Do Your Carpets Match Your Drapes?

Jessica Lee Conferences, Jessica Lee, Social Media, Social Network Analysis

I spoke at a conference the other week on behalf of Ragan Communications and sponsored by Aon Hewitt – Social Media for HR and Internal Communications. Great event. I enjoyed learning about what some other big brands are doing in this space including Intel’s employee recognition overhaul and Best Buy’s approach to employees on social media channels. Really helpful for …

I’m unPinterested

Tim Sackett Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

Over the past few months some of you might have seen all the commotion surrounding the site Pinterest. It’s not new, it’s been around for over a year, but it was mainly a site used by Mommy Bloggers, crafters, home design folks, etc.  Somehow, in the past 90 days, Pinterest jumped-the-shark in the HR/Talent community and everyone is following everyone! …

You, Your Social Media Presence, and Gosh Darn It…That Picture You Posted…

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Social Network Analysis

I’m looking at LinkedIn profiles this morning.  I’m actually re-verifying a list of candidates, the organizations they work for and Hoover’s information.  Good fun stuff early on a Friday.  It’s actually pretty tedious. But as I’m clicking and cross referencing, gosh darn it if I don’t see your LinkedIn profile pic.  Post whatever you want on Facebook and use your …

HR Should Only Give 10% to Changing Culture…

Paul Hebert Change, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Network Analysis

Why didn’t someone tell you that you only need to give it 10% to be successful? I am.  Sorta. The Company Culture It’s not too unlikely that if you’re an HR pro you’ve been in meetings where the company culture is being discussed – or complained about more likely.  The fact is, whenever someone brings up corporate culture, all heads …

DON’T FEED THE VENDORS: Interpreting “Social” Data: Making Social Recruiting Smarter

steveduque Don't Feed the Vendors, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Steven Dugue

Making sense of the endless stream of updates from your social media connections can be a headache. Thankfully, new tools are emerging to take the heavy lifting out of interpreting social media data as valuable business intelligence.

911 Is a Joke … And So Are Most Performance Assessments…

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Organizational Development, Performance, Social Network Analysis

Get up, get, get down… 911 is a joke in yo’ town. Unfortunately, so are the majority of performance assessments. And no, it doesn’t take sporting a Viking Helmet to realize the why behind the ineptitude. It’s because they’re nothing more than how one human being (usually a Manager) rates another. As we all know, that ‘rating’ is littered by …

HR Psychographics: “Observable Distaste for Team Sports” While Clinging to Empty Relics of “Human Capital”…

Josh Letourneau Audacious Ideas, HR, Joshua Letourneau, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting

I don’t know about any of you, but I’m straight-up interested in the upcoming research about How HR Thinks and Feels. And if you think I’m saying this because FOT has some stake in it, that just aint true.  Even FOT’s own Tim Sacket wrote a skeptical post about the research, reminding us that we need to be careful forming …

“Small Worlds” Thinking: Breakin’ Down the Talent Pools…

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Influence, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Science, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Need some Recruiting & Sourcing Juice to get you going these days?  Feel like you’re connecting with lots of people in the Talent Pool, but they’re not yielding the information you’d like (referrals, intel, leads, “word on the street”, etc.)?  Perhaps it’s time to step back and think about the structure of the Talent Pool itself . . . Before …

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 …