Your Next Expert in Performance Management? Hire an Economist!

Tim Sackett Business Development, Change Management, Corporate America, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, HR, Innovation, Managing People, Performance, Policies, Talent Management, Workforce Management Articles 2 Comments

From the world of unicorn employers (Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc.), our next great HR experiment has almost gone undetected. What is it!? The use of Economists to run employee performance management!  A recent article talked about a new trend of tech companies (Amazon, Google, etc.) hiring hundreds of PhD Economists for all kinds of roles: For example, Amazon runs a program …

I Was Ghosting Jobs Back When Ghosting Wasn’t Cool

John Hollon candidate experience, Career Paths, Communication, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Hourly Hiring, Uncategorized

Who says there’s no such thing as “fake” news? This goes through my head whenever I read about how the “ghosting” trend (people skipping job interviews, failing to show up when they get hired, or bailing from a new job with no warning) is disrupting recruiting and hiring, because the more I hear about it, the more I’m convinced that ghosting is …

Turned On By New Recruiting Metrics? Don’t Kick The Old Ones Out of Bed Yet. 

Dawn Burke A.I., Dawn Burke, Metrics

The heart likes what it likes. I can’t explain why I’m into John Taylor over Simon LeBon.  I just am.  Current marriage not included, I can’t tell you why in my past I’ve been a sucker for overly complex, somewhat intriguing, renaissance men who were exciting, angry, short-tempered and completely incompatible with me. I just did.  Or why I totally fell for a completely …

I’m A Resume Hoarder – What To Do, What To Do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Resumes, Sourcing

I have a confession to make.  I’m a digital hoarder.  It’s bad—really bad.  Multiple repositories hold my stash, photos to documents spreadsheets filled with candidates sourced over the years. I was horrified, almost to the point of nausea the other day, when chatting with a vendor who told me most companies purge their resumes after a set period of time. …

Reference Checks Are Worthless

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Hiring Managers, References

I don’t understand… with the whole HR world moving to a more data-driven, analytical, quantitative, measure-anything-that-moves-mindset, how is it that we still rely on the ol’ reference check before we hire someone? They’re almost completely unreliable and filled with bias—your own biases (because, let’s face it, at this point in the process you just want to fill the job and …

Using Talent Data For The First Time… It’s Complicated.

RJ Morris Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Outmatch, RJ Morris, Seat at the Table, Selection, Talent Strategy

Um, yeah. Talent Analytics, Data analysis, Big Data, Small Data. Heard about them? Of course you have. Lots of folks are on the HR circuit talking about data or selling tools so HR folks can better leverage data. Keep in mind, folks, lesson number one about HR data. It’s just like giving a turkey fryer to your cousin Eddie—make sure …

Say My Name…

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, FOT Reads, HR, Innovation, John Whitaker

Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name “Heisenberg,” the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names in the field of physics, and a flat-out pioneer in quantum mechanics. Check out the big brain on Werner is what I’m saying. Google “Herr Heisenberg” and chances are you’re going to find the “Uncertainty Principle” listed at the …

The Science Behind Hiring For Potential

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, HR & Sports, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, Tim Sackett

I’m a big fan of the prison series on Netflix, Orange is the New Black.  I didn’t think I would like it when multiple people told me I had to watch it, but I’ve been sucked in! I love how they let you begin to like or dislike a character before they reveal their true crimes, many times changing your whole …

The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …

Driving in The Fog

John Whitaker Recruiting, Selection

I love my guts. Seriously. I’m the first to admit that for much of my career, a large part of my success as a staffing professional and/or generalist relied on instinct, “feel,” or some other non-tangible determinant; and, frankly, I was good at it. I didn’t invent the term “gray area” as it relates to HR, but it is certainly applicable. …