The Bathroom Barometer: Why Every Job Candidate Should Take a Sh*t at an Interview

Go to the bathroom. Seriously. As part of the interview process, every job candidate should find the time to go to the bathroom on premises either before the interview begins or immediately after it ends. During the interview? Well, probably not so much. But it doesn’t matter. Just get in there, and not just in… Read More

HR Brands Are Being Undermined by Archaic Online Applications

In an earlier post we discussed how every HR department is a boutique branding firm. For job seekers, HR experiences are personal and emotional, and there is no more powerful form of advertising than word of mouth. Oftentimes, however, HR departments find themselves doing damage control for their employers who make stupid mistakes – like… Read More

The One Thing Employers Value More Than Experience & Education

Attitude. Yep. That’s it. It’s that simple. Attitude is the single human condition that an employee can completely control which can profoundly impact their career – even more than 25 years of industry experience or an Ivy League education. Employers want employees who will constantly strive to reach their potential and be a positive force… Read More

The American Dream Isn’t Dead, But Lifelong Employment Sure as Hell Is

The Ketchup Factor Okay, so this isn’t new information. Lifelong employment died the day McDonald’s stopped blindly handing you fistfuls of ketchup packets and started asking if you wanted any, and if so, exactly how many. It’s just a different world now, and that isn’t always a bad thing. Slinging ketchup around willy-nilly to millions… Read More

Why Every HR Department Is a Boutique Branding Firm

The HR Connection Branding involves many components – from a company’s logo and internal culture to its tagline, social media, and product packaging. The HR department, however, is the most overlooked branding asset critical to every organization. Each employee and interviewee who has had contact with a particular business deals directly or indirectly with the… Read More

Monster.com’s November Surprise: A Glimpse into How Digital Ruined the Job Search Process

Monster’s November Surprise It’s probably not what Monster expected. The article titled “100 Companies Making Big Hires in November” sounds so positive, hopeful, and optimistic. The list of companies hiring this month is quite impressive and includes juggernauts from Amazon and AT&T to Home Depot and State Farm. Bad Jobs Are Terrible, But So Is… Read More