Should You Fine Employees for Poor Performance?

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There’s a lot to unpack, but in many ways, the picture here to the left speaks for itself. What a doozy. When I came across it on Reddit a few weeks ago I couldn’t resist the urge to share it here and analyze some of the problems but also some of the good intentions this manager […]

Employer Branding and the Power of Storytelling

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Storytelling is as old as culture itself—and I’m not just talking about company culture. Culture as a concept must have storytelling, because without it there’s no way shared traditions and values could be passed down. In today’s world, it’s easy to equate storytelling with the forms of media we take in—books, movies and music—but there’s still […]

Ditch Your Resolutions for Goals

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January 17th was the annual observance of ‘Ditch Your New Year Resolutions Day’. That’s right—people failing to stick to their New Year resolutions is such a common occurrence these days that it gets its very own day of observance. In the business world, and HR particularly, leaders and employees enter the new year with a plethora of […]

The Only Thing Worse Than Bad News Is No News At All

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The only thing worse than bad news is no news at all. Some may argue the opposite—no news is good news. But when it comes to hiring and the candidate experience, playing by the rules of the former adage is the way to go. Candidates like feedback. Whether they get the interview/job or not, you have a certain […]

Getting Started in 2017: Think on Action, Not on What-Ifs

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As one of the unfortunate ones still at work in between the two holiday weekends of Christmas and New Year’s, I’m seeing two prominent trends in articles being published by major HR/recruiting think-tanks. Trend one is a rehash of tops articles from the past year, looking back on all the big ideas and news in the […]

Looking at Social Schedulers Beyond Scheduling

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I am what I would call a social media purist. When it comes to posting on social media, I always prefer to do it natively, meaning within each separate social media that I’m posting on. This preference is a mixture of the way I was “raised” as a social media marketer (because old habits die hard) […]