An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Change, HR Technology, Innovation, RJ Morris

Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We all use buzzwords because we want to sound smart. There’s a fine line, however, between a phrase sounding new and smart before it turns into a buzzword. “War for Talent” was …

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Laurie Ruettimann Always Be Closing, Business Development, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann, Organizational Development, Performance, Seat at the Table, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have potential. It’s his direct reports—the lazy ones, the cynical ones, the ones who have been bypassed for the role of CEO—who are your biggest enemies. They don’t like you. They …

What Being Strategic In HR Means – Real Life Case Study

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

I was in Canada recently to speak at an HR conference.  Upon returning, I wrote a post regarding the differences in pregnancy leave policies between the two countries, and I got a strong reaction from the Canadian side.  Let me break it down for you: United States Pregnancy Leave: FMLA: 12 weeks, no pay to Mother or Father, upon eligibility …

Want to be a good sourcer? Don’t forget where you came from!

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

A lot of you probably don’t know this, but I met my husband when I was a senior in high school.  We got engaged in college and married a year after I graduated.  Due to our humble beginnings and surviving on the salaries typical of retail workers, my engagement and wedding rings are beautiful but modest.  My husband’s brothers married …