Expats Are Coming Home… Foreign Expats Are Going Home. To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn.

Jessica Lee Uncategorized

So there's an outflux of talent happening stateside, says this article in Workforce. Foreign expat workers are returning home because to paraphrase (maybe exaggerate, a little…), it's the pits here. There's the lack of visas and greencards. Oh, and there's also the lack of jobs. And what some are saying is that the outflux, and therefore shortage of talent itself, …

Wanted: Normal Employee

Tim Sackett Uncategorized

I want/need to hire someone. Not a difficult task, right? I’ve been doing this for years and it’s a simple process. I mean let’s be honest – I’m not trying to launch the Space Shuttle into outer space – I just need to hire one “normal” employee. And therein lies my problem: “Normal Employee” wanted. The problem with hiring normal …

Meet Marisa Keegan

Marisa Keegan Uncategorized

Meet Marisa Keegan – Covering Gen Y, Culture & Employee Engagement When it comes to her professional life, Marisa Keegan is passionate about three things; employee engagement, employee advocacy, and corporate culture. Her goal is to help business leaders understand the importance of giving their employees a voice.  Since leaving her position as Culture Maven at Rackspace, she has joined Modea, …

Why Men Don’t Promote Women, and Other Insane Babble.

Tim Sackett Uncategorized

I feel uniquely qualified to speak on this topic, because I’m a man (well, at least I like to say that to my wife, whenever she won’t allow me to do man things like use a chainsaw or shoot a gun or spend money at the Home Depot). I also have had the pleasure of working for, working with and …

A Recruiting Tip from Al Franken and National Geographic

admin Uncategorized

Last month, to celebrate Geography Awareness Week (November 15 – November 21), National Geographic asked Senators to draw their home state. Only 11 out of 100 senators took part. And to the right is Minnesota Senator Al Franken’s attempt. I appreciate the efforts of the 11, and I am really disappointment that more lawmakers didn’t participate. You would think that …

You Don’t Have to Be Social to Recruit via Social Media. Really.

Kelly Dingee Uncategorized

You don’t have to be social to be engaged in recruiting via Social Media. Many, many recruiting professionals will not even step onto the top Social Media sites, because they’ve already built the “I don’t have time” wall. Or better yet, IT has blocked the site. But I don’t think you need to engage to source from Social Media. I …

Paul McCartney, Your New HR Employee Relations Manager Poster Child

Dawn Burke Uncategorized

All of your stereotypical HR Rockstars are typically pretty extroverted, kinetic, perpetually in-motion. I’m not saying HR Rockstars can’t be introverts, but most I know are loud and proud. If you are a recruiter, then the extrovert scale doubles (unless you are Jessica Lee from what I hear…who knew a kinetic introvert?) As an extroverted person, I am no exception …

Quality-of-Hire Quandary of 2009: What Went Wrong With Notre Dame and Charlie Weis?

Josh Letourneau Uncategorized

With last week’s announcement that Notre Dame will fill its recently vacated Head Coaching position with Brian Kelly of the University of Cincinatti, this begs the question: What ever went wrong with their selection of Charlie Weis? From a Quality-of-Hire standpoint, Charlie Weis was perfect when he accepted the position of Head Coach five years ago.  His accomplishments included three …