Get Closer to Real World

Paul Hebert Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Innovation, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession

Seat at the table. There.  I said it. And it’s the last place you need to be to have real impact on your company.  In fact, everyone sitting at the table needs to push back and get the hell out of the room.  Each person at that table is fooling themselves.  Missing real problems and solving problems that don’t really …

DON’T FEED THE VENDORS: Interpreting “Social” Data: Making Social Recruiting Smarter

steveduque Don't Feed the Vendors, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Steven Dugue

Making sense of the endless stream of updates from your social media connections can be a headache. Thankfully, new tools are emerging to take the heavy lifting out of interpreting social media data as valuable business intelligence.

“Small Worlds” Thinking: Breakin’ Down the Talent Pools…

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Influence, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting, Science, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Need some Recruiting & Sourcing Juice to get you going these days?  Feel like you’re connecting with lots of people in the Talent Pool, but they’re not yielding the information you’d like (referrals, intel, leads, “word on the street”, etc.)?  Perhaps it’s time to step back and think about the structure of the Talent Pool itself . . . Before …

A Question for Linkedin Aficionados – Oh and HR Folks Too…

Paul Hebert Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Social Recruiting

There was a time when competence was a necessary evil for doing your job.  I remember a day when my boss actually expected me to know how to write a proposal.  He/She wanted me to understand the ins and outs of designing reward and recognition programs.  I was actually held accountable for learning my craft and understanding how what I …

A Riddle Wrapped In A Mystery Inside An Enigma – Meet SHRM’s Curtis Midkiff

William Tincup HR, SHRM, William Tincup

Curtis Midkiff gets it.  Curtis just so happens to work for an organization that largely doesn’t get it. Curtis is daily fighting the good fight though.  You see… Curtis manages social media operations for SHRM.  Stop snickering… I know who you are.  Stop.  Give him a chance to explain.  You see, Curtis is on “our” side.  Rather than complaining about …

It’s HR Rant “Square Dancin” Time, Y’all – Grab Your Partner and Dosey Doe!

Josh Letourneau Bad HR, Influence, Joshua Letourneau

Gather round the HR Tractor campfire, y’all – it’s time for a square-dancin’ rant or two.  Don’t be scared – just let your feet go and “Dosey Doe“.  It don’t have to be pretty the first time.  All you have to do is hop up from your chair, clap loudly, approach your partner and circle to the back, and then …