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 …

Where’s the Beef? Is Your Company Brand Angus or Frozen Patty?

Christine LeLaucheur Always Be Closing, Christine LeLacheur, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention

Where I come from (Canada, Westside), we’re known for our beef.  We brag about the flavor, texture, and quality.  But guess what…there are still grades.  As much as we brag, not all of it is certifiable prime grade beef.  In fact, only 2% of beef is graded prime.  2%!  That’s it. My question to you, the employer, is what grade …

Is There a Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation?

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Total Rewards

Dear Fistful of Talent:  “Is there a difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?” Yes Virginia, there is a difference. First – motivation is an internal thing.  You cannot create motivation – you can create an environment where people are motivated to focus on the objectives you want.  This is not a minor point.  Many times clients will ask… “how do …