Recruiting

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

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

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

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

Recruiting Legitimacy With Perpetual Balance

“Apollo was astonished Dionysus thought me mad But they heard my story further And they wondered, and were sad Looking down from Olympus On a world of doubt and fear Its surface splintered Into sorry Hemispheres…” —Rush, Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres It’s like getting hit on via an online dating site, professionally speaking, of course.… more Recruiting Legitimacy With Perpetual Balance

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

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