Do You Really Need College-Educated Workers?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Recruiting, Tim Sackett 10 Comments

FOT Note: This post comes straight out of the FOT vault. Every now and then, we like to re-run golden nuggets of insight to keep the message alive. What you’re about to read is one of them.  I’m a huge advocate for formal education. My 3 sons have gone, will go to college, or get beat until they go to …

VMware Goes “Rooney Rule” and Pledges to have both a Woman and Minority Candidate Interview for Every Opening (HR Famous Pod)

Kris Dunn Diversity, George Floyd, Hiring Bias, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

In episode 21 of the HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to talk about The Rooney Rule and VMware’s new commitment to include a minority and female candidate in every search at the company. The gang also discusses how often they’ve filled up their car tanks during quarantine, and something …

It’s Time to Act

Ed Baldwin Change, Change Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Diversity, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, George Floyd, Hiring Bias, HR, Influence, Leadership, Talent Strategy, Trench HR 4 Comments

A pandemic. Senseless killings. People taking to the streets. Our foundational values being rocked. This is America 2020. And your workplace is a subset of the same environment. And for good reason. As HR professionals, we haven’t done enough. If we are honest with ourselves, equal opportunity has been little more than lip service and legal statements found in our …

Candidate Assessments – Your Hiring Teams Aren’t Ready…Yet

Corey Burns Assessments, Hiring Bias, Recruiting

We’ve all been burned by selecting the wrong candidate. Hiring the wrong person happens and making those mistakes is a necessary evil as we develop our ability to hire effectively. Over the years of working with growing teams, I’ve often received requests from hiring managers to incorporate assessments. Any time we can introduce a tool that helps us strengthen our selection …

Can a Robot Interview Better Than a Human?

Tim Sackett A.I., Hiring Bias, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Interviewing, Robots, Tim Sackett

You might have seen this video around the web over the past few weeks. It’s a new technology being developed and tested in Sweden called “Tengai”: Think about the last time you interviewed a candidate. What was your first initial reaction to them? Before they even opened their mouth? It was probably something like this: “They are decent looking enough” …

How to be a Better LGBTQ+ Ally to Coworkers and Candidates

Guest: Julian Wyant candidate experience, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Hiring Bias, HR, Managing People, Millenial Voice, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Being an ally is more than just partying at pride parades and wearing rainbow outfits. Sure, those are a great way to show your support–and have a good time–but being an ally means making your LGBTQ+ counterparts feel welcome no matter where they are. And the workplace is a great place to start. Creating an inclusive space at work is …

Have You Hired Chris Stapleton or Florida Georgia Line?

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR

I live in Austin, home to many awesome live entertainment venues. In the past month I’ve been able to see many musicians and some wanna-be musicians for the first time. Going to see an artist for the first time is like the first few weeks with a new hire. You’re excited and probably nervous at the same time. What if …

overqualified candidate

Hire the Overqualified to Maximize Talent ROI

Ed Baldwin Candidate Pool, Ed Baldwin, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

Virtually all companies want to hire the very best talent available.  Most have some version of this statement proudly displayed on their careers page. But we all know that there are constraints in terms of the price you can afford to pay for that talent. That’s the crux of achieving your company’s talent strategy, maximizing the talent you bring into …

Is Your Degree Better Than Mine?

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Advice, Change, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Executive Search, Graduation, Hiring Bias, HR, Resumes, War for Talent

Nothing like a juicy scandal involving prestigious universities, wealthy parents, and vlogging teenagers to tank workplace productivity this past week. Come on. You know you were watching Olivia Jade showcase her luxury Christmas haul vs. banging out that metrics report! Here’s the deal. More and more there are discussions around the “value” of a 4-year degree to both graduates and …

I’m Getting Too Old For This $***

Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Change, Ed Baldwin, Executive Search, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Old School, Recruiting, Selection, Uncategorized

My pre-interview checklist. Hugo Boss suit. Check (although it fits a lot tighter than I remember it fitting a decade ago). Conservative tie. Check. Polished shoes. Check. Ironed and starched shirt. Check. Fresh shave, cleared hair out of nose and ears. Check. And perhaps most importantly, investing several hours getting to know as much as I can about the slate …