Kelly Blokdijk

About the Author

As a Talent Optimization Coach & Consultant with TalentTalks, Kelly Blokdijk thrives on “Creating a Voice for Talent” by partnering with business professionals and job seekers to build competitive career marketing strategies and customized communication materials, to create a lasting positive impression. TalentTalks consults with the business community on innovative, leading-edge human resource and organization development initiatives to enhance talent management, talent acquisition, corporate communications and employee engagement programs. TalentTalks routinely posts employment market and job search related content on Facebook and Twitter -- fans and followers welcome!

Why Do We Settle for Low Information Human Resources?

Human Resources

In the political world, low information voters (LIVs) are often blamed for making voting decisions based on an insufficient grasp of the issues and/or candidates. Outcomes of LIVs’ lack of awareness may result in skewed apathy or staunch support for various positions or politicians without any rational personal convictions one way or the…

Talent Diversity Isn’t Just About Demographic Data

On the way home from the diversity career fair, while writing job ads for the diversity publications, hiring the diversity consultants — while taking those positive steps forward you may, meanwhile, be doing things that cause you to take two steps back. Some examples: The Cliquishness

Talent Acquisition Steps That Enrage, Not Engage, Top Talent

Many employers place critical talent acquisition responsibilities into the hands of ill-equipped and oftentimes unprofessional individuals who step on fingers of those perceived to be on lower rungs of the ladder. They do this without considering the future ramifications of not having a bridge back the other way. Perhaps these employers feel that…