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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?

Live Webinar: What A Resume Hides – Avoid Toxic Hires with the Perfect Interview Process

It's not just the resume. In today's world, you have to screen for specific personality traits and behaviors to avoid potentially toxic hires. A toxic hire can have a perfect resume but can destroy your team, costing your business upwards of $12,000 a year. Sign up for this upcoming webinar to learn how to hire the right person, every time. Date: 1/25/18 at 11:00AM PT.

Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

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Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Chris Rock… Here, on the most awkward of “celebrated” office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a “boss.”

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.

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'.

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.

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?

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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.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

New Law Coming Soon

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“So, [candidate-person], how much do you currently make?” ” . How is it that something so obviously inappropriate to ask in any social or professional setting is one of the boilerplate questions asked of every job candidate? “ What do you currently make?

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Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron

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Imagine Leading a Talent Acquisition Team with an Average of 250 Open Positions per Month. The post Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron appeared first on HR Hardball™. Uncategorized engagement hardball human resources interview leadership radio recruiting staffing team

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.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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.

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.

“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.

Winning An Unfair Share of Elite Talent: Recruiting Resolutions in 2018

Speaker: Jordan Burton, Founder of Burton Advisors LLC

The difference between “good” and “great” could not possibly be larger when it comes to talent. Truly elite performers—the top 5-10% in any given domain—can deliver 10x or more the results of an average employee, and can change the destinies of entire organizations. Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors has worked as a hiring advisor to dozens of high-growth companies and their venture capital investors over the past 10 years. In this session you will learn the tips and strategies he has shared with Silicon Valley’s top names in their quest for competitive edge in the war for talent.

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.