Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Jumping on the “Employee Engagement” Bandwagon: Part 1

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to lead a session at #HRU’s first Chicago conference focused on Employee Engagement.  (For upcoming dates in other U.S. cities, check them out here at: http://www.globalhru.com) Employee Engagement is the latest “buzz” phrase in HR with so many companies now realizing that they have to step up and do something… Continue reading Jumping on the “Employee Engagement” Bandwagon: Part 1

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Communication, Human Resources, Recruiting

Why Your Company Should Not Use an ATS in Recruiting

Every time a new piece of software comes out, everyone is quick to check it out and jump on the bandwagon of “ooooh, we need this!”  A company will spend thousands of dollars to buy the new software, customize it to what they think is their needs and then train everyone on how to use… Continue reading Why Your Company Should Not Use an ATS in Recruiting

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership

HR Would Be Better If….

My friend Steve Browne (@sbrownehr) posed a question and a challenge to all HR professionals to answer this simple question: “HR would be better if ______________.” So, here is my response: HR would be better if “human” was put back into Human Resources. Back in the day, we were known as the Personnel Department.  Why?… Continue reading HR Would Be Better If….

Human Resources, New Hire, Recruiting

New Year = Time to Revisit Your Recruiting Strategy

Remember the days when you needed to fill a position and all you had to do was post a job ad? You would sit back and wait as hundreds of resumes came flying in. All you had to do was sift through all of them looking for those few top quality candidates to begin a… Continue reading New Year = Time to Revisit Your Recruiting Strategy