Category Culture

How to Hire Jake Gyllenhaal

In the new release, Nightcrawler, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is at a desperate point to find a job. Lou: “I’m looking for a job. In fact, I’ve made up my mind to find a career that I can learn and grow into. Who am I? I’m a hard worker. I set high goals and I’ve […]

Company Culture: Is A Ping Pong Table The Same As “Fun?”

While talking about company culture, a friend recently accused me of confusing ping pong tables and fun. “Just because a company has a ping pong table, doesn’t mean it’s fun.” I have to admit that there’s some truth there, and not just because I prefer foosball. But I like to think of things such as […]

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How Values Drive Behavior at Dignity Health

by Lizz Pellet (@Lizzpellet) Dignity Health, the fifth largest non-profit hospital system in the country with over 60,000 employees in 17 states, has recently completed a transition two years in the making. The system has rebranded itself from Catholic Healthcare West to Dignity Health. Although Dignity Health is made up of Catholic and non-Catholic care centers, there […]

Attract Top Talent: Look Beyond Benefits

By Natalie Pike, Inbound Marketing Coordinator at Hireology Paid vacation, sick time off, and health insurance are pretty much a given when it comes to benefit packages these days. It’s time to think outside the box. Say you give your top prospects a flexible schedule on Thursday afternoons to make a yoga class they signed […]

“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is Bad Advice

by George Blomgren I recently read an article promoting this advice, here on LinkedIn in fact. It’s the worst type of advice — the kind that sounds pithy and wise, but is really quite destructive. Underlying this advice is the idea that hiring decisions have a huge impact — financially, and on your company’s culture […]

HR Tech Virgin

Vegas, baby, Vegas! If you work in HR, love new ideas and technology, then you already know that HR Tech is this week. The SuperBowl of HR events.  I’ve heard the stories. I’ve seen the Instragrams. And this year, I’m joining the biggest HR Party of the Year. I’m psyched to meet the best and […]

Is Two Weeks Notice Really Necessary?

by George Blomgren I had a friend who recently received a job offer. His new employer asked him if he would be willing to skip two weeks notice, and start 5 days later. He agreed and gave notice. His new employer immediately retracted their job offer — they wouldn’t hire someone who would do that. […]

Every Day, You are Scaring Away Top Talent. Here’s How.

by George Blomgren How much are your open positions costing you? Many businesses report that unmet talent acquisition needs are the primary obstacle to growth & productivity. They blame job boards and recruiters, internal and external. They blame the government and schools. Most of all, they blame job seekers and “skills gaps.” To be sure, […]

Your Newest Employees Are Your Most Vulnerable

by George Blomgren I used to know a headhunter who specialized in recruiting candidates away from new jobs. His success reflected his belief that employees in their first 30 days in a new job were the easiest to recruit. If this is true, a lot of employers are sitting on a significant risk, one that […]