Month: October 2015

7 Company Cultures Worth Replicating

While TinyPulse recognizes that certain perks aren't "essential for building a stronger work culture," the company does admit that some perks assist with boosting engagement and retention. Whether it's offering massages, creating dog-friendly areas, …

FOT GROUP POST: The “Scariest” Music We’ve Listened to While Working…

It’s the day before Halloween, which means you’re probably seeing some pretty freaky costumes at work already today. (Exhibit A: Please check out Tim Sackett’s Instagram feed at your earliest convenience.) FOT wants to add to the HR Freak Show this Halloween by sharing some of the most scary (also known as lame) music we’ve listened to while doing the good work we’re known to…

Temporary Insanity.

“Don’t worry. You’ll get the hang of it.” With those famous last words, she pivoted on a worn heel and walked back around the corner to the fluorescent drenched cube farm set aside for the office and administrative staff , leaving me alone at the oversized front desk. The glass divider separating this desk from […]

LinkedIn Corp. Soars on Earnings Beat

What: Shares of professional social network LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) jumped on Friday following the company's third-quarter earnings report. LinkedIn beat analyst estimates on all fronts by a significant margin, and its guidance for the fourth quarter was …

Clicking into valuable information from employees

Thankfully, help is at hand with the emergence of a large number of employment engagement software programs such as TinyPulse, Culture Amp and Qualtrics. These promise to capture employee emotions and crowdsource their ideas on company issues at …

Whose Data is it Anyway? by @BryanChaney

Some companies swear by their database. If they happen to have a candidate’s resume, CV, or profile “somewhere” on file, then they don’t consider them a new candidate. They think they OWN the data like it’s locked up in a Kentucky safe with a list of 11 herbs and spices.

10 Solutions to Your Worst HR and TA Headaches!

CareerBuilder did a funny thing at their booth at the HR Tech Conference this year and had people vote on their worst HR and TA headaches. CB then had a running total scoreboard on which headaches were the worst.  Kris Dunn and I loved the idea and we are putting on a webinar next Tuesday, sponsored by our friends at CareerBuilder, called, “Why Can’t…

Four Things that Make a Business Builder

Twitter is in the news a lot lately, with the return of Jack Dorsey as its CEO. Some stories revolve around Dorsey and his relationship with Fred Wilson, a relatively famous venture capitalist who writes at avc.com. Wilson has some great insight into what he looks at when picking a business leader—not an Ops person, but a leader. I like Wilson’s writing because, for lack…

VIDEO: Laurie Ruettimann on Does Your C-Suite Care About Onboarding?

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” two of my personal favorite HR personalities are talking shop related to the undying passion your C-Suite has for your company’s onboarding process… or not. Dawn Burke follows up with HR writer, speaker and strategist, Laurie Ruettimann, to hash out the topic of her latest post here on how—even if your C-Suite really doesn’t think onboarding is as important as other mission-critical objectives in the company—HR can take…

LinkedIn Gets Boost From Mobile, Overseas Users

LinkedIn Corp. said investments in its mobile app and overseas markets are starting to pay off, as it posted a smaller-than-expected third-quarter loss and raised its financial forecast for the year. After two difficult quarters, the upbeat results and …