Tag: Isn’t

“In Transition” Isn’t Helping You Find a New Job!

I know you’ve seen this on resumes and profiles over the past few years! Someone is looking for work and they title their profile “In Transition”. Quick – without taking five seconds to think about, be honest, what do you think when someone says, “In Transition” on their resume, cover letter, LI profile, etc.? Put it in the comments! My guess is, like me,…

Performance Management Isn’t A Manager’s Job

Along with employee engagement, performance management is the current “it” girl in the HR world. Posts, tweets, articles, speeches, and studies are plentiful…and contradictory. We have one camp saying you shouldn’t do performance management and the other side saying we need more of it! No middle ground it seems. From my point of view, I see performance management following the same arc that employee…

If a PEO Isn’t Right For Your Start-Up, Here Are Some Alternatives

Hiring an HR professional is typically at the bottom of a start-up’s to-do list despite the very real risks forgoing this “to-do” poses. There’s no clear verdict on when hiring in-house HR talent is a must — some argue that at a company should have at least 50 full-time employees, while others consider a nascent company’s rapid growth rate to be the criteria — but one…

This Headline Isn’t Perfect, But It Will Do

I confess to being a perfectionist in a state of constant rehabilitation. I love things done right. And I mean “my” kind of right. The kind of right that is so insanely satisfying to me that the absence of it leaves me bereft. I think I had an inkling that this wasn’t healthy when people who were not in constant pursuit of this demanding…

Office Holiday Party? Well, This Probably Isn’t the Year For Mistletoe and an Open Bar

The headline on a story in this week’s Wall Street Journal said it all: Welcome to the Post-Weinstein Holiday Party. What followed was 1,400 depressing words that basically said, without actually saying it, something that you probably already know — the company holiday party as we know it is officially dead and gone. As The Boston Globe dryly noted, “This probably isn’t the year for…

Unchained! Attracting Talent That Isn’t Chained to a Desktop!

From manufacturing to construction to retail to restaurants to the service industries, most of our talent doesn’t actually sit ‘chained’ to a desk, but we’re still using recruiting practices that start with the notion we all sit at a desk waiting for a recruiter to find us! It’s amazing that over the past couple decade most talent acquisition departments have recruited in basically in…

What the CEO Wants From HR But Isn’t Getting

It goes without saying that successful HR functions are strategic. They play a vocal role in critical business decisions and directly manage or impact a majority of most companies’ expenses. Indeed, in today’s resource-competitive environment, CEOs are increasingly looking for the CHRO to play a more critical role in influencing business outcomes.

Recruitment Marketing Isn’t About Automation

Look, I love everything Recruitment Marketing (RM). It takes two things I’m very passionate about Recruiting and Marketing and puts them both together. I love the creativity and science behind how do you get someone interested in some thing, more specifically how do we get a person interested in coming to work for us. Recruitment Marketing technology is pretty freaking awesome! I love it…

Sometimes the Job You Really Want Just Isn’t Obtainable

We’ve all been told since we started school in pre-school or kindergarten (grade 1 if you’re outside the U.S.) that if we worked really, really hard we could become anything we wanted to be. A doctor, a lawyer, even President of the United States! Okay, not you foreign-born folks, you can’t be President! But, you understand where I’m coming from—dream big kid and work hard….