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How to Cope With Idiots in Recruitment (and Life in General)

In our job, you come across all sorts of people and I don’t know about you but I, over the last 20 years in recruitment, have made genuine friendships with candidates and clients over time given our shared values and interests, who enrich my life in so many ways. However, there will always be the…

HRExaminer v10.21

        AI Risks, Ethics, and Liability HRExaminer Weekly Editionv10.21 for May 24, 2019     John Sumser has a fantastic two-part series this week on AI Risks, Ethics, and Liability. After you’ve read about liability and ethics in Part one of the series dig into Part two for vendor questions and John’s

Here’s how NOT to terminate 938 people abruptly, and by email

There really is no sure-fire way to deliver bad news to your entire staff. Some experts suggest you dish it out easy, in small increments, to soften the blow. Others says just rip off the Band Aid and be done with it. The owners of a Pennsylvania luxury custom cabinet factory took the ripped Band

Indeed and Goodwill: Helping Both Sides of Hiring

The mission of global nonprofit Goodwill Industries International is to help people find jobs, change their lives and improve their communities. This so closely aligns with Indeed’s mission —  helping people find jobs — that the two organizations have just announced a strategic collaboration. Indeed has committed to helping 1 million job seekers around the

Who has been your biggest influence in your life?

Great personal story to share today of a very cool interaction that happened this week. So, if you’re reading this blog post you’ve by now guessed that I write a bit. This all started ten years ago and I have frequently told you to blame my great friend, Kris Dunn, who got me started in

Recruiting & What Never Changes: Hiring Managers

I inadvertently took a trip down memory lane when telling a colleague how I got into recruiting and what it was like just 10 years prior. When I first got into recruiting, the country was in the midst of a comeback following the great recession and, luckily, the organization I was with was growing rapidly.

Future Friday: Workers pretty optimistic about their future

That headline may be somewhat surprising to you. It was to me. I have gotten used to reading the doom-and-gloom of may dystopian writers. However, a major survey by the Harvard Business School and Boston Consulting Group, as reported in Personnel Today, a fairly high level of satisfaction in many different countries. Prospects have improved

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #219: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday or catch up on full episodes with transcriptions here. HR Tech Weekly Episode: 219 Air Date: May 23, 2019   This Week   This week, Cornerstone Names Heidi Spirgi as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer,

PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 376 – HR and Digital Transformation – Live from HR Tech China

HR Happy Hour 376 – HR and Digital Transformation – Live from HR Tech China Host: Steve Boese Guest: Jason Averbook, CEO and Founder, LeapGen Sponsored by Panopto - For businesses and universities, Panopto is everything YouTube isn’t. With enterprise-grade security, built-in recording and live streaming, and a unique search engine that finds any word spoken in any video,

Why a Strong Ethos Could Help With Mental Health

The words ‘toxic’ has been catapulted into the mainstream over the past few years. So much so that it was 2018’s word of the year, showing how it’s truly infiltrated its way into our vernacular. While in its truest form it may relate to substances, it is now commonly associated with culture, an area that’s…

Ep 12 – Is Slack Ruining Your Team’s Productivity?

Welcome to the new Workology Go Podcast. In just under five minutes, we get you the HR and workplace news you need before you start your day. Get ready, get set and go with the Workology Go Podcast…. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Five HR MindShifts We All Need To Make

Let me first start by saying I love being an HR professional. I love the insight that the profession gives you into a company and its employees. But as HR people know, this insight can often be a double-edged sword. Instead of being coaches, we often become referees, and instead of ambassadors of our organization,

The Myth of Being a “Highly Selective Employer”

We all think about it, don’t we?  We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire the highest quality candidates.  We are ‘highly’ selective! We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how ‘highly’ selective we are.  The number of applicants per hire, 25,000

AI Risks, Ethics, and Liability Part 2 of 2

In the conclusion of his series on AI Risks, Ethics, and Liability, John Sumser provides questions to ask your AI Tech vendor and his thoughts on how to manage the new wave of algorithms you’ll encounter with intelligent tools. AI Risks, Ethics, and Liability   Questions for your vendor   If you are considering the

Latest sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s will test joint-employer rules

McDonald’s and a number of its franchisees face allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation in complaints filed this week. The 25 workers allege they were subjected to unwanted physical contact and other harassment while working at McDonald’s restaurants. Some say they were retaliated against for complaining to their employers. The Fight for $15 activist group

Preparing for salary history bans?

How can employers make sure that a prospective hire will be willing to take a job at a salary you consider fair before you spend everyone’s time interviewing?  That puzzle is getting even harder to solve in the nearly 30 cities and states that have banned employers from asking prospects about their salary history. And

Ducking Risk and Shifting Blame in Hiring

“Hiring is the single riskiest responsibility for most managers. Like the Kobayashi Maru, hiring appears to be a no-win scenario – the perfect storm of problematic job responsibilities.” - Bob Corlett Hiring is the single riskiest responsibility for most managers. Like the Kobayashi Maru, hiring appears to be a no-win scenario – the perfect storm

How Do You Manage Your Own Mental Health at Work?

Our employees’ wellbeing is of utmost importance, there’s no denying that. But so is your’s. You couldn’t support any of your staff if you’re not looking after your mental health which is often overlooked because of your own pressures and stresses within the workplace and sometimes in your personal life. This week our team of…

Ep 182 – Improving Your Workplace Communication

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that every year, nearly two million U.S. workers are victims of workplace violence. There is so much divisiveness in our lives right… Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

8 Types of Recognition that Suck!

I run a small business.  When I need to know something, I usually reach out to my employees and find out what they think.  It’s not some big fancy ‘research’ survey with thousands of responses, but it’s real. Recently, I wanted to know what people might want in terms of a recognition award.  Ironically, what