Crapplicant

Just last week, I heard several mature and qualified recruiters use the word crapplicant at a technology conference. (Jerks!) Crapplicant is an offensive term used by recruiters to describe applicants and candidates who suck. You know the stereotype. The old dude who sends his resume to your database for every job on your website. The…

SHRM Leadership Boundaries

A few months ago, SHRM announced that it was holding board elections. I had to laugh because an election at SHRM, a professional human resources membership association, is barely an election. They pre-select a slate of candidates to run unopposed through a very cumbersome ballot process. SHRM leadership reports that it has a quarter-million members…

How to Say Yes

I’m not a big fan of people who say yes to life. Those are the people who eventually throw themselves onto oncoming traffic because life said no to them. But I could say yes a little more often, especially because so many of my friends have said yes. It’s turned out well. I have two…