When Another Policy Isn’t the Answer…

Jessica Lee Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee

I was brainstorming the other evening with a pal of mine about her organization’s social media presence – check out the Red Wiggler Farm. (And give to their capital campaign if you feel compelled!) Red Wiggler is a not-for-profit community farm outside of the DC area that employs adults with developmental disabilities and provides horticulture therapy and vocational training. Their …

4 Ways to Measure ROI + Metrics of Social Media Recruiting…

Jessica Lee HR Technology, Jessica Lee, Recruiting, Social Media

We’re all trying to step up our game with social media, whether it’s recruiting, knowledge transfer/management or otherwise. Here’s my struggle though: to get buy in for social recruiting, some of you probably need some metrics to build a business case and show the ROI, right? Because maybe some of your old-school recruiting or HR cohorts see you on Facebook …

Jessica Lee Named Editor at FOT…

Kris Dunn Jessica Lee

Hey FOT Nation – Like any other death star/corporate entity, we here at Fistful of Talent like to celebrate the career paths of our peeps.  A little gathering in the copy room, maybe a little cake – maybe, just maybe – one of us goes way too far with a joke and makes everyone else a little uncomfortable.  Good times… …

HR Pros, Put Your PR Pro Hat On When Layoffs Happen…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee

Times are rough, and there’s a lot of uncertainty in the workforce with jobs being shed by the thousands every week.  It’s a confusing time particularly when you see many organizations concurrently laying off and hiring. Check out this week’s Workforce Recruiting article on mitigating the risk surrounding hiring while laying off, given concerns about potential discrimination lawsuits. Best practices …

You Can Live Without SHRM, Trust Me…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership

I talk a lot of junk about SHRM – and there are plenty of reasons to make jokes (if you care to, revisit some of the reasons by going here, and here, and here). But this isn't about poking at the SHRM beast with my little dagger. Let's stop and have a quiet moment of reflection. What do you get …

So You Recruited Me from Facebook, But I’m Not Allowed to Play with Facebook at Work?

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Recruiting, Social Media

Recruiters talk a lot about how to use social media/social networking to step up your recruiting game. Let me ask you a question though – for the HR or recruiting pro who also does more than talent acquisition – let’s say for you generalists or business partners who dabble in employee relations… what happens once you recruit someone via social networking and …

FOT’s 2008 Lessons Learned & 2009 Resolutions…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee

Happy New Year, friends. Here at FOT, we’re a merry, jolly and happy bunch, which means it’s not beyond us to do the cheesy. With that, I present to you our lessons learned in 2008 and our 2009 resolutions – after all, what good would it be to reflect upon those lessons learned and then not take any action? And …

College is Becoming Unaffordable, So Get Ready to Innovate People!!!

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Innovation, Jessica Lee

So you heard that we’re in the middle of a recession right? Okay, so yes, we all knew this before it was made “official” last week. For recruiting and HR pros, a recession means we’ve got a few challenges on our hands. Your workforce is stressed out. Productivity may be down. Business could be lagging so you might be reducing …