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This One Group of Employees Needs Performance Reviews Cancelled!
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This week on the HR Famous pod we talked about Google suspending performance reviews until 2021. When I first heard about it, my initial reaction was, “okay, here we go, the softening of America continues!” Come on, buck up kids! It didn’t take me long to come to my senses when I thought about my […]

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Shrinking CareerBuilder to invest in its HR tech
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Job platform CareerBuilder, occupied in recent years with selling off assets, this week announced it will plow money into the company. One analyst said simply, “Lipstick on a pig?”

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51Job considers $5.3B buyout offer
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51Job, the China-based recruitment giant, has received a $5.3 billion U.S. buyout offer from a group led by DCP Capital Partners. The private equity firm is offering $79.05 per share, a 16% premium over 51Job’s closing price Wednesday.

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The HR Famous Pod – E31 – Should we cancel Performance Reviews for 2020?
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In episode 31 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee discuss Google’s move to a very uncool/unhip annual performance review cycle (called a “perf” which is dangerously close to bad stuff), David Blaine’s recent dangerous endeavor, and the latest CHRO move of the week involving IBM’s new HR leader. Listen (click this […]

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Advice for Landing a Job from a CEO (who never hires…)
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I get it, you’re the CEO of a sexy brand so all the media companies want to interview you, but when you give advice out that your HR and TA leaders would never give, you’re basically just spewing B.S.! Pulled directly from the headlines of CNBC, 1-800-Flowers CEO (wait, is that a sexy brand!?), Chris […]

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How Perfect is your Perfect Hire?
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There’s a concept known as the “Perfect Premium”. Basically, we over evaluate the value of “perfect” versus almost perfect. What do I mean? Let me give an example that we are all familiar with, standardized college admission testing, ACT/SAT. A perfect ACT score is 36. If someone scores a 36 on the ACT, they’ll get […]

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Indeed launches virtual hiring tour in the U.S.
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With U.S. unemployment still double the pre-pandemic rate, jobs platform Indeed has kicked off a free-of-charge “virtual hiring tour” with the goal of filling 20,000 open positions nationwide.

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Are your Recruiters wasting your Hiring Manager’s time?
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I had a conversation the other day with a corporate HR Director and we were talking recruiters, corporate recruiters.  My friend had a dilemma, a classic corporate recruiting scenario. The problem is she has recruiters who are doing a decent job, but they won’t get out from behind their desks and get out into the […]

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Jobvite acquires analytics platform Talentegy
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Jobvite, an HR tech vendor, has acquired talent analytics platform Talentegy for an undisclosed amount. Jobvite plans to integrate Talentegy into its current analytics services, as well as offer it as a standalone product.

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Pressure is a Privilege
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“Pressure is a Privilege” – Billy Jean King I’ve been watching the US Open this week and women’s finalist, Naomi Osaka was interviewed and said as she walks out onto the US Open court she pulls inspiration from the quote and sign that hangs just outside the court where the players enter. In today’s world, […]

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The Weekly Dose: @Workday Ups its Game in Belonging and Diversity!
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Today on the Weekly Dose I take a look at Workday’s recent announcement about their new product offerings around Diversity and Inclusion. If 2020 has done anything, it’s brought the conversation of diversity and inclusion to the forefront like never before in organizations. Many HR tech companies have been working on products in this space […]

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E30 – HR Famous – Is Johnny Taylor good for @SHRM and HR?
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(Shout to the Tim Cook, Ivanka, Johnny selfie above – I had to put that one because it’s totally a pic I would have gotten if I had the chance!) In episode 30 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Kris Dunn, Tim Sackett, and Jessica Lee link up to discuss Senator […]

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XpressJobs recruitment monitor attracts Sri Lankan employers
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Sri Lankan recruitment marketplace XpressJobs has seen 38% of its client companies adopt its new recruitment monitor tool, its top executive told the AIM Group.

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HR’s Worst Enemy!
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I’m always amazed to hear about all of the Enemies that HR has!  You have employees, and hiring managers, and the EEOC, and employment attorneys, and staffing firms, and insurance firms, and HR software providers. I mean, if I hadn’t been in HR, I would think that everyone is against HR! It feels like that […]

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