This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Rankin-Bass holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Despite its’ age, this stop-motion special still appeals to kids today and certainly evokes nostalgia amongst those who don’t believe in Santa any longer (sorry if I just ruined that for you).
There is a time and place for nostalgia and re-exploring our past,…Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
This has been a very troubling last couple of weeks for me. I thought that we had progressed as a society beyond the point where we were stereotyping individuals based on our views of the world. Along with the rest of the world we watched the events unfold in reaction to New York, Ferguson, Cleveland and Phoenix. I was following a thread on Facebook in which a fellow member of the National Speakers Association was denied the opportunity to bring his powerful message to a University Campus…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 10, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
What kind of manager are you? You really have only two options in today’s global workplace. The first one can be equated to the lion tamer in the circus. Is this a fair indication of your management style? If you still operate under the notion that your employees have a job to do. That they have a certain set way to do things and that each employee understands that their purpose is to follow in lack step your demands. As a manger, you firmly believe in command and control style of corporate…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on November 15, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments
In June of 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down what many consider the heart of the 1965 Voting Rights Act outlawing voter discrimination. In delivering the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Robert suggested the conditions which existed nearly…
Added by Glenn Fox on November 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I recently had the pleasure of talking to the members of the Mobile, AL chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to my presentation, during the networking opportunity I walked the room stopping at each table and asking whether they were ready to go back to work and empower change in their organization. At one of the tables I stopped at, I received the response “sure as long as I don’t have to resign.”
We can’t remove the organizational inefficiencies unless we…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 22, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments
There’s something rather entertaining about retro slang and sayings. Perhaps it’s due to the over-saturation (as if it’s been raining cats and dogs or ice buckets) or overuse of the latest industry buzzwords or pure exhaustion from the endless auto-play videos of any fashionable Internet fad.
The historic act of headhunting is quite disturbing, yet fascinating. The literal practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing them, has advanced from ancient times to the 21st century.
Figuratively, the aggressive nature of the word has carried over to the modern day recruiting industry. In our …Continue
Added by Jody Dugan on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Are You Ready for a good laugh?
This is an excerpt from Michael Beygelman's presentation at the #HRTechTank New York Conference June 27, 2014. The…Continue
After spending 8 years in corporate finance at Intel, Army Reserve Officer Rob Polston was deployed to Afghanistan. Upon his return to the company, he eagerly jumped on the opportunity to be a part of the veterans recruiting and staffing program that Intel was developing. Since then, Rob has continued to set new…Continue
Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their parents. This goes on and on…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on May 22, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments
I get hit up to take a lot of surveys from a lot of different sources.
Sometimes vendors of various products or services lure survey respondents with offers to take a brief survey and receive a free copy of their latest white paper, special report or e-book about the “War for Talent” or some other nonsensical topic.
While I’m not particularly tempted to participate due to publication prizes at the end, I do have certain geeky curiosity about…Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Recruiting and hiring are highly competitive fields, and those parties on both sides of the transaction have a vested interest in getting ahead. Companies are eager to beat out their competitors by hiring the best possible people, and meanwhile, job hopefuls are looking to do everything they can to find the ideal…Continue
Added by Cali Yakaback on May 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
I was talking with a friend the other day who, was lamenting that she had too much work and not enough time to get it all done. Her manager contended the reason was that she and her teammate did not understand how to manage their time. This is an age-old argument that I hear often in the workplace.
It is a…Continue
Tomorrow, hundreds of in-house HR and recruiting professionals will converge on San Diego for the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo – “the only conference designed specifically to help talent acquisition leaders improve the performance, value and recognition of the in-house recruiting function.”…Continue
Do you remember those days from your elementary school days? Or better yet do you remember that from your kid’s elementary school days? (Sorry, I do not mean to put the getting older trap on you)? Well we have show and tell days in the workplace too. The purpose of the assignment was to have each child come to…Continue
It was recently highlighted by Fox News that two-fifths of the workforce at the Hoover Dam will be retiring in the next 5 years.
The government will need to…Continue
On April 14 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about companies eliminating their HR departments. If you poll large enough population of corporate executives about the role of HR, a majority will tell you that HR is an obstacle to getting things done.
A couple of weeks ago Robin Schooling, fellow…Continue
Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?
We are all familiar with how the 4 Ps…Continue
I have made a decision. I think I am going to write a book on the safest way to skydive. Now, I've never been skydiving, nor is it likely that I ever will as I am afraid of heights. But really, how hard can it be? Stick a parachute in a backpack - hitch a ride on a plane - open the door - jump - scream -…Continue