Category: Recruiting News

What’s happening in the world of recruiting, including new approaches, new technology, surveys, legal issues, and more.

Lipstick on Your Mirror, Wet Blankets in Your Face

In yesterday’s Advisor, psychologist Bruce Christopher shared tips for dealing with difficult people, or Godzillas, that you may face in the workplace. Today, we discuss three scenarios that illustrate Christopher’s techniques. Scenario #1: The Lipstick Girls Christopher offers the following story about a school principal who was having trouble with a group of 7th grade […]

Dealing with the Godzillas in Your Workplace

Difficult people—whiners, liars, know-it-alls, condescenders, busybodies, lazy bones, and exploders, and those who are always right—are everywhere, says psychologist Bruce Christopher. Our Godzillas can be our coworkers, customers, supervisors, neighbors, and even family members, says psychologist Bruce Christopher, who offered his tips at the recent Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Conference and Exposition in […]

SHRM Exposition Special: Groundbreaking Software for Performance Management and Onboarding

In yesterday’s Advisor we learned about software that attempts to eliminate employee lawsuits. Today, information on groundbreaking software that streamlines onboarding and performance management. BambooHR, well known for its HR management software, has added two major components for performance appraisal and orientation, CEO Ben Peterson announced at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual […]

Happy to Be Average? Average People Die of Heart Disease

OK with being average? 115/75 is average blood pressure, says Dr. Mehmet Oz. But what happens to average people? They die of heart disease. When it comes to your health, don’t settle for average, he says. Oz was a keynote speaker at the recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exhibition in […]

How to Recruit a Dream Team Like Coach K’s?

Reminiscing about the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team,” considered by some to be the best assemblage of sports stars ever, coach Mike Krzyzewski asked 15,000 HR managers, “Wouldn’t you like to hire that team’s recruiter?” “Coach K” inspired attendants at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Convention and Exposition held recently in Las Vegas. […]

Companies That Failed to Thrive—Is Yours Next?

Yesterday’s Advisor featured Consultant Scott Hamilton’s five steps to get away from legacy thinking and figure out what’s coming next. Today, we list and describe companies that failed to thrive, plus Hamilton’s five organizational trends for 2015. History and market velocity dictate that companies that ignore innovation will fail, Hamilton says. Kodak Kodak stopped being […]

Data May Be King, But Don’t Forget the Humans

Yesterday’s Advisor featured futurist Mike Walsh’s take on recruiting and managing employees in an environment that is quickly changing. Today, Walsh says we may be awash in data, but let’s not forget the human element. Walsh, a well-known prognosticator and author of the Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, delivered his tips for preparing for the future […]

Prefer Harvard MBA or High-Ranking WOW Master?

What will it take to build a culture of engaged innovators who can keep our organizations successful? How do we spot the capabilities that will matter in the future? One corporate hiring manager summed it up this way: I’d rather hire a high-level master of World of Warcraft than a Harvard MBA. In his 10 […]