Meetings are cultural artifacts that give us a snapshot about how people in the organization relate to each other. They tell us all we need to know about power and authority, decision-making, communication patterns, and the way people relate to each other. Meeting rooms containing long narrow tables where the leader sits at the head, […]
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The HR Technology Conference and Exposition (also know as HR Technology® or just ‘HR Tech’) is the world’s biggest and best conference on HR technology. Launched 17 years ago, the focus of HR Technology® is the business process and organizational success enabled by technology. This year’s event is expected to attract a whopping 4000 hr pros, […]
It may seem like computers have been in the workplace for a long time, but they have not. There was a time not so long ago when the office desk was not dominated by a big computer. While offices filled with computers did become commonplace, there is another change going on. Offices are getting smaller […]
It’s been quite a year for employment law. We’ve seen minimum wage increases, Affordable Care Act implementations, the legalization of marijuana, and the more recent and anticipated announcement by the Department of Labor regarding overtime exemption. Not to mention rulings and regulations that, while not directly related to employment law, will affect HR strategy and […]
Satisfying your customers isn’t good enough in today’s competitive markets. Meeting their needs falls short of earning their loyalty. You need to dazzle them; leave them “breathless” whenever they touch your organization. The challenge is to build an organizational culture that serves the customer in every way. Not one that pushes products and services at […]
Why Using Food For Employee Rewards And Recognition Is A Bad Idea At one point in your work life, you’ve been offered food by your employer. Food is a go-to for recognizing and rewarding employees. Whether it’s donuts in the morning, a pizza lunch, ice cream snacks or some other incarnation, food is one of the ways […]
There are a lot of opinions, many conflicting, on how recruiting technology can help us innovate; how we find, attract, engage and nurture candidates in the recruiting process. One idea I hear a lot is that we need to reinvent the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Make it more about relationships and less about process flows. Improve […]
Remember a short while ago when you were beyond happy that the stellar candidate you interviewed, let’s call him Henry Jekyll, accepted your offer of employment? A month or two has passed since Henry started his employment and now, you are scratching your head wondering where the person you interview is and feeling like Edward […]
Sometimes you read a white paper and think, “That was really interesting. I DO need to think more about targeted learning plans.” And sometimes you see an infographic and suddenly realize that, of course feedback-rich technologies can better support employee engagement! And then sometimes you read a blog post and you think about Delta Blues. […]
Having been in the HR tech business for a number of years, I have spoken with countless HR and recruiting experts about their technology moves. As applicant tracking systems have grown in popularity over the last several years, larger companies are looking for new, more effective software and smaller companies are looking to make their first ATS […]
“In every interview I have ever read or seen or taken part in, the final question in our future-oriented society is always, what next?” – Jessica Savitch Few parts of the slow and dreaded hiring process are as misunderstood as the phone screen. Ask ten people how to play it and you will get ten different […]
Cover letters, are they necessary? Applicants don’t know. Recruiters don’t care. And leaders? Well, leaders seem to be divided on the issue. But let’s assume for a moment that you should, in any position for which you are applying, include a cover letter. If it IS read by your future boss, what should it say? […]
After years of working closely with leaders in every kind of organization, Ted Coine opens up about a missing piece in the leadership toolkit.
Increasingly, corporate culture is considered essential to business success. But what is it, really — and why should we care?
Are you selling products to a market? Or are you investing in relationships that will lift your brand? Community counts.
Virtual teams make great business sense. But before you unleash your workforce, it pays to develop a coordinated technology plan.
Behavioral interviewing is all the rage, but many recruiters don’t use this opportunity to its fullest advantage. Try these tips for better results
2013 was all about growth at TalentCulture — so many ideas from so many voices! Which posts and people were most popular? Here’s a taste
What can long-distance running teach us about entrepreneurship? Here are 6 ideas from a street-smart young leader
There’s something fundamentally broken with the way employers treat potential employees. Change is long overdue. Let’s fix this…
How can you select the best talent to drive corporate entrepreneurship? Look for these 7 key traits
Wildly successful business networking author, Bob Burg shares a vital piece of advice for intrapreneurs — inspired by Yum! Brands CEO, David Novak
Negative performance feedback is tricky to give and receive — but hiding the message doesn’t help. Try these 5 ideas for a more satisfying outcome
Does talent acquisition seem like a vicious cycle at your company? For sustainable results, try an approach that integrates 3 elements
Twitter. For recruiters, it’s now a hot spot — not only for talent acquisition, but also for professional development. Who’s leading this social learning movement?