Thriving as an Employer (COVID Edition) via the Employee Hierarchy of Needs

Ed Baldwin Culture, Driving Productivity, Ed Baldwin, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Trench HR 3 Comments

Everyone’s heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Well, almost everyone. On the outside chance you haven’t, it’s a theoretical model of human motivation that was published in 1943. Not exactly cutting edge stuff. But powerful, and surprisingly applicable to today’s workforce and chaotic COVID era environment. Summarily, it theorizes that people start out being motivated to achieve base level needs …

It’s Time to Act

Ed Baldwin Change, Change Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Diversity, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, George Floyd, Hiring Bias, HR, Influence, Leadership, Talent Strategy, Trench HR

A pandemic. Senseless killings. People taking to the streets. Our foundational values being rocked. This is America 2020. And your workplace is a subset of the same environment. And for good reason. As HR professionals, we haven’t done enough. If we are honest with ourselves, equal opportunity has been little more than lip service and legal statements found in our …

The First Step in Recruitment Marketing

Tim Sackett candidate experience, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Referrals, Retention, SHRM, Smashfly, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

One of the hottest topics in Talent Acquisition is around the concept of Recruitment Marketing. It seems like daily there are new technology solutions being released that can help you with one or more aspects of RM. Seemingly all of these will take you from zero to 100 overnight, or so they say. The biggest problem most TA shops and …

Business Travel Is Like Mexican Food (Everyone’s Got A Favorite)

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Travel, Trench HR, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

My wife and I, like many of you, have traditions. One of those traditions was that we ate at the same Mexican restaurant repeatedly.  So often, if fact, we assigned a specific night to it.  That night was Friday night. The place we frequented was a dive. You had to drive through an alley and park in the back of …

HR Tech is Child’s Play When You Talk to CyberSecurity Candidates

Matt Charney AsiaPac, Matt Charney, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Science, Sourcing, Talent Strategy, Trench HR

So, we’re pulling up to #BSidesLV (after attending, I’m still not sure what the hell that means), and I’m about to swipe my card through the taxi meter when suddenly, the screen goes black. Suddenly, some Linux instance popped up (I know because it was written on the bottom of the screen), although I have no idea what the hell …

The Customer Boundary Is Where EVERY Employee Should Start

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Innovation, Onboarding, Paul Hebert, Performance, Trench HR

A big part of employee engagement is connecting the “why” of the company to the “why” of the individual. The better a company does that, the better the individual will engage and succeed. And, not coincidentally, the better the company will do as well. When you’re connected to the company and its mission, it’s easier to put up with minor …

Would You Pay To Get Interview Feedback?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Good HR, Innovation, Interviewing, Love, Recruiting, Science, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I get my ideas in the shower.  I have a busy life, so it seems like my down time is that solid 5 to 10 minutes I get in the shower. I usually shower twice a day—once first thing in the morning, then before I go to bed.  That’s 10 to 20 minutes daily to think and clean. I like going …