#Nextchat RECAP: Off The Hook Recruiting

On October 29, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Bill Boorman (@BillBoorman) about Off The Hook Recruiting.  NOTE: Bill Boorman tweeted via the Twitter profile @MattPearson for this chat. 

In case you missed this exciting conversation, here are all the great tweets from the chat:




A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work


Employers face a serious challenge when trying to prevent employees from taking confidential and proprietary information with them when they leave to join a new employer—particularly when the new employer is a competitor.   When an employer becomes suspicious about an ex-employee’s activities prior to his or her last day of work, there are a limited number of safe avenues for the employer to pursue. 



#Nextchat: Off the Hook Recruiting

“I think technology is doing so many things to us. It’s helping us connect and preventing us from connecting.” – Spike Jonez

Back in the day (10 years ago), recruiters used a device called the telephone to network, source and speak to potential job candidates. They would make hundreds of calls a day. The more calls they made and the harder they networked, the greater the chances were for success.

With the rise of social media and smartphones, it’s easier than ever to source talent and communicate without phone calls. Text-based recruitment...


Executive Book Club: October 2014

Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results

Most companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way. But a powerful new business tool, analytics is enabling many firms to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes, with impressive results. In their previous book, Competing on Analytics, Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris showed how pioneering firms were building their entire strategies around their analytical capabilities, rather than "going with the gut".



The Campaign for HR !!

We’re getting closer and closer to another election season.  Even though this is a “light” year for elections locally, that doesn’t stop the candidates who are running for office from filling the airwaves with commercials. And, true to form, there are few candidates who say what they’re going to do.  Instead, they spend millions of dollars to smear their opponent.  People must feel it works because it gets worse the closer you are to the actual election day.

To me it seems similar to what I see from other bloggers in the “space” when they write about Human Resources.  People...


Strategic HR



As the new Vice President of Human Resources for the Society for Human Resource Management, I am proud to launch the first installment of a bi-monthly social media column that I’ve titled Strategic HR! First and foremost, it’s my hope that this will become a very candid and interactive forum, rather than a one-way conversation where I simply post some of my philosophies.  I invite all stakeholders within our community to engage in a lively debate of opinions from all corners of the employment spectrum.  While I will respond to many of the conversations the real value of...


#HRTechConf Closing Keynote with R "Ray" Wang - Transforming the Future of Work in a Digital World


The 2014 HR Technology Conference wrapped up an exciting week with a closing keynote session with R "Ray" Wang.  We've captured some of the highlights below.

R "Ray" Wang, Founder and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research; Author of the popular enterprise software blog A Software Insider’s Point of View .

Many HR leaders continue to segment their workforces by age – Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y etc. But in today’s shift to digital business, they should be focusing their attention, if they’re not already, around the five “generations” of digital proficiency – digital natives, digital immigrants,...


Have Your Processes in Order Before Implementing HR Technology

One of the recurring conversations I had during the first day of the HR Technology Conference revolved around using these tools to solve business problems. The issue with that, says Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer at Brandon Hall Group, is that “HR is a buffet of broken processes.” Applying technology to a misaligned strategy, poor tool selection, or inefficient process isn’t going to magically solve anyone’s problems—in fact, it’s just as likely to exacerbate the problem instead.

When we recently did research on talent management systems, more than 1 in 4 companies was actively considering switching to a...


Are You a Simply Irresistible Employer?

LAS VEGAS —  October 9

Are you a simply irresistible employer? 

That’s the question that Katherine Jones and Stacia Sherman of Bersin by Deloitte asked attendees during their Thursday morning session “Creating a Compelling Employee Experience Through a Unified Talent System” at Human Resource Executive’s 17th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.  

If you want to know what it’s like to have to deal with the hiring process at your organization, try getting through your own hiring process. It can be a horrible experience. Jones and Sherman stressed the importance of the user experience during the job application...


Josh Bersin Talks about the Talent Agenda for 2015

LAS VEGAS - Josh Bersin spoke at Human Resource Executive’s 17th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition at a Wednesday afternoon in a session titled “The New Talent Agenda: How Integrated Talent Management Has Fundamentally Changed.”  During the session, Bersin explained the need for organizations to embrace change in the new age of work and that the best companies manage talent as an integrated and holistic part of the organization.  For these organizations, engagement is a systemic part of their ecosystem.

Bersin cited two main trends that have emerged in the new...