Talent Community

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

The Warming Heart Of People Pools

“And I don’t care, go on and tear me apart And I don’t care if you do ‘Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars I think I see you…” —Coldplay, “Sky Full of Stars” The statement’s context bummed me out. Not because my father-in-law and his wife didn’t know what I… more The Warming Heart Of People Pools

Welcome Everyone to Job Fair

“Dreams flow across the heartland Feeding on the fires Dreams transport desires Drive you when you’re down Dreams transport the ones who need to get out of town…” —Neil Peart Or the ones who need to get out of jail. “Welcome to Job Fair everyone!” The auditorium filled with clapping and laughter, every seat taken… more Welcome Everyone to Job Fair

#SHRM14: Moving Into The Warming Light

Failure is an enabler. In both senses of the term, but for some, the one ultimate driver. It’s our confidant and our kryptonite; it elevates and cripples us. Ideas fail, businesses fail, processes fail, people fail, and through it all, if we’re paying attention, learning and even a little lucky, we might just find a… more #SHRM14: Moving Into The Warming Light

Two Things: Seeing Is Believing

We long for better angels. At least most of us do. We long for continuous support and sounding boards, deeper cultural connections to our real-time universe, our heaven (and sometimes unfortunately hell) on earth, and all those we come in contact with, whether in fleeting moments or ongoing endurance sessions of meaning and purpose with… more Two Things: Seeing Is Believing

From Pleasing Things to Career Plans (and back again)

At first, it was simply the gathering of everyday natural things that pleased her: leaves, flowers, sticks and rocks. These pleasing things, found in our front yard and the back, as well as other parks around town, down by the sea, up in the mountains, and other realms of her ever-expanding world, were gathered with… more From Pleasing Things to Career Plans (and back again)

The Candidate Experience and Missed Opportunities

This article was originally published at Recruiting Trends. When it comes to push and pull, employers have got the marketing model down. At least, that is, when it comes to talent acquisition broadcast and attraction. From their career sites to social media to search engine optimization, employers promote their brands and jobs and attract the… more The Candidate Experience and Missed Opportunities

Go Ahead and Roll Your Big and Gaudy Candidate Experience Dice

On a plane bound for Boston and corporate training with my new employer Peoplefluent, I’m reading the chapter in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In where she discusses social science’s “bias blind spots,” and how the more our bias actually rears its ugly when we think we’re truly being objective in activities like recruiting and hiring new… more Go Ahead and Roll Your Big and Gaudy Candidate Experience Dice

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

Consistent And Accurate Online Profiles Do Add Up

It wasn’t so much about the subjectivity of recommendations and endorsements on LinkedIn (and other professional networks and communities) we discussed during this week’s #TChat Radio and Twitter #TChat, although most of us agreed that recommendations are more valuable that endorsements and that both can help tell a story to prospective employers, HR pros, recruiters… more Consistent And Accurate Online Profiles Do Add Up

Community Apprenticeships and Skill Development

“The banker man grows fatter, the working man grows thin It’s all happened before and it’ll happen again It’ll happen again, they’ll bet your life I’m a Jack of all trades and, darling, we’ll be alright.” –Bruce Springsteen Most agree that something’s got to give on all levels. Economists, that is. Taxes must go up… more Community Apprenticeships and Skill Development

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