Tag: Talk

Talking the Talk: Recruitment Measurement Terms

The Appcast Guide to Recruitment and Programmatic Terminology will help you understand and speak the language specific to recruitment and recruitment marketing. And yes, it includes those pesky acronyms. The Guide has been organized by category, rather than alphabetically, and grouped by subcategory, to provide context for the terms and related definitions. What does it include? Everything from general HR and recruiting terms to…

Talking the Talk: Finding Candidates

The Appcast Guide to Recruitment and Programmatic Terminology will help you understand and speak the language specific to recruitment and recruitment marketing. In addition to definitions, it includes synonyms and acronyms, The Guide has been organized by category, rather than alphabetically, and grouped by subcategory, to provide context for the terms and related definitions. What does it include? Everything from general HR and recruiting…

Talk on LGBTQIA+ inclusion with SAP SuccessFactors Engineering Management team

Manager’s play a key role in diversity and inclusion. We at SAP firmly believe, any change needs to flow top-down as well as bottom-up. Leadership endorsement and sponsorship really sets the context when it comes to business code of conduct and inclusive culture which we strive for. On June 9th, Sameer Ranjan Kumar, Pride@SAP lead, engaged in a conversation with the management team of…

Dear White HR Ladies, We Need To Talk: How a Homogenous Profession Has shaped our workplaces, and what we need...

I woke up Tuesday to yet another trending news story about a white woman calling the police on an innocent black man. This time, Amy Cooper, a white professional New York resident was violating the dog leash rules for a popular birding spot in Central Park, when an avid bird watcher, approached. Christian Cooper (no relation) asked Amy to leash her dog, and that…

Recruiter Appreciation? That’s Crazy Talk!

Every week in one meeting or another, I witnessed the systemic denigration of recruiting. If the issue was sales were not meeting their goals, it was recruiting’s fault. Customer satisfaction at an all-time low? Blame a recruiter. I believe a recruiter was once blamed for an intertropical convergence zone causing rain; and quite possibly global warming. Enough already! Despite being essential to an organization’s…

It’s Time to Talk About Mental Health in the Workplace

Thanks to increased awareness driven by celebrities, athletes, politicians and more, mental illness has become less stigmatizing than it previously was. But as society gains a greater understanding of the issues, the conversation around mental health (and how we should handle it) has failed to permeate the workplace at the same rate. As companies tout improved work-life balance, gym memberships, standing desks, and healthy…

Can we talk about the Kevin Hart Academy Award thing!?

If you haven’t seen or heard, comedian Kevin Hart was asked to host the Oscars. It’s a big deal for an entertainer to get that gig, 25-30 million viewers big! After it was announced, some news outlets ran some stories about some homophobic tweets that Kevin did in 2009, 2010, and 2012. The tweets are definitely insensitive. If you had an employee sending out…

Turns out, Boring Speakers Talk Longer!

I just had a discussion with Elaine Orler, the new incoming Chair for the Recruiting Trends and Talent Tech Conference, taking place in February in Las Vegas. I’m pretty excited about it because Elaine, the team at LRP who produces the conference, are really pushing the envelope when it comes to conference content. Elaine isn’t the only one, but she’s really pushing it to…

Training the Ted Talk Way

TED Talks, the popular conference and video lecture series, has a cardinal rule that all presenters must follow: No talk can exceed 18 minutes. As TED curator Chris Anderson puts it, 18 minutes is “short enough to hold people’s attention, including on the internet, and precise enough to be taken seriously. But it’s also long enough to say something that matters.”

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…