The 996 Recruiting Schedule!

Tim Sackett ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Digital Interviewing, Driving Productivity, Hiring Managers, Innovation, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Policies, Pop Culture, Talent Acquisition, Web/Tech, Work Life Balance 2 Comments

If you didn’t see it, Jack Ma, the co-founder, and billionaire behind Alibaba, was out promoting his own work schedule that’s been dubbed “996”! Basically, Jack works 9 am to 9 pm, six days per week, and sees absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The internet lost its mind. And by ‘internet’ I mean mostly soft, not so hard working folks …

“New Collar” Jobs are all the Rage. How to Win the War for New Skilled Labor.

Guest: Rachel Bitte Employment Branding and Culture, HR Tech, HR Technology, Labor, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Tech Talent, Training and Development, War for Talent, Web/Tech

Today, every company is a technology company. No doubt, you’ve heard the phrase before. As innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and blockchain infiltrate our everyday lives and the office, so grows the business need for skilled laborers to build and support these technologies. Amid the backdrop of this radical shift to tech jobs — and …

Worked Up About Manipulated Glassdoor Ratings? Maybe It’s Time For a New Approach

John Hollon Brand Ambassadors, candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Marketing, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Web/Tech

I learned long ago that user-generated ratings — whether they be on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, or anywhere else — are easily manipulated and should be taken with a grain of salt. So, is anyone really surprised that Glassdoor ratings get manipulated too? The Wall Street Journal recently published an in-depth look at how some companies have figured out how to …

Read It And CHEER: BEST Candidate Response Ever

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, HR, Online Applications, Recruiting, Web/Tech

Yesterday my recruiter received the GREATEST candidate response to a rejection notice I’ve seen as an HR pro. For context: this candidate’s experience/salary requirements weren’t as great a match for this role as others, so we sent our standard reject email. CANDIDATE’S RESPONSE (all identifying information has been removed) Dear Beth, Thank you for your letter on December 1, 2015. …

The Science Behind Taking a Vacation

Tim Sackett HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Video, Video Interviewing, Web/Tech

I’ve had a feeling for about 18 years that I wasn’t doing vacation right. Not coincidentally, 18 years ago was the birth of my first child, on our way to three boys. Vacations didn’t seem like vacations. Once you have kids vacations become just trips away from home, where you get less sleep, you pay to get less sleep, and …

RIP CLASSROOM TRAINING: Average YouTube Session Now 40+ Minutes Long

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Video Interviewing, Web/Tech

So you’ve resisted the trend to move some of your training to video. Well played, my friend. After all, you know how to deliver this stuff—live and in person. Whether it’s the boring items in your new-hire orientation, skill training or notes on how to not harass your teammates, there’s nothing wrong with your focus on classroom style training. Wait—there …

Knowledge Is No Longer Power

Tim Sackett HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Web/Tech

For  centuries we have all known that knowledge is power.  The basic management hierarchy of almost all organizations is based on this premise.  The top person in any company knows the vision, they share that down, and so forth. Along these lines knowledge becomes very powerful. Your boss knows about something, a big change that will take place next month, …

We’ll Call You When We Want Pleated Khakis: Workplace Humor from HBO’s Silicon Valley

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, Organizational Development, Web/Tech

I absolutely love this time of year. The days are warmer, longer, and my work attire is once again accented with wedges instead of tights. This time of the year also marks the return of some of my favorite HBO programming, including Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley,—a comedy partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences in engineering in the late 1980s. Much …

The Soft, Sloppy State of HR Technology

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Don't Feed the Vendors, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, Web/Tech

My good friend William Tincup recently asked if I was excited about any HR software on the market. Yeah, uh, not so much. I’m on record saying that company culture is a myth, which means it’s tough to be excited about statistically invalid survey models and sketchy employer branding software. But one of my goals for 2015 is to be less …