Tag: crazy

Dealing with Crazy Hiring-Manager Psychology after a Pandemic

“You know, KD, there are a lot of people looking for work out there now” <KD stares into the abyss.> “I’d like to see some more candidates.” <KD ponders whether anger management therapy is a thing.> “I think we’ll keep looking; I didn’t like the way she came back with a counteroffer. Doesn’t she know there are a lot of people looking for jobs?”…

HR Famous Podcast – Talking 100K Jobs and the Crazy California Uber/Lyft Bill (AB5)

In episode 27 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss 100K jobs with the least competition (spoiler – that means only really smart people should apply) and break down California going after Uber and Lyft with California Assembly Bill 5, which seeks to classify more contractors such as Uber/Lyft drivers into full-time employees Listen (click this link if you don’t…

Recruiter Appreciation? That’s Crazy Talk!

Every week in one meeting or another, I witnessed the systemic denigration of recruiting. If the issue was sales were not meeting their goals, it was recruiting’s fault. Customer satisfaction at an all-time low? Blame a recruiter. I believe a recruiter was once blamed for an intertropical convergence zone causing rain; and quite possibly global warming. Enough already! Despite being essential to an organization’s…

Here’s to the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

I’ve been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately. As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat after me:  The reason you do any type of coaching or performance management is to migrate employees. If you’re going to do it,…

A Wild and Crazy New Model of Employment

Companies today adhere to a decades-old recruitment process originally designed for in-person paper applications — a pre-Internet, one-company-for-life era that has quickly passed us by. The Internet increased our visibility of choice and ease of application, which – coupled with accelerating, always-on technology — shortened our attention spans to less than a goldfish’s.

Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately.  As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat after me:  The reason you do any type of coaching or performance management is to migrate employees.   If you’re going to do it,…

The Crazy, Topsy-Turvy Emerging 2017 — 4 Emerging Trends

This promises to be one of those years we will all remember. From politics to economics, from hard-to-find talent to algorithms and predictive analytics, this will be a year of emerging technologies and real changes in how we think and operate as recruiters. These are just four of the technologies or trends that will have a major impact on recruiting over the next few years.

10 Reasons HR Thinks Employees Are Crazy

I don’t know of one HR Pro I’ve ever met who didn’t say, behind closed doors, “My employees are Crazy!” It’s like school teachers when they go into that mysterious “Teachers Lounge”, once the door is closed and they are all in there with the other teachers. Didn’t you want to know what the heck they talked about!?!? I can tell you because before…

Can HR out Crazy a Crazy Employee?

In HR we run into employees all the time that do “Crazy” pretty dang good!  I’m always interested in how we work around crazy.  Almost never do we just fire crazy and get rid of it, we tend to keep it around. In fact, we tend to try and fix crazy. I’m not talking about legitimate mental illness. I’m talking about employees who are…

Why AI is going to be crazy big

My current thinking is that there are six primary drivers of the current AI wave. More importantly these drivers are now in a self-reinforcing cycle which will accelerate the pace of AI innovation and its increasing ubiquity in consumer and business apps.

Psychologists say that power does 4 crazy things to your mind

Who doesn’t desire power? There’s a little Frank Underwood in all of us. At the beginning of “House of Cards,”Kevin Spacey’s character explains why power beats money Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn’t see the difference. But should you find and…