Dealing with Crazy Hiring-Manager Psychology after a Pandemic

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, COVID-19, Hiring Managers, Passive Candidates 0 Comments

“You know, KD, there are a lot of people looking for work out there now” <KD stares into the abyss.> “I’d like to see some more candidates.” <KD ponders whether anger management therapy is a thing.> “I think we’ll keep looking; I didn’t like the way she came back with a counteroffer. Doesn’t she know there are a lot of …

Chill Out: It Really Doesn’t Matter Where Your Kids Go to College

Kris Dunn Career Advice, Career Paths, College Recruiting 0 Comments

I’ve got a junior in High School, and you know what that means – time for admission envy, parental handwringing and everything that goes with along with that. Sarah’s going to Vanderbilt/Harvard/Stanford. Man, I wish my kid would have worked harder… I get it – we all want more for our kids. To the extent they’ve worked hard, we want them …

Fear and Loathing for Talent Pros from the Fed’s Beige Book

Steve Boese Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, HR, Job Market, Recruiting, Steve Boese, War for Talent

Because I often have nothing more interesting to do in my spare time, I like to peruse the Federal Reserve Board’s Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, known more informally as The Beige Book. The Beige Book is issued eight times per year, and consists of a collection of “anecdotal information on current economic conditions” by each Federal Reserve …

Nobody Wants Those Crummy Trump Jobs

Laurie Ruettimann Change, Change Management, Culture, Current Affairs, Immigration, Laurie Ruettimann

I’m unabashedly libertarian in my politics. I don’t think government can solve anything that you can’t fix yourself. There are exceptions, of course. You can’t fight systemic problems like racism and sexism that are baked into our operating system. Like a computer virus, those problems require intervention beyond our individual capabilities. But, for the most part, you’re accountable for bringing …

Nerd Fights, Inferiority Complexes and Data Analysis

RJ Morris Career Paths, HR, HR & Marketing, Influence, RJ Morris

HR pros, and especially all of us bloggers, will often poke fun at ourselves, teasing about picnic planning, seats at tables and dress codes. I use the technique often in my workplace, making sure that people know that I don’t take myself too seriously. To a point, that’s ok. There is, however, a fine line between self-effacing humor and an …