Month: April 2016

Handcuffed to Uber

Despite employees' immobility, morale inside Uber remains high, according to our sources, a sentiment that the jobs site Glassdoor seems to confirm. Roughly 1,600 people have reviewed Uber on the platform; the 490 who've rated CEO Travis Kalanick …

True or False: Corp Recruiters Fear Agency Recruiters

True or False?  It’s a common belief, in most Talent and HR circles, that most corporate recruiters fear agency recruiters.  Go ahead and argue if you would like, but it seems a little silly. The reality is, true recruiting professionals don’t fear amateurs. It’s like a really great professional Photographer.  They charge money because they offer something someone is willing to pay for.  Professional photographers…

Showing Up: The Most Important Piece Of The Puzzle

No one at that dinner had been sleeping properly for weeks, and it wasn’t just the impossible heat of an impossibly long Auckland summer. My phone was ringing on the table, face down, slowly vibrating its way towards my lap. As it breached the edge the lit screen suddenly caught my eye in the darkness of the bistro, broke through my daze. I swung…

6 simple steps to LinkedIn promotion

I developed a content strategy for a Futureforth client recently who was confused about how LinkedIn should be used. Many people create LinkedIn profiles and think of them only as online resumes. In addition to using LinkedIn as a powerful networking …

The Power of the Email Subject Line

The subject line could well be the most important part of your message. If it doesn’t cut the mustard, the beautiful flowing prose that you’ve written will never actually get read! At Beamery we’re pretty lucky. We see daily data on the subject lines that work, and the ones that consign you to the trash folder. There are a few major trends that we’ve…

I Miss Old School Employee Training Videos!

Remember the bad 80’s employee training videos?  When I was at Applebee’s we had a series of sexual harassment training videos that would never fly in today’s politically correct world! These videos were part 70’s porn, part creepy uncle and 100% pure gold. I couldn’t ever play them without laughing out loud.  They were so bad, I couldn’t believe someone actually got paid to…

Laurie Ruettimann talks Sales and HR

Do you guys know the Gaping Void cartoon? It’s sort of like The Oatmeal and Savage Chickens except that it was early to the internet. The humor is reminiscent of Catbert and xkcd. Basically, Gaping Void is royalty. And because the Obama economy is great, the founder started a consulting firm. I know, right? America is awesome. So I was totally thrilled when I got…