Six seconds per resume? Better make it count.

Steve Boese HR, Recruiting, Resumes, Steve Boese, Trench HR

Recently the results from a survey sponsored by TheLadders  revealed that resumes are reviewed for six seconds by recruiters and talent professionals before they make the initial ‘fit or no fit’ decision on job candidates. The study used eye-tracking technology to determine what recruiters were looking at on the resume when making that initial screening decision, and the results were …

Five Years – HR Creating Clarity Out of Chaos

Marisa Keegan HR, Marisa Keegan

Five years ago. Damn. Five years ago today I was in a meeting with the President of my company when a police car flew by our office. Then a second, a third, and a fourth. And just as the two of us looked at each other with questioning looks on our faces, an employee flew through the door and told …

80 Hours Per Week vs. ROWE

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Benefits, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

A while back I wrote a post called “What Would It Take To Get You To Work 80 Hrs Per Week?” over at The Project. The post was meant to dig into what it would take to get employees to go beyond their normal 40 hour work week, and give you that discretionary effort all of HR Pros want to …

The Bonus Rules

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Performance, Recognition, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If you’ve been in HR for at least 30 minutes you’ve heard someone in your organization bitch about a bonus.  It comes part and parcel with the gig – from the beginning of time when the first caveman decided he needed some additional incentive for his cave drawers and developed the 5 drawings and you get an extra brontosaurus burger …

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 …