How to Avoid Annoying Your Hiring Managers

How to Avoid Annoying Your Hiring Managers

Because hiring managers and HR professionals are inextricably linked throughout the recruitment and hiring process, it’s important that their relationships are transparent and free from barriers that can, however inadvertently, lead to inefficiencies and lost opportunities.

Sometimes, problems arise because … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Ignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again

#WorkTrends Preview: Ignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again

Everyone has rough patches at work. The kind where you sort of have that “today doesn’t feel that great” kind of vibe, but you can still shake it off and do a great job.

But what happens when the rough … Read more

Orientation and Onboarding: Your Sink-or-Swim Strategy Is a Terrible Waste of Talent – Part 2

Orientation and Onboarding: Your Sink-or-Swim Strategy Is a Terrible Waste of Talent – Part 2

In the last blog, we discussed how to make a new employee’s orientation—their first or second day on the job—an effective and memorable experience. In this blog, we are going to talk about what happens over the next thirty … Read more

The Gratitude Game

The Gratitude Game

As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to gratitude—at home and in the workplace. Studies suggest that expressing gratitude may focus your mind to notice gratitude more frequently. And the more you express gratitude, the better you feel.

In the … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Kicking Off the You Matter Marathon

#WorkTrends Recap: Kicking Off the You Matter Marathon

As Cheryl Rice, founder of the You Matter Marathon, shared with me before today’s show, the roots of her campaign to spread kindness and empathy started in childhood, where she felt an absence of belonging.

We have all … Read more

Five Reasons Candidate Rediscovery Is Recruiting’s Next Big Thing

Five Reasons Candidate Rediscovery Is Recruiting’s Next Big Thing

Glen Cathey calls it the #1 mistake in corporate recruiting: the failure to leverage candidate rediscovery.

Candidate rediscovery is the practice of mining your existing resume database to find candidates for open reqs.

Watch our video on how recruiters are … Read more

The Talent Recruitment Reality: A Good Candidate is Hard to Find

The Talent Recruitment Reality: A Good Candidate is Hard to Find

You likely spend a lot of time trying to excel at customer relationship management—a smart move, considering offering a winning customer experience is one key factor that can help a business stand out in the competitive digital crowd. None … Read more

Protecting Your Workforce from the Burnout Epidemic

Protecting Your Workforce from the Burnout Epidemic

Employee burnout is a problem that is affecting many businesses today. In our always-on, always-connected world, employees are reaching their breaking points quickly. In fact, according to the study in Employment Engagement Series by Kronos Incorporated, 95 percent of human … Read more

Ditch the Resumes, Hire for Learning Ability, Expert Says

Ditch the Resumes, Hire for Learning Ability, Expert Says

Accenture Global Head of Recruiting Jennifer Carpenter believes that resumes will become extinct in the near future, prompting employers to adopt superior evaluation and screening tools and heralding a shift in thinking about sourcing, assessing and defining talent.

“A candidate’s … Read more

Employee Engagement through Two Simple Words and One Powerful Gesture

Employee Engagement through Two Simple Words and One Powerful Gesture

Leaders Matter.

People hear it all the time, “Have a good day.”

Usually it goes in one ear and out the other without connecting.

But how often have you said to a colleague:

You Matter

Imagine how much those words … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Kicking Off the You Matter Marathon

#WorkTrends Preview: Kicking Off the You Matter Marathon

If you have ever felt isolated at work or in life, you know what a difference it can make to be reminded that you matter.

That’s exactly what Cheryl Rice wants to do through the 2nd annual You Matter MarathonRead more

What is the Point of Corporate Team Building?

What is the Point of Corporate Team Building?

Love them or hate them, team building activities are a part of the modern corporate landscape. But as you and your colleagues outstretch your arms to catch Jackie from accounting for yet another trust fall, part of you might start … Read more

What Does It Mean to Make Work “Human?”

What Does It Mean to Make Work “Human?”

Make work human.

This has been my professional purpose for over a decade now.

I’m encouraged by all of the conversation recently about creating more human work experiences. I hope that it isn’t simply the latest marketing strategy, a new … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Focus on Workplace Intelligence

#WorkTrends Recap: Focus on Workplace Intelligence

While working with organizations over the years, Mark Babbitt and Shawn Murphy of WorkIQ, have repeatedly found there is no connecting element between concepts that are important to organizations like IQ (Intelligence), EQ (emotion), and LQ (leadership).

They returned … Read more

Employers Should Share All Background Check Reports Before Revoking Job Offers

Employers Should Share All Background Check Reports Before Revoking Job Offers

A federal judge ruled an employer did not comply with requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it failed to send a rejected candidate a final background check report and required notices.

Lemuel Wright was offered a job … Read more

How Onboarding Technology Can Improve Talent Retention

How Onboarding Technology Can Improve Talent Retention

The ability to recruit and retain talented employees, one of the most highly coveted resources for businesses of all sizes, is critical to industry success. It therefore comes as a surprise (at least to me) that many companies allow talent … Read more

How to Manage Talented, Yet Quirky Employees

How to Manage Talented, Yet Quirky Employees

Your new hire aced the interview and presented an impressive résumé. You’re excited to have this talented individual on your team. But as the weeks go by, it becomes apparent that, despite all this new recruit’s technical skills, the person … Read more

Launching Competitive Opportunities in Talent Acquisition

Launching Competitive Opportunities in Talent Acquisition

Historically, men have held the advantage over women in the workplace. In the modern work climate, there’ve been inroads made to create more equality within this unbalanced paradigm. However, to gain clarity to its prevalence, we must identify where these … Read more

Midlife Employees - The Gold Standard of Employment

Midlife Employees – The Gold Standard of Employment

Ageism is a real thing. Many employers find the younger, fresh-out-of-school and up-to-date employees more attractive than those who have been in the workforce for decades. Hiring managers tend to assume that older candidates will be less creative, less productive, … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Focus on Workplace Intelligence

#WorkTrends Preview: Focus on Workplace Intelligence

Even if you are new to HR, you are probably dealing with an alphabet soup swirl of terms in your head, especially the ones involving “Q.” There’s IQ (intelligence), EQ (emotional intelligence), and LQ (leadership intelligence).

None of those terms … Read more

Five Facts About Using A Recruitment Chatbot

Five Facts About Using A Recruitment Chatbot

With today’s tighter labour market, candidate experience has become increasingly important to attract talent. Will the next wave of recruiting involve the use of a recruitment chatbot?

Randstad found 82% of job seekers believe the ideal recruiter interaction is a … Read more

How We Built a Company Culture that Puts People First

How We Built a Company Culture that Puts People First

As a business leader, it’s easy to confuse company culture with the trendy perks that make a work environment seem attractive from the outside. As a CEO of a growing company, I’m just as guilty of this as anyone. Come … Read more

Seven Things CEOs Need to Know About Millennials

Seven Things CEOs Need to Know About Millennials

Whether you’re a CEO or a hiring manager, the future of your company’s success largely depends on building a good rapport with your millennial workforce. And even if you think you’re doing a good job attracting and retaining young talentRead more

#WorkTrends Recap: Creating the HR Function of the Future

#WorkTrends Recap: Creating the HR Function of the Future

Kevin Grossman, President of The Talent Board and the CandE Awards, and I became acquainted when Twitter was in its infancy and soon after we co-hosted a little podcast together called, #TChat. Over the years we have seen many changes, … Read more

How to achieve a people centric performance management process

How to Achieve a People Centric Performance Management Process

In an illuminating TEDTalk “The way we think about work is broken”, Barry Schwartz encourages us to think about whether it’s human nature that creates institutions or institutions which can shape human nature. In traditional factory lines, work was based … Read more