3 Ways Your Interview Process is Scaring Away Great Talent

Tim Sackett Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Coaching, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Recruiting, References, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, Uncategorized, War for Talent, Webinar

KD and I were at the HR Technology Conference this past week in Chicago – if you get the chance to go you have to – it is different than any other HR Conference you've ever been to in a very good way!  While we were there we sat down with the gang from HireVue and hatched up another webinar …

Prepare Your Company For A Zombie Apocalypse

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Meredith Soleau, Social Media and Talent, War for Talent

If there's one thing that keeps HR people up at night, it's threat of a zombie apocalypse. Can we all agree on this? The threat of a zombie take over is something that the CDC openly talks about, but OSHA just sweeps it under a rug, as if zombies don't even exist! Shame on you, OSHA! We know where to …

Employee Engagement is a 2-Way Street

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, War for Talent

We've all seen the studies.  Employee engagement is down.  Employees are more disengaged than in any time since we banged rocks together to make music.  Employees are less satisfied.  Employees are going to jump ship. I say let’em. If… and that’s a big if… you've done your homework and understand what drives engagement in an organization then maybe it’s time you let …

When do you hire someone? Microeconomics for HR Professionals

Steve Gifford 60-Second SPHR, Business Development, Good HR, Labor, Seat at the Table, Steve Gifford, War for Talent, Workforce Management Articles

“When the hiring manager says so”, right?  And sure, you want to provide customer service to the humans that you support.  The larger question, though, is when does your organization hire someone? The economics concept to understand here is “margin”.  When an economist talks about margin, they’re talking about one additional item.  That is to say, the “marginal cost” of …

War for Talent or a Wimpy Game of Tag?

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, RJ Morris, War for Talent

The term “War for Talent” was always a pretty dumb term.  Sure, companies need talent, and those with really talented players, a solid culture and a good product will usually kick the butts of companies who do not have those things. But a War?  Really?  First off, companies don’t go to war.  Soldiers do.  Keep focused, folks. But for the …

Do What You Love! Or don’t…

Tim Sackett Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Negotiation, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, War for Talent

As an HR Professional I can’t tell you how many times over the past 2 decades I’ve either read or listen to some conference speaker go on poetically about how you need to “do what you love to at work.”  I’ve always called bullshit on this concept.  I’ve probably called bullshit because every single person that has told me this, …

Twitter: Finding Your Talent & Your Peers

Meredith Soleau Meredith Soleau, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, War for Talent

I didn’t like Twitter when I first joined. It’s hard to sum up anything I want to say in 140 characters or less, and it didn’t feel personal like Facebook (where I actually knew all of my Friends). But, I stuck with it, and I tweeted things, and somehow, I created a little following.  The next thing I knew, I …

3 Reasons You Should Be Video Interviewing

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Change, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, War for Talent, Webinar

A week from today, Kris Dunn and I will be dropping some knowledge on some of our HR peers on How To Use Video in Your HR Shop – It’s Free – It’s 60 minutes – you’ll probably waste at least that much time next week talking with Sandy at the water cooler about the new Bachelorette and how much …

No More Smelly Candidates With Video Interviewing! #WEBINAR

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Interviewing, Organizational Development, Profiles, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Television, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent, Web/Tech, Webinar

KD and I are back at it – we’re doing an upcoming webinar on Wednesday May 23rd at 1pm EST (click here to register).  We have a lot of fun with these – we get to check out some very cool stuff in HR – and we get to channel our inner Oprah at the same time!   For this recent …