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They Did Not Suck: 5 Rules For Saying Why You Got Fired or Left Your Last Job

Kris Dunn Coaching, Culture, Employee Coaching, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Personal Brand, Selection 1 Comment

Gather round the monitor kids, because I’m about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don’t fully understand. Let’s start with a general rule: If you’re interviewing for a job you really want and you’re not currently employed, the elephant in the room is why you aren’t still employed with that company.  Now let’s enhance that a …

All for One and One for All! Employee Engagement Peanut Butter.

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Leadership, Learning, Performance, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, wellness 0 Comments

I started my own blog in 2006. Not an actual OG but very close. Heck, I used to use Typepad for chrissakes. That’s seriously old school. And some of (most of) my posts since that time have been about employee engagement. I know this because every time I’m up to write on Fistful of Talent I panic because I may …

To Support Mental Health, Let Employees Walk out the Door.

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Burke, HR, Managing People, Mental Health, wellness, Work Life Balance 1 Comment

Do you know what really makes my heart hurt?  The fact so many employees are still miserable at work. It’s not the fault of any one “thing,” but rather a systemic issue. In the US, both depression and loneliness epidemics are in full swing, which is exacerbated by many working environments. Somewhere in the intersection of technology, the demanding speed …

Crappy Job Postings Don’t Click with Candidates.

Katrina Kibben Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

How you tell a story matters. Don’t believe me? Keep reading. It’s within the intricacies of navigating the details and following the hints that we find a connection. The cliffhangers. The next page. Stories are where we start to imagine instead of merely reading. They push us to connect, create, and conspire instead of just digesting a simple plot line. …

Discrimination, A Hairy Situation.

William Wiggins Diversity, Dress Code, EEO, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Employment Law, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, Policies 6 Comments

Last month the New York City Commission On Human Rights banned discrimination based on hair. My elation that society had chipped away another chunk of the granite mountain that is discrimination immediately turned to shame, as I was left wondering why such a law was necessary in the year 2019 in the first place. This took me back to a …

Student Loans Suck

Kylie Quetell Benefits, Candidate Pool, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Generations, Internships, Recruiting, War for Talent 0 Comments

The Evidence I recently fell upon an article from 2017 that discussed the weight of student loans on young workers. My conclusion? Student loans suck and businesses can use this to their advantage. While the sample size was small (approximately 500 participants), I believe the data from the article to be pretty close to accurate. Here are my faves: 56% …

Can You Relocate To Lubbock? The New Rules for an Old Recruiting Question.

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Communication, Job Market, Making Offers, Networking, Passive Candidates, Recruiting, Relocation, Talent Acquisition 3 Comments

“If this job is the right fit for you, is Islamabad a place you’d relocate the family to?” Some of you laughed. I’m not laughing. I’m a recruiter trying to determine if a great candidate will actually move where I need them to move before I destroy 20 hours of organizational time via the interview dog and pony show. So, …

The Best Two-Minute Career Advice

Corey Burns Career Advice, Career Paths, Coaching, College Recruiting, Communication, Corey Burns, Interviewing, Learning 1 Comment

I was given two minutes’ worth of advice nearly twelve years ago, and I repeated that same advice to colleague last week. It’s proof that it’s still relevant, regardless of time. My goal for this article is to be simple, quick, and for readers to come away with the simplest advice to absorb and ultimately share with others. To cut …

It’s Time to Talk About Mental Health in the Workplace

Guest: Rachel Bitte Culture, Current Affairs, HR, Leadership, Policies, Rachel Bitte, Vacation, wellness, Work Life Balance 2 Comments

Thanks to increased awareness driven by celebrities, athletes, politicians and more, mental illness has become less stigmatizing than it previously was. But as society gains a greater understanding of the issues, the conversation around mental health (and how we should handle it) has failed to permeate the workplace at the same rate. As companies tout improved work-life balance, gym memberships, …

Can the Gig Life Be the Safe Haven for the Overqualified?

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Career Paths, Kelly Dingee, Learning, Networking, Referrals, Risks, Talent Management 1 Comment

I hate the word “overqualified.” It has this nasty connotation because if someone has a depth of work experience, they can’t fit into a role. They have too many years of experience, too much seniority or too high-level of a title to do the job, at least that’s the vibe I get when someone tells me a candidate is overqualified. …