Human Resources

#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

Candidate Experience Winners Re-Recruit from the Inside Out

For the longest time it’s always been about recruiting from the outside in. As if companies had never hired for many of their jobs before. As if the only way to fill them was to post the jobs and pray for new magical applicants they’d never identified previously, and hopefully some of those had just… more Candidate Experience Winners Re-Recruit from the Inside Out

Go Long and Get Open with Candidate Experience

“Moving without motion Screaming without sound Across an open ocean Flying there on temporary ground…” —Jack White, Temporary Ground   We huddled together while Brad barked out our last names and the next play. “Grossman, you do a five-yard buttonhook. I’m hitting you, so be ready. Smith, you block, and if I have to dump to… more Go Long and Get Open with Candidate Experience

How Work Loyalty Could Drive Winning Output

“The No. 1 thing we want to do is create competition, create opportunities for guys to show what they’re capable of.” —Jack Del Rio, Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders Only one starter started for the Oakland Raiders in the last preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. This isn’t unusual in preseason since the point is… more How Work Loyalty Could Drive Winning Output

Emotional Workplace Raincoats As New Hire Tchotchkes

“C’mon you little fighter No need to get uptighter C’mon you little fighter And get back up again…” —Supertramp, It’s Raining Again Facebook messenger popped up: Did you hear the news? The person messaging me was a new co-worker. I just stared at the words, a sick feeling of knowing something I didn’t want to know roiled… more Emotional Workplace Raincoats As New Hire Tchotchkes