Tag: Science

Dopamine, Motivation, and the Science Behind Not Giving Up

Employee experiences, including what motivates people, have come under closer scrutiny during the global lockdown. As businesses start to move forward, what are the implications … The post Dopamine, Motivation, and the Science Behind Not Giving Up appeared first on HR Tech Feed.

If You Pay Women More They’ll Work Harder Than Men! (It’s Science!)

A new study out from Harvard (so you know it’s legit and sh*t!) on what is the real payoff on paying employees more. It the age-old question, right? We can’t find great talent, so we say, “well, if we paid more we could find more talent”. Not quite “great talent” but more talent. But, that really isn’t even the question this is answering. This…

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #380: Ken Matos, Ph.D., Director of People Science, Culture Amp

Read Time57 Second HRx Radio – Executive Conversations: On Friday mornings, John Sumser interviews key executives from around the industry. The conversation covers what makes the executive tick and what makes their company great. HRx Radio – Executive Conversations Guest: Ken Matos, Ph.D., Director of People Science, Culture Amp Episode: 380 Air Date: September 25, 2020   <!– Sponsor: BenefitEd – From student loan…

NEWTON’S WEIRD SCIENCE & YOUR TALENT STRATEGY

Years ago, I started writing about “The Physics of HR.” I based my theory on Newton’s Laws of Motion and their respective applicability to our work in Human Resources. In case you need a refresher, here’s a quick Schoolhouse Rock reminder of Newton’s three laws of motion: An object in a state of motion will remain in motion unless an external force acts on…

The Art vs Science of Sourcing and AI

In my previous SourceCon article, I wrote on parts of the recruiting process needed a “human touch” and which were fully automatable (or able to be handled by an admin of some type). Let’s delve a little deeper into each of those steps now.

Talk to Difficult People Using… Science!

I was recently asked to give a presentation regarding how to communicate with difficult people. It’s a lofty ask. There are a multitude of ways to do this, and the probability of getting it right is pretty slim. I find that the best way to do this is to employ the good old Scientific Method. Think back to your 5th grade science lessons. (It’s…

HR and Recruiting are not Rocket Science!

I hear one thing over and over from people who read my stuff or see my presentations: “It’s not rocket science.” It happened just last week. Some HR guy sent me a message and said, “I don’t get it?” Meaning, he didn’t get what I was trying to say like there was some deeper meaning to my straightforward point. Nope, I was just pointing…

Sourcing Tips – The Science Behind The Syntax of Publication Websites

As I mentioned at SourceCon Spring, publication websites can be a tremendous resource in producing supplementary information and scientific skill sets to the forefront. Many scientists have “skeleton” LinkedIn profiles that do not include the full representation of who they are, what they work on, or what they do. Publications can help identify niche skills (like working with small molecules in a drug discovery environment) much…

The Art and Science of Talent Acquisition

A few years ago the, BBC aired a series called How to Build a Planet. Hosted by Top Gear host, Richard Hammond, it showed step-by-step how the world was put together — featuring questionable special effects, cheeky British humor, and a side of physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. I loved watching the CGI effects illustrate the way lava cools to become land, or how…

Weird Science in Talent Management

It’s been a long time since I reached down into my bag of Physics metaphors, but like a bad penny or that weird dream about donuts and a water slide, a recurring set of principles continues to populate my mind. This time, the thanks goes to 6th grade Science homework – don’t make fun, it was actually quite difficult. For me, the concepts of motion…

Key Takeaways From Bryan Chaney’s SourceCon Session: “Weird Science: Turning Talent Attraction Into Sourcing Success”

A packed house of 600+ sourcers was in attendance yesterday at SourceCon to hear Indeed’s Director of Employer Branding, Bryan Chaney, discuss his thoughts and success stories of using employment branding and recruitment marketing source top job candidates. I had the opportunity to interview Bryan after the session so as to provide attendees and non-attendees the one key takeaway from his presentation. Additionally, my discussion…

Key Takesways From Bryan Chaney’s SourceCon Session: “Weird Science: Turning Talent Attraction Into Sourcing Success”

A packed house of 600+ sourcers was in attendance yesterday at SourceCon to hear Indeed’s Director of Employer Branding, Bryan Chaney, discuss his thoughts and success stories of using employment branding and recruitment marketing source top job candidates. I had the opportunity to interview Bryan after the session so as to provide attendees and non-attendees the one key takeaway from his presentation. Additionally, my discussion…

HR Isn’t Rocket Science!

I hear one thing over and over from people who read my stuff or see my presentations: “It’s not rocket science.” I take that as a compliment.  I’m not trying to ‘wow’ anyone with my big brain.  I’ve never been known for being the big brain type.  I’m the common sense, straight forward type.  HR and Recruiting, to me, shouldn’t be hard and complex….