Career Page Need A Lift? Daxko’s Got You Covered

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Come on folks.  You know your careers page needs an facelift.  You know first impressions to candidates mean a lot. You’re not sure where to start.  Never fear…

Yesterday 2 of my Daxko People Team Members, Beth Wolfe (Talent Acquisition Specialist) and Janna Bradt (Talent Marketing Manager) hosted a webinar for Silkroad, a top software provider specializing in onboarding.  Daxko was a winner of the Silkroad Golden Portal award, recognized for having a terrific career portal for candidates and onboarding system for new hires.

Although the content does share SilkRoad specific items,  most of the content is good for all audiences.  So, If you want some great tips and tricks — checkout this webinar. 

I’m so proud of these ladies!  (sniff)


Burke Bedside Chat: Can I Discriminate Against Boring People?

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Every Tuesday I conduct my Burke Bedside Chat live on Facebook.  It’s me and my trusted side-kick, hubby Bo Burke, sitting in bed doing what old-people do…we go to bed early and talk about random stuff on Facebook. Live.

Along with talking about po-boys, Hamilton, Pokemon, mushroom villages and football, I naturally throw in HR, Leadership, Recruiting, and Talent Management Stuff.  

If you want to join in– hit me up on Facebook.  Message me “Burke Bedside Chat” and I’ll set you up.

This week’s question:  Can I Discriminate Against Boring People?  If I’m interviewing you and can hardly keep my eyes open, can I disqualify you?  If you submit a video interview and I’m feeling my head nod, can I say sayonara? If you talk in monotone Lurch-style for the entirety of your interview, can I give you the hook?

Lot’s of people chimed in.  To see what they said, and to hear about grits, green beans and other things— check it out.

10 Songs To Survive Open Enrollment

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 2.47.23 PMAs the great Bob Marley said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”.

Well that’s GREAT because one thing that can be pain-inducing for everyone is open enrollment. And just like marathoners need a little music mojo to get them to mile 26, we need some music mojo to get us through all the planning for our busiest month of the year…and to help us celebrate when it’s done. So if you’re looking to get off the Crazy Train, Kicks

tart Your Heart, or just feel like one of the Shiny Happy People (it gets worse, folks), here are my recommended open enrollment jams.

#1. Stronger (Kelly Clarkson). I promise you, open enrollment will not kill you. Shhh..shh..shhh…. take a deep breath, breath into a paper bag, think happy thoughts. You may feel like death warmed over when your broker tells you your account manager just quit. But when you hear Ms. Clarkson preach, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, you’ll be out of the woods.

#2. Shake Your Rump (Beastie Boys). HR Ladieeeeez (and gents)! Bring sexy back to enrollment with this funky classic. Any song with “Rump”, “Most Mackinest” and that sticky, super-low bass will make folks universally love you. Trust me.

#3. Changes (David Bowie). If you didn’t see this one coming, you need to get thee to Spotify, pronto! No, you didn’t expect a 28% year-over-year cost increase change to your benefits. Yes, your employees will want to throw a tomato at your head when you tell them changes included their doc being dropped from coverage. But you’ve gotta “turn and face the strange/strain” head on.

#4. Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg). “With my mind on my money and my money on my mind”.   Not all benefit changes are bad. Some will save your home slices real money. Can you say higher corporate 401K match!? Can you say new health savings account!? Can you say flex-spending account!? Your employees will be “laid back”.

Read the rest of my post (and the other 6 great open enrollment songs) on the ALEX Blog.