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Say My Name...The Science of Recruiting

Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name "Heisenberg," the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names in the field…See More
Mar 17, 2016
John Reaves Whitaker posted a blog post

Say My Name...The Science of Recruiting

Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name "Heisenberg," the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names in the field…See More
Mar 17, 2016
A blog post by John Reaves Whitaker was featured

Why Hire Leftovers?

Even as kids we all realized something... when you ask "what's for dinner?" and the answer is "leftovers," Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, "sub-par."Edible? Sure, it's edible, but so is tree bark. Leftovers just aren't the same.But guess what? [metaphor alert] You just described most corporate recruiting "menus." Recruiters are overwhelmed, out of time, out of patience, and out of energy. There's no opportunity to make a…See More
Feb 4, 2016
John Reaves Whitaker liked John Reaves Whitaker's blog post Why Hire Leftovers?
Feb 4, 2016
John Reaves Whitaker posted a blog post

Why Hire Leftovers?

Even as kids we all realized something... when you ask "what's for dinner?" and the answer is "leftovers," Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, "sub-par."Edible? Sure, it's edible, but so is tree bark. Leftovers just aren't the same.But guess what? [metaphor alert] You just described most corporate recruiting "menus." Recruiters are overwhelmed, out of time, out of patience, and out of energy. There's no opportunity to make a…See More
Feb 4, 2016
A blog post by John Reaves Whitaker was featured

Don't Use a Hand Grenade To Kill a Housefly

“Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.As discussed in the preceding series of posts, the essence of our job in Human Resources is “movement.” As such, we are subject to the laws of physics, and to a larger effect, Newton’s Laws of…See More
Oct 22, 2015
John Reaves Whitaker posted a blog post

Don't Use a Hand Grenade To Kill a Housefly

“Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.As discussed in the preceding series of posts, the essence of our job in Human Resources is “movement.” As such, we are subject to the laws of physics, and to a larger effect, Newton’s Laws of…See More
Oct 19, 2015
A blog post by John Reaves Whitaker was featured

Force = Mass x Acceleration (+HR)

"F = M x A (+HR)" is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016."My job is to make people move." That's been the overall theme to this discussion to date, in case I haven't bludgeoned you to death with imagery already. That's my job as an HR professional and as a leader of people, as…See More
Aug 21, 2015
John Reaves Whitaker posted a blog post

Force = Mass x Acceleration (+HR)

"F = M x A (+HR)" is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016."My job is to make people move." That's been the overall theme to this discussion to date, in case I haven't bludgeoned you to death with imagery already. That's my job as an HR professional and as a leader of people, as…See More
Aug 21, 2015
Victoria Purser liked John Reaves Whitaker's blog post HR - A Force To Be Reckoned With
Aug 7, 2015
A blog post by John Reaves Whitaker was featured

HR - A Force To Be Reckoned With

"The Force of Human Resources" is the third in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.You probably guessed we would arrive here. In the first post of this series, I crystallized the HR function into a four-word statement - "We Make People Move." Is it an over-simplification? Maybe, but keep…See More
Aug 6, 2015
John Reaves Whitaker posted a blog post

HR - A Force To Be Reckoned With

"The Force of Human Resources" is the third in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.You probably guessed we would arrive here. In the first post of this series, I crystallized the HR function into a four-word statement - "We Make People Move." Is it an over-simplification? Maybe, but keep…See More
Aug 6, 2015
A blog post by John Reaves Whitaker was featured

The Feeling Is Mutual

"The Feeling is Mutual" is the second in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. The first installment, "We Make People Move" can also be found on HRHardball.com"I'd never join a club that would allow someone like me to be a member." - Woody AllenWhat kind of employees is your company attracting?Like begets like. What we…See More
Jul 27, 2015
John Reaves Whitaker posted a blog post

The Feeling Is Mutual

"The Feeling is Mutual" is the second in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. The first installment, "We Make People Move" can also be found on HRHardball.com"I'd never join a club that would allow someone like me to be a member." - Woody AllenWhat kind of employees is your company attracting?Like begets like. What we…See More
Jul 23, 2015
John Reaves Whitaker and wayne faulkner are now friends
Jul 10, 2015
John Reaves Whitaker commented on wayne faulkner's blog post HR ain't what it ought be! 20 fix tips
"great list Wayne! As an added bonus I spit up coffee laughing at at least 2 of them :) - the ugly American, John"
Jul 9, 2015

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Human Resources Consultant and Irritant; author, blogger, entrepreneur, husband & father...current focus on candidate experience and fixing a broken hiring process.
Company website/blog
http://hrhardball.com
Personal blog
http://hrhardball.com
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Candidate experience, engagement, "Real" cultural initiatives, and advancing the profession of Human Resources.
What kind of networking are you open to?
Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only

John Reaves Whitaker's Blog

Say My Name...The Science of Recruiting

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 8:30 0 Comments

Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name "Heisenberg," the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names…

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Why Hire Leftovers?

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 8:12 0 Comments

Even as kids we all realized something... when you ask "what's for dinner?" and the answer is "leftovers," Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, "sub-par."

Edible? Sure, it's edible, but so is tree bark. Leftovers just aren't the same.

But guess what? [metaphor alert] You just described most corporate recruiting "menus." Recruiters are overwhelmed, out of time, out…

Continue

Don't Use a Hand Grenade To Kill a Housefly

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

“Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.

As discussed in the preceding series of posts, the essence of our job in Human Resources is “movement.” As such, we are subject to the laws of physics, and to a…

Continue

Force = Mass x Acceleration (+HR)

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

"F = M x A (+HR)" is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016.

"My job is to make people move." That's been the overall theme to this discussion to date, in case I haven't bludgeoned you to death with imagery already. That's my job as an HR…

Continue

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