We’re reading about no more job titles or cubicles, the lawsuit against TheLadders and eHarmony getting into the recruiting business.
Noblis does away with traditional job titles to improve career development
When contracting and research firm Noblis decided to do away with traditional job titles and replace them with numbered “career bands,” many employees had one simple question.
“There was a little bit of concern of, ‘What do I put on my business card?’” said Madeline Williams, a Noblis staffer.
The business card conundrum was just one of many details that the Falls Church-based company had to consider as it worked to build a new human resources strategy aimed at improving career development pathways for workers and increasing transparency about staffing decisions. Read more
Office cubicles, designed to foster collaboration among workers, may actually hinder productivity and engagement in the workplace, says Laurie Helgoe, psychologist and author of Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength. In her keynote address at the March 1 Diversity Best Practices (DBP) member conference, which focused on managing diversity of personality and style, Helgoe explained why this office set up is detrimental to both introverts and extroverts. Read more
A couple of weeks ago, The Ladders invited (and paid T&E for) a number of influential bloggers, writers, speakers, and consultants in the HR and recruiting profession to join them for a day of “insightful and spirited conversations.”
If the reason for the invitation sounds like PR double-speak, that’s because it is. In spite of its rapid growth, The Ladders has a real image problem in our profession — if you type “the ladders ” into Google, the first autocomplete suggestion is “the ladders scam.” The Ladders’ invitation seemed like an attempt to step beyond that and change the conversation into something more positive. Read more
Yes, you read that right.
eHarmony, the online dating website, announced that it will expand into the recruiting space before the end of the calendar year. Huh?
Apparently, the company will pair people to people just as it does in dating.
Grant Langston, the company’s VP of customer experience, told Inc., “When people meet in a bar they evaluate these four to five superficial data points—is the other person attractive, are they a good conversationist, what’s their job, what’s their socioeconomic status—and then decide whether or not to ride off into the sunset.” Read more