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Trainers Need to Become Learning Curators

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:15

When my family moved to Florida eight years ago, we bought a house with a pool. We loved looking outside at night with the pool light on; peaceful and beautiful. But a few months later, the bulb burned out. Rather than call the pool guy, my husband went on YouTube and learned how to replace the bulb.

The Cloud Is Making HR and Finance Friends

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 08:45

After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of interest to the HR community. And here’s an interesting report from Oracle and MIT Technology Review.

Rewire Your Brain to Present Talent-acquisition Metrics Differently

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:40

People, I am sure you have read enough posts about metrics that state “predictive analytics” is the pinnacle of the mountain we must aspire to as a profession.

The Google Manifesto Debate Tells Us That Diversity Training Is Harder Than We Suspect

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:48

It was inevitable that Google would fire its outspoken software engineer for his controversial manifesto challenging the company’s efforts at diversity and suggesting biology is why there are few female coders and leaders.

New Class of 500 Startups Has Been Announced; These 4 are Workforce Related

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:12

500 Startups is ramping up its next group of companies to go through its early-stage startup program. Announced on August 8, there are 36 startups in the current class. There have been eight employment-related companies go through the program in the past, including Blueboard, Resource, WorkGenius, Faception, Cooleaf, 1Huddle, Looksharp (acquired by WayUp), and Alongside.

What the Chicago Cubs’ Clubhouse Teaches Us About Building Trust and Chemistry

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:37

On their way last year to winning their first World Series in more than a century, the Chicago Cubs did something unusual: They changed the shape of their clubhouse.

How to Learn Programming for Sourcers, Part 2: Excel VBA’s Outlook Folders Emails Lifter

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:30

Several sourcers and recruiters contacted me after my last post in this series in frustration about having tried some of what I showed to grab email addresses off web pages and then got stuck at various points. Since many got the code running fine who had no previous programming experience (kudos: we may tap you to present in the Programming track at a future SourceCon conference!), I know the rest of you can, too.

The Opioid Crises: What Do You Do When Tragedy Strikes a Coworker?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:19

Today we’re seeing an upsurge in deaths that are unusual in both cause and in the age of the deceased. The prescription opioid crises, which claimed 15,000 lives in 2015 is affecting families and employers; it became one of the key issues in the debate over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Look Past the Background Check to the Person

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 08:40

Adam Martin has 5 felony charges on his record. His criminal background report takes up two pages. Would you hire him?

The Ultimate Guide to Drip Marketing Campaigns for Recruiters

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:54

Recruitment drip marketing isn’t just the latest buzz term, but a lot of savvy sourcers and recruiters have woken up to its potential. They’re taking a page from the sales reps playbook and using it with some astounding results.

Boost Productivity With Fidget Spinners and These 4 Other Ideas

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:11

Are you looking to improve employee productivity in your organization? If so, you’ve probably done a lot of research and realized that this performance management consideration is a dynamic field.

One Tribe. A Story From The SourceCon Atlanta Meetup

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:00

Listening to the old library, the song One Tribe came on, and after being at #SourceConATL last night, it made me smile.

Will Facebook One Day Monitor Your Employees’ Mood?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:35

Journalist Kari Paul wrote an article in Vice about how creepy it was when Facebook’s analytics decided she was depressed and started feeding her ads on depression. Creepy yes, but if you’re interested in analytics you must have a little guilty curiosity as to whether similar analytics could be used to monitor employee mood.

Be Ready to Act When Opportunity Knocks

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:45

 “Can you make the connection for me? I would love to get an opportunity with them based on this article.”

Ladders Embraces Its Inner TMZ with Latest Content Strategy

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:53

Google for Jobs has put the job board industry in quite a pickle.

Improve Retention Up to 50 Percent Because Post-Exit Interviews Get More Honest Answers

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:42

Most corporate retention programs are driven by emotion rather than data. As a result, even though a data-driven “loss prevention” effort is common throughout the business, there is no one in the retention team who quantifies the percentage of turnover that could have been prevented.

Engineer’s Anti-Diversity Memo Gets Sharp Rebuke From Google

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:32

A political firestorm has erupted at Google over a 10-page memo by a software engineer challenging the company’s diversity efforts, declaring that biology and not society explains why there are so few women in tech and leadership.

Memo Challenging Google’s Diversity Efforts Sparks Firestorm

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:48

A political firestorm has erupted at Google over a 10-page memo by a software engineer challenging the company’s diversity efforts, declaring that biology and not society explains why there are so few women in tech and leadership.

You’ve Empowered Them, But They’re Not Delivering. Now What?

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:10

When I discuss employee engagement, one of the main points I generally preach is that employee engagement and employee empowerment go hand-in-hand. People simply do not engage with things that they don’t feel control over or ownership of! According to SHRM, 70% of employees rank being empowered to take action at work when a problem or opportunity arises as an important element of their engagement.

Are You Ready For Whatever Happens August 21?

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:27

You look around the office in two weeks, and suddenly, without warning, everyone is gone. Or perhaps you’re hearing from managers that an unusual number of employees have just asked for the same time off.