Technology, Toasters, and Knowing What Matters…

Steve Boese HR Tech, Steve Boese, Trench HR

Chances are if you are any kind of a foodie or even just someone who has a special affinity for a particular culinary creation like coffee or barbecue (my personal weakness), you’re likely in possession of some fancy and cutting-edge appliances or gadgets that help you satisfy your cravings for that classic cup of joe, or perfectly smoked and seasoned …

They’re Taking Their Cues From Us.

Jessica Lee Current Affairs, Jessica Lee, Trench HR

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I was glued to the TV a decent part of the weekend watching special coverage of 9/11… and as I write this on Sunday night, I’m still half watching National Geographic 9/11 specials. Any time there are scenes of the old World Trade Centers or the Pentagon with billows of smoke and debris …

Don’t Be an HR Stealth Ninja…

Paul Hebert Change, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Trench HR

Is that redundant?  Ninjas and stealth are pretty similar no? Ninjas are known for their ability to strike and get out without being seen.  Same with stealth planes, trains and automobiles. The idea behind Ninjas and Stealth tech is they can get the job done without leaving any traces.  No one knows they were there and after they do their …

Recruiters Don’t Own Executive Recruiting…

RJ Morris Always Be Closing, Executive Search, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Sourcing, Trench HR

Ah, the internal executive search assignment—for some corporate recruiters, it’s the pinnacle of the talent acquisition world. Goodbye, days of customer service rep phone screens and hello, exploratory dinners and intriguing “meetings over drinks.” I think a bunch of talent acquisition pros dream of the day when they get the call to fill a senior VP or C level impact …

Just like NCAA Basketball, Corporate Recruiting is a Team Sport…

Jason Pankow Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Sports, Trench HR

I don’t watch the NBA anymore (don’t tell my FOT basketball obsessed colleagues). But, I absolutely love March Madness. (Go Zags! Well… maybe next year.) Sure, they don’t score as many points in college basketball. True, there are fewer dunks. And, true, I’ll never be treated to a one hour ESPN special dedicated to a player telling us where he’ll …