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Crowdsourced Technology Is Putting Workplace Leaders And H.R. In The Driver’s Seat

There is something to be said about controlling your own destiny and making your own rules. It’s the reason our workplace has seen a huge shift in the number of workers exiting the marketplace seeking adventure, opportunity and the ability … Read more

The Onboarding Experience Matters To Your Future Employees

We talked last week about the need for HR and leaders to be on the look-out for employee potential – a real-time alignment between the business’s needs, new employees in the onboarding and hiring process, and existing employees who … Read more

The 6 Dated HR Technologies Your Company Needs to Replace

Just like professionals from other industries, human resource professionals are dependent on technology. However, the pace of advancement means some technologies become outdated very quickly.

It might just be time to replace these six HR technologies with something a little … Read more

Top 5 Reasons HR Is On The Move

Once upon a time, most HR departments provided one-stop shopping for employees with questions or concerns about benefits, hiring, training, complaints, colleagues, etc. For leaders, HR was the place to go for recruitment, retention and terminations. HR is a critical … Read more

5 Ways To Rock Star HR Leadership

One of the dirty little secrets of HR – Human Resources as a professional practice – is that it’s not always about the people and humanizing brands. Not really, anyway. Some HR professionals have more in common with the Governance, … Read more

Millennial’s Commentary On the Generational Gap: How We Really See You

Thousands, maybe even millions of research articles flood the web on how Xers and Boomers are trying to understand what millennials really want in the workplace. After all, this is the generation taking over our organizations. With all of this … Read more

Make Your Own Blended Worlds of Work

The three of us have lived and breathed on all three worlds. We’ve been full-time employees, we’ve been independent contractors, and we’ve been entrepreneurs – all in varying capacities and with varying success. And sometimes we’ve been on two or … Read more

Recruit and Hire with the Real Atmospherians

“Some world views are spacious, and some are merely spaced.” —Rush, Grand Designs

 

Scene 1: Pacific Avenue was closed for Halloween. Throngs of families dressed up for the holiday, passed one another while children chased each other in circles, Read more

Selling the Recruiting Process Isn’t a Gamble

“Wheel goes round, landing on a twist of faith
Taking your chances you’ll have the right answers
When the final judgment begins
Wheel goes round, landing on a leap of fate
Life redirected in ways unexpected
Sometimes the odd number Read more

Why Winners Invest in the Internal Candidate Experience Today

For the longest time it’s always been about recruiting from the outside in. As if companies had never hired for many of their jobs before. As if the only way to fill them was to post the jobs and pray … Read more

Managers Are Not Interested In Interpersonal Skills

According to a research run by Impraise, managers are more focused on getting feedback on productivity skills rather than interpersonal skills such as listening.

The ability to ask for feedback in real-time revealed some interesting facts about the skills Read more

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. … Read more

7 Ways Your Team Can Grow and Stay Together

You may have heard the adage, “Those who work together, stay together.” Or wait, is it, “Those who play together, stay together”? I’ve heard them both. Which one is it? Does it matter? I think they’re both true and important. … Read more

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 … Read more

Three Strategies to Help HR Manage Morale When Employees Leave

Breakups. Graduations. Funerals. Parting ways is always difficult; work is no exception. That’s why it’s important for HR to have the tools to keep morale up when employees leave; otherwise, negativity can spread around the office quickly. Here are a … Read more

How to Identify and Train the Skill That Matters Most

The more people talk about the skills gap, the more I realize it’s a problem employers, and not candidates are going to have to fix. Sure, there’s the issue of candidates not seeking and learning the skills required of … Read more

Improving Employee Engagement Efforts

Most organizations realize the need for (and huge bottom-line benefits of) an engaged workforce, but the majority still struggle with it.… Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Those Employees With Financial Wellbeing Keep The Workplace Pumping

“Big money got a heavy hand
Big money take control
Big money got a mean streak
Big money got no soul…”

Rush, Big Money

Throughout commencement on that warm May morning over two decades ago I thought, I Read more

#TChat Preview: How Social Networking And The Job Search Pay Off

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about how employers can help bridge the great debt divide, and this week we’re going to … Read more

Rewarding Diversity Instead Of Productivity

According to a study by Forbes, workplace diversity is a key driver of innovation and a critical component to success. But, what does diversity in the workplace mean? Employees can be diverse because of their race or gender, but … Read more

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.… Read more

Fishing For Top Talent

Reel In That Elusive Passive Candidate

Passive candidates are like the rare and prized golden trout that every fly-fishing enthusiast (read: recruiter) would forfeit their right arm to catch. But it is more likely for those with the choicest bait … Read more

#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 … Read more