It all started with a great premise: Let’s teach kids an easier way to understand math so they won’t end up hating it. We can all buy into that, right!? What came out was a classic organizational nightmare of project-gone-wrong, in a way only HR can truly understand—the Common Core was born. Now, there you […]
Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times… the poop work. Literally. She had a great time with the kiddos (except for that poop part!), learned a lot about holding down a real job, split shifts, commuting, taxes, office politics. And she […]
It’s May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you’re an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback to the masses. But we wait. Because the people who most need the feedback don’t always […]
I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven. For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout isn’t because I want to be first at the gym. It’s because I relieve stress and increase my happiness breaking a good sweat… and, secondarily, I don’t […]
The first thing a recruiter does is scan your resume. Those first 6 seconds are the most important. Will your resume catch their eye? This article shares some tips about optimizing your resume for eye-tracking.
Somewhere over the last few years there has been this crazy advice for jobseekers to have catch phrases, some witty little one liner to describe what they do. Ugh. And on top of that, we ask you to load your information with keywords. But those two ideas might not always get you to the top […]
I was lucky enough to get a free and advanced copy of The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders. Actually, I have two copies. One for me and one to hold my front door open when the UPS guy delivers my boxes. I kid, sorta. This book is physically huge, and that’s on purpose. […]
No one has ever accused me of adding complexity to a situation. Small words work best with us Midwest folk. Unfortunately, we sometimes allow our desire to provide structure—especially metrics and processes—to actually complicate our simple goals. Take onboarding. At its most basic, onboarding is simple, right? Deliver on the promises you made during the […]
by Katrina Collier. In this world of instant communication and high expectations, why should a suitable candidate give a recruiter a moment of their time?
Should you be accepting connection requests from anyone? Does it help your hiring? Sourcing Specialist, Kasia Borowicz wades into the open networking debate
An article recently written on NPR speaks to a ‘new’ trend in organizational compensation. What’s that trend? Apparently, companies are now not negotiating new hire or promotional salaries. Basically, here’s what we pay for this position, take it or leave it. Do you believe this would work? Here is more from the article: When it […]
I’ve been on a tear for the last couple of years to get companies – no, reset – not companies – PEOPLE (companies are NOT people) to approach their business in a more human way. Too much of the recent focus of business has been on software, and making the engagement effort at most companies […]
I have some friends who are just back from Carowinds. They rode the new Fury 325 roller coaster. It seems insane and scary. (It’s also been stuck a few times. I would die.) The Fury 325 video from Bloomberg has me thinking of how proper design is at the core of everything—from roller coasters to employee […]
Yesterday I had the increasingly rare experience of meeting a professional acquaintance for the very first time in person who despite having corresponded with this person over email and having one or two calls, I had no idea what they actually looked like. While we were connected on LinkedIn, and I think following each other […]