While interviewing a candidate, success doesn’t happen by dominating the conversation. It comes by finding the sweet spot that allows you to facilitate as an interviewer in a way that provides you with maximum information.
If you follow the recruiting space, you likely would agree that three trends have dominated the recruitment marketing landscape in the past five to 10 years. LinkedIn has become the candidate database of choice for recruiters, Glassdoor has forced HR…
Recognition. We’ve been trained to believe that everyone needs it. Do they? I think so, but something that’s lost in the recognition/engagement market is that for many workers, getting recognition in the widely accepted formats can backfire. The reason I’m…
If you don’t like the answer, you can always change the question. Especially if you have money. Lots of money. There are a lot of companies across America that struggle with diversity hiring. It’s under-utilized in multiple job families,…
To put it mildly, HR technology is red hot these days. And of all the human resources specialties, recruiting technology is most mature and truly on fire. From Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn to the continuing build-out of functionality included in…
When hiring for cultural fit, the best thing you can do is figure out who is a pirate and who is fit for the navy.
If you're servicing a profession as an association, you might want to think before you try and take down an entire certification system.
My rationalization for feeling jaded and cynical every time I see a list like this is simple: I know how hard business is today.
As much as we want to believe the Mary Barra story says we can become CEOs, it’s only true if we’re brave enough to leave.
Let's talk about the trend of major college football programs using executive search firms from the business world to land their next head coach.
Among many storylines during Mayer’s first year of running Yahoo, two have captured the attention of HR leaders: eliminate remote workers and deploy forced ranking in performance management.
If creating or fixing a company culture that delivers true employee experience were easy, everyone would be doing it. It’s hard, and it requires the commitment of your C-level executives and HR pros who can do more than process transactions or plan the next company outing.
Employees and candidates alike are skeptical of companies that spend money to chase the easy parts of the great place to work award without attempting the hard stuff.
As the percentage of companies allowing access to social networks grows, you need to realize there are strategic things related to social media that you’ll need to figure out as a progressive HR pro.
Influencing the finance group takes focus, and it's something HR classes and organizations don’t teach in textbooks. The result is a trail of tears, but there are ways many in our profession guarantee the finance teams around them don't respect HR pros.
Liability is so top of mind that there’s a whole industry dedicated to telling HR pros what can get their companies sued and how to avoid it. Much of that advice is well-intentioned and valuable, but occasionally it feels more like fear mongering.