Candidate Email Automation Disasters: Thanks, But No Thanks

Katrina Kibben ATS, candidate experience, Communication, Recruiting 0 Comments

Know what makes our industry look bad? Most candidate email automation, but especially saying “thanks, but no thanks” as an automatic reply to a job. We know candidates are putting it all on the line. I mean, no one wakes up and decides to quit their corporate jobs with great benefits and bonuses.  It takes vulnerability. Risk. That “change” thing we all …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles 2 Comments

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

3 Ways to Change the Message in a Bottle

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Retention, Talent Strategy, wellness 0 Comments

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, no one here but me, oh More loneliness than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh These are the intro lyrics to “Message in a Bottle” by The Police. It’s about being alone on an island and sending a message in a bottle …

Do You Really Need College-Educated Workers?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Recruiting, Tim Sackett 10 Comments

FOT Note: This post comes straight out of the FOT vault. Every now and then, we like to re-run golden nuggets of insight to keep the message alive. What you’re about to read is one of them.  I’m a huge advocate for formal education. My 3 sons have gone, will go to college, or get beat until they go to …

Why Now Is The Best Time for a Rebrand

Adam Rosenfield Diversity, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Organizational Development 0 Comments

Around mid-May, about six weeks into the pandemic, sports teams found themselves bored. My Dallas sports teams in particular.  For a few years now, people have been clamoring for the Dallas Mavericks to change their branding. The futuristic design was cool and hip back in 2001, but for many fans, the retirement of franchise icon Dirk Nowitizki signaled a need …

VMware Goes “Rooney Rule” and Pledges to have both a Woman and Minority Candidate Interview for Every Opening (HR Famous Pod)

Kris Dunn Diversity, George Floyd, Hiring Bias, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

In episode 21 of the HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to talk about The Rooney Rule and VMware’s new commitment to include a minority and female candidate in every search at the company. The gang also discusses how often they’ve filled up their car tanks during quarantine, and something …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Drake, Executive Search Research Assistant, New York City

Liz Desio Diversity, George Floyd, Graduation, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

How a top Executive Search & Management Consulting Firm failed an exceptional Black graduate– in both the recruitment process and in his first year on the job. “I don’t think there’s an initiative that could help…I don’t go to sleep at night feeling optimistic about how the situation could improve. Because I sit and I watch companies give their employees …

It’s Time to Act

Ed Baldwin Change, Change Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Diversity, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, George Floyd, Hiring Bias, HR, Influence, Leadership, Talent Strategy, Trench HR 4 Comments

A pandemic. Senseless killings. People taking to the streets. Our foundational values being rocked. This is America 2020. And your workplace is a subset of the same environment. And for good reason. As HR professionals, we haven’t done enough. If we are honest with ourselves, equal opportunity has been little more than lip service and legal statements found in our …