Prosky: Stop Digging Through Haystacks

As a follow up to my first post on Prosky, I dug a little deeper into how we recruit for positions. I think we need to stop trying to get that HUGE number of candidates so we can weed through 5000 applications hoping to find that right person. When we started advertising for an accountant …

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Banning Salary History

As the president of a local SHRM chapter in South Dakota, I have the privilege (?) of receiving legislative updates from our lobbyist. Which is actually rather nice and interesting. Typically, my knowledge of what's going on legislatively in the state has been limited to what others share on Facebook and Twitter (and there's not …

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Selecting the #RightPerson

So, we've designed our new seat & have come up with an AWESOME marketing plan to attract the right candidate. The candidates should now be banging on our door to work for our fantastic organization - after all, we've shared our culture, our values and we've shared a clear expectation for this role & know …

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Right People, Right Seats

As I talked about in a previous post, the leadership team took some time away to talk about our business. At that meeting, our consultant (the awesome John Fulwider) gifted each of us a copy of How to Be a Great Boss by Gino Wickman. The book is a really deep dive into one chapter …

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Do the Right Thing

HR can be a thankless job. Unless you are in recruitment. The majority of my HR career was spent in recruitment: from baggage handlers & CSRs for the airlines to hospital CEOs and now skilled & unskilled trade workers, I've recruited pretty much all levels of employees. I loved making that offer call and most …

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The Kids Will Be Okay

For the last, well, for a long time, we've been having the "generations" conversation. Traditionalists vs. Boomers vs. Gen X vs. Millennials (formerly Gen Y) vs. whatever is coming next. 95% of the conversations seem to focus on the differences between the generations and why. These generations do have some things in common: bigger world …

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