to teach the world to hire… in perfect harmony… I am a suck up. And Coca-Cola… I love Coke Zero so much that I want to kiss you on the mouth. So in checking out your University Talent Program highlighted in Workforce Management’s article “Coca-Cola Division Refreshes Its Talent With Diversity Push on Campus”, I’m pulling for you. …

History Is Full of Values-Based Hiring Initiatives… And Not All of Them Worked…

Tim Sackett Diversity, Interviewing, Tim Sackett

Over at Workforce.com, Jennifer Salopek has an interesting article: “Values-Based Hiring – Assessing Candidates to Ensure Better Cultural Fit” that dives into the concept of companies going beyond competencies in selecting talent for their organization. It’s not a new concept, since the beginning of time, people have been hiring based on personal filters, of which most are personal value sets, when …