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Jan 16

Are You Staying In Your Lane?

I think there are two types of people in the world: People who stay in their lane People who don’t stay in their lane. The first group, lane stayers, are the type of people who follow a natural life path.  Basically, these are the people who don’t push the natural evolution of their lives. I […]

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Jan 8

Will 2015 be the year of the Quotas?

We still haven’t really made a dent in this diversity/inclusion thing have we?  The numbers don’t lie.  81% of healthcare workers are female, less than 18% of leadership positions in healthcare are filled by females.  The same is true in the service industry, the restaurant industry, etc.  Similar numbers can be said about African Americans […]

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Dec 4

Success is Relative #8ManRotation

It’s that time of year when college football coaches get fired because they weren’t ‘successful’. This year’s unsuccessful coach of the year has to be Nebraska’s Bo Pelini.  Here are some of his stats: – Won 9 games every year he has coached at Nebraska. Not averaged 9 wins. He’s won 9 games each year! […]

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Nov 17

Do Your Employees Really Like Your Organization? #EWS2014

Hey, gang I’m running a sponsored post by the great folks at Spherion regarding their 2014 Emerging Workforce Study which has some really great data, check it out. I’m a company guy. When I make the decision to go to work for an organization, I’m both feet in.  I’ve always been that way. I’m the dork who […]

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Nov 5

It’s Not a Talent Contest

I think most of us have gotten away from using the phrase “a war on talent’ throughout the industry.  It’s not really a war, and if it was most of you would lose.  Most talent acquisition shops are unwilling to do what it would take to win a war, that’s just a fact, not a […]

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Nov 4

T3 – BlackbookHR – Sense, RNA and Presto

T3 – Talent Tech Tuesday – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I highlight are paying me for this promotion.  There are so many […]

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Nov 3

3 Real Reasons HR Does Exit Interviews

The exit interview process is much like most organizations employee referral process. You believe you should have a process.  You design the process.  It’s going to be great! It starts out great.  At some point, soon after starting the process, it dies a slow horrible death! Exit interviews are something every HR pro believes are […]

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Oct 27

Recruitment Marketing Is Not One-size Fits All!

Hey, gang I’m running a sponsored post by the great folks at Spherion regarding their 2014 Emerging Workforce Study which has some really great data, check it out.  The big ‘Wow’ that came out of the study for me is how organizations might be discounting how potential workers are using social media to influence their decision on […]

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Sep 26

The Crappy Job Badge of Honor

As some of you may have realized from recent posts (Wanted: People Who Aren’t Stupid), I’ve been interviewing candidates recently for the position of Technical Recruiter working for my company HRU. I love interviewing because each time I interview I think I’ve discovered a better way to do it, or something new I should be […]

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Sep 10

Fear Can Create Sustainable Success

I’ve been told that fear can only create short-term success.  That’s a lie. You see I grew up with a single mom.  She probably didn’t sleep most nights, and the nights she did it was probably helped by a glass of cheap boxed wine.  She had a mortgage and she had two kids to feed. […]

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