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Why “Employee Engagement” Is The Successories Poster of HR.

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Employee engagement is one of those perpetual trending topics in HR and recruiting, probably because for years now, pundits and practitioners alike still haven’t figured out how to confront what seems to be a fairly endemic case of malaise and apathy perpetually plaguing our workforce. I’m not sure why it is that talent leaders and recruiting […]

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We Want Eazy: Recruiting Doesn’t Have to Be Hard.

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Recruiting is never easy, but for some reason, many talent acquisition professionals make it somehow much harder than it really needs to be. The fact that recruiters inherently work in silos and are largely forced to figure out the intricacies of talent sourcing and screening independently means that we tend to all make the same […]

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Not Afraid: Marketing for HR.

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“I attempt these lyrical acrobat stunts while I’m practicing that I’ll still be able to break a motherf-ing table over the back of a couple old ladies and crack it in half, only realized it was ironic … after the fact.” – Eminem, Rap God One of the most overused and hackneyed clichés in the […]

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Office Politics.

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  Despite our general apathy about politics, like an Olympic Athlete in some obscure sport, our collective focus gets drawn every 4 years to the race to become the Leader of the Free World – which is one hell of an optimistic job search objective, if you think about it. This increased interest in politics […]

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High Times.

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I go to a bunch of HR conferences, and all of them, unilaterally, have one common item on their respective agendas: drinking. Whether that’s in the guise of a “networking event,” a “cocktail reception” or the many ancillary vendor-sponsored parties which inevitably occur with every show, the social component of every conference (and the most valuable […]

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Smart Phones, Dumb Recruiters.

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While candidate experience is largely seen in the strategic and process purview, and mobile tends to be seen largely through the lens of recruiting technology, the fact remains that making a meaningful change to candidate experience means first making a meaningful change to their mobile experience. As outlined in previous posts, customers are consumers, and […]

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Frienemies With Benefits: How HR Ruins Recruiting

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One of the hottest of hot button issues in human capital these days seems to be the categorization of the recruiting function and whether or not it belongs in HR in the first place. It may seem superficially pithy, but it’s a dialogue with drastic ramifications for the future of both recruiting and candidate engagement. […]

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Ludicrous Rollout: Swag Don’t Come Cheap In HR Tech

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I’m not generally one to call for austerity, considering I often find myself the beneficiary of vendor largesse. But at last week’s annual HR Technology Conference, I noticed that an industry more or less emerging from macroeconomic famine might be enjoying the bull market feast just a little too much – and are recklessly spending […]

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Shady Characters: The Performance Art of HR

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For those of you who didn’t sink tens of thousands of dollars into an ultimately worthless liberal arts degree or aren’t fans of the performing arts genres of the late Renaissance (for $500, Alec), you might not have heard of Commedia Dell’Arte: literally, “The Comedy of the Profession.” Without getting too deep, it’s basically the […]

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Fashion Faux Pas: Funkyzeit Mit HR

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If you’ve seen me at a conference, this is going to be hard to imagine.  But when I was immersed in the world of Fortune 50 HR departments, the professional equivalent of a home ec class, I thought the best way to fit into a world where I was an obvious interloper was by simply […]

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