Defense Wins Championships…and Talent

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Change Management, Coaching, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Sports, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Training and Development

I’m a college basketball fan, so the NCAA Championship this week was fun to watch. OK. Maybe not the first 5 minutes when no one could hit the broad side of a barn–but the overall tournament and the championship game did not disappoint. Take Virginia and Texas Tech–two defensive-minded teams who made it to the championship game for the first …

Key Component To Talent Strategy: A Proper Goodbye

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Onboarding, Talent Strategy

The HR space talks about talent acquisition a lot. How to attract candidates, how to source candidates, how to make the candidate experience exceptional. Just venturing a guess, but perhaps 70%, maybe 80%, of HR technology focuses on these very things. As an HR practitioner, I believe there is something that corporate leaders, managers, HR pros, and recruiters neglect: A …

Writing For The 8 Second Attention Span: Recruitment Marketing Toilet Talk

Katrina Kibben Communication, HR & Marketing, Mobile Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Science, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

A few weeks ago in the airport bathroom, I overheard a conference call taking place in the stall next to me. Cringe. I hate that. Are you so important that you have to pee during the call? I get if you’re at home. You really need to go, so you put yourself on mute. But remember, I said I overheard …

Google for Jobs Is Incredible, but Your Jobs Aren’t on It!

Dawn Burke ATS, Dawn Burke, Google for Jobs, HR, Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Remember that time someone threw an incredible party. A party people talked about for months. It was THE event that included people you knew, people you wanted to know, and that one special person you had a crush on for years. Of course you remember that party. Why? Because you weren’t invited. Later you find out you actually were invited, …

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Hire the Overqualified to Maximize Talent ROI

Ed Baldwin Candidate Pool, Ed Baldwin, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

Virtually all companies want to hire the very best talent available.  Most have some version of this statement proudly displayed on their careers page. But we all know that there are constraints in terms of the price you can afford to pay for that talent. That’s the crux of achieving your company’s talent strategy, maximizing the talent you bring into …

Negotiating Rates, Closing Recruiters, and Knowing Your Value.

Kelly Dingee ATS, Career Advice, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Hourly Hiring, Kelly Dingee, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

Hands down, salary is always the most sensitive part of any recruiter/candidate conversation. A little more than a year ago, I wrote about how important it is to know what you want to be paid. I still think that is vital for each and every job seeker to know so that they are able to answer the question… “What is …

Micro-Internships: A Gig Economy Way to Find Great Young Talent.

John Hollon College Recruiting, Generations, HR, Internships, Job Boards, John Hollon, Learning and Development, Networking, Online Applications, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workplace Flexibilty

Count me as a big fan of college internships. I’ve told this story before, but I trace my long career as a journalist and media executive back to my college internship on the Metro Desk of the Los Angeles Times. I got class credit instead of pay, but that wasn’t the point. I wanted a chance to write something that …

That Company Has 3 Types of Workers.

Ben Martinez Ben Martinez, Business Development, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, HR, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Training and Development

People are wired to work and make things happen. You may or may not like your job, but you are there to achieve things for your company. That is why you should hire more people who actually love their work. There are three types of workers. The “job” worker. This is the person who hates Mondays, lives for the weekends, …

All for One and One for All! Employee Engagement Peanut Butter.

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Leadership, Learning, Performance, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, wellness

I started my own blog in 2006. Not an actual OG but very close. Heck, I used to use Typepad for chrissakes. That’s seriously old school. And some of (most of) my posts since that time have been about employee engagement. I know this because every time I’m up to write on Fistful of Talent I panic because I may …

Does Money Buy Happy Employees?

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Performance, Talent Strategy

Recently, I was lucky enough to go to a private screening of a new documentary, “Pursuing Happiness.” The director, Adam Shell, shared wonderful stories of the people he interviewed in his attempt to find the happiest people in America. “Who is the happiest person you know?” was the question he and his production partner posed. My friend who hosted the …