I’ve been at my new job now for six months. It’s the first commute that I’ve had in years. I used to walk to work and then I worked from home for over a year. I’ve become one of those weirdos that listen to the radio in the mornings. Not the music on my phone, […]
The onboarding process is often a disjointed set of events that is partially owned by different areas of HR and the business, leaving the new employee feeling discouraged and frustrated. With partial-process owners across talent acquisition, HR business partners, HRIS and sometimes a dedicated onboarding department, it can be difficult to determine where to invest […]
Natural disasters leave visible signs of devastation everywhere: destroyed homes, flooded roads, damaged infrastructure, broken families and fractured communities. This has been especially evident in the impact of recent mega-storms like hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as with the wildfires that raged throughout the West Coast.
I bet some of the earliest tweets on record peddle job opportunities. Hashtags and an API turned the volume up to 11. Then automated services blew up. Names like TweetMyJobs, Tweet A Job, and Tweet Jobs were born, and job postings have littered the Twittersphere ever since. A search on Twitter on “#jobs” reveals accounts with […]
I invested 38 years in the corporate world and my experience spanned a myriad of departments – to include human resources where I oversaw our leadership development program and played a critical role in personnel policy and practice. My time in HR was particularly rewarding because it came on the heels of a series of […]
I’ve said this a number of times, but it’s the question that never goes away. It’s the single most asked question I get in person, online, through email and messaging. There hasn’t been a week go by in the past two years where I’m not asked in some form this question!
“I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” – Winston Churchill
Of all the topics organizations need to talk about, you’d think they’d be most effective about communicating compensation. After all, although you hope that employees love their jobs, they work to earn money — to pay their mortgage, put gas in the car and buy their children shoes. So employees care deeply about how they’re […]
Ugh, I don’t even know if I want to write about this, but I just got back from the Recruiting Trends and Talent Tech Conference, and this one subject dominated most of my conversations in one way or another. First, don’t think I’m looking for compassion for men. As a gender, we’ve dug our own […]
It’s easy and feels good to talk about your competition and blame them for the reason your life is a failure. I get destroyed by my competition on a regular basis. With Sumato Coffee, I study our online competition, follow the clues they leave behind and go for a different angle. With consulting, I study […]
A ranking of the top jobs for those without a college degree according to the job site CareerBuilder.
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It’s great news that talent reviews have become almost universal in larger organizations, avoiding the fads that have overtaken HR processes like performance management. The fact that most companies do them, however, doesn’t mean that they’re done well. We often see companies with overly complex processes, vague definitions of potential, ill-equipped HR leaders, no follow-up […]
I found myself reading an article on Google relating to an increase in potential cell phone charges for a major cell phone carrier that I have used for fourteen years. I wanted to give him a call regarding my loyalty to their company and the fee increase. I thought to myself where would I find […]