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Hire by Google is the Actual Game Changer Recruiting Needs

Today, Google announced the launch of Hire, a new recruiting product that is built into G Suite, their enterprise productivity offering. Unlike most recruiting product announcements, this one truly means something. Why? First of all, Google is one of the largest software companies in the world (well, and one of the largest companies, period). They […]

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Generation Lance

If you’ve been around marketing long enough, you hear something about generational differences once every few seconds. Ditto for HR. There’s all kinds of studies that generally seem to separate our current population into six big groups of generations: Greatest generation Silent generation Baby boomers Gen X Gen Y (or Millennials) Gen Z Lots of […]

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O.C. Tanner and The Long Shift

O.C. Tanner, one of the oldest HR providers, invited me to their first ever analyst day and told me I would have fun and maybe learn something. They were mostly right. First, let’s back up a bit. Imagine being Microsoft over the last five years. Incremental revenue from new computer sales continues to drop. Your […]

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Embracing Incremental Progress at #HRTechConf

There’s a good chance that the next phone you’re going to buy is going to be a lot like the phone you currently have, regardless of how long you plan to keep it. The same is true for the solutions you see if you go to the conference for all things HCM and tech next […]

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Encourage Jury Service

You want a simple way that HR can change the world? Encourage your employees to participate in jury duty. I’m thinking about it this week because my wife got called into jury duty. Now, it’s inconvenient. Her work is ramping up for the busy season. I need to go out of town tomorrow. The good […]

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Repeat to Yourself: My Glassdoor Rating isn’t my Employer Brand

No matter what anyone says, your Glassdoor rating isn’t your employer brand. First of all, Glassdoor has some really smart marketers. They created a summit, which focuses on employer branding, and invested in the right speakers to make it one of the best events for people interested in the concept. That doesn’t mean Glassdoor is […]

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Every 2016 Prediction for HR Will Be Wrong

Every year, around this time, people look back at what happened in the past year and ahead to the next. In human resources, it’s no different. Anybody who’s written for public consumption for a couple of years has done it. This past year, I spent a lot of time listening. Way more time listening than […]

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#HootHROS and Why Best Practices are Broken in HR

When I started in corporate HR, I was pretty lost. I leaned heavily on my manager, a network of local practitioners I established quickly, a scattered, online group of talent professionals, and every resource I could find to read. It was haphazard and the phrase, “fake it till you make it,” rang through my ears […]

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Apple Watch and the Enterprise: Oh, God. This is Kinda Dumb.

I’ve been reading a lot about the new Apple Watch. As a consumer, it is an interesting device. Not one I’m going to get anytime soon but interesting, okay? I’ve done the smartwatch thing with the crowdfunded Pebble. It was cool. I liked having RunKeeper on my wrist, for instance. But the novelty of getting […]

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Finding “A” Talent is Overrated

I just got back from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. For those not in the know, it’s a time when rookies and those looking to make a team’s 15-man roster come to play for almost two weeks in scrimmages. The event is small and fairly inside. It was my second year going with the […]