Month: April 2015

Ladies, would you prefer not negotiating your salary?

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 comes to negotiating salaries, the research is pretty clear:…

Tim Sackett asks Ladies, Would You Prefer Not Negotiating Your Salary?

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 comes to negotiating salaries, the research is pretty clear:…

Connecting To Humans At Work

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 a function of survey responses, big data, clicks and…

Increase Employee Retention By Filling These 3 Gaps

The search for new methods of increasing employee performance goes on in every industry. According to a recent study published by TINYpulse, “organizations that don't invest in their employees and engagement overall are just asking to be outmaneuvered …

Talent Hacks.

As someone who gets to cover the glamorous and exciting world of HR and recruiting for a living, it might surprise you to learn that while I’m a professional writer, I can’t say B2B blogger made the list of things I wanted to be when I grew up. Back in the day, blogs didn’t exist, […]

What ATS Should You Select For Your Company?

If you read Monday’s post on Crappy Employment Brands, I told you I would answer the most asked question in HR and Talent Acquisition of all time.  It’s goes with the title to this post, and almost anytime I speak I get at least one person who will ask me this question during the Q&A: What ATS (Applicant Tracking System) do you use? The…

Laurie Ruettimann says HR Should Think Like A Designer

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 communications. The concept of “design” is something you hear…

Steve Boese says Whatever You Do, Don’t Stare At His Eye

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 on Twitter, this person had no profile pic up…