If You’re a Slacker and You Know It, Clap Your Hands (Office vs. Telecommuting)…

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn

Telecommuting. Talk to any manager in America, and odds are that they have an opinion on the topic.  They love it for their people.  They hate it for their people.  They love it for themselves, but hate it for their people ("Fred, I’m denying your request to telecommute, because it’s bad for your career at Innotech.  Call me on my …

Talent Reality Check – Mandarin is the New Spanish for Your Kids…

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Generations, Kris Dunn

Quick – if you could pick right now, what second language would you have your kids learn to enhance their economic prospects over the next 50 years? If you said, "Spanish", congratulations.  That’s a nice choice, and you’re towing the company line.  My guess is that 95% of American’s would give that answer.  After all, Spanish is rapidly becoming the …

Employees Will be Part of the Matrix

Paul Hebert Career Paths, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

“One of the most promising laboratories for the Numerati is the workplace, where every keystroke, click, and e-mail can be studied.” One would think that the above quote is from a recently found rough draft of the Orwell book 1984, but it is part of the introduction to an article about a new book by Stephen Baker called “The Numerati.”  …

How Social Networking Has Made Recruiters the Laughing Stock of Corporate America

Josh Letourneau Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Social Media

Today, I offer a tough pill to swallow for all Internal and External Recruiters: Our obsession with Social Networking (SN) has officially made us the laughing stocks of Corporate America.  Let that sink in for a minute.  Not only do most Senior Execs agree, but juggernaut IBM even invested millions in making a commercial and purchasing the coinciding media time …

Cost Per Hire, Time to Fill, and Quality of Hire – Pick Two and Call Me in the Morning…

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

The latest article is up at Workforce Recruiting entitled "Evaluating Recruiting Effectiveness" and it’s pretty much what you would expect.  Everyone says recruiting and talent acquisition is core to the business, but everyone’s pointing to a lack of funding, a need for better technology and stressed recruiters as problems to overcome. Welcome to recruiting in America, and to running a …

If You Can’t Recruit from a “Van Down By The River”, You’re Not A Real Recruiter…

Maren Hogan Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Maren Hogan, Recruiting

I’m going to RecruitFest in September and like I always do, I began researching ways to make it cheaper, faster etc. While I was calling people I had never met and cashing in miles, a friend asked me, “Why are you doing all that? You can afford this.” Bam. I was taken aback. She was right. I could. I can. …

Surveillance Software On Employees – Now Bursting a RockStar’s Bubble At An Office Park Near You…

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Maren Hogan

Hmmmm, I am thinking that it might be time for a little attitude right about now. I have made no secret that in my day job, I am very candidate centric. Heck I LOVE candidates, they make me happy, they make me money, sometimes they make me laugh. But here’s a little secret to all you "rockstar candidates" out there. …