Talent Acquisition

The why of hire

“I will create millions of jobs in 2012.” Bullshit. While writing that word may get some complaints, it’s quite true. Nobody creates jobs and it’s so unfair to say that to the millions of the terminally unemployed. Job growth comes from the need for specific skills to help a new business build stuff, market and sell… more The why of hire

Nurture the community mindset and you’re in

There’s a fox dressed like a hen in the hen house. Nobody likes that. Especially the real hens. They’ll bounce that little bugger right out of there faster than he can post: “So, do you come here often? You should check out this job.” I first heard the stories when managing product launches in the… more Nurture the community mindset and you’re in

Sourcing may be commodity, but community is art

(Cross-posted on TalentCulture) Community connected us around the writing. The writing and the peer reviews were important, yes; that’s why we were there, but the relationships that formed between myself and the other novice-to-published poetry, short story, novel and screenplay writers were what kept us coming back. The collaborative exercises, the chat rooms, the peer… more Sourcing may be commodity, but community is art

Circle fun makes all the difference with TalentCircles

The math and reading circles were my favorites. Each circle “group” had progressive, color-coded exercises to work through, some of which incited collaborative competition among me and my classmates. At the time this program was part of MGM (Mentally Gifted Minors), which then morphed into the GATE program (Gifted and Talented Education). Way back in… more Circle fun makes all the difference with TalentCircles

The Collaborative Community Results for NPR and HRevolution

“So, I really liked Kevin’s definition of talent communities from last week’s #TChat Radio Show. Kevin, why don’t you share that?” Stammer. Stutter. I have no idea. Here we were yesterday in our packed HRevolution session on building and maintaining talent communities, me in one of three groups we had broken up in to, and… more The Collaborative Community Results for NPR and HRevolution

Quality interactions define Upwardly Me’s talent communities

“Hi, how are you today?” “I’m great thanks. And you?” “Great. Repeat this thousands of times per day as we move along our own separate ways, whether we’re really great or not, and what do we have? Lots of insincere transactions. And we live with them, although that doesn’t make for tight-knit community. It makes… more Quality interactions define Upwardly Me’s talent communities

Help us explore the 3-D talent community model at HRevolution

I’ve been thinking a lot about online talent communities lately, writing about them, interviewing various HR and recruiting practitioners and vendors about them, dreaming about them (yes, really), and living and breathing inside an online one in particular — the TalentCulture #TChat Community. Most of talent community mainstream relates to recruiting new employees for a company,… more Help us explore the 3-D talent community model at HRevolution

BondTalent 2.0: Good news for human capital supply chain management

I keep coming back to the stats from this Wall Street Journal article titled What’s Wrong With America’s Job Engine? “In a survey of 2,000 companies earlier this year, McKinsey Global Institute, the think tank arm of the big consulting firm, found 58% of employers expect to have more part-time, temporary or contract workers over the… more BondTalent 2.0: Good news for human capital supply chain management