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The Second Annual iTalent Competition Only A Week Away

Well, the HRO Today Forum’s second annual iTalent Competition is only a week away! Again, I’m really excited to again be the MC for this special session where HR, recruiting and talent management technology innovations will demonstrate how they’re helping businesses recruit, hire and develop employees, as well as creating job growth and getting America… more The Second Annual iTalent Competition Only A Week Away

From Magical Distractions To Long-Tail Development

“Alternating currents force a show of hands. Rational responses force a change of plans. Anything can happen…” –Neil Peart Even elevating the customer experience… The crush of the crowds and screaming children. The line lines waiting in the summer heat. Then finally you’re inside air conditioned corridors where magical distractions abound. Your wait hasn’t disappeared;… more From Magical Distractions To Long-Tail Development

The 3 F’s of Sweet Community Management

The high school kid in the back continued to cause a ruckus. He laughed at our career development recommendations and made snide comments under his breath, his posse around him laughing along as well. At one point one of my career co-panelists, an HR professional, asked the boy, “What do you want to get paid to do after high… more The 3 F’s of Sweet Community Management

If Only Employer Branding Was Under The Dome

I thought it was one of his best to date. The story of a small New England town suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. A riveting read, being immersed in yet another Stephen King character-driven, “better angels of our nature” story versus the lesser ones due to… more If Only Employer Branding Was Under The Dome

The Secret Weapon of Talent Engagement

It’s like we’re shooting at the same battleship model over and over again. The one we made in grade school that sat high on a shelf in our dark closets for years, only to be taken out again as teenagers and shot at with our BB and pellet guns, the remnants of what’s left shoved… more The Secret Weapon of Talent Engagement

Get your binders ready because big data jobs abound

She put the scrap of paper in a clear plastic pocket inside the binder and shut it. Another scrap of paper taped to the binder cover read “Lost and Found.” I’d been waiting upwards of 10 minutes to return a purchase for my mom. Waiting patiently at the Walmart customer service desk while the employee… more Get your binders ready because big data jobs abound

Mind the Gaps

It was the repetition that got to me, like a writer pointing out the obvious over and over to ensure you didn’t miss the point. And yet, someone always misjudged the distance, overcompensating reach and step and stumbling over the crevice, feet landing askew on the platform, unsure of going left or right, staring at… more Mind the Gaps