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 […]
Many employers struggle with what to tell job seekers when it comes to working at their company. At the same time job seekers are constantly searching for tidbits about what the job is like and what kind of culture they are getting into…
There’s been a lot of money spent trying to make interviewing more science than art. Let’s count the ways: –Multiple interviewing techniques, including Targeted Selection, Top-Grading and more.. –1000 assessments designed to tell you everything you need to know about the candidate just short of swabbing them.. –Processing mapping that interview process with a cool […]
Anyone who has a job that requires some level of original thinking, creativity, or simply just coming up with incremental improvements to existing products or processes occasionally hits a dry spell, where new ideas see impossible to conjure. Sometimes it’s called “writer’s block” or even (let’s hope temporary) burnout, but no matter what the term, […]
Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in late June, and instead focus on the the world-renowned speakers booked for the event. First of all, it seems the ladies in our profession are […]
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Factset, Sodexo, Amtrak. These companies all have one thing in common when it comes to marketing themselves to job seekers. They all create large amounts of content distributed via social media that is geared toward prospective candidates.
The analysis that I have on this one is pretty simple. Look at the chart and you can only come to one conclusion – broadly, there is no such thing as “pay for performance”. For supervisors or normal worker alike. Interesting to see that worker pay spiked post-recession but managers continued to decline. But I […]