On Thursday, February 18, 2016, I’ll be leading a webinar hosted by Indeed.com on “ROI Demystified: Using Data to Maximize Your Talent Attraction Strategy”.

Here’s the scoop:

With the right tools and an understanding of how to measure your inbound and outbound recruiting in a way that reflects your goals, you can create a powerful system that keeps driving your talent attraction strategy forward.

Join Jennifer McClure, President and Chief Talent Strategist at Unbridled Talent, as she uncovers strategies to:

– Reach the right candidates in a competitive labor market
– Use automated source tracking to get accurate source of hire data
– Implement a source scoring methodology to easily track performance

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A

I’d love for you to join me! Register here.

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Event: [Webinar] ROI Demystified: Using Data to Maximize Your Talent Attraction Strategy
Topic: ROI Demystified: Using Data to Maximize Your Talent Attraction Strategy
Sponsor: Indeed
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

To inquire about Jennifer's availability for your upcoming event - http://unbridledtalent.com/contact

I’ll be the closing keynote speaker at the Spring 2016 Minnesota Recruiters Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 3, 2016.

It’s been over six years since I last spoke at this event, so I’m looking forward to reconnecting with lots of friends and familiar faces! My topic will be a new one for 2016: The Challenge Ahead for Recruiters is Clear — Which Path Will you Choose?

Date: March 3, 2016
Time: 08:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Event: Minnesota Recruiters Conference
Topic: The Challenge Ahead for Recruiters is Clear — Which Path Will you Choose?
Sponsor: Minnesota Recruiters
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Venue: Best Buy’s World Headquarters
Location: 601 Penn Ave. S
Richfield, MN 55423
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

To inquire about Jennifer's availability for your upcoming event - http://unbridledtalent.com/contact

Choose Your Change – Then Jump!

I’ve been in a mood lately. A little restless. A lot ready for something new. And while I now know that this is good news, I didn’t always feel that way.

Choose Your Change

I have a history of restlessness in my life. A personal life that has taken more twists and turns than the girl who grew up on an isolated Tennessee farm could ever have expected, and a career that has morphed into a life spent as a certifiable introvert, whose job is all about people.

And it’s all good.

But getting here hasn’t been without uncertainty, struggle, missteps, wrong steps and pain.

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11 Podcasts To Fuel Personal Growth and Leadership Development

I’m a voracious consumer of content in the areas that are of interest to me – specifically leadership, entrepreneurship, speaking and personal development.

11 Podcasts To Fuel Personal Growth and Development

Interestingly, I’m not a good book reader (fixing that is a goal for 2016). But I do buy lots of books. I just rarely read them.

So a couple of years ago, I decided to try podcasts as a way to continue learning, and to fill time that was normally spent listening to the same songs in my playlists or on the radio over and over again. Now, I listen to podcasts while driving, traveling, exercising, cleaning the house, fixing dinner, etc. Suffice it to say, I’m hooked on learning.

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On March 1, 2016 I’ll be leading a workshop for undergraduate students at Xavier University on getting started with LinkedIn – “LinkedIn Nuts & Bolts”.

This is a workshop I lead each semester at Xavier U, and I love helping students prepare for their future careers!

Date: March 1, 2016
Time: 02:30pm - 03:45pm ET
Event: Xavier University
Topic: LinkedIn Nuts & Bolts
Sponsor: Xavier University
Venue: Xavier University - Williams College of Business
Location: 3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
United States
Public: Private

To inquire about Jennifer's availability for your upcoming event - http://unbridledtalent.com/contact

Study Reveals The Key To Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a term that’s been passed along for years now. And for those of us responsible for attracting, retaining, and getting the most out of top talent – it’s always on our radar.

Employee Engagement

What is employee engagement?

We define employee engagement as the extent to which an employee is “all in”. Meaning, they’re fully absorbed and energized by their work, and therefore exert discretionary effort in their roles.

Even though there is still much debate about how to accurately assess and score an employee’s engagement level, we can’t deny that the highest performing businesses have seemed to get it right.

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I was recently quoted in a MONEY magazine article written by Daniel Bortz on the topic: 5 Best Career Moves to Make in Your 30s.

Advice in the article includes bolstering leadership skills, fostering peer relationships, keeping ex-bosses in your corner, managing your public image, and upgrading your industry visibility.

Check out the article for some great advice on managing your career at any age!

Date: January 5, 2016
Appearance: 5 Best Career Moves to Make in Your 30s [MONEY]
Outlet: MONEY Magazine
Format: Magazine

DisruptHR Talks: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics by Dwane Lay #DisruptHRcle

As the CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of DisruptHR, part of my role – along with my Partner Chris Ostoich – is to encourage and support our community of volunteer organizers, and to help spread the great ideas that are being shared at the local events through 5 minute talks that include 20 slides advancing automatically every 15 seconds.

DisruptHR Featured Talks

Each week, I share one of my favorite 5-minute talks from the talented and brave speakers who have taken the stage at the 14 DisruptHR events (to date). Enjoy!

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This Week’s Featured DisruptHR Talk:

Title: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Speaker: Dwane Lay – VP of Customer Experience at Dovetail Software / Website / LinkedIn Profile / Twitter – @DwaneLay

Where/When: DisruptHR Cleveland 2 – February 5, 2015 in Cleveland, OH. #DisruptHRcle

Summary: What can statistics show us? What can they hide? And how do you use your powers for good?

Content Rating: 4 of 5 Angels (1 swear word)

4 out of 5 Angels

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics | Dwane Lay | DisruptHR Talks from DisruptHR on Vimeo.

(Email subscribers click here to view the video.)

Notes from this DisruptHR talk:

“I love statistics, and when I think of ‘disrupt’, I can’t think of anything more disruptive than asking a room full of HR people to do math.”

So what can statistics show us? What can they hide? How do you use your powers for good?

Average is a word that’s thrown around a lot. Globally, the average human being is a 28 year old, right-handed Chinese man with a mobile phone and no bank account. How many of those are in the room? Zero. Because average is meaningless. It means nothing.

Graphs are meant to take data and turn it into a story. However, charts and graphs can also be a great way to show, or hide, information – depending upon how you use them.

When reviewing data, context matters. There’s a big difference between correlation and causation. They’re not the same thing. Using correlation to imply causation tends to show information in a false way.

What’s the point?

Watch what people tell you. Watch the words they use. Watch the way they build charts. And call people on their BS incessantly.

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Upcoming DisruptHR Events:

January 21, 2016 – New York, NY #DisruptHRNY (Register here)

January 27, 2016 – Orange County, CA #DisruptHROC (More info here)

February 4, 2016 – Cleveland, OH #DisruptHRcle (Register here)

February 24, 2016 – Sydney, Australia #DisruptHRSyd (More info here)

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What Is DisruptHR?

DisruptHR was built on the belief that how we’ve approached people and talent in the past won’t be the best way to approach them in the future – and with the idea that ALL business leaders (not just HR) need to take some risks, to stir the pot…in short, to DISRUPT in order to compete in the global marketplace.

DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower HR leaders, business professionals, and community leaders who are interested in disruptive ideas, and moving our collective thinking forward when it comes to talent in the workplace. DisruptHR events are meant to shake things up, makes you think differently – and leave you inspired.

Find out more at disrupthr.co

I’ll be leading a webinar hosted by Practical Business Training on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

The topic will be “Talent Shortages and Skills Gaps: 5 Ways to Win the War for Talent”, and the webinar qualifies for 1.0 HRCI and SHRM credit hours.

Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 01:30pm - 2:30pm ET
Event: Practical Business Training
Topic: Talent Shortages and Skills Gaps: 5 Ways to Win the War for Talent
Sponsor: Practical Business Training
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

To inquire about Jennifer's availability for your upcoming event - http://unbridledtalent.com/contact

DisruptHR Talks: Cult, or Culture? by Laurie Ruettimann #DisruptHRNY

As the CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of DisruptHR, part of my role – along with my Partner Chris Ostoich – is to encourage and support our community of volunteer organizers, and to help spread the great ideas that are being shared at the local events through 5 minute talks that include 20 slides advancing automatically every 15 seconds.

DisruptHR Featured Talks

Each week, I share one of my favorite 5-minute talks from the talented and brave speakers who have taken the stage at the 14 DisruptHR events (to date). Enjoy!

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This Week’s Featured DisruptHR Talk:

 

Title: Cult, or Culture?

Speaker: Laurie Ruettimann – Writer, Speaker & Strategist at LFR LLC / Website / LinkedIn Profile / Twitter – @lruettimann

Where/When: DisruptHR New York 1 – September 24, 2015 in New York, NY. #DisruptHRNY

One Sentence Summary: The job of an HR professional is cool enough – without making stuff up about culture.

Content Rating: 2 of 5 Angels (3 swear words)

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Cult or Culture | Laurie Ruettimann | DisruptHR Talks from DisruptHR on Vimeo.

(Email subscribers click here to view the video.)

Notes from this DisruptHR talk:

When Jon Stewart recently retired from The Daily Show, he thanked everyone from the writers, the guests, and the assistants who made that show great. And he used a word to describe why people showed up for work every day. The word he used was “atmosphere”. Not culture.

Atmosphere is a vibe, a mood, a choice. Make the right choices in your workplace on a daily basis and get magic. You treat people well. Like adults. Make the wrong choices, and get a sweatshop. Or a cult.

HR professionals need to understand the difference between atmosphere and culture. Culture is actually a thing. It’s the manifestation of all human intellectual and artistic accomplishment, and requires four things: creativity, collaboration, curation and continuity.

Beer, ping pong tables and open offices are not culture.

Instead of bragging about culture, do the basic things – treat people well, and ensure that their civil rights are protected. It’s time for HR to talk about things that matter.

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Upcoming DisruptHR Events:

 

January 21, 2016 – New York, NY #DisruptHRNY (Register here)

January 27, 2016 – Orange County, CA #DisruptHROC (More info here)

February 4, 2016 – Cleveland, OH #DisruptHRcle (Register here)

February 24, 2016 – Sydney, Australia #DisruptHRSyd (More info here)

 

What Is DisruptHR?

DisruptHR was built on the belief that how we’ve approached people and talent in the past won’t be the best way to approach them in the future – and with the idea that ALL business leaders (not just HR) need to take some risks, to stir the pot…in short, to DISRUPT in order to compete in the global marketplace.

DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower HR leaders, business professionals, and community leaders who are interested in disruptive ideas, and moving our collective thinking forward when it comes to talent in the workplace. DisruptHR events are meant to shake things up, makes you think differently – and leave you inspired.

Find out more at disrupthr.co