Management fads come and go, but one thing never changes — the fact that that most management fads don’t seem to last. That’s why I was surprised when I saw this recent Wall Street Journal article touting “agile management” as the hot, new management trend. My doubt was fueled by the third paragraph of the […]
I attended an awards luncheon where the nominees were asked the question, “What would you have expected to have given up by now?” Answers involved a lot of childhood sweets, biting nails and imaginary dogs (that was not mine). Slap that question on the HR profession and I have a few ideas around the answers. […]
Have you ever noticed that as soon as you believe your organizational dysfunction has reached a peak, you always can find another organization that takes it one step further? We love to think that our “Sh*t Show” is the worst, but we always know it’s not. Recently, I was speaking with some colleagues about some […]
China’s leading high-end recruitment marketplace Liepin has announced that it will invest 800 million RMB ($111 million U.S.) in online employee assessment, training and accreditation platform Wjx.cn, according to a report on Sina.cn (in Chinese). Liepin will take a majority 66.6% stake in Wjx.cn in return for the investment.
It’s fair to say LinkedIn has changed everyone’s life in recruiting. But not always for the better. LinkedIn is the golden child of candidate databases, now claiming to have 575 million unique profiles (260 monthly actives) residing within its servers. It’s the database of choice for recruiters, and while the service represents the biggest database […]
Entelo acquired candidate engagement solutions provider ConveyIQ in a move to offer source-to-hire management of talent acquisition interactions.
If you’re a high-end, progressive HR, recruiting or talent pro, you know about the 10,000 hour rule, a research area made popular by the Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers. The seed for the 10,000-hour rule was a 1993 study of violinists and pianists which found that accumulated practice time rose with musical prowess. On average, top-ranked violinists had […]
Jobot, a hybrid recruitment site and recruiting agency, has opened three new offices in California.
One of my clients refers to itself as “always under construction”…that’s another way of saying you’re always in Beta… This has been their tagline for close to twenty years and they truly are always under construction in every way they approach business including HR and Talent… But what is Beta? Webster’s defines it as: a […]
As I survey the employee/employer relationship landscape, I really never see a great story. Oh, sure, there are good “anecdotes” here and there of some company (typically privately held, startup-mentality, uber-cool) doing something unique and interesting enough to get into INC and Forbes. These stories are the bloody chum consultants tweet, retweet, post and build […]
As you begin reading this article, imagine a place where babies are born into the world by mothers and fathers that might want to spend a little bit of time with the newborn. Just a few weeks though, nothing wild. Crazy, right? You would think so when you look at federal policy that protects the rights […]
How HR Professionals Can Use Design Thinking To Transform Their Company and Career A few years ago I found the world’s cutest mug. It had a little pug on the front, was large and perfect for drinking tea on a cozy Sunday. It was about 10 minutes after using that mug, tea all down my […]
I’m in Iceland as I am writing this, so naturally, adventure is on my mind. Anyone who has visited Iceland will tell you it’s unlike any trip they’ve ever taken. One day you are in the middle of a lush, green field leading to a massive waterfall, the next day traveling between snow-capped mountains, while […]
Chinese search leader Baidu Inc. has dropped off the list of China’s five most valuable internet companies ahead of its Q2 results next week, Bloomberg is reporting. In its Q1 2019 earnings results, Baidu revealed its first quarterly loss in over 15 years. At least five executives have stepped down from the company in 2019, […]