No one. You don’t give out prizes for making the most money. Making the most money is the prize! “Hey, Tim, you made the most money! Congrats! Here’s a membership to Netflix.” Um, what? Just give me more money, I’ll buy my own damn membership to Netflix! You give out prizes as rewards when people […]
Employment site Glassdoor has released two new tools for job seekers: one to help organize job hunts and another to compare potential employers.
I’m just getting ready to kick off the spring conference season and I’ve already had a handful of reminders of how not to treat someone who you are trusting to come to speak to your audience! It always amazes me how some conference organizers get this completely right and some fail massively! Here are a […]
Have you ever been caught in a downward vortex of a truly crappy idea that at some point you wondered to yourself, “how the heck did we get here!?” I like to think I’m the kryptonite of bad ideas in my organization. It’s part of my personality of being a bit unfiltered in my thoughts […]
Continuing its strategic shift from job board to HR service provider, Indeed has launched Indeed Job Market, an information resource for job seekers.
Let’s say you make $50,000. That means you would pay $250 annually to keep your CEO employed. Are you willing to do that? That’s, on average, how much each employee of a Fortune 500 company pays for their corporate F500 CEO in terms of the executive compensation of a CEO. Now, I know you don’t really […]
(Boy! Someone needs a shave!) Free Webcast: January 28, 2019 at 1 PM EST (12 PM CST, 10 AM PST) Come join me and Jessica Miller-Merrell as we break down 5 of the biggest areas every Talent Acquisition department should be focusing on in 2020! Session Description: It’s a candidate-driven job market right now. And […]
From the front lines of in the weeds HR Management in Detroit – HR Manager claims to have been fired for whistleblowing on some unfair executive compensation practices! From the front lines of real HR: A human resources manager at the publicly-funded Great Lakes Water Authority has filed a whistleblower arbitration case against the agency, […]
I’ve been HR blogging for ten years. You learn a few tricks about blogging after that amount of time. One is you find out what people actually want to read by the search words they use to find your blog and various blog posts. One of the most all-time most searched for terms that find […]
I’m only talking to leaders today. We tend to fall into this rut. I have a position on my team. A person leaves. We need to fill that position. Before you fill your next position, as yourself this one question: How will this hire bring us closer to reaching our business objective? In fact, you […]
I get asked this question at least once per day. Sometimes I get asked this question so many times I think someone must be playing a joke on me. I start looking for the camera. Who’s filming this?! If I don’t just come out and answer the question and I instead ask questions, I find […]
If I hear one more person tell me that candidates don’t like phone calls, I’m going to shove a phone up your… I’m not the smartest cat, but I know a couple of things. Here are a few things I know: 1. You can’t taste the difference of well Gin and high-end Gin after 4 […]
I was listening to an executive the other day talk about what he needed in an employee. Of course, there were the job skills and competencies, formal education was one, and then that magical phrase came, “Oh, and the candidates better be a ‘people person’!” A People Person. What the living hell does that even […]
Cooper: You know Dad you don’t have to go to work so early. Me: Yes I do, someone has to pay the bills, put food on the table, keep the lights on. Cooper: Yeah, I guess you’re right. Me: (internal voice) – he’s probably right. This was a conversation my youngest son and I had […]