If Santa Granted HR Wishes

Kathy Rapp Change, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kathy Rapp, Organizational Development, Trench HR

How many of you still write Santa letters?  Unfortunately, I think it’s a dying tradition.  I’m guessing kids simply text St. Nick now.  I haven’t looked, but I bet there’s probably an app for that. I like writing and getting letters.  So, in the spirit of tradition I’m going to write Santa a letter (and yes, I know I’m a …

5 Secrets From LinkedIn’s Recruiter Certification Test

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Don't Feed the Vendors, FOTNation, Influence, Kris Dunn, Profiles, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

A few weeks back, LinkedIn (LI) made a big splash at their annual Talent Connect conference when they launched their new LinkedIn Recruiter Certification. Immediately, everyone in the recruiting industry wanted to know what this “certification” was.  The high interest comes from the huge void in the recruiting industry for a legitimate certification that rivals HRCI’s PHR, SPHR and GPHR …

The Future of Recruiting Tools

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Don't Feed the Vendors, Employee Referrals, Good HR, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Media, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

What tools are you currently using to find candidates? -Resume databases – probably 90% of recruiters (internal and external). -LinkedIn – probably 75% of recruiters with professional type openings. -Facebook – probably 15% of recruiters (this will change quickly – agency recruiting folks are already heavily involved in Facebook search). -Google Boolean searching – 5% or so – we in …

Would You Sign This Petition? STEM, SHRM and the Body of Knowledge

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change, Good HR, HR Technology, Science, Trench HR, William Tincup

This is going to sound crazy. Wait for it… wait for it… wait for it… I want to change HR. Seems a bit premature… story of my life. (We’ll have to delve into that with another blog post.) When folks outside of the ecosystem of HR think of HR, they think of: Personnel and Staffing Compliance People People That’s about …

Are You HR 5c or 5s?

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Web/Tech

Confession time, I’m currently an iPhone 4s person and I feel inadequate. Not to worry though, that’s all about to change because I am due for an upgrade… I was just waiting for the next version of iPhone to be released, and like so many other sheep I’ll find myself following the line into the store to get the 5s. …

HR – Find Your Oops

Paul Hebert Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Trench HR

Oops.  Something you don’t want to hear from your surgeon when under local anesthetic.  Something most of us never want to have to say at a staff meeting. Oops. It means something went wrong and it was probably your fault.  Never, never fun to say oops. Oops Deux Fois I had an oops moment once (yeah… just once.) I was …

Resignation Confessions

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Giving Notice, Good HR, HR, Influence, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

There is something that has always perplexed me about employees who resign.  No matter what the level or situation, a resigning employee rarely says where they are going.  Because of my personality (insert how you see me here – I’ll just say I’m unfiltered) I always ask – “Hey! That’s Great! Where are you going?” Always – and I mean …

FOT Quiz: How To Spot A Fake Recruiter

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Influence, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Sorry, HR and Talent Pros – this is an article for your Hiring Managers and your Executives.  Please pass it along to them – you can stop reading now. There are two types of recruiters in the world. 1. The Recruiter you want – The Recruiter you want finds talent and fills your openings. 2. The Fake Recruiter – The …

Advice to 2013 Grads from HR [Video Bonus!]

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

It’s that time of year when college and universities around the world will release onto us the great minds of the 2013 graduate class.  This always makes me think of the popular advice – Wear Sunscreen: While this advice might be from 1999 – it still rings true today – but like everything else in the world this can be …