HR Technology: Be Smarter Than a Logo and Color Palette

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, HR & Marketing, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Laurie Ruettimann

A true human resources professional knows it’s tough to manage an open job requisition and the 100 moving parts in the hiring process. From selecting candidates to scheduling interviews, much of recruiting comes down to administrivia and good old fashioned project management. When I was a human resources generalist, I did my job without the luxury of an applicant tracking …

“Employees Are Our Most Important Asset”

Steve Gifford Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Culture, Good HR, HR & Marketing, Influence, Innovation, Performance, Seat at the Table, Steve Gifford, Talent Strategy, Training and Development

It’s on your website, and it’s in your handbook.  You’ve heard an executive say it to a crowded room.  It’s just vague enough that it’s hard to disprove, but doesn’t really commit the company to anything. Want to get the attention of everyone at the table? Ask this: What’s the last major program we launched to optimize this asset? Because, …

What Job Does HR Really Do?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, HR, HR & Marketing, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Retention

I just finished reading Clayton Christensen’s newest book call “How Will You Measure Your Life” (my money quotes from the book can be found here.)  In that book he reintroduced one of his marketing concepts called “jobs-to-be-done.”  Originally discussed by Christensen in the context of how consumers decide on products, Christensen posited that customers don’t buy products so much as they “hire” a product to …

The Internship and the Pipeline

Steve Boese Career Paths, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Interviewing, Recruiting, Steve Boese, Video Interviewing

lOver the weekend I caught the movie The Internship starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, (I know it has been out for a while, I’m not a opening night kind of person I guess), which chronicled in a way that was probably reasonably accurate or at least indicative of, the summer internship program at America’s most wanted to work for …

Still an “Old Lady’s” HR Department?

Guest: Melissa Anzman Communication, HR, HR & Marketing

Let’s face it – HR departments are segmenting into smaller pockets of experts. Which is fine and dandy if for your senior leaders who have daily interaction with an HR business partner… but means about squat to the average employee. All that most employees know is that “HR” hired them and “HR” always seems to be around when their cube-mate …