Managing Talent Should Work Like Pandora…

Paul Hebert Candidate Pool, Executive Search, HR Tech, HR Technology, Paul Hebert, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis

I googled the crap out of this but can’t find a single link that talks about talent management, recruiting or anything in the HR space that works like Pandora does for music. Maybe I’m all wet. Maybe I should have checked with Josh Letourneau. Maybe it’s a bagillion dollar idea that I’m giving away here but… Talent Management and Recruiting …

5 Workplace Time Sucks – None, Social Media Related. Really!

Steve Boese Bad HR, HR Tech, Social Media, Steve Boese

So, you’re the HR pro who has been charged by the CEO or the CIO or Legal, or really anyone who should be worried about more important things than to examine and update the organization’s technology acceptable use policies to account for the growing popularity of social media. The muckety-mucks, (heck maybe even you), are concerned about employees ‘wasting time’ …

System Implementation on the Horizon? Ask Away.

Jessica Lee Change, HR Tech, Jessica Lee, Trench HR

Let me just say this: I am stressed out. I am not even going to lie about it. 2011 has come like a hurricane. There’s my regular recruiting load, 2010 year end stuff, special projects like a Jobvite implementation… cumulatively, it’s what keeps me up at night. Who likes a complainer though?! Jobvite however? I am more than excited about. …

Winning the HR Technology Lottery

Steve Boese HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Steve Boese

A request – read this first part using your best TV voiceover announcer style : Previously on Fistful of Talent : Andy Porter questioned the ability of most HR Technology vendors to satisfactorily answer two basic questions: Question One – How will you, the vendor, train my employees to use the system? Usual vendor answer – Something about extensive training …

Bad 80s TV Shows and HR Technology…

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Business Development, HR Tech, HR Vendors

I’m in the mood for a good rant today. I’ve been slowly torturing myself and several of my colleagues over the last month or so sitting through demo after demo of potential HR systems to handle the whole schbang from recruitment to off-boarding. And frankly, I’ve been embarrassed. It’s been like sitting through endless re-runs of the 80s TV show Small …

Something is Going on at The Ladders

Tim Sackett HR Tech, HR Vendors, Job Boards, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

At the recent HR Technology Conference, Kris Dunn, Josh Letourneau and HR Ringleader, Trish McFarland got to spend some quality time with the Co-founder and President of The Ladders, Alex Douzet and their VP of Technology, Ofir Shalom (and by quality time I mean a solid 3 hours of non-stop conversation that would absolutely blow your HR mind).   Afterwards, I think …

HR Tech 2010: Blogger Insights Panel, Laurie Ruettimann/KD Podcast on Total Picture Radio…

Kris Dunn HR Tech, Social Media, Social Recruiting

I was lucky enough to lead a "Blogger Insights" panel at HR Tech last week featuring Bryon Abramowitz (The HR Technologist), Michael Krupa (InfoBox), Laurie Ruettimann (Cynical Girl, formerly Punk Rock HR) and Trish McFarlane (HR Ringleader).   Great panel, smart people.  Some observations that were surprising to me: -It was HR Tech, and over half the crowd attending our panel still worked for companies that …

Fear and Loathing on LinkedIn

Steve Boese Bad HR, Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Tech, HR Technology, Leadership, Social Recruiting, Steve Boese

This week the professional social networking site LinkedIn announced a new feature (initially) aimed at current college students, the LinkedIn Career Explorer.  This new capability provides the student the ability to visualize potential career paths based on their field of study, search for relevant job opportunities, find and follow target companies matching their career aspirations, and discover and connect with …

Jobvite: Take Your Hiring Managers’ Excuses Away…

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

I was in Chicago last week at the HR Technology Conference and had a chance to sit down with Jobvite CEO, Dan Finnigan.  So before I get into the conversation, as per Fistful Of Talent rules of full disclosure, Jobvite and/or Dan Finnigan did not pay me/us to do this post – but if when finished Dan wants to send me …

HR Tech 2010: “Social” Is Now HR’s Baby (Sorry, Marketing Department!)

Josh Letourneau Conferences, HR Tech, Joshua Letourneau, Social Recruiting

If there is one thing I learned during Tamara Erickson’s keynote at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago, it’s that “Social” just grew up. (For you hashtag lovers like me out there, it’s #HRTechConf).  We’re not just talking media anymore, Baby.  Yep, we’re goin’ big . . . Near the end of the address, there was a line that not …