Month: December 2017

The Top 17 Articles of 2017: #2 It’s Happening – Google Launches its Jobs Search Engine

After nearly a year of speculation, a search engine optimizer in Australia capturing screenshots in the wild, and an official announcement from the CEO, Google for Jobs officially launches today. Now, when you visit Google and type in “marketing jobs,” “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs” or similar job searches, you’ll see results that allow users to explore jobs right from Google’s organic results pages. The one caveat is searches…

How Fake is Your Employment Brand?

I think most employment brands are completely fake. The reason I feel this way is because HR and Executives approve the messaging.  We, HR and Executives, are the last people who really know what our employment brand truly is.  So, we end up with stuff like this: Seems really cool!  Makes us feel good about ourselves and our organization.  But for the most part,…

We Don’t Actually Have to Retain All of Our Employees!

In 2018 and beyond, employee retention will become a huge focus. Why? Unemployment rates and demographics are kicking all TA shops in the mouth! The best hire you will ever make is the one you don’t have to make! So, welcome back to the main stage, Retention! Some could argue that employee retention is always an important issue, but during major recessions, it becomes…

It’s Really Hard to Judge People?

I was out walking with my wife recently (that’s what middle-aged suburban people do, we walk, it makes us feel like we are less lazy and it gets us away from the kids so we can talk grown up) and she made this statement in a perfectly innocent way: “It’s really hard to judge people.” She said this to ‘me’!  I start laughing.  She…

The Unexpected Downsides of Hiring for ‘Culture Fit’

As we wind down from the thick of “the most wonderful time of the year,” we have a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year now past (and celebrate surviving yet another year of open enrollment). As we gear up for the new year and flurry of hiring to come, it’s also a great time to consider how we should evolve our hiring strategies….