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At Sprout Social, Getting Coffee Is a Teambuilder

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00

Alan Boyce, the VP of engineering at Sprout Social, averages three coffees a day. You might think he’s just a run of the mill office caffeine junky, or perhaps that he’s attempting to dodge his work with frequent coffee breaks.

After Hurricane Harvey, Here’s What Employers Must Do

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:00

Hurricane Harvey is relentlessly drenching southeast Texas and the surrounding areas, resulting in unprecedented flooding and damage. As the storm rages, many employers are wondering how to respond and what happens next. After the waters and dangers subside — and even as they continue to process the personal toll inflicted by the storm — affected employers will face a host of legal and practical issues. This article summarizes some of the primary questions that may arise in the near term.

When Getting Angry Is a Positive

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:40

What if getting angry at work is a good thing?

Facebook May Make ‘Help Wanted’ Signs a Thing of the Past With New Ad Targeting Option

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:55

Those help-wanted signs hanging in the windows of your favorite retailers may soon be obsolete, thanks to Facebook.

Career Sites Have Come a Long Way. Are We Measuring the Payoff?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:42

Compared to a decade ago, career websites are vastly improved, complete with videos, testimonials, better messaging and value propositions … even interactive games and virtual reality like at Intuit and Jaguar.

When Searching for A New Job Beware of the Bait-and-Switch

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:30

Looking for a new job has a lot of emotions behind it. Depending on your current situation, it can have a whole different set of emotions attached to it. If you are currently unemployed, your search probably has a bit more urgency tied to it. You know, that whole keeping your electricity on in the summer with AC is important, and you need money to do that. If you have a job, but you’re miserable because your boss makes The Devil Wears Prada boss look like a choir boy, you probably are itching to just get outta there. Or maybe you’re in just an okay situation, employed but not challenged or excited about what you’re doing so you start perusing job sites online. No matter what your situation, your perspective can easily be skewed in the review process as you are searching for your next role. Let me help you make sure you’re not sold a lemon.

The Traditional Organizational Culture Is Doomed To Fail

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:24

In my previous article dated titled “Is Workforce Optimization the Missing Piece To Your Organization’s Success?” I wrote about how and why this shift in how organizations work with their employees is critical for future success. Now, let’s delve into a better understanding of why the traditional way that companies engage with their workforce is not very effective and why rigid adherence to this philosophy will lead to future failure.

Empathy, Self-Reflection: The ‘Soft-Skills’ of Today’s Leaders

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:40

“The world is dramatically reshaped and operates differently. We have gone from an industrial economy where we hired hands, to a knowledge economy where we hired heads, to a human economy where we hire hearts. When machines can out process, outperform and even outthink us, it is the things that machines can not do, the things that come from the heart, that are uniquely valuable and can never be automated or commoditized.” ~ Dov Seidman

Sometimes We Recruiters Forget that Looking for a Job Is the Hardest Thing

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:49

In a post about the homeless a while ago I made a pretty bold statement, even for me, which is rare: “The three most stressful life events according to psychologists are, in order, getting married, buying a home and looking for a job.” I have been on both sides of that coin and I know what sort of horse manure you have to swim through to get a job — any job. It’s a painful and scary process no matter what your pedigree is. I have had it pretty lucky, but there was the time I lived in my car rtside of an apartment building that had all my worldly possessions padlocked behind a door of the apartment I use to have.

Host a Culture Workshop and Discover How to Build a Stronger Company

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:21

We all aspire to work for a company that values our work and treats us like grown-ups. But what else do you want from the place where you spend the majority of your waking life?

Rewards Can Help Close the Strategy-to-Performance Gap

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:35

I like to argue that we should be holding our compensation programs – and the money they represent – to a higher standard. Research examining how well company strategy delivers on its potential – and where and why it fails – sheds some light on the important contributions that rewards can make.

I’m NOT a Great Sourcer, BUT…

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:00

I am not an expert sourcer.

Dr. Seuss, Retention and the Mission

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:40

Short takes on onboarding, retention and mission statements from the Humetrics blog:

Kick-Start Your Firm’s Growth By Hiring Candidates With Game-changer Competencies

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:50

This article covers how you can directly accelerate your firm’s growth rate through recruiting. If you’re skeptical about whether that is possible, be aware that data reveals that human capital has a much greater impact on kickstarting a firm’s growth than any financial or capital investment. And of all human capital functions, recruiting by far has the highest measurable impact on revenue and profit margins.