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 …

Recruit Like a Marketer: Retarget Your Recruiting Budget Into Retargeting

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Web/Tech

On a scale of zero to very limited, I fall about dead center when it comes to possessing any traditional recruiting experience.  As a result, pulling from a background in B2B marketing, coupled with taking a hat tip from my consumer marketing group, has become a common theme in my approach to helping the team I support. One of the …

Buyer’s Remorse: The FOT 1st Timer’s Guide to Buying HR Technology [WEBINAR]

Tim Sackett HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, Web/Tech, Webinar

Buying HR Technology (System of Record/HRMS, Applicant Tracking Systems, Performance Management Systems, etc.) should be as easy as buying a high-priced handbag or the latest pair of Jordans!  You see it. You like it. You know it’s going to fit and work for your needs. GO! Make the purchase. But it’s not that simple. Buying HR Technology is hard, confusing …

HR Moneyball: The FOT Bootstrapper Guide To Getting Started With Big Data [WEBINAR]

Kris Dunn HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Metrics, The HR Profession, Web/Tech

You’ve heard the hype: Big Data is taking over the business world, and HR’s going to be expected to make decisions—not through feelings, relationships or gut instinct—but via numbers.  The problem is… your HRIS, ATS and Performance Solutions are all different systems and weren’t built with the big-data revolution in mind. In short, you feel less than ready for workforce …

It’s Almost Valentine’s Day… Let’s Source Newlyweds!

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing, Web/Tech

So, this post was inspired by the one and only ResearchGoddess.  She’s a newlywed (congratulations!) and probably has one of the best engagement photo moments I have ever seen.  Catch it here. The ResearchGoddess and I are acquaintances… I only stumbled on to the pic because Suzy Tonini (one of the best sourcers ever) commented on a post of mine …

Are You HR 5c or 5s?

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Web/Tech

Confession time, I’m currently an iPhone 4s person and I feel inadequate. Not to worry though, that’s all about to change because I am due for an upgrade… I was just waiting for the next version of iPhone to be released, and like so many other sheep I’ll find myself following the line into the store to get the 5s. …

HR Laggard Quiz

William Tincup HR Tech, HR Technology, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession, Trench HR, Web/Tech, William Tincup

where to get a loan with bad credit lag•gard /ˈlagərd/ Noun A person who makes slow progress and falls behind others: “I have no time for laggards”. Adjective Slower than desired or expected. Synonyms noun. lagger – slowcoach adjective. sluggish – lagger – slow – tardy Turns out, you are either a laggard or you are not. That's life in the …

Improving HR by Fixing IT

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Change, Communication, Driving Productivity, HR Tech, Influence, Organizational Development, Steve Gifford, Web/Tech

How many logins do your employees have? I sat down to think about it, and came up with the following list for a field supervisor: A Windows login A login to get into their Outlook email A login to access their sales SharePoint A login for the HR intranet (yes, a different system) A login to EZ Labor to approve …