Tag: sucks

2021 Workforce Report by @iCIMS – 84% of HR Pros Believe Their Diversity Recruiting Sucks!

I love workforce data and you love workforce data, so I’m super excited to share my breakdown of iCIMS’s latest report on the 2021 Workforce. Of course, we anticipate there will be a ton around remote workers and virtual hiring, and we can also anticipate the level of focus on DEI hiring and culture initiatives are only going to increase in 2021. Let’s breakdown…

Working Outside of Your Time Zone Sucks!

For most of my adult life, I’ve worked mostly in the timezone I lived in. So, when I worked in the mountain or central time zones I lived in those time zones. For the vast majority of my career, I’ve worked in the Eastern time zone. I’m not trying to be time zone conceded, but I think most business people live on EST. If…

Feedback Sucks. Here’s Why.

Why do you think most people struggle so much with feedback at work?  My first guess? Social media. We’ve evolved from a world where you could go days without speaking to anyone into a land where likes are the equivalent of Valentines in the 2nd grade.  Every. Single. Day. Endorphins galore. But the likes aren’t the problem. It’s how social media has set us…

Working at Amazon Sucks Because They Make You Work!?!?

So, if you didn’t see it last week, Business Insider decided to run a story about how awful it is to work at Amazon in one of their warehouses. Why is it awful to work one of those hourly paying jobs? They time your breaks, limit you screwing around talking to coworkers all day, and hold you accountable to work! The horror!!! You didn’t take…

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have all of this experience, they will consider individuals that…

Career Advice That Actually Sucks

Everyone thinks they’re an expert on Career Advice! My favorite career advice folks are the bloggers who haven’t had a real job except for blogging in like a decade! I’m mean, clearly, your career was kicking you in the ass, why should I listen to you about advice in my career!? But, that’s just one group. Career advice is like bad opinions, everyone has…

It Sucks Getting Turned Down for a Promotion!

The hardest part of being a leader is promoting an employee internally when there are more than one viable candidate for the position. The fact of the matter is someone is going to get that job, and one or more are not. That usually ends with one of your really good employees being pissed off. I’ve read countless articles on how to handle this…

Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes

Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a recruiter and your company is part of the chorus of employers that sing the ‘our greatest asset is our people’ mantra, then you owe applicants who show interest in working for your company something – you owe them a great candidate experience. It amazes me how many recruiting shops out there suck at creating a positive candidate experience…

Your Recruiting Video Sucks!

If I’ve learned anything, anything at all, in my career in HR and Talent Acquisition it’s that HR and TA pros usually suck at being creative! The problem is, they think they’re REALLY creative! You’re not. Stop it. Here’s the main the problem, it’s not that you actually aren’t creative in real life, it’s that your need to be both ‘professional’ and ‘creative’ comes…