Don’t Be Greedy: An Argument for User-Centric Design in HR

Kylie Quetell ATS, candidate experience, Career Advice, Employee Communications, Employee Development, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, T+D, Talent Acquisition

Imagine a company that puts its needs before that of their customers. Consider what the shelf life of that organization would be. Picture, if you can, the number of good things that would be said about that organization. Zero – the answer is zero. That’s because no one would choose to work with a company that doesn’t put their users …

Lost Productivity Due to March Madness? It’s Just Another Office Fairy Tale

John Hollon Driving Productivity, employee experience, Employee Relations, Managing People 0 Comments

As someone who has spent a lifetime as a journalist, take it from me: the state of today’s media is pretty terrible. But public relations is pretty bad too, and some of the worst PR has to be from those who do their damndest to make an overblown case for some supposed workplace issue that’s going to cause a great …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E5 – CORONAVIRUS, FACE-TOUCHING AND HR

Kris Dunn Employee Relations, wellness 1 Comment

In Episode 5 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn get together to talk about all things Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HR, including their personal views, why companies don’t plan more for bad things happening and of course, the HR mechanics that have to be figured out by HR leaders in the US …

Creating Value When You’re the Newbie

Ed Baldwin Career Advice, Coaching, College Recruiting, Ed Baldwin, Graduation, Internships, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice 1 Comment

I’ve recently been on the college recruitment circuit for my company, speaking with hundreds of students at several universities, many of whom are seeking internships or their first “real job” once they’ve earned their degree and are ready to conquer the world.  And it surprises me that while these students have impressive interpersonal skills, great academic credentials and applicable part-time …

Want To Be An Office Ally? Load the Damn Dishwasher

Guest: Katie Augsburger Diversity, Employee Relations 2 Comments

I was recently reflecting on Ruchika Tulshyan’s fantastic Harvard Business Review’s piece “Women of Color Get Asked to Do More ‘Office Housework.’ Here’s How They Can Say No.” Her article highlights a problem many women of color experience daily in their workspace: the expectation that they, not their male or white female coworkers, will do the day-to-day office admin tasks …

If You Want a Culture of Feedback, You Should Measure the Sensitivity of Those You Hire

Kris Dunn FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development

Feedback has never been on the menu for most of us, people. Here’s a taste of what I’m talking about from the aptly-named Tim Sackett Project: Here are the types of “critical” feedback people can handle: “You’re doing a good job, would love it if you could get that big project off the ground. That would really help us out!” …

March Madness Part 3: The “Dear Mark, You Are No Longer An HR Influencer” Episode

Mark Fogel Mark Fogel, politics, SHRM, Sports 6 Comments

Each year I do a post on March Madness and bring you a kaleidoscope of issues and musings across the HR landscape. Of course, I mingle in politics and the college basketball tournament to lighten things up. This year my post is a little darker than usual, as we see the effects of “the Circus” in Washington D.C. rattle all …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E4 – Microaggressions

Kris Dunn Change Management, Corporate America, Culture, Diversity, Employee Relations 0 Comments

In Episode 4 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn get together to dip into uncomfortable territory by talking about microaggressions – what are they, how they manifest themselves and what HR leaders can do to make awareness of microaggressions part of their broader D&I stack. Listen below and be …

Time to Stick a Fork in Cover Letters? Only If You Want to Miss the Best Candidates

John Hollon Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes 1 Comment

A couple of years ago, Fistful of Talent published a blog post of mine that not only created a huge reaction but was easily the most well-read article I’ve ever had here.  The title should tell you why: Looking Back at What May Be the “Balliest” Cover Letter of All Time.’ It was about a classic cover letter that the …