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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 … Read more

How to Choose an HR Technology Vendor

Everyone knows that HR technology is critical to a winning talent acquisition strategy, but with the plethora of options available in the marketplace, how do you know what to choose? Where do you even start? What you really need is … Read more

#TChat Preview: Live from the 2015 #HRTechConf: Why Recruitment Should Be Transparent Marketing

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live from this year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about the three steps to Read more

How Can Branding Help HR Leaders To Tap The Right Talent Pool?

Branding gives your organization the required visibility in the market. Traditionally, the concept of branding was limited for the all-round promotion of the corporate houses; however, with time every department of a company needs to be in the limelight for … Read more

Test for Emotional Intelligence and Hire Better

Everyone’s looking for the edge in recruiting.  To some, they seek out passive candidates and lure them away from competitors with the promise of high salaries and bonuses.  Some are trying to corner the market socially.  But there’s a little … Read more

#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 … Read more

Time-to-Hire Increasing. What Can We Do About It?

What do you get when you combine rising skills gap and an internal need for specialized employees? Longer hiring periods and higher recruitment costs – neither of which are particularly appetizing for organizational leadership. The response is a growing desire Read more

10 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Spending Anything

Thanks to all the resources available from the explosion of online learning opportunities, it’s far easier to enhance your own skills today than ever before. This means that you no longer have any excuses to put off your own development … Read more

The Major Hiring Trends That Every Hiring Company Needs to Know

Finding the right talent continues to be an urgent issue for companies. As the economy continues to improve, businesses are experiencing intense competition in the job market. Yet, when it comes to the critical work of talent acquisition, many companies … Read more

The Dark Side of Improvement-ology

In the rush to offer “content,” social media has become a veritable tsunami of advice on how to improve just about everything, be that a process or yourself.

These books, articles, classes, seminars, webinars, workshops, and videos all sound wonderfully … Read more

Performance Management: Going Beyond the Appraisal

Performance and performance management – it’s something every organization, be it a Fortune 500 or a non-profit or a public sector institution talks about. Odds are they talk about it a lot and despite all that talk it is still … 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

It’s Time To Ditch Annual Reviews

Most employees, managers and HR professionals have a strong opinion about the annual performance review. Overwhelmingly it seems that most of us would prefer that they go away. Yet, many employers still rely on this out-dated and often inaccurate … Read more

Employees Care More About Compensation Than Employers Think

Employees can really only thrive in a great culture. Your team needs to work for a company where they are appreciated. It’s really all about the perks. False, false and false. Employees have needs, wants and aspirations for their … Read more

"Millennial" Isn't a Scary Word: Workplace Trends Through the Eyes of the Digital Generation

“They’re here.” While horror movie fans might hear this line and immediately think of Poltergeist’s unhappy spirits, managers will think of another, potentially scary group: millennials in the workplace.

According to research by the Pew Center, millennials, also … 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

What You Need to Know About the New Candidate Journey

Central to talent acquisition’s success is the task of continuously optimizing candidate conversions. The word “continuously” is imperative here, because it’s a task that never ends. Back at the turn of the millennium, nearly every company in the world … 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

The Psychologies Behind Motivation

Rewarding and recognizing employees doesn’t just feel good – it motivates the behaviors that you want to encourage. Of course, motivation comes from within just as much as it’s influenced by external factors. It’s hard-wired in the brain, reinforced through … Read more

How Working Abroad Can Help Your Career

Working abroad is being recognised as a valuable asset to employees in increasingly competitive job markets. The White House recently held a summit with travel bloggers and digital outlets to discuss initiatives that would encourage American students to consider spending Read more

3 Reasons Your Manager Isn’t Doing a Good Job

A huge 75% percent of people that quit their jobs, do so because of their bosses. At the same time, employers cite high staff turnover as one of the biggest challenges that companies face. It seems like there may be … 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

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 Read more

#TChat Preview: How Employers Can Help Bridge The Great Debt Divide

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about why recruiting is a legitimate career choice, and this week we’re going to talk about … Read more

6 Ways to Help Employees Ease the Crush of Student Debt

Millennials are feeling the crush of student debt—but they aren’t the only ones. Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are also struggling to pay off their student loans or the loans they incurred to fund their children’s education.

As a result, … Read more