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What does the future of work look like post-COVID-19?

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically changed the way we work, and some of these changes may be permanent, reshaping the future of work as we know it.   The global Microsoft 2021 Work Trend Index report recently found that: 70% of workers want flexible remote work options to continue Over 65% of workers are craving … Read more The post What does the future…

Writing LinkedIn Recommendations like Yelp Reviews!

I want to start a trend. I’ve had some really great people write LinkedIn recommendations for me. I think all of them are from people I’ve actually personally worked with and had a strong relationship with. The dirty little secret, though, is no one really ever reads or pays attention to these reviews. I mean, no hiring decisions are based on “OMG! Tim’s LI…

Treat Every Candidate Like a Customer is a Lazy Strategy!

You should treat every single candidate like a customer! You should treat every employee like a customer! You should treat every stakeholder of your organization like a customer! You should treat every vendor you work with like a customer! You should treat every customer like a…hey, wait a minute! Can we break down the strategy of treating every candidate like a customer? Do we…

Is Tech like Slack & Teams Killing Corporate Culture?

Have you ever said anything online – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snap, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc. – that you would never say in a face-to-face work meeting? A comment? Asked a question? That in hindsight, just wouldn’t play well in your career of choice? The reality is, almost 100% of people have or will. It’s called the Online Disinhibition Effect. Basically, you get “platform” guts. It’s…

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….

Do you feel like an imposter in your HR or TA Leadership Role?

Imposter syndrome impacts everyone at some point. The feeling like you don’t belong because your abilities aren’t up to par with others, or your accomplishments don’t fit the role you were given. This belief that you might be a fraud, except no one has figured it out, just yet! So, there is a couple of ways I look at this feeling of being an…

What if we hired employees like NFL teams draft players?

The NFL draft, kind of like college football recruiting, is still mostly a crap shoot. I mean, you kind of know what you’re getting, but you truly have no idea if that player is going to be a great success or a colossal failure! It’s all a game of statistical chance. Our hope is this player is more likely to be successful than this…

My Momma Don’t Like You…

My Momma don’t like you and she likes everyone… Do you like that new Justin Bieber song?  Yep, I’m a Belieber! Don’t hate. The kid can entertain! How does this have anything to do with HR?  Come on, you know I’ll bring you back! “My Momma don’t like you and she likes everyone.” Do you have someone in your organization that is a walking…

How Can an ATS Act Like a Catalyst in Your Hiring?

Read Time13 Second In a competitive candidate market, we need advanced technologies to compete. Over the last few decades, there has been a drastic change in the recruitment industry. Don’t you feel that the recruitment industry is transforming from a reactive function to a proactive one? The post How Can an ATS Act Like a Catalyst in Your Hiring? appeared first on HR Tech…

A Holiday Lesson on Engagement: Treat Employees Less Like Scrooge, More Like Fezziwig

Given how terrible 2020 has been, nobody would blame you for being a Scrooge this holiday season. But what if you just don’t identify with Scrooge? Well, perhaps a more contemporary grouch would be a better choice — someone like the Grinch, especially the 1966 Chuck Jones version (no snickering, please; that’s contemporary for me) with the late, great Boris Karloff narrating and voicing…

A Holiday Shopping Season like No Other

Each year around this time, retail industry writers start posting articles full of tips and predictions for the upcoming holiday shopping season. I was one of those writers last year. If I could have appeared to myself back then as the “Ghost of Retail Future” and foretold all the change to come this year, I would’ve had a hard time believing it.  Enter 2020—a…

If you’re not even hiring on Facebook Jobs, like *eye roll* … Who are you? 

Every recruitment team should be skilled in using Facebook jobs. It’s free, your candidates are there, and it increases productivity metrics like Time to Hire and Cost Per Hire. Facebook Jobs is a powerful tool for a simple reason: popularity. The platform offers recruiters a vast talent pool with 1.6 billion users daily. To put it in perspective, LinkedIn has 310 million monthly active…

When Trying to Switch Career Fields Makes You Feel Like D’Angelo From The Wire

Why is it so hard to transition from the field you started in? Yep, you guessed it — I’m spending my quarantine days and newfound unemployment watching The Wire, and I can’t recommend it enough. Seriously, if your boyfriend is annoying you about watching it, you should actually listen to him, because it’s amazing, like possibly-better-than-breaking-bad amazing.re I began The Wire at a very…