Archive for May, 2010

City LAX and Tor Myhren — Don’t Quit Your Day Job

I recently had the opportunity to attend the New York premiere of a fantastic new documentary film called City LAX: An Urban Lacrosse Story . The documentary follows a group of inner-city kids as they learn the traditionally preppy sport of lacrosse and work to hone their stick skills and compete in the state championships. City LAX has won top honors from several film festivals and will be screened on ESPN this weekend during the NCAA Lacrosse Championships.


Why Lee DeWzye Won American Idol (and what it means for your job search)

I watch American Idol religiously (What? Don’t look at me like that!). One of the things I love about it is that it’s like a really long job interview and we get to choose the person who ultimately gets the job


The Day I Took My Daughter to Work

When my children were young, before the age at which schools frowned on parents who pulled them out of class, I used to take them with me on occasional business trips. Part of my goal was to spend some precious one-on-one time with each child (I only took one at a time), but I also imagined I was teaching them some valuable lessons about business. As I soon learned, they usually were the ones who taught me. One of my most ambitious undertakings was a week-long trip to California with my then- three-year-old daughter.


What HR Can Learn From American Idol

I’m not a big fan of American Idol , but like a lot of people, I get sucked into the competitive aspects of taking a group of talented people and publicly narrowing it down until you have a single “winner.” This got me to thinking: what can we take away from this kind of competition? Have we learned anything after nine seasons of watching a singing champion chosen this way? Well yes, there are some pretty big lessons we can take away from American Idol — especially if you’re in human resources. At its core, American Idol is all about finding and promoting the very best talent — something that HR leaders do for their organizations every single day.


Mobile & Recruitment: Are We There Yet?

On this week’s webinar, mobile evangelist Michael Marlatt joined us to explain how today’s business world is becoming increasingly dependent on mobile technology. We took a look at the history of mobile, how it has been applied in today’s market, and how harnessing the marketing potential of mobile technology is more important than ever before. For more podcasts, webinars, and articles on recruiting be sure to check out ERE.net !


Play Nice

Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. –Annie Lennox I recently finished reading the book The Power of Nice . I especially liked this book, because not only was it written by two very successful women, it was written by people who work in the advertising industry. I work in the advertising industry, specifically in the niche area of human resource communications. As I was reading this book, I felt reassured in knowing there are people who do believe that doing right by people and treating them with respect should be a given, and not an exception to the rule


3 Questions to Ask About Candidate Experience

What is the importance of candidate experience to your recruiting process? How do you evaluate your candidate experience to understand its current impact, and how you will improve it? Gerry Crispin , principal at CareerXroads and keynote speaker at recruitDC , talked today about the three key questions to ask about the candidate experience before you evaluate and improve the overall candidate experience: 1. Are all candidates equal?


Sharing Leadership to Maximize Talent

With global expansion, intra- and inter-industry restructuring, and increasing numbers of merging organizations, the need for dynamic flexibility and a broad base of knowledge and expertise is greater than ever. Shared leadership, by virtue of its use of the combined best of leaders' abilities, is being tested as one possible solution for meeting these challenging business needs. What is shared leadership?


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