Sourcing: What’s the app for that?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Last week, work was crazy busy. Those of you who know me and my “process” know that my feet are to the fire to generate a decent pool of candidates within 24 hours.  Sometimes it works out that I have to generate 8 of those pools (and each pool is a minimum of 150 viable candidates) within 24 hours. At the same …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR, Uncategorized

Welcome back to a great week at FOT! Here are 5 things you should know this week: 1. Updated: The French Move To Protect Workers From After-Hours Email: French unions did not ban French employees from sending emails after precisely 6 p.m.; the agreement meant to protect some workers from too much after-hours work intrusion (and consequently, burnout) does not stipulate 6 p.m. …

Open Office Floor Plans Exist Because You Can’t Be Trusted

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Uncategorized

I have listened to many smart and sensible people debate the merits and drawbacks of open office plans. Some people believe that an open office environment will create better interdepartmental communication and stop people from hoarding information. Unfortunately, academics and researchers are finding that open office environments can impair cognitive abilities. Many others believe that open environments create hostility and a sense of helplessness among …

5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR, Uncategorized

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team. Here are five things to get your week started off right: 1. Why Major Companies Like Amazon Ask Job Candidates For Their SAT Scores: For all these job seekers, the SATs are a distant memory. Even the newest Bachelor’s recipients tend to be at least four years removed from the test. …

Sourcers: How Does Someone Who Needs You… Find You?

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

It’s a valid question. Where I hang out—G+, Twitter, LinkedIn, others (i.e. HR Management)—often fear to lurk. And the ones that do, are typically pretty much just like me. But here’s the thing: my current employer never had anyone just like me sourcing for him before. The way my boss found me? Referrals. Actually speaking referrals. He asked me to …

Talent Acquisition or Travel Agent?

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Sourcing, Uncategorized

My mother has become one of “them.” Later in her life and now single, she is one of those senior citizens riding around on a mongo coach bus, traipsing all across the country from tour site to tour site. She signs up to go to DC, for example, and the travel company takes care of everything: bus rides, meals, tour …

Five Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to another great week at FOT! Here’s what’s trending this week: 1. Holacracy: The Hot Management Trend for 2014? Invented in the early 2000s by entrepreneur Brian Robertson, holacracy is a management structure based on the tasks a company needs to accomplish, rather than a standard reporting structure. 2. What would this new bill do to background checks? A new law, if …

Succession Planning Case Studies: GM Solid, Microsoft Sucky

RJ Morris Bad HR, Good HR, Leadership, Pop Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Uncategorized

An HR nerd like me sees news from the business world dealing with hiring, succession and promotional decisions as fascinating. Big public companies allow you a peek into how decisions are made and how good or how bad they are in these key areas. Last week, Dan Akerson, the current CEO of GM, decided he wanted to accelerate his retirement …