I’ve frequently talked not only about the necessity of creating a personal, humanized brand statement for job seekers and employees in general, but also about how a company’s employer brand becomes key in the talent acquisition and retention process.… Read more
The diversity perception is much different in practice. The reality is, we discriminate; we stink at giving folks a fair shake, especially when they’re not familiar.
Many of us in the world of work try to be fair, try not … Read more
Two people meet on the street.
“Hi, how are you today?”
“I’m great thanks. And you?”
Repeat this thousands of times per day as we move along our own separate ways, whether we’re really great or not, and what … Read more
For anyone that can remember the time that a latest and greatest technology emerged to bring business to the next level, we can say that it is profoundly interesting the impact that these advancements actually make on companies.
Some can … Read more
When HR is truly about the business, embraced by the business, then they should manage all of people management, from beginning to end.
And it’s getting there for many HR executives. Yet still for others, not so much. No matter … Read more
There are technologies that transform an economy (railroads), and technologies that lead to an industry (and an economy) treading water (railroads.) HR technology is a transformative set of technologies, one I can’t wait to dig in to. The place to … Read more
Dear Keynote Speaker,
For a variety of reasons, I’m sitting in the last row of your keynote speech. Sitting in the back of your presentation is no reflection on you. Seriously, the presentation title looks great, and your bio? I … Read more
It’s as if HR became a simultaneous cliche and pariah that’s at least earned a seat at the kiddie table. Like geeks that keep stuff glued together and in working order so the company doesn’t get sued or lose too … Read more
When I crafted the poll question “How do you classify yourself in today’s workforce?”, I considered a variety of answers from full-time temp to contractor to consultant to business owner, but I never considered one of the write-in responses:
Unemployed.… Read more
A lot of companies, through recruiting advertising, corporate mission statements, employee communications or any other aphorism-friendly medium, proudly proclaim some variation on the theme, “Our people are … Read more
Everybody likes to be liked. Most colleagues and bosses that I’ve worked with do. To a fault, which makes it very difficult when dealing with those who need dealing with.
Those who need to be written up and eventually fired.… Read more
I’m pretty sure the overall consensus was: “Yes, we should offer college degrees in recruiting and talent acquisition.” And yes social media is driving the future of recruiting and many other industries.
But how to get there, well, that’s where … Read more