Conventional wisdom tells us that the best way to deal with organizational silos is simply to break them. Whether it’s the inward focus of HR departments or the “tower vision” that blinds leaders to surrounding issues and events, silos must be torn down – or so they say.
Here’s the one big thing I learned from LinkedIn’s latest list of their most popular (they call it most viewed) job posts: When it comes to job seekers, it’s all about the brand. You should remember this when you hear somebody pooh-pooh the notion that a company’s brand really isn’t all that important to job […]
Been reading a lot about diversity and inclusion work lately. Two reasons—I am responsible for Talent Acquisition and Management for a company that wants to do more in a typically male-dominated industry. Just as importantly, I have a daughter who is asking me questions about life, jobs and pop culture. If you’re an HR pro, […]
A few years back I became aware that there was a “Speaker’s Circuit” for HR people. The more I became aware of it, the more it sounded like a wonderful place to be. You have done everything in your career and now you are being paid hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars to travel […]
At the end of the day, employees have to trust any HR pro enough to come forward and share bad stuff with said HR pro. What type of bad stuff? What type of bad stuff do your employees have? Hate. Addiction. Family Dysfunction. Ambition. Concerns about others. Just to name a few. All these things […]
You know that side-job you have as the informal HR Advisor for any/all of your friends? It can be enlightening at times, even uplifting, when you hear some of the ridiculous sh*t people are forced to put up with in their workplace. For the situation to reach the “Mind if I run something by you?” […]
My phone has been off the hook with consulting requests these past few weeks. Interest in the job board business seems to be booming. And lots of news is being made. Find.jobs set to launch. owners of the .jobs domains are trying to reboot interest in their domain business. The problem with this concept though […]
In my last article, Turn Your Talent Failures into Wins – Part 1, we dove into how our best intentions of planning for the New Year go just as well as our plan for using our gym memberships – they don’t. I know, it sounds almost too simple but the fact is that effectively planning […]
Ahhh. The Olympics. The beauty. The drama. The similarities to our work world. The 2018 Winter Olympics are just beginning, but the anticipation of great competition and hyper-sports analogies are in full blast. And all the Tonya and Nancy memories. Seems like just yesterday. Therefore, it’s only fitting to highlight the talent trends between our […]
I’m not a great Catholic; decent I’d say. Decent enough to go to Ash Wednesday service after several months’ absence. Better late than never. I was inspired by the sermon, which gave the congregation some perspective on Lent, including how to personally reflect over this time. The sermon also touched on themes of forgiveness […]
In another sign that the recruiting process is becoming more convenient for job seekers, The Home Depot has rolled out a new way for its applicants to self-schedule in person interviews. The news comes on the heel of the retailers push to hire 80,000 positions for its traditional spring season. Tim Hourigan, EVP – Human […]
Today at FOT I get to announce a new sponsor, Paycor, and I get to announce to our audience something really cool that Paycor is doing with the launch of their HR Center of Excellence (HR COE) site! It’s a must-see for sure! Paycor has 30,000+ SMB companies they work with and they were able […]
Dollar dollar bill ya’ll! Money is flowing into the recruitment tech space like a melting glacier into the Atlantic Ocean. In this week’s episode, ZipRecruiter eyes a new round of funding to the tune $50 million.
I recently had a wonderful conversation with a colleague who was asked to create a training program for our organization that would teach and foster “Critical Thinking”. The request makes perfect sense. We want to nurture the minds of our workforce so they are able to think critically. Or do we? Do we need more […]