Conferences: Find Better Speakers

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Good HR, Meredith Soleau, SHRM

Over the past two months, I have been to three conferences (Ohio SHRM, Recruiting Trends, and Digital Dealer). Each conference had good sessions and bad sessions. I want to talk about the bad ones and piss off about half of the speaking circuit. Motivational Speakers? Are Stupid. Nothing makes me more upset than spending $800 to attend a two day …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …

DON’T FEED THE VENDORS: Interpreting “Social” Data: Making Social Recruiting Smarter

steveduque Don't Feed the Vendors, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Steven Dugue

Making sense of the endless stream of updates from your social media connections can be a headache. Thankfully, new tools are emerging to take the heavy lifting out of interpreting social media data as valuable business intelligence.

Recruiters! LinkedIn Hates You!

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, Job Boards, Recruiting, Social Media, Tim Sackett, Working With Recruiters

I’m sure, like many of you Recruiters who use LinkedIn, you’ve probably been contacted in the last 12 months about one of their “Recruiter” Products. They have two: 1. For Corporate Recruiters – called “Recruiter”, what they call their “sourcing product”. This product gives corporate recruiters full access to see every single LinkedIn member’s information, regardless if you are connected …

I am the Queen of the Frebinar… Give Me Your Sourcing, Recruiting, HR Expertise!

Kelly Dingee Conferences, Don't Feed the Vendors, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, T+D

What’s a frebinar? A free webinar. And I will admit that someday I may need a 12 step program to ween me from listening to them. Everyone’s offering them lately and I love ’em. I don’t have to leave my office, they’re definitely a nice workday change of pace from Pandora, and great to listen to while multi-tasking. The good …

Jobvite: Take Your Hiring Managers’ Excuses Away…

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

I was in Chicago last week at the HR Technology Conference and had a chance to sit down with Jobvite CEO, Dan Finnigan.  So before I get into the conversation, as per Fistful Of Talent rules of full disclosure, Jobvite and/or Dan Finnigan did not pay me/us to do this post – but if when finished Dan wants to send me …

HR to CEO: About this Goal Alignment Problem, It’s Not Me… It’s You

Sean Conrad Don't Feed the Vendors, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Performance, Sean Conrad

While we all know that goals and goal alignment are important – in a lot of organizations, goal management just isn’t getting executed the way it should be. I often see cases where goal management practices exist and are used to a point, but there’s a big breakdown when it comes to adoption by the executive suite. Let’s say your …

Stacked (Raging) Ranking: Turning Performance Management into a Cage Match

Sean Conrad Don't Feed the Vendors, Performance, Sean Conrad

Stacked Ranking….just the words alone make my blood pressure spike. Not only is the name bad (does this sound like something your employees want to participate in?) but the process of stacked ranking is seriously flawed. It’s a totally ineffective approach if you want to improve employee performance.  While some may say that a model like this is needed to …