Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Kristen Harcourt, Senior Consultant at The McQuaig Institute  about what HR professionals can do to make a bigger impact, how can they build a better business case, and become bigger influencers in their organizations.

You can view the short video interview here, and also see the comments and tweets from the #MIChat that followed.

Thanks Kristen and McQuaig for the opportunity to chat about the future of work and Human Resources!

Date: November 24, 2015
Appearance: Evolving HR with Jennifer McClure [The McQuaig Institute]
Outlet: The McQuaig Institute
Format: Vlog

What Role Does Recognition Play In Recruitment and Retention Strategies?

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in an online chat with some of my fellow Talent Advisors who write for CareerBuilder’s Talent Advisor Portal on The Hiring Site about the role recognition can play in a company’s recruitment and retention strategies.

I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to listen in, watch me futzing with my hair and bobbing in my chair, get a prediction for the Ohio State – Michigan State football game this weekend, and hear about Tim Sackett’s awesome “Pay It Forward” experiment with his team.

The illustrious panel includes:

Tim Sackett – President at HRU Technical Resources
Mary Delaney – President, Recruitment Software Solutions at
Jennifer McClure – President of Unbridled Talent LLC
Matthew Stollak – Associate Professor of Business Administration at St. Norbert College

[Update: As of September 28, 2016, the video is no longer available. Sorry about that!]

Streamed live on Nov 17, 2015

Questions we answer during the chat:

  1. How can recognition play a central role in an organization’s talent strategy?
  2. How do you drive recognition on the corporate side for your recruiting team?
  3. Is recognizing people once a year enough?
  4. Retention has been identified as one of the top 5 challenges for companies in 2016. Hasn’t retention always been an issue for companies? Why is it getting so much attention now?
  5. Do we really feel like the younger workforce coming in only wants to work for a company for 1 – 3 years?
  6. When does “retention” actually start for an employee?
  7. How has the notion of retention changed how we think about employer brand?
  8. Who owns retention?
  9. What role does technology play in recognizing and retaining workers?
  10. What works best for recognition – money, gifts, or something else?

Recently, I was interviewed for an article published on – “Millennials, these are the 5 stereotypes you’re up against at work“.

My take? We’ve always had generations and differences in the workplace, so while there are differences, they’re not really new.

Check out the post for more!


Date: November 17, 2015
Appearance: Millennials: The 5 Stereotypes You’re Up Against at Work
Format: Other