Why We’re So Afraid Of Feedback

Mary considers herself to be a good manager. Whenever one of her employee’s is struggling with an assignment she swoops in to help them put things into order and give pointers. Her company is now introducing a new 360-degree performance management system based on continuous feedback and, as a manager, she’s been encouraged…

5 Ways to Manage Requests For Leaves

When employees aren’t working, it costs their employers money. Vacation and sick time are the most common forms of leave, but more and more business owners are faced with requests for extended leaves of absence for other reasons. According to this SHRM survey, businesses are spending more than $10,000 annually to administer FMLA…

5 Phone Tips – Simple Sayings For Sourcer Success On The Phone

phone

Today I would like to follow-up on my previous post on 5 Ways Sourcers Can Successfully Engage Candidates Through Direct Email, by providing tips on how sourcers can enhance their sourcing results by improving their comfort and confidence on the phone with prospective candidates. My intention in this article is not to make…

Hiring Managers Think Recruiters Are Getting Worse – Here’s What To Do About It

bear

The topic of my talk at the ERE conference in New Orleans this fall is “Using Data to Drive a Consultative, Proactive Talent-Acquisition Function.” (I promise the presentation will be more exciting than the title). As I pull together the research for my presentation, there is one piece of information that keeps nagging…

HR’s Role In Technology Disruption

disruptive technology

It’s a modern business reality that if you’re not the disruptor, you’re at risk to be disrupted. The last thing any company wants is to replicate the demise of the once-venerable Blockbuster at the hands of Netflix’s subscription entertainment business model. The good news is that HR (or employee experience) departments have a role to…

Are You Wasting Your Talent?

a bronx tale

Chazz Palminteri wrote the wonderful screenplay, a favorite of mine, A Bronx Tale. The film is set in the 1960s and chronicles several life events of a young boy, Cologero, who is faced with the choice of listening to the advice his bus driver father, Lorenzo, or following in the footsteps of the neighborhood gangster, Sonny. Throughout the…

6 Mistakes Managers Make That Drive Their Employees Crazy

Intimidating boss

If you haven’t worked for these managers, you’ve heard about them. Employees buzz about these bosses over lunch, complain about them around the water cooler, and chew them up at the dinner table with their spouse. And if these leaders don’t get some feedback or training from their superiors, they’ll soon cost their…

A Monday Morning Acquisition and Other News

Uber

What I’m hearing, very briefly: HealthcareSource is buying Lean Human Capital. The former offers a variety of talent-management tools for the (you guessed it) healthcare field. The latter’s “Recruiter Academy” will be more integrated into the HealthcareSource offerings, giving HealthcareSource more chances to sell consulting/education. The two started partnering together a bit over a…