Employment Brand

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

The Employer Brand Verdict Is In

“You can twist perceptions Reality won’t budge You can raise objections I will be the judge And the jury…” —Rush, Show Don’t Tell   He held his right hand out toward prosecutor, defense attorney and the defendant first. “They are evidence.” Then he put his hand on his chest. “I represent the law.” And then… more The Employer Brand Verdict Is In

That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

Mercy me, my MySpace experience is one I’ll never forget. It was my first foray into social media beyond simply blogging, online groups and forums like AOL, and sharing collaboratively via email. There I was early in 2007, in front of my computer setting up my MySpace profile. I filled it out, not sure of where exactly… more That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People

All I know is that sometimes the truth is contrary — everything in life you thought you knew.” —Neil Peart (Musician and Writer) Without doing the math and coloring them in, you can still tell what most of them are. But that’s no fun when you’re six, just learning addition and loving to color pictures like my oldest… more Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People

Empower Your Personal Brand

“The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect, So hard to earn so easily burned In the fullness of time, A garden to nurture and protect…” —Neil Peart (writer and musician) In all fairness, I didn’t read it. I only called the post out for the sake of comedic relief when… more Empower Your Personal Brand

One Little Melodic Career Tale At A Time

“Begin the day with a friendly voice A companion unobtrusive Plays that song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood.” —Neil Peart (Rush, “Spirit of Radio”) The Viennese composer from London had vanished. For the nearly two years he worked for me prior to that, he had raised thousands of dollars… more One Little Melodic Career Tale At A Time

The Moving Recruiting Money Shots

I played Patrick the recruiter in our customer conference general session skit. It was less than 15 lines and shouldn’t have been a problem. But it was, mostly because I’m a ham at heart and like to improvise whenever possible. Forget the fact that there would be a floor monitor and a laptop showing the players the… more The Moving Recruiting Money Shots

That Magical Mindful Presence Of Candidate Experience

“And with all your magic I disappear from view…” —Coldplay She stopped in the middle of the hall and met my gaze. We shook hands. Other customers, partners and peers streamed around us on either side like a river around rocks. “It was a pleasure meeting you,” I said. She smiled. “Likewise.  This was a… more That Magical Mindful Presence Of Candidate Experience

Let’s Brave The Flaming Recruiting Bullseye Together

“It is the fire that lights itself But it burns with a restless flame The arrow on a moving target The archer must be sure of his aim…”  —Neil Peart (writer and musician, “Cut to the Chase”) He hated driving. And yet, he drove me home from the airport. Nice guy. Personable. Articulate. Cleanly shaved… more Let’s Brave The Flaming Recruiting Bullseye Together

Body Language and the Now of You

“You’re sharpening stones, walking on coals To improve your business acumen…” — R.E.M. (“Exhuming McCarthy”) Look at me. Eyes right here. Watch my face, my arms and my hands as I talk. In fact, watch my entire physical demeanor. What does it tell you? Now, imagine that you’re on your way to a job interview.… more Body Language and the Now of You

This Workplace Merry-Go-Round Ain’t Ever Slowing Down

“Midway hawkers calling ‘Try your luck with me’ Merry-go-round wheezing The same old melody…” —Neil Peart (Lakeside Park) We became carnies for a day – midway hawkers calling out from our very own front yard. The main reason was to make some quick cash since my sister and I had already blown through our weekly… more This Workplace Merry-Go-Round Ain’t Ever Slowing Down

Empower This Slaphappy World of Work

“A tired mind become a shape-shifter Everybody need a mood lifter Everybody need reverse polarity Everybody got mixed feelings About the function and the form Everybody got to deviate from the norm…” — Rush, “Vital Signs” During day one of my talent acquisition strategist certification class, I drifted and daydreamed… It was the year 2030.… more Empower This Slaphappy World of Work