Economics

#29 – Why It’s Never Too Late to Stretch into the Light – Carl Dahlen

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Carl Dahlen, a part-time pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Gardnerville, NV. Carl returned to parish ministry after 40 years of many other professional incarnations including community theater, addiction counselor, rural economic development, grant writing, fundraising and leadership development. And he’s also my father-in-law. Carl’s story is inspiring as… more #29 – Why It’s Never Too Late to Stretch into the Light – Carl Dahlen

#27 – When You Rethink Happy and Commit to Small Changes – Doug Kisgen

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Doug Kisgen, a serial entrepreneur, organizational consultant, and the published author of Rethink Happy. Doug’s company, Kisgen Group, works with entrepreneurs and executives to help them get what they want through the use of a short survey that validly measures seven work-related traits. He’s built several businesses since his… more #27 – When You Rethink Happy and Commit to Small Changes – Doug Kisgen

How Candidate Experience Improves the Bottom Line

“I believe in what I see I believe in what I hear I believe that what I’m feeling Changes how the world appears…” —Rush, Totem After the second exercise on candidate communication, she forwarded me the link to his online venting. This after another successful Talent Board Candidate Experience Workshop focused on both sides of the recruiting and hiring… more How Candidate Experience Improves the Bottom Line

The Microbiome Of HR Technology

The microbiome discussion had me riveted. One of multiple 10-minute presentations at the TED@IBM event really inspired me, learning about how microbes interact in symbiotic communities. The research shared by Dr. Robert Prill, a computational biologist at the IBM Almaden Research Center who gave this TED talk, specifically talked about microbes and food and how they can… more The Microbiome Of HR Technology

Such a Sweet Tooth for Candidate Experience

“Who can take a sunrise Sprinkle it in dew Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two?”  —Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, The Candy Man Unfortunately, I can still taste his sour words. We’d been talking recruiting shop, him a talent acquisition director at a large technology company and me an HR industry analyst, when… more Such a Sweet Tooth for Candidate Experience

About That Waiting for Godot Workplace Standard

“Hold your fire — Keep it burning bright Hold the flame ’til the dream ignites — A spirit with a vision Is a dream with a mission…” —Neil Peart, Mission It’s like every company meeting you’ve ever been in is a contemporary retelling of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Repetitive 20th century tragicomedies in continuous incremental acts. Painfully existential… more About That Waiting for Godot Workplace Standard

Financial Wellbeing Keeps The Workplace Pumping

“Big money got a heavy hand Big money take control Big money got a mean streak Big money got no soul…” —Rush, Big Money Throughout commencement on that warm May morning over two decades ago I thought, I did it.Not the traditional seamless timeline of 4ish years, but I did it nonetheless. The first one in my… more Financial Wellbeing Keeps The Workplace Pumping

When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

Two middle-aged men walk into an elevator. The taller and heavier of the two points to the other’s t-shirt. It’s an Saturday Night Live t-shirt with a silkscreen silhouette of Will Ferrell in the “More Cowbell” sketch. “Very nice,” he says. “Classic.” The other guy, the one with a mostly white goatee beard wearing the… more When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

Deliver And You’re A HR Technology Software Myth-Buster

It’s amazing sometimes that we actually ever progress beyond wishful thinking and myths perpetuated by us. I’ve been in the HR technology space for almost 16 years now, and we never fail to fail. Meaning, we never fail to hypothesize and perpetuate that most HR and talent acquisition practitioners hate their tools and technologies are… more Deliver And You’re A HR Technology Software Myth-Buster

One Week In: The 2015 Painful & Pleasurable Prediction

“We can go from boom to bust, From dreams to a bowl of dust…” – Neil Peart On December 31, 2014, I jokingly predicted on Facebook that the next day would become a new year, maybe even a happy one for many of us. And lo and behold, my prediction came true, at least the… more One Week In: The 2015 Painful & Pleasurable Prediction

The Christmas Miracle of Over-Diagnosing

I still couldn’t believe our car wasn’t back yet. The local auto shop owner shrugged and shook his head. “Sorry Kevin, but I’m going to have to lock up. I don’t want you to have to wait in the rain either, so I’m happy to give you a ride home. You don’t live far, right?”… more The Christmas Miracle of Over-Diagnosing