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HR Works: How Your Cross-Functional Teams Can Achieve Extraordinary Results

Old hierarchies and organizational silos are disappearing—today work is often done on an ad hoc basis, based on collaboration and accomplished by teams formed and reformed to address changing priorities and needs. However, as many of us have found, forming teams is easy; forming productive, collaborative teams is hard. Our guest on Episode 66 of […]

HR Works: Social Media, Video & Mobile Recruiting Best Practices

Suddenly it’s slim pickings for top candidates—nobody’s having an easy time recruiting.  And for hard-to-fill roles, it can seem to border on the impossible. But there’s hope!  Our guest, Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer for Digi-Me, is an expert in recruiting technology. She talked with us at BLR’s RecruitCon conference about trends and best practices  in use […]

HR Works: Use Persuasive Messaging To Increase Responses from Job Candidates

Recruiting is on every HR manager’s front burner these days, yet many organizations find they can’t get candidates they want to recruit to engage with or respond to them. Today’s guest, Angie Verros, founder of Vaia Talent, is going to help—she’s got suggestions for creating compelling messages that get the responses you’re looking for.  She […]

HR Works: How Can HR Combat Unconscious Bias in the Workplace?

Following protests and a firestorm of controversy after two black men were arrested inside a Philadelphia Starbucks, the coffee purveyor closed its U.S.-based retail stores and corporate offices on May 29 to provide racial-bias training to its workforce. Incidents such as this one, as well as similar issues that have since involved LA Fitness, AirBnB, […]

HR Works: Attract Top Candidates with Visual Job Postings & Storytelling

We’re all posting job openings, and our postings are competing with hundreds of others to grab the attention of top candidates. How do you fight through to be sure your posting gets in front of the kinds of candidates you seek, and then entices them to respond? Today’s guest, Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, […]

HR Works: Is Your Engagement Problem Really a Hiring Problem?

Engagement and retention. We’ve covered these twin topics many times, generally agreeing that if you have an engagement problem, you’ll have retention problems—as well as productivity issues, morale issues, and so on. Best-selling author and consultant Bob Kelleher has a different perspective: He says in most companies with which he has consulted, it’s not an […]

HR Works: Improve Your Organization’s Culture Through Change Marketing

Neil Bedwell and Andrew Osterday often describe themselves as reformed marketers. They learned their craft over the last 15 years at agencies and brands in both US and Europe. Their experience at Coca-Cola navigating internal cultural barriers was the catalyst for the creation of their company, Local Industries. The company is a change marketing consultancy. […]