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 …

The 10 Worst Entry Level Jobs in Tech…. Sign me up….

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Retention

The Talent game is pretty subjective.  Need proof?  Look to the following list below, of the 10 Worst Entry Level Jobs in Tech, put together by Silicon Valley digital flagship, Valleywag. So, these are the worst jobs in tech…Really?  Because I could go out and find about 1000 candidates for each one, across America, this Sunday, by doing a simple …

Farmer Wants a Wife – But These Girls Have “Retention Issue” Written All Over Them…

Maren Hogan Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Maren Hogan, Recruiting, Retention

Oh yeah, admit it, you knew the chick from Omaha would be writing this one. Have you seen the promos for this particular show? It’s called “Farmer wants a Wife“. Premise? Hundreds (okay tens) of glam pixies with very trim thighs don cowboy boots and chase chickens in an attempt to show an “old fashioned hunk farmer” that they are …

Facebook Has A Prom – You Weren’t Invited…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Retention

This is going to make your annual employee appreciation luncheon look a little stale: "It’s true: Facebook held a prom for its employees in San Francisco last night at the Metreon. The shopping mall-cineplex’s fourth floor was tastefully decorated with white flowers, and the gathered Facebookers were dressed up — and so youthful, you might think it was an actual …

I’m Declaring Today a National “Hug It Out With HR Day”…

Jennifer McClure Engagement and Satisfaction, Jennifer McClure, Recognition, Retention, Total Rewards

Have you given the business equivalent of a hug to your HR professional today? If not (and my guess is that you haven’t EVER done that), then I’d like to suggest that you try it just once. C’mon. You can do it… O.K., maybe instead of actually hugging them, you could say “Thanks” every once in awhile and ensure that …