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 …

Open-Ended Feedback Requests: Now Being Requested By a Sucker Near You…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Hiring Managers, Kris Dunn

A lot of you are in an end-of-the-year cycle when it comes to performance reviews. Which is code for the following: “This #### would be a lot easier if someone would write it for me.” Which leads to this moment of rationalization: “I know what to do: I should ask my employees to give me feedback on how THEY think …

Two Weevils (The Lesser Of)

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, Current Affairs, HR, Interviewing, John Whitaker

“Your 10am interview is here; shall I send her back?” “Give me 5 minutes—let me look over her résumé again.” Looking at this candidate’s background, it’s clear that I better be on my A-game or she’ll have me wearing a dunce cap and sitting in the corner. Wellesely? Yale? A law degree? Yikes, maybe I should have a thesaurus close …

The Science Behind Taking a Vacation

Tim Sackett HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Video, Video Interviewing, Web/Tech

I’ve had a feeling for about 18 years that I wasn’t doing vacation right. Not coincidentally, 18 years ago was the birth of my first child, on our way to three boys. Vacations didn’t seem like vacations. Once you have kids vacations become just trips away from home, where you get less sleep, you pay to get less sleep, and …

Your C-Suite Doesn’t Care About Onboarding

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR (& Life!) Advice, Onboarding, Selection, Talent Strategy

(But I’m still gonna give you tips on how to onboard properly; it’s coming a little later) Onboaring is important, but not as important to your CEO as you might think. Face it, it’s not mission critical. Companies have been surviving for years without 3-to-6-month integration programs, 4-week trainings before setting foot in a cubical, “scavenger hunts” to meet peers, …

Talent Acquisition is a Zero-Sum Game

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Contingent Workforce, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, Selection, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

There is a mathematical concept called Zero-Sum. What is says is basically when one person, organization, etc. will gain, there is an equal loss by another person, organization, etc. of that exact same amount. An example might be market share of a corporation: If GM has 17% market share of U.S. car buyers, and it gains 1% to 18% total market …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Pete Radloff – Getting Back To The Recruiting Basics

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Recruiting, Selection, Video

Check out the video above as Dawn Burke talks to Pete Radloff, Principal Technical Recruiter at comScore (and one of Glassdoor’s Top 20 Branded HR Pros), about taking recruiting back to the basics. Radloff and Burke talk about common mistakes recruiters still make today and offer tips on how those setbacks can be avoided by simply taking a step back, thinking about the big …

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 …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Kris Dunn – Choosing The Right HR Technology For Your Company

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Kris Dunn, Selection

HR Pros! Don’t be held hostage by “what if.” You heard me. All you HR Pros out there who are shaking in your boots about pulling the trigger on that shiny new HR Technology suite/program/tool and are thinking, “What if this doesn’t work?” or “What if something better comes out in Q3?” or “What if this screws everything up?” or …

Top RECRUITER (Not Recruiting) Fails

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Recruiting, Selection

As a VP of People I’m responsible for lots of things. Although my People Team is responsible for all HR competencies (recruiting, training, comp, benefits, employee relations, culture) the tide of what we deal with swings back and forth. Some months are chock-full of employee relations issues; other months are training heavy… yada, yada. This month is recruiting. I’ve recently been …