Tell me what you want, what you really, really want

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee, Negotiation, Recruiting

Channelling the Spice Girls this fine morning.  I’ve been on the phone a lot lately.  And for some reason, I’m really enjoying it, I thought for years I was so much more content to be behind the screen…finding candidates….emailing….serving them up to recruiting teams on a silver platter.  I’ve gotten a second lease on this recruiting life bouncing back to …

Illegal to Ask about a Candidate’s Compensation?

RJ Morris Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Employment Law, Negotiation, Outmatch, RJ Morris

Talent acquisition professionals get paid to talk turkey with candidates. I am talking about cold, hard cash money. What do you need, what do you feel your skillset is worth, what do you want, what will it take, and where are you at now? Every recruiter I have known is comfortable handling these conversations in a professional manner. ….until now. …

You Just Lost Your Latest New Hire To… The Accounting Department?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, Steve Boese

Amazon continues to be (IMHO), America’s most interesting company. From the sheer range of businesses in which they operate to their single-minded focus on dominating their categories and increasing their willingness, (almost at a Google-like level) to experiment with brand new and innovative products and services… Amazon is always fascinating. And this willingness to experiment seems to sometimes extend to …

If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change, Change Management, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, HR, Innovation, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Making Offers, Negotiation, Policies, Recruiting, Total Rewards, War for Talent

“I only read it for the articles” may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print nude pictures of women. As CNN reports: “This isn’t a story about nudity; it’s a story about disruption and innovation. Times, tastes and technology have changed everything. Even at 89, Hugh …

Women Should Flirt More

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Negotiation, Tim Sackett

FOT Note: Where my ladies at!? This Friday, we’re giving you a golden gift—a blast-from-the-past FOT post you know you want to read again… trust us, it’s so good, it’ll feel like the first time… (the first time you read it—get your head out of the gutter!). Fast Company expert blogger, Alicia Morga—named one of the most influential women in technology …

How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

Kathy Rapp Change, Coaching, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Engagement and Satisfaction, Hiring Managers, Influence, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She’s four, so it’s a bit early… but her dentist indicated it’s all genetic. So rest assured it’s not because she’s noshing on hard candy all day, nor are her teeth “advanced.” This loose tooth has caused some drama. I told her how my dad wrapped dental floss around my first loose tooth …

4 Useless Things Career Advisers Tell You

Steve Boese Career Paths, Compensation/Cash Money, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Job Seeker Advice, Negotiation, Steve Boese

Over the weekend I caught this kind of interesting piece debunking much of what the investment advice industry tells its clients (that is you and me), The Four Most Useless Things Financial Advisers Tell You, on the Marketwatch site. It was a fun article, and while I don’t really know for sure if it is 100% on the money (bad …

Rude Candidates are Annoying. But, Maybe I Should Be Nicer to Them

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Bad HR, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting

Something has been bugging me and I feel I need to confess.  It happened many years ago and I frequently think about it.  But, not until recently have I started looking at myself and thinking I should have done something differently. Let me explain.  Long, long ago…I was recruiting for a very premiere brand in the industry (for the record, …

Counter-Offers Are a Sucker’s Play

Kris Dunn Counter-Offers, Kris Dunn, Negotiation

Retention is important for organizations. Paying substantially more for the talent that’s currently sitting in your office is a total sucker’s play. Don’t confuse the two. Let’s break this down a little bit. You found that diamond in the rough. You hired them, nurtured them and grew them to the point where they’re relevant in your industry, their profession, etc. Or maybe …