Articles by Kevin W. Grossman

#TChat Preview: How Hiring Managers Can Reduce The Cost of Hiring

  Last week the TalentCulture team talked about why recruitment should be transparent marketing, and this week we’re going to talk about how hiring managers can reduce the cost of hiring with Nikos Moraitakis, CEO of Workable, a technology startup reinventing hiring for ambitious companies. A high percentage of mature talent acquisition functions report that they have […]

A Microbiome of HR technology We Are

The microbiome discussion had me riveted. One of multiple 10-minute presentations at the TED@IBM event really inspired me, learning about how microbes interact in symbiotic communities. The research shared by Dr. Robert Prill, a computational biologist at the IBM Almaden Research Center who gave this TED talk, specifically talked about microbes and food and how […]

#TChat Preview: Three Steps to Selecting the Right HR Technology

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about why sourcing referrals can improve retention and this week we’re going to discuss the three steps to selecting the right HR technology with this week’s guest: Mary Delaney, President, Recruitment Software Solutions at […]

Go Long with Your Candidate Experience, Kids

“Moving without motion Screaming without sound Across an open ocean Flying there on temporary ground…” —Jack White, Temporary Ground   We huddled together while Brad barked out our last names and the next play. “Grossman, you do a five-yard buttonhook. I’m hitting you, so be ready. Smith, you block, and if I have to dump […]

Why I Have a Sweet Tooth for a Better Candidate Experience

“Who can take a sunrise Sprinkle it in dew Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two?”  —Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, The Candy Man Unfortunately, I can still taste his sour words. We’d been talking recruiting shop, him a talent acquisition director at a large technology company and me an HR industry analyst, […]

#TChat Preview: Workplace Trends Through The Eyes Of Millennials

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about importance of the candidate experience and this week we’re going to discuss workplace trends through the eyes of Millennials with this Frank Moreno, Vice President of Product Marketing at PeopleFluent, the leading total workforce HCM […]

Where Compliance Matters the Most

Let’s keep it clear from the get-go – I’m not a lawyer, I’m only a layman. A layman who’s been filling out these forms for myself for decades. A layman who’s also hired new employees and have had them fill out these very same forms. When I had new employees fill one of these Form […]

How Simulating Work Loyalty Could Help Drive the Winning Output

“The No. 1 thing we want to do is create competition, create opportunities for guys to show what they’re capable of.” —Jack Del Rio, Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders Only one starter started for the Oakland Raiders in the last preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. This isn’t unusual in preseason since the point […]

#TChat Preview: Why Compliance Is A Complex HR Necessity

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition, and this week we’re going to talk about why compliance is a complex HR necessity. Most companies want and need to scale over time […]

Imagine Employer Branded Emotional Workplace Raincoats

“C’mon you little fighter No need to get uptighter C’mon you little fighter And get back up again…” —Supertramp, It’s Raining Again Facebook messenger popped up: Did you hear the news? The person messaging me was a new co-worker. I just stared at the words, a sick feeling of knowing something I didn’t want to […]

#TChat Preview: The Hot HR Technology Trends of 2015

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the how to recognize and stop workplace bullying and harassment, and this week we’re going to talk about the hot HR technology trends of 2015 and the upcoming HR Technology Conference and […]

Rise Above the Waiting For Godot Workplace Standard

“Hold your fire — Keep it burning bright Hold the flame ’til the dream ignites — A spirit with a vision Is a dream with a mission…” —Neil Peart, Mission It’s like every company meeting you’ve ever been in is a contemporary retelling of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Repetitive 20th century tragicomedies in continuous […]

For Those Who Just Need Or Want A New Job

“All we have to do now Is take these lies and make them true somehow All we have to see Is that I don’t belong to you And you don’t belong to me…” —George Michael, Freedom We just had a nice long weekend in Lake Tahoe. On one of the days our family hiked above […]

That’s Recruiting Legitimacy With Perpetual Balance

“Apollo was astonished Dionysus thought me mad But they heard my story further And they wondered, and were sad Looking down from Olympus On a world of doubt and fear Its surface splintered Into sorry Hemispheres…” —Rush, Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres It’s like getting hit on via an online dating site, professionally speaking, of […]

Simply Knock Three Times For Positive Workforce Impact

“Oh, my darling, knock three times On the ceiling if you want me Twice on the pipe If the answer is no…” —Tony Orlando & Dawn It started with an e-mail. The latest OnStar diagnostic report from our Saturn VUE chock full of data analysis on nearly every single facet of the car: engine and […]

The Evidence Of The Whole Makes The Employer Brand

“You can twist perceptions Reality won’t budge You can raise objections I will be the judge And the jury…” —Neil Peart (Rush, “Show Don’t Tell”)   He held his right hand out toward prosecutor, defense attorney and the defendant first. “They are evidence.” Then he put his hand on his chest. “I represent the law.” […]

#SHRM15: The Marcus Buckingham Interview

We sat around a plain round table in a non-descript room marked N215 in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the second day of the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition. We sat next to each other while three other team members listened in and caught up on work. About 20 minutes in, he used […]

#TChat Preview: How To Create A Culture That Rocks

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, at 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week, live from #SHRM15, we discussed the brilliant HR profession of today and tomorrow. This week we’re going to talk about how to create a company culture that rocks. Because for those company cultures about to rock, we’ll […]