Human Resources

#9 – When the People Part Inspires the Most – Elissa O’Brien

A special Reach West Radio show at the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition welcomes Elissa O’Brien, Vice President of Membership for the largest global human resource organization, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to joining SHRM Elissa was senior vice president of HR and training at WinnResidential in Boston. She also was… more #9 – When the People Part Inspires the Most – Elissa O’Brien

#8 – Workplace Culture Ain’t Noise Pollution – Jim Knight

A special Reach West Radio show at the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition welcomes Jim Knight, a leading training and development expert, author and sought-after keynote speaker. Jim has worked with some of the world’s largest brands including more than 20 years with Hard Rock International where he led the renowned School Of Hard… more #8 – Workplace Culture Ain’t Noise Pollution – Jim Knight

#4 – When You Challenge Yourself in Everything New – Mary Faulkner

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Mary Faulkner, Head of Talent at Denver Water, author of Surviving Leadership Blog and a regular speaker. Mary is a talent strategist and business leader with over 10 years experience in helping organizations achieve their goals. After working on the Operations side of start-ups and small companies, Mary landed… more #4 – When You Challenge Yourself in Everything New – Mary Faulkner

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

#1 – Not the Usual HR Suspect – Steve Browne

The inaugural Reach West Radio show welcomes Steve Browne, Executive Director of HR at LaRosa’s, Inc. Steve has helped transform an entire profession synonymous with rules, regulations, compliance and administrative paper pushing. He’s certainly modest about it, and while it’s true that there are many individuals and organizations that impact the human resource profession, Steve… more #1 – Not the Usual HR Suspect – Steve Browne

The Realities of Mobile Recruiting Leave Room for Improvement

I’ve never applied for a job for myself using my mobile phone. Just haven’t done it, with the only exception being testing mobile apps while working in product marketing for a talent acquisition solution provider. However, I have searched for jobs for myself on my phone, my tablet and my laptop via LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed,… more The Realities of Mobile Recruiting Leave Room for Improvement

The Sink or Swim Social Recruiting Reality Check

What a difference six years makes. Or doesn’t make. At least when we’re swimming in the parallel pools of social marketing and social recruiting. When you dive into those social pools with me, you’ll find that way back in the latter half of 2009 there were about six million monthly Twitter users. Back then I… more The Sink or Swim Social Recruiting Reality Check

When You Make Your Own Blended Worlds of Work

The three of us have lived and breathed on all three worlds. We’ve been full-time employees, we’ve been independent contractors, and we’ve been entrepreneurs – all in varying capacities and with varying success. And sometimes we’ve been on two or even all three at once. Because of this, we of course agreed that the way… more When You Make Your Own Blended Worlds of Work

Recruiting the Real Atmospherians

“Some world views are spacious, and some are merely spaced.” —Rush, Grand Designs Scene 1: Pacific Avenue was closed for Halloween. Throngs of families dressed up for the holiday, passed one another while children chased each other in circles, their bags of candy swinging round and round. As we trick-or-treated from merchant to merchant, homeless panhandlers hit… more Recruiting the Real Atmospherians

Transparent Marketing and Selling the Recruiting Process

“Wheel goes round, landing on a twist of faith Taking your chances you’ll have the right answers When the final judgment begins Wheel goes round, landing on a leap of fate Life redirected in ways unexpected Sometimes the odd number wins The way the big wheel spins…” —Rush, The Big Wheel   Step right up and… more Transparent Marketing and Selling the Recruiting Process

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