Tag: Believe

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

This is a phrase my wife is fond of saying. I read it recently in an article from a college football coach who was talking about recruiting and social media. He said it in terms of these 18-22-year-old kids on social media, and that it was really difficult to come to grips with this concept. These kids are daily showing you who they are,…

2021 Workforce Report by @iCIMS – 84% of HR Pros Believe Their Diversity Recruiting Sucks!

I love workforce data and you love workforce data, so I’m super excited to share my breakdown of iCIMS’s latest report on the 2021 Workforce. Of course, we anticipate there will be a ton around remote workers and virtual hiring, and we can also anticipate the level of focus on DEI hiring and culture initiatives are only going to increase in 2021. Let’s breakdown…

Do you believe your HR leadership style is that of a “coach”?

I read an article in The New Yorker on the importance of “Coaching” by Atul Gawande.  Atul is a writer and a surgeon, smart and creative and I should hate him, but he’s so freaking brilliant! From the article: The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but they teach. They’re not your boss—in professional tennis, golf, and skating, the athlete…

Don’t Believe Everything You Read or Watch, Even on HR Websites

We have heard the saying a million times: “Don’t believe everything you read”. Or maybe it is “don’t believe everything you hear or see on TV”. In any event, written, verbal or visual, with the advent of social media and 24-hour cable news, we are bombarded with a smorgasbord of “news” on demand. And how do we know if we are getting the whole…

When High-Pots Believe in the Uniqueness of Their Special

In the Talent world, we hear about high potential employees all the time. “She’s a high-potential; that team is loaded with high-pots; we need a high-pot to take on that unit.” Everybody wants someone labeled as a high-potential talent. Everyone, that is, except for a high-potential leading a team. One of the biggest challenges I have seen is getting a high-potential manger to stretch,…

ALWAYS Believe Adults Mean What They Say

As HR Pros and Talent Acquisitions Specialists we have to make judgments based on information. We usually gather this information in the form of interviews (job interviews, coaching interviews, feedback surveys, etc.). What have I learned after all these years interviewing? When an adult tells you something, you have to believe they mean it. Here’s my story: When I was going through a personal crisis…

3 Myths About Military Veterans Your Hiring Managers May Believe

Today, many corporate leaders are in search of veterans who will bring real value to the workplace. According to a survey report from CareerBuilder, one-third of surveyed employers reported in 2014 they are actively recruiting veterans over the next year. In fact, estimates are that by the year 2023 there will be 3.5 million military veterans in the U.S. workforce.

Taylor Swift doesn’t believe in a 2 week notice. Should you?

I’m a Taylor Swift fan. I love that everyone tries to bring her down and she just keeps rolling along writing breakup songs, dating again, writing more breakup songs, dating again, writing more breakup songs…you get the picture, I like breakup songs! The one thing you don’t want to do if you’re close to Taylor Swift is wrong her in any way! If you do, know…

Paul Hebert says Not One Company Asked Their Employees About Engagement And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Coming in hot from a trip to the west coast where I had great conversations and less great sleep. Nothing says “good sleep” than an economy coach seat, a hyperactive seat mate, no window and a faulty overhead air blower. #Winning! But I shouldn’t complain… as Louis CK says: “‘I had to sit on the runway for 40 minutes.’ Oh my god, really? What…