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Jul 29

4 Reasons You’ll Leave Your Job on Your Terms

There’s a million ways to lose your job.  Layoffs, company closes, smacking an employee on the butt, you name it and someone has lost their job over it! The reality is, though, most people leave their jobs on their own terms and it has nothing to do with more money or a higher level job. […]

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HR Cloud
Jul 28

T3- @HRCloud

This week on T3 I’m reviewing the HRMS system of record technology HRCloud. HRCloud is a HR system of record technology designed for the SMB market.  They compete in the same space as BambooHR.  Companies that are probably looking at their first complete HR system, or updating from a home-grown solution to their integrated suite. […]

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Jul 27

Taking a Vacation from my Vacation

I’ve got three sons, which I mostly love.  My youngest will ask frequently who I love most.  I always tell him I love him the most, unless his brothers are around, then I tell him it depends on the day.  Of course my wife, she takes the easy route and says she loves them all […]

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Jul 24

Your Company’s History, is History

Is it important to KFC that Colonel Sanders wasn’t really a real Colonel? Is it important to suburban teen clothing company, Hollister Co. that none of it’s history is real? Is it important to your company about how it was started, who started it, etc. You know, the backstory.  Is your company’s backstory important to […]

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Jul 23

Checking Work Email, Isn’t Working!

For most of their careers, my parents could never check their work email at home.  It did mean that they probably stopped working when they got home, unlike most professional employees today.  My parents also rarely made it home at 5pm, and worked in the office many Saturdays and Sundays when the work needed to […]

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Jul 22

You Can’t Copy Culture

I want our company to be just like Zappos! No you don’t. First, Zappos has a very strong culture, of which, most people couldn’t handle or wouldn’t like.  They hire very specific talent based on this cultural fit and desire to be in their certain culture, it’s not for everyone.  Now drink. Yep, that’s the […]

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Jul 21

T3 – Life Guides

This week on T3 I’m reviewing Employment Branding technology Life Guides.  Life Guides philosophy is that pretty much all candidates are Googling you to find out more about your company. In fact, there research shows that 73% of candidates report that they first Googled an employer before applying for a job. Add in sites like […]

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Jul 20

The Most Important Question You’ll Ever Ask a Hiring Manager

How are those hiring manager “intake” meetings going? You know, those meetings you have with a hiring manager every single time they have an opening.  You sit down with your hiring manager, face to face, and ask them a page full of questions.  Why is this position open? What would make a candidate most successful […]

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Jul 17

The New “Radio” Job Ads

Have you listened to an actual radio station lately? I’m guessing you probably haven’t. You see radio, as a media consumption, is down to 12% of your total consumption, from 19% in 2009.  One big change during that same period, is that a large number are switching to from 25% in 2009 to 55% today. […]

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Jul 16

The Power of Written Notes

My oldest son graduated from high school this spring and we had one of those big old traditional open houses with a tent and tables and a slushy machine.  It was a nice gathering of 200+ family, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, people I don’t recall ever meeting, kids looking for a free desert, bums looking […]

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