Last week I presented to a group of Restaurant Human Resources Professionals as part of the People Report Summer Camp Symposium
in Dallas, Texas. The event was hands down the best conference I have ever presented at or attended. I led a session titled, "Blogging for Dummies."
Blogging is an interesting topic for Human Resources and Corporate… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on June 13, 2010 at 7:43pm —
Leading authors are writing about it; conferences are featuring it; and many are calling on corporations to report on it. The triple bottom line—people, profits and planet—has unofficially become a leading indicator. Rather than being measured solely on profitability, companies, and their customers, are increasingly adopting “the three pillars” to define business success.
The term “triple bottom line” was first used in 1989 by sustainability consultant John Elkington to define… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on May 26, 2010 at 9:59pm —
Probably the most common definition of an organization's culture is "the way we do things around here." If you're an executive describing your culture, you're most likely referring to your mission, vision and values; and your core beliefs and what they represent. Something like: "We have a culture of accountability, high quality customer service, respect for employees and a commitment to community service." And you, yourself, may exhibit and experience all of these characteristics. But what… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on March 28, 2010 at 7:50pm —
You can’t go anywhere in the recruiting industry without hearing two names uttered: Gerry Crispin and Glenn Gutmacher. Master consultants, they lead our industry with the… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on March 22, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I’m not a tree hugger, well I am, but not in the ‘protest and chain myself to a bark for the day’ type of tree hugger. However I do believe in karma of sorts. Allow me to take recruitment down the spiritual path for a sentence or two.
So we are all connected, from the small ant to the great white. Indeed someone told me once that if it weren’t for ants, the human race would not exist (something about the biological ecosystem community, I have no idea, and haven’t got round to… Continue
Added by Dee Allan on January 17, 2010 at 8:39pm —
Can you succeed in "the great recession" without engaged employees? Maybe, but only if your competitors' employees aren't engaged either. Engaged employees' willingness to give their all is what unlocks the greatest potential for competitive advantage. It's their attitudes and actions that make the critical difference, especially to your customers. The small percentage of companies that consistently delivers an exceptional customer experience will create a wide gap with competitors-those whose… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on January 6, 2010 at 9:37pm —
For over a year, the recession wreaked havoc on the job market. If you were of working age in America, you either couldn’t find a job, got laid off, or if you were lucky enough to have a job…you knew that luck could run out any day. The fear of unemployment caused countless employees to cling to their jobs and hang on for dear life, whether they liked their position or not.
Fast forward to present day. The economy has finally begun to pick up and Americans can see the light at the… Continue
Added by Laura Gargolinski on December 3, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Most boards focus on annual budgets and financial outcomes, often limiting their involvement in talent management to recruiting and hiring a CEO and managing his or her performance. Successful organizations know that's not enough. Talent is typically the largest single line item in an annual financial plan and the chief factor in achieving strategic objectives. Managing your talent is another critical aspect of asset management and merits the full attention of your board.
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on November 30, 2009 at 9:18pm —
Have you ever seen the Fox hit television show, 24? It is gripping, action-packed and beyond unrealistic, yet I am hooked every season. 24’s hero and main man, Jack Bauer, is infamous for his 9 lives and vicious interrogation tactics that pry anything he wants out of his unsuspecting victims. Looking back on a few interviews I have been on…maybe Jack Bauer was the one who was sitting on the other side of the table, not the Hiring Manager.
There’s nothing worse than getting grilled by… Continue
Added by Laura Gargolinski on November 16, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I'll never forget the moment I saw 9,000 as the number of applicants to one position I was working on. I was an internal consultant to a Fortune 500 company and the shock I got from registering the number 9,000 was dumbfounding. How the heck was I supposed to feel that 9,000 people had a fair shot at the position? And how could I possibly feel confident that I had presented only the absolute best qualified candidates? I sat back and tried to breathe through this sudden crisis of the mind and… Continue
Added by Lesa Caskey on October 22, 2009 at 1:51pm —
Last time we spoke about identifying the true hiring decision maker (HDM). We will go on the assumption that has happened.
We will also assume that you have been in front of the interview panel and your keen intuition says you did well in the your interviews and made a connection with at least the vast majority of the folks you met with, including the HDM. If you feel your intuition is not working,… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on July 14, 2009 at 6:00am —
Last time we spoke about some reasons why corporate recruiters don't always seems to be on your side. We discussed how these reasons could be mistakes made on both sides.
From some feedback I got (mostly from the recruiter world), there is sometimes a misconception of impropriety by the recruiter because candidates try to "shoe horn" themselves into being the right fit for a position even though it is… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on June 29, 2009 at 6:00am —
I think most people feel corporate recruiters are always an impartial bunch whose sole purpose is to fill open jobs as quickly as possible with the best qualified candidates. As a former corporate recruiter, this is the principle I lived by. In speaking to people in the job market I am hearing troubling stories of corporate recruiters who may not be living up to this. This is particularly disconcerting in this… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on June 23, 2009 at 9:08am —
If done correctly, resumes AND job posting are the most effective. While resumes allow you to get deeper and more hands-on in the recruiting process, MultiPost job postings
can do that work for you. Searchable resume books
will help you find the best candidates and the best matches "on paper." But job postings will bring you the candidates who are actually interested in your job opening. And even in this… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on June 16, 2009 at 10:43am —
though am n't great at psychoanalysis ....
raising ...money...stashing...money ...splurging money ...
how money markets ...corporate firms ...motives behind power ...position ....ability to sustain in a market based economy work.
when a individual transistions from academic [parental ] to self dependancy or corporate world
.....it is practical that one experiences some jitters ....
how do you think ....or what do you think… Continue
Added by Ravi on May 15, 2009 at 10:09pm —
"I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account. Is there anything you can say to change my mind?"
-Maureen Dowd, New York Times Columnist
"Well, when you do find yourself in that position, you're gonna want Twitter. You might want to type out the message 'Help.'"
-Biz Stone, co-founder Twitter
Twitter, which allows you to send 140-character text messages, and other… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on May 15, 2009 at 5:03pm —
With all the innovation success stories and Tipping Point-esque advice swirling around corporate culture, members of any workplace have found themselves in a very specific predicament for at least the last 15 or 20 years. Namely, being caught between a rock (the much touted “Dare to take risks” attitude) and a hard place (the unspoken but definitely implied “Don’t screw up”). We all want to showcase our talent and get rewarded for it. However, it seems that the stakes and the level of ingenuity… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 13, 2009 at 3:50pm —
San Clemente, Ca 92673
949.690.9947 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Objective: Seeking work in the area of staffing, recruitment, headhunting, and or names research. I’m experienced in semiconductors, 802.11x modems, networking hardware, HD video, optics, healthcare, pharma, medical devices, software.
Successful and creative senior recruiter with… Continue
Added by Rachelle Munson on May 8, 2009 at 2:06pm —
Late at night...no one around for miles - and yet you stop at the red light and wait. Why? You stop because it's the ethical thing to do. We trust each other to stop, whether or not anyone is watching. You could say that trust is the outcome of ethical behavior.
It's difficult to define, exactly, what ethical behavior is; and it's impossible to measure. But we can sense when ethics are present in an individual or a company culture - and especially we sense it when they're not.… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on April 20, 2009 at 9:27pm —
It brings up more questions than answers in my mind.
Depending on your company culture, HR may still be seen as the workplace equivalent of going to the principal's office. So then it's up to us as HR professionals to promote all of our strategic efforts, to get out in front of the office and be seen as a positive contributor to our organization's success. Right?!
Sure ,we do this with our HR Management and/or VP's, but do your worker bees really get it?
I'm sure the… Continue
Added by Dan Goyeneche on February 20, 2009 at 4:07pm —