Talent Acquisition Leadership Means You Pedal and Steer…

RJ Morris Uncategorized

“Pedal and steer, just pedal and steer.” On a recent Saturday afternoon, I probably said that to my five year old 90 times. We had just taken the training wheels off, and she did not trust herself when she started, so she started to pedal with one foot but then put the other one down on the ground. No forward …

BRAVE NEW WORLD: Here’s Your HR Leadership Posting From: Netflix

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Hey FOT Nation – You like Netflix, right?  Great news!  They’ve got an HR opening you can get involved in. OK – first things first.  Take off “SPHR” from your resume.  Turns out that counts against you.  Also, broad, sweeping generalizations about you being an agent of “change” probably aren’t going to fly either. From the looks of this JD, …

Point/Counterpoint – Should You Automatically Pay Severance to Anyone You Fire?

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

FOT Nation – today we've got a point/counterpoint related to whether you should automatically pay severance to anyone you fire.  Check out the posts from Steve Boese and Kris Dunn, they're riffing off a quote from Jonathan Kaplan (founder and chief executive of Pure Digital, the company that made the wildly successful Flip camcorders) related to how he dealt with the ‘bad hire’: …

HEY ROOKIE: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Chinese Workplace to Look Smart as Hell

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Maybe you don't care about looking smart about China, but it can't hurt.  After all, Google pulled out of China, Facebook is probably going into China, plus that giant sucking sound you've heard for about 20 years has been manufacturing jobs in America being offshored to China for cost considerations. What goes around eventually comes around, Sparky.  You can't get …

FOT Webinar This Thursday: The 5 Faces Managers See During Performance Reviews…

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Hey Kids – This month, Halogen is teaming up with FOT’s Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett from Fistful of Talent for a webinar on how to help your HR team and managers bridge the perception gap between how a manager thinks the employee is doing, and how the employee actually perceives their own performance. Think about that. Mind-bending, isn’t it? On March 24th, Kris and Tim will break …

Bad Economy + Different Skills Needed + Positions in Detroit = Purple Squirrel/New Grad Hunt…

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

Everybody assumes that every white collar job you post will result in an onslaught of candidates during a down economy.  Additionally, you should be able to do talent upgrades in a bad economy, right?.  After all, you have people being laid-off in droves, why wouldn’t recruiting be easier? What if you were looking for automotive engineers in Detroit?  Don’t you …

All We Want for Christmas…

admin Uncategorized

Santa Baby, We've worked really hard this year. 2009 was a toughie – it was about just being heads down, and holding on. Tightly. 2010 for many of us was healthier, and that meant running at full speed x 10. And as a collective, we've been a pretty nice bunch so we've taken the liberty of making a wish list. …

Sourcing the Sourcer at an Event…Please Bring Your A Game

Kelly Dingee Uncategorized

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to attend alot of events this year, many have been conferences, some “tweet-ups”, a few casual business get togethers (i.e. a group of business professionals getting together and tweeting forbidden!) and some general parties as the CFO’s wife.  At every single one of these events I’ve met job seekers. I like job seekers, and I’m happy …