Let the robots do it.

Let the robots do it.

Seems to me that there are a lot of people freaking out about the robots. Chatbots are all the rage. Snatching up some nice funding, getting wonderful press, and solving some real problems for customers. It’s a remarkable time to be alive and working in talent acquisition. As much hope is being put in these chatbots…

What it's like to work at PSC...

What it's like to work at PSC...

Funny thing about the humans, they will fill whatever vessel we are given. We fill our homes with all kinds of things. We fill our cars with gear. We fill handbags will all kinds of items (hi lip balm!). It doesn’t matter what you hand a human, we will fill it. This even includes time. We fill our hours and our days. You see, time is absolutely a vessel that is happily filled by every human I know. When we give people time to do something, chances are they will take the whole time they are allotted…

It's time we turned the mirror around

It's time we turned the mirror around

There is no shortage of online ink being spilled telling candidates how to behave and how not to behave. This week, I read a piece telling people not to ask about salary and benefits in the interview. And this isn’t an isolated piece. Don’t have a gap in your resume! Don’t job hop! Don’t apply to too many roles at our company! It doesn’t seem to end. It’s like jobsplaining.

Part 1: Creating Experiences that Connect

Part 1: Creating Experiences that Connect

And this war for talent, here’s the truth: nobody won. It was costly. Frankly, it was a fool’s errand. You see, this war drove us further and further away from the personal relationships that once were. Because there was once a blacksmith who needed an apprentice, so, he would talk to his friends at church and see who was interested. Then it got a little less personal with help wanted signs, take a look at this little artifact, we started advertising for jobs in the 1600s.

Let's stop saying this stuff

Let's stop saying this stuff

I’ve been marketing things for about 20 years and in those years, I’ve been to countless meetings and read thousands of blog posts. In these posts and meetings I come across some language that simply sucks and should not be how we talk about these things. So, here’s a few that come to mind that make me pretty damn uncomfortable. I’d love to never hear us talk about them again. If you catch me saying these, call me on it. It’s going to take some work, but here goes: