Tag: myth

The Myth of Being a “Highly Selective Employer”

We all think about it, don’t we?  We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire the highest quality candidates.  We are ‘highly’ selective! We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how ‘highly’ selective we are.  The number of applicants per hire, 25,000 people applied for this position and we only took…

HR Roundtable: Is Work / Life Balance a Myth?

The topic for the July (Cincinnati) HR Roundtable seemed to fit the time of the year because we gathered to discuss – The Myth of Work/Life Balance. Each month Steve asks people to RSVP as to whether they can attend the Roundtable or not, and it was fun to get messages that people weren’t going to make it in July because they were going…

‘Divided America’ is a myth – @Jobvite 2017 Job Seeker Nation

Jobvite does an annual study called Job Seeker Nation where they go out and survey over 2,000 Americans. The data is fascinating from an employee and candidate perspective. This year’s study found that 80% of Americans believe the country is divided, but when you dig into the detail of their responses, you find that’s not really true! Sure, at a high level you have…

Equal Opportunity Employment Is A Myth.

As a white male, there are few conversation topics more taboo than talking about (much less writing about) the issue of race. It’s one of those things, like politics, sex or religion, that’s just not considered apropos for the workplace. This is why we only speak of ‘race’ in terms of “diversity” and “inclusion.” While […]

VIDEO: Tim Sackett on Debunking the HR Wingman Myth

Is HR really the wind beneath the company’s wings? In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources and fellow FOT blogger, about her most recent post at Fistful of Talent: Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It. Check out the video now to hear the ever-entertaining duo break down their philosophy on “the HR Wingman Phenomenon,” and how…

The myth of 'out of office'

And because of this, more than 40 percent of Americans don't use all of their paid time off. And when they do, they can't seem to pull themselves from their phones and devices. A 2014 survey by Glassdoor, a career and workplace information organization …

Steve Jobs destroyed the 'follow your passion' myth just before he died

If you ask a friend about what you should do with your life, the phrase “follow your passion” will probably come up at some point.   It’s the internet’s favorite piece of career advice, as evidenced by the 1,300 business books about “passion” on Amazon.  It’s also misguided. Take it from “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” author Cal Newport. In a recent post, Newport…