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Five Things I’ve Learned by Using Gig Marketplaces Like Fivver and Upwork

You can’t talk TA/Recruiting strategies today without talking about the Gig Economy. While use of contract labor, in the traditional sense, allows you to bring in talent that’s employed by someone else, use of gig workers allows you to bring in talent that’s employed by—wait for it—themselves. Is using the gig economy a viable alternative to traditional recruiting strategies? The answer is it depends….

What was the hardest manual labor job I’ve ever had?

I was a “Picker” for a large supermarket chain in their warehouse on the second shift. What’s a “Picker”? I Picker was a position that would take an order from one of the grocery stores that used our warehouse, and I would drive around on a pallet jack and physically pick all the cases and items going to that store on a semi-truck. A…

I’ve Got a Great Business Opportunity for You!

No. No, you don’t. You have a great business opportunity for you, and you need me to make it happen. Email Subject Lines in the Past Week “Business Opportunity” “Potential Opportunity” “Great Business Opportunity for You!” There was one common theme with each one of these messages sent to me. Not one of them was an opportunity for me to make money, but each…

What I’ve Learned in a Half Century of Living on this Planet

2-20-2020 Seems like the number people feel like this is some special birthday for me. It’s my 50th. Ugh, that’s hard to type. 50 seems so fucking old! When I was in college, 50 seemed like a lifetime away and now that I’m here, I don’t feel 50. I actually wasn’t going to write this. I’m in a world where being old is a…

The Worst HR Advice I’ve Ever Given to an Employee

A few days ago this thought came to me: “What is the worst advice I’ve ever given anyone?’  Usually, in a case like this the first thing you think of is usually correct!  In my case, I came up with a number of things right away, none of which really seemed like the worst advice, and more of me making fun of what other…

5 Hard Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Better Manager and Boss

I’m a sucker for anything that tries to answer a question that I almost never hear anyone ask, much less answer: How can you be a good boss? Notice that I say anything that “tries” to answer because I usually find that most advice on how to better manage people usually goes one of two ways — it’s either very simplistic or incredibly stupid….

The Best Recruitment Marketing I’ve Seen in Years! #VueDD17

Okay, the last post from HireVue’s Digital Disruption, but it was something I had to share! TA leader Molly Weaver at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City is killing the game! If you do an interview with Children’s on the HireVue platform, they have actual kid patients ask you the interview questions via video! I shared one on Twitter this week under the #VueDD17…

I’ve Never Lost a Candidate Because Our Process Was Slow

The headline might surprise some people. Time kills all deals, right? We have heard about it since we were fresh baby-faced HR professionals. Article after article tells you how ridiculous your slow process is: The Negative impact of a SLOW Hiring process The Top 12 Reasons Why Slow Hiring Severely Damages Recruiting And Business Results ‘Hire Slow, Fire Fast’ – Possibly The Worst Advice…

The Best Feedback I’ve Ever Been Given – HR Tech Edition!

Yo! HR Tech Geeks! I’m at The HR Technology Conference next week Oct. 4-7th and I’m doing a really fun project with the great folks at Halogen. If you don’t know Halogen they’re the HR technology leaders when it comes to performance management and recently did a full integration with Jobvite to offer a full end-to-end talent management suite. At HR Tech 2016 Halogen,…

The Smartest “Hot Take” I’ve Read About the Microsoft Acquisition of LinkedIn…

Microsoft said last week that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the largest in Microsoft’s history, unites two companies in different businesses: one a big maker of software tools, the other the largest business-oriented social networking site, with more than 400 million members globally. As you would expect, there’s been a lot of hot takes related to the…