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5 Lessons My House Taught Me About Change Management

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This… is our house. On the bright side, we feel a nice breeze in the evenings… This is the view from what used to be the kitchen, looking out towards what used to be our family room, behind which you can see what was once our patio. All of it in demoliton mode.

Counter-Offers & Boomerangs

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Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s ears = “nagging”) the husband to change his ways to no avail, a woman flips the switch and phhhhhht. She’s gone.

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And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…

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Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience.

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

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What exactly is “ energy ” – in the social or workplace sense?

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

Arrogant Recruiting

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( published on LinkedIn, November 17, 2015). “Did I just hear that?” ” Yup, I did. “ If they really want to work here, they won’t care if the application process takes an hour. ” I had a friend call me recently to act as a sounding board.

Perfect is The Enemy of The Good (Candidate)

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There’s still some mystery as to who, exactly, coined the phrase “ The perfect is the enemy of the good ,” but it’s a lesson that we try to impart in our recruiting practices every day.

Herding Cats….and Recruiters

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Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and promoted you.

Cupid is (Still) Stupid, Six Years Later

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It’s the sixth annual reposting of an instant classic, compliments of my first born (now 15), when he created the masterpiece below as his rendition of a class assignment. He blessed us with a poem that I vowed to re-visit on an annual basis, and it still holds up six years later.

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

Recruiting “Leftovers”

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Even as kids we all realized something… when you ask “what’s for dinner?” ” and the answer is “ leftovers, ” Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, “sub-par.” ” Edible?

The Secret to Creating a Bi-Winning Employee Engagement Strategy

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The Secret to Creating a Bi-Winning Employee Engagement Strategy. ‘Bi-winning’, Bi-winning’, a term popularized by actor Charlie Sheen , means winning on the ultimate level. Bi-winning is “winning here, and winning there”.

Little Brothers Grow UP

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Work in big corporations long enough and you start to recognize the caste system inherent in the professional community. R&D is indispensable, Manufacturing has to actually make the ideas come to life, and then somebody has to sell it, so Sales becomes critical as well.

Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate

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“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry.

3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me

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About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has accustomed me to baseless criticism. I kid, I kid.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

The “Look-Down” Generation

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It literally drives me crazy…driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every… single… day.

You Know You’re a Manager When….

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I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me.

Don’t Out-kick Your Coverage

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Believe it or not, this post was not necessarily motivated by the fact we are knee-deep into the greatness that is football season. Timing is right, however, for this particular message. Be careful you don’t out-kick your coverage.

Six Seconds That Cost You Dearly….

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It’s one of the great statistics in recruiting…”Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume.” ” According to The Ladders, 4.8 of those seconds are reviewing four areas; name, current position, current employer, and dates of employment.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Chop Your Own Wood

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External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is “ recruiting ?” ” Visit different companies and you’ll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit.

Buy, Don’t Rent, Your Next Employee

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Guess what confuses a potential hire more than any other intangible? Despite the courtship, the hospitality, and the grand treatment during the recruiting process, they still don’t know one key nugget of information: “What’s it REALLY like to work here?” ” .

Back Into The Frying Pan

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For the last handful of years, I’ve been a free-range chicken, roaming from roost to roost spreading good cheer and occasional wisdom. The life of a consultant is one that doesn’t suit everyone, but for me it felt like a worn-in Birkenstock.

Innovation Requires Touch

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Fancy yourself as a recruiting innovator? One of the many wonderful things about LinkedIn, the number of evolutionary thinkers and great ideas ~ it’s easy to start feeling like you can change the world. And now, it’s time to make things happen for your employer.

Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

“Say My Name”….The Science of Recruiting

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Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name “Heisenberg,” the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names in the field of physics, and a flat-out pioneer in quantum mechanics. Check out the big brain on Werner is what I’m saying.

Me & Chuck Muncie

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If the name “Chuck Muncie” means anything to you at all, it probably indicates one of two things: You’re old. You’re a passionate fan of the NFL and it’s history of characters. I have the advantage of being both.

The Waiting is The Hardest Part

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How many sources of input does it take to make a decision? In the rapid-paced profession of talent acquisition, the answer is almost certainly “TOO many.”

Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade

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“Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “ The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion ,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

SourceCon in Dallas? Bring Cab Fare…

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Well howdy folks, and welcome to Dallas ~ now get your Smartphones out and download the Uber app. On behalf of the Metroplex (I’ll get to that in a minute), please bring your consumer dollar and spend liberally.

Don’t P On My Leg

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…then tell me it’s raining. Familiar with this one? I can remember the first time I heard this expression – my high school baseball Coach decided we all needed a proper ripping, and as he was expressing his displeasure, one of my teammates offered an excuse. . Oh dear.

Engagement & Productivity: What if you didn’t have to choose?

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This article is the summary of the 6 posts in the July blog series featuring a revolutionary employee engagement concept called Engaged Productivity ™. Read the other articles in the series here or at: www.authentum.com. . Engagement and Productivity are a difficult and delicate balance.

Trump – It’s No Longer a Gimmick

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Note – Originally posted on LinkedIn, 8/10/15, but it keeps getting better. Highlighted any updates to this circus. It was June 16th when The Hairpiece announced in his Presidential candidacy speech that “The Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Force = Mass x Acceleration (+HR)

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“F = M x A (+HR)” is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “ The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion ,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. “My job is to make people move.”

Five Good R????n? t? Use T??m Building Activities in the W?rkplace

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This week Hardball introduces you to Ido Rabiner and his merry band of team-building gurus… All ѕuссеѕѕful соmраniеѕ undеrѕtаnd the importance of tеаm-building in the workplace.

Top 4 Areas Where Leaders Can Increase Employee Engagement

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I believe that leaders are responsible for creating the work environment that brings out the very best in people. The most effective leaders I work with (and have worked for in the past) strive to constantly inspire higher levels of performance from their teams.

Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

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As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.