6 Things To Think About Before You Ditch Corporate Life To Become A Recruiter….

Jennifer McClure Engagement and Satisfaction, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Since I made the transition from Corporate America into recruiting a few years ago, I’m frequently contacted by people who want to pick my brain because they’re interested in making a similar change. I’m happy to have these conversations, and do my best to provide honest feedback to consider in making their decision. Often, there are a number of things …

Your Employees Lie to You…

Paul Hebert Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Retention

An entire industry exists to help you survey your employees and find out what they want and need to be productive, positive, contributing members of your organization.  Unfortunately, too often, the results of these surveys will steer you down blind alleys and hurt your engagement efforts. People generally say what they expect their audience wants to hear.  Employees are no …

The Gay Experience and Your Employment/Recruiting Brand…

Jessica Lee Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Sourcing

The best question a candidate has ever asked me during an interview, hands down, was this: “I’m openly gay. How are gay employees treated here? And is the culture receptive to GLBT staff?” In the conservative corporate world of Washington, DC, a candidate asking this question showed some chutzpah in my book. Not because this was a difficult question to …

Your Most Disgruntled Employees – Now Drinking With CareerBuilder…

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR Technology, Jessica Lee, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Careerbuilder’s recent R-rated video was cheap and lame… and I really didn’t want to give them any (more) attention for such a low attempt to drive traffic to their site. But, when surfing around Facebook the other day, I came across another CareerBuilder marketing ploy – “Unhappy Hours.” Says CareerBuilder: “CareerBuilder.com sponsored Unhappy Hours are here to stay! We’ll be …

Kobe Bryant and Ruthless Employees – Competitive or Toxic?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

And so it goes…Kobe Bryant is in the Finals… Think about the employees you know who would run over you with a truck to make their quarterly bonus… Some (many) would say that’s Kobe in the NBA.  Isn’t it funny how ruthless employees get classified as "competitive" when the organization is winning? For those of you who don’t follow basketball, …

Blackberry/Facebook/YouTube Junkies – The Hyperconnected…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn

There’s a new study out by Nortel on how people work and play.  They’re adding a new term to the mix – the hyperconnected.  The premise?  Companies are facing an onslaught of "connectivity devices" in use by their employees.  While some companies choose to restrict the use of connectivity/community-based devices/technology, the pressure is on to allow employees to connect when …