Are You Overworking Recruiting?

 

All of us over at Dovetail Software are pretty excited to be adding new talent to the team.  So naturally we all like to get in on the act with sharing the job openings with our networks via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine, Klout, Quora, Yelp, Circle and so on.  I posted up the following on Twitter, just to get things going…

 

Seems simple enough.  Here’s a job, and here’s how we pay people.  Interested?  Come take a look.

What surprised me, though, was the feedback I received on the post.  Not about the job, but just the post itself.  Both on Twitter and directly, I was told how “inventive” the post was, and how “refreshing” my approach seemed.  I saw it show up in a recruiting Twitter roundup.  It was even stolen borrowed by one of my Dovetail teammates.  Which I did not get at all.  How inventive is it, really, to offer to pay people?  Are we that far down the “candidate experience” rabbit hole that this is forgotten?

So much time and effort goes into landing talent.  I’m not saying it is wasted, but we’ve built up entire companies just for attracting the right people.  Sometimes the process starts with something as simple as letting the target know you are aiming at them.  Instead of spending hours creating a strategy on where to source the candidate, I’ve gotten decent traction with thirty seconds of typing.  Has it landed us the right person?  No idea.  I’m not that involved in the search.  But I do know that those thirty seconds, multiplied by the number of people in your organization, multiplied again by the number of people in their networks, adds up to serious amplification for virtually no cost.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t have a plan, have a crack recruiter, have a candidate experience program, or have extensive job postings all over the Internet.  All I’m saying is sometimes just a little effort in just the right place can also have a surprising result.

 

A Look Ahead

Hey there!

It’s been a pretty quiet year on the blog, though that doesn’t mean I was idle by any means.  Some of the highlights from 2013 included publishing my first book and a lot of speaking events, including keynoting several state SHRM events and my first overseas engagement.  I was lucky enough to work with friends on some big events, and to have a few grand discussions about changing the world. I was on the road for about half of the year, most of that in the second half.  And I met a ton a new people that helped make the time memorable.

All of that will, of course, put a damper on things like writing.  But this year is, at the moment, not as packed with activities, so I’m hopeful that will lead to more writing and more engagement in projects.  I’m working now on book #2, based on the workplace culture sessions I’ve delivered.  I’m also working on new content that I’ll be exploring in this space over the next few months.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see more of you this year!

#GivingTuesday – Help Us End Childhood Hunger

It’s been a crazy busy year around these parts, as you may have noticed from the lack of posts.  Sorry.  I’ll try to do better.  Scout’s honor.

Looking back on the year, though, there is no question that the highlight was the great SHRM Kickball event in June.  A great game, a great time, and a lot of great people working for a great cause.  If you were part of that, thank you.  If you haven’t seen it, check out the recap here.

We raised over $11,000 with that event.  That translates to 110,000 meals provided for children without ready access to food.  My partner for that event, the effervescent Brew, put it best.

“Imagine there is a line of 100,000 kids outside.  All of them hungry.  Now imagine we get to make them all lunch.”

That’s pretty powerful, and I get chills every time I think about it.  As a parent, it’s tough to not be moved by that kind of image.  I think we all felt pretty great about what we accomplished.

But then he put it all right back into perspective.

“Now imagine that line is actually 16 million kids.  And even if you could make them all lunch, they will all be hungry again tonight.”

I am thankful for that image as well.  It’s a reminder that we as a society still have a lot of work to do.

Thankfully there are organizations like No Kid Hungry that are helping to solve this problem.  And they have partners like Dovetail Software and Dice.com who step up to assist.

So look back, if you will, at the Thanksgiving dinner (or two) that just passed.  Think about the warm feelings of being with family and celebration of the season.  That’s a gift that no one should be denied, but far too many of the children in this nation don’t have that same experience.  Let’s get back to work on that.  This year, after the mayhem and, yes, violence of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we welcome in Giving Tuesday.  A chance to help out someone who cannot help themselves, as well as cleanse your karma a little for any misdeeds over the weekend.

Right now you can visit the Giving Tuesday page at No Kid Hungry.  Tyson Foods has generously stepped up to match all donations today, meaning each dollar provides twenty meals.  Twenty.  For a buck.  That’s two hundred meals for ten dollars.  I saw someone get tasered in a mall for less that that this weekend.

Please take a moment to help spread the word, and add a dollar or two to the basket if you can spare it.  Even if you don’t have money to give (and not everyone does), you can visit the Thunderclap page to sign up for free and help spread the word.  

The gift you give will be far better than anything you could buy in a store.  That I can promise you.

Why My Cardinals, In Fact, Do Not Suck

Baseball is a game of passions, especially for those of us raised on it.  Every so often, it fuels some vitriol that needs to be answered.  This is one of those moments.

Drew Magary shared a post yesterday, “Why Your Cardinals Suck.”  You can read it here.  I’d like to share some thoughts overall, then a few point-by-point responses.

I was born and raised in St. Louis.  Still live there.  Being a Cards fan is part of your life.  My earliest memories include sitting at my grandfather’s feet while he sat in his recliner, smoked his pipe, listened to the game on the radio and cursed at Mike Shannon for three straight hours.  (He hated Mike Shannon.  I don’t know why, but I kinda hate him too for no good reason.  Nature vs. nurture, I suppose.)  I vividly remember Joaquin Andujar taking a line drive off the knee from Ted Simmons in game 3 of the 1982 World Series, then limping back to be the game 7 winner.  Watching the Denkinger call in ’85.  Coming so close in ’87.  But I also remember proudly wearing Cardinal Red while watching guys like Gregg Jefferies, Todd Zeile, Scott Coolbaugh and Ozzie Canseco.  Good or bad, they are our team.  They are part of our identity, and proudly so.

Let’s take a few points from the article.

“The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, because the Cardinals don’t like it when another team like the Pirates or Nationals dares to threaten their self-appointed status as America’s Baseball Sweethearts.”  That’s not actually why the Cardinals won.  They won because Wainwright was great on the mound and the offense and defense played well.  I don’t imagine the team image was part of the locker room pep talk.  If it was, they might have beaten the Giants last year.

“…somehow the Cardinals and their fans will brand themselves lovable underdogs to LA despite boasting a top-10 payroll.”  Actually, they are 14th per ESPN.  Who are they paying?  Matt Holliday (acquired via trade), Yadier Molia (homegrown), Carlos Beltran (free agent, signed for two years), Adam Wainwright (acquired as a minor leaguer, never thrown a pitch in another uniform), Jake Westbrook (acquired via trade, and isn’t even in the conversation at this point, but they let him start a game at the year’s end to thank him for his time with the team).  Only ten players make more than a million per year.  Sixteen of the twenty-three players listed on that page have never worn a big league uniform other than the Cards.  That’s a pretty great way to build an organization.  When you mistaken quote a top-ten payroll, there is an implication that they went out and bought a bunch of great players.  Clearly, this isn’t the case.  In fact, their payroll is less than half that of the Dodgers or the Yankees.

“They are Tim Tebow in baseball organization form.”  If you mean adored by the many, then yes.  The Cardinals have drawn more than 3 million fans fifteen of the last sixteen years.  Including the years we were below .500 (two of those) and the years we were double digits out of first place (three of those). We crossed 3.5 million twice.  For a metro area that is under 3 million in population, it’s pretty impressive.  But if you mean a hollow reputation with no real winning to back it up, then no.  So I guess you mean the former.

“It’s no coincidence that sabermetric punching bag David Eckstein spent a few years playing for the Cardinals, because no team in any sport puffs up its grittiness credentials quite like this one.”  This one confuses me.  A scrappy middle infielder who doesn’t lead the league in any category, a guy who had to put his whole body into every throw, a near .300 hitter with just defense and enough clutch performance to win the 2006 WSMVP award (and have his name botched in the process).  And beloved by the city for leaving it all on the field.  Because we understand that the stats don’t always tell the whole story.  Are you arguing for us or against us as a great baseball town?

“I don’t trust any fanbase that brands itself as being the Best Fans In Baseball…”  It’s not just us.  Plenty of others agree.  Over and over.  Even the players agree.  And we roll with it, because we were brought up to believe its not polite to argue with guests.

“The Cardinals are a giant sucking red hole of good old-fashioned Midwestern piousness, with a fanbase that does “classy” things specifically so that it can humblebrag about doing classy things.”   Actually, it is just kind of who we are.  And while this kind of statement begs for a response, any examples I give will be met with an “AHA! HUMBLEBRAG!” retort.

“You are poorly disguised Yankees fans in ugly Christmas sweaters carrying a Jell-O mold to your neighbor’s door. And your constant attempts to turn every October into an extended production of Our Town makes me want to hang myself with a extension cord.”  Ok, fine.  I will give you three examples.

First was being at a game in 2004.  Ray Lankford had rejoined the team after spending a couple of summers in San Diego.  He was 0-4 with three strikeouts, I believe.  He was playing part time and struggling, eventually ending up hitting .255 in his final season.  He comes up in the late innings with runners on base.  And the crowd went crazy, chanting his name and willing him to come through.  He didn’t.  And not a single boo was rained upon his head for it.  At least, not that could be heard.

Second was later that year.  The Red Sox came into our house and busted their curse, sweeping us in the World Series.  Their fans, who were out in large numbers that night, were estatic.  And while were a little concerned they might burn down our town in their euphoria, we watched them celebrate.  No stabbings, no gunfire, no network-newsworthy brawls.

And finally, on the other side of that ledger, the 2011 series.  I was there for games 6 and 7.  There were a lot of Rangers fans in attendance as well.  Game 6 was amazing.  Greatest World Series game ever, by just about any yardstick you’d like to use.  But even better was the celebration after game 7.  The sea of red included a few drops of blue, as dejected Texans trudged back to their cars.  But rather than meet them with scorn or narcissistic triumphant calls, the most common reaction was, “Hey, thanks for being here.  Your team played great.  Sorry it didn’t work out.”  And every word was sincere.

If that kind of sportsmanship and love for the sport is offensive to you, might I suggest you take up watching basketball.  We don’t have a pro team any longer, so you’ll be safe there.  But I think most people would agree that acting like civilized fans instead of savages in those moments are what we need more of, not less.

“St. Louis, the town, is a fucking dump.”  Maybe.  But it’s our dump.  And you are always welcome to visit, take in a game, and see what we are really like.  Here’s a hint:  We don’t really suck.  We’re pretty nice.  Come and see!

 

ND SHRM Swag Video

With special guests John Friend,Jenna Wilm, Josh Rock, Amber Unser, Roxanne Hanson and Stephanie Winterquist working the camera!

 

The Best #HRTechConf Ever?

 

“Somewhere in the world is the world’s worst doctor. And what’s truly terrifying is that someone has an appointment with him tomorrow morning.” – George Carlin, American icon.

Logically, that has to be true.  Not all are created equal, so one of them has to be the worst.

Thinking about this year’s HR Technology Conference, back in the neon mecca of Las Vegas this year, brought me to a similar place.  Of the first fifteen years, not every year has been equal.  The show grows each year, the speaker lineup changes, the venue has shifted.  Plenty of moving parts and improvements means not every year is created equal.  So in this case I wondered, which one is the best?

I’m partial to 2010, my first trip.  If you’ve never been, the palpable air of information and futurism is astounding.  I really can’t say how many sessions I attended (though I recall a couple with stark clarity) as I was reeling from the Expo Hall.  As a practitioner, it was like a dream come true.  Every question had an answer.  Usually more than one.

Need help figuring out how to get your systems to integrate without manual data loads? Check.

Want a way to put your organizational arms around remote workers and make sure they know you value them, even those across the ocean?  Doublecheck.

Payroll management got you down, and you need a new way to track activity to get everyone paid? Mega-check.

Need a case management system to help organize your tribal knowledge and treat your employees like you are paying attention to their needs? MOTHERFLIPPING CHECK ALL OVER THAT.

Astounding for the young and old.  201o was the year I decided going to HR Tech was a great idea.

 

2011 was pretty great.  My first time at the show in Las Vegas, where the glamor and the glitz seemed, somehow, just right.  I was able to see the way the space evolved in just one year.  The cutting edge ideas had gotten left behind, and we were in a new place already, just twelve months later.  Things that seemed to be made of magic last year became old news, and the mobile world was proven to be the next great frontier.  That was also the first year Paul Smith and I threw together our much loved (if only by us) Swag Video.  Good times to be sure.  Add in the addition of HRevolution as a pre-conference event, and the week was staggeringly awesome.

But the thing I took away that has stayed with me is that the difference from one year to the next was amazing.  2011 was the year I decided going to HR Tech once wasn’t enough.

 

2012 was my first year attending as a member of a vendor team.  Working with Dovetail Software allowed me to see behind the scenes, to understand just how much effort goes into putting on a show of this magnitude, and how much all those vendors care about making the right impression.  Yes, there are some that pour money into ginormous displays and booths, and they are amazing.  But there are even more vendors that know this is the show when it comes to sharing your passion with the HR community.  This is the place to take your labor of love and show it to the world.  This is the time to put yourself on the line, be willing to brave the crowds of those just trying to grab as many free tchotchkes as possible without making eye contact, all for the opportunity to change the world.  And the world does get changed.

Attendees who have never seen the other side have no idea of the work behind the scenes from the conference team as well.  Anyone who has seen Bill Kutik on stage likely thinks him as stoic and unflappable as the Buckingham Guard.  Those who have tried to grab him in the hallway for a five minute conversation know he is in constant motion, churning through the event and the schedule to make it a grand show.  But even then, we rarely see the work done by the HRE team months in advance and all through the show to keep the trains running, the coffee flowing and the magic spinning.  Never for a moment doubt there are mountains being moved to make every moment valuable for attendees and vendors alike.

And yes, Paul and I reprised the Swag Video.  Great fun had by all.  Year two of HREvolution, cementing it as a ongoing addition.

Seeing all of this was an eye-opener.  2012 was the year I decided I wouldn’t miss HR Tech ever again.

 

And 2013?  Maybe the best year ever for the show?  We’ll find out.  Why might it be?

More new tech.  More vendors.  More attendees.  The best tech Expo Hall you’re likely to see all year.  Plus, this is Bill Kutik’s swan song.  And if you know anything about Bill, you know that he’s not going out on anything but an Eddie Van Halen level screaming guitar solo high note.  I don’t have any special insight into what’s on tap. Just read the website and you’ll know everything I know.  And that will be enough. And as the incoming arbiter of all things technologically relevant, Steve Boese, prepares to take the con, we get to enjoy the only year of having both of them involved in putting it together.

How could you possibly miss that?

And if it helps, as a friend of the show you get the chance for $500 off the registration price.  Just use the Promo Code LEAN13 (all caps) when you register online www.HRTechConference.com to get $500 off the rack rate of $1,895.  But don’t wait too long.  Vegas is the land of cheap flights and a thousand hotels, but they do get filled up.  So get yourself taken care of.

Oh, and leave a comment or drop me a note if you are coming.  If it’s your first time, and you can find me, I’ll buy you coffee.  Seems like the least I can do!

No Kid Hungry – The 30-day UNChallenge

 

With the amazing success of our SHRM Kickball game, we’ve taken a little time to bask in the glow of the work we did and the impact we’ve all had.  (You were part of that, right?  If not, it’s never too late.  You can kick in a few dollars here and help change a kid’s life.)

We raised over $11,000.  That’s 110,000 meals.  That’s 110,000 hungry children walking in, sitting down, and having a meal that they otherwise wouldn’t.  It’s a great feeling.

Then my partner Brew pointed something out.  We fed 110,000 out of 16 million.  And those 110,000 will be hungry again tomorrow, assuming they only eat once per day.  And they eat more than once per day.  At least, they should.

We know that funds are limited.  That’s why I want to share one more post with you about our friends at NKH.  Cathy McPhillips, part of the NKH team, put together a list of things anyone can do in the next month to change the world.  And none of these 30 things will cost you a dime.  One a day for the month of July can change the world.  (It’s ok to take off on the 4th.)

Need a little more incentive?  Fine.  Aside from the good karma and the warm fuzzy feelings you get from doing ANY of these, let alone all of them, I’ll offer a little more.  Just doing one thing on the list will make a difference, so if you find the time to do ANYTHING on this list, drop me a note, either by email, twitter or in the comments.  I’ll send a free copy of my book Lean HR to the first five, or to EVERYONE WHO DOES SOMETHING TODAY, JULY 1st, if there are more than five.  (No, you aren’t obligated to take a copy, but you are welcome to it. Maybe you have a wobbly table that needs some attention?)

The list is below, and I hope you’ll take the time to read through it.  Maybe over lunch.

  1. Take the No Kid Hungry pledge
  2. Join the Hunger Core, No Kid Hungry’s monthly giving club
  3. Find out how your local school serves breakfast
  4. Invite a friend to take the No Kid Hungry pledge
  5. Like the No Kid Hungry Facebook page
  6. Follow No Kid Hungry on twitter
  7. Share a photo from our Team No Kid Hungry Facebook album
  8. Connect with Billy Shore, the Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength
  9. Become a No Kid Hungry blogger
  10. Invite your favorite restaurant to the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry
  11. Follow the #nokidhungry conversation on twitter
  12. RT something from @nokidhungry that inspires you
  13. Call/tweet/text/write Congress
  14. Write a letter to your newspaper editor about protecting SNAP and school breakfast programs
  15. Learn more about SNAP (Food Stamps) in your state, and why it is critical to No Kid Hungry
  16. Watch A Place at the Table, a documentary about the state of hunger in the US., featuring Billy Shore & Jeff Bridges
  17. Read “An Invisible Thread,” a story of one woman’s friendship with an 11-year old homeless boy.
  18. Find out if an Arby’s close to you is bringing their Hungry for Happiness tour to your town this summer
  19. Check out the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry restaurant list on twitter – visit one and thank them for supporting the Dine Out!
  20. Do you have a story? Share it with us.
  21. Commit to creating a personal fundraiser in the next 12 months
  22. Save the date – December 3 – to be part of Giving Tuesday with No Kid Hungry
  23. Download the Team No Kid Hungry app to easily support No Kid Hungry (how quickly can you climb the leaderboard?)
  24. Download the Cooking Matters app for healthy recipes on a budget
  25. Visit the No Kid Hungry Action Center and take action in your community
  26. View the State of Hunger in your area
  27. See if any Share Our Strength culinary events are coming to your area
  28. Take a few minutes to read about our incredible partners. Thank one today!
  29. Do you know a teen or young adult who you’d like to see involved with No Kid Hungry? Introduce them to No Kid Hungry 2 for our youth advocates.
  30. Share this blog post so others can do the same!

 

SHRM Kickball Wrap-Up

By now, you’ve hopefully seen all the posts and tweets about the kickball game at SHRM13.  We couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished. Huge thanks to our sponsors, Dovetail Software and Dice, for helping us make it a reality. Also, of course, thanks to SHRM for bringing us together and supporting our efforts and to No Kid Hungry, the best darned partners a kid could ask for.

And if you somehow still haven’t donated, but would like to, you can find our page right here.  It’s never too late to help!

So, ready for the wrap up?

 

We hope our friends like our small token of appreciation.  This would not have happened without them!

Here’s a look at some of the game highlights as well!

Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger

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Tuesday, June 11th is a special day for us.  Dovetail has partnered with Dice to sponsor SHRM Kickball on Sunday, June 16th in Grant Park, Chicago.  Tuesday is our tweetathon.  Dovetail has offered $1 per tweet that day, up to $1000.  Our friends at cFactorWorks offered to match that amount, doubling our impact.

When we ask for help in our efforts, some people drop a few dollars in the bucket and think, “These are my friends, of course I’ll help a bit.”  And we love them for it.  But I’d like to offer you another perspective.

Through No Kid Hungry, for every $1 raised, they can provide 10 meals.   That means for each tweet, you can provide lunch for 20 underfed children.  For tweeting.  Or just retweeting!  You don’t have to write anything, just push the button!

When I think about a donation of $25, $50 or even $100, I think of the crowded tables at schools around the country, and the number of plates we are setting down in front of children who would otherwise not eat.  I think of the direct impact we have on them, on their future, and how little it costs to bring some light into young, impressionable lives where there might otherwise be none.

So this week, we would love your help.

If you can help support No Kid Hungry with a few dollars, please do it here.

If you can’t, please consider sharing this story with your network and helping spread the word on Tuesday.  With your help, we can have a tremendous impact on the war against childhood hunger.  Here are a few tweets you can use to help us on Tuesday.  Cut.  Paste.  Send.  Change the world.

Join me in the fight against childhood hunger. Support #SHRMKickball! @nokidhungry @Dovetail @DiceTechJobs #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX

Got $!? It can provide 10 meals to hungry kids. Support #SHRMKickball! @nokidhungry @Dovetail @DiceTechJobs #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX

Join me, @Dovetail & @DiceTechJobs in supporting @nokidhungry! Donate to the #SHRMKickball movement today! #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX

Please help us support @nokidhungry. @Dovetail & @DiceTechJobs sponsoring #SHRMKickball! What can you do? #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX

 

Read more with any of the blog posts below, written by other players and supporters of the cause!

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No Kid Hungry SHRM13 Kickball Blogs

These are posts written to support the SHRM13 No Kid Hungry Kickball game sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice

Source: http://www.houseofbrew.com/2013/05/31/shrm-kickball-and-no-kid-hungry/

Jun 08, 2013 by Dwane Lay - dovetailsoftware.com - 1362
Tweet to Fight Hunger and Support SHRM Kickball! | Dovetail Software

SHRM National is fast approaching, bringing with it SHRM Kickball! Dovetail Software and Dice are sponsoring the game on Sunday, June 16th at 7pmin Grant Park, with proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.

Jun 09, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1151
Help Us End Childhood Hunger
Jun 10, 2013 by Jeff Waldman - stratify.co - 1179
Help Me Fight Child Hunger - #SHRMKickball #SHRM13

According to No Kid Hungry, 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put on the table. This equates to 1 out of every 5 kids, which would fill over 845 basketball arenas. 22% of kids under the age of 18 live in poverty. Simply put, this is alarming.

Jun 08, 2013 - join.strength.org - 1095
Personal Fundraising: Dovetail, Dice and SHRM13 Kickball Fundraiser - NO KID HUNGRY | Share Our Strength

This is the site where you can help us reach our goal of 50,000 meals for hungry kids.

Jun 11, 2013 by Stacy Donovan Zapar - stacyzapar.com - 1081
Kickball to Kick Hunger?

Kickball, HR and child hunger… One of these just isn’t cool. (No, I’m not talking about HR!)

Jun 08, 2013 - houseofbrew.com - 1038
SHRM Kickball and No Kid Hungry

Everyone benefits when you "do good" for someone. First of all, the person you are "doing good" for benefits. Next, you generally feel good about it. Finally, by telling the story of what just happened, you inspire others. And sometimes, your actions can help change someone's life.

Jun 08, 2013 - reach-west.com - 982
Reach West | SHRM13 Kickball for a Cause: No Kid Hungry

Food insecurity - the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food - exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children. And that's just today... We never knew how hungry we could have been.

Jun 08, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1081
SHRM Kickball and No Kid Hungry

There is, deeply embedded into our collective psyche, the drive to do good. Specifically, good for others, for those who can't do for themselves. And good in a way that can change someone's life. Last June, at the SHRM Annual conference in Atlanta, Dovetail sponsored a small hockey game in the park.

Jun 08, 2013 by Dwane Lay - hr.toolbox.com - 1291
'The Aristocracy of HR' is Kicking For Hunger

Photo Credit SHRM National Conference 2013 is fast approaching and I must say, I am excited. As a member of this year's social media team, I am fortunate to have an opportunity to cover this fantastic conference and contribute to the very important cause of 'No Kid Hungry'.

Jun 10, 2013 by Lars Schmidt - amplifytalent.com - 1361
SHRM Kickball And No Kid Hungry

Next week is SHRM Annual, the Super Bowl for HR nerds. Whether this is your first time attending, or you're a seasoned vet, SHRM is quite an experience. This year, I have the privilege of joining many of my HR colleagues in a charity kickball game to raise money for No Kid Hungry (you can check out the event page here).

Jun 10, 2013 by Dwane Lay - marenhogan.wordpress.com - 1263
No Kid Hungry. Period

I recently went to the store to buy groceries for my ever growing boys (there are three). The receipt, when finished, stretched from my mid torso to the floor. I almost tweeted the site and then embarrassed by my good fortune, decided not to.

Jun 10, 2013 by Dwane Lay - sbrownehr.com - 1249
An Opportunity you Can Kick In !!

One week from now I get the chance to attend the SHRM National Conference in Chicago !! It's an incredible event for professional development, networking and connecting with HR pros from around the globe !! It's also an opportunity to make a difference. I dig being active and visible in Social Media.

Jun 10, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1221
Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger

Tuesday, June 11th is a special day for us. Dovetail has partnered with Dice to sponsor SHRM Kickball on Sunday, June 16 th in Grant Park, Chicago. Tuesday is our tweetathon. Dovetail has offered $1 per tweet that day, up to $1000. Our friends at cFactorWorks offered to match that amount, doubling our impact.

Jun 10, 2013 by John Nykolaiszyn - fastfoodhr.com - 1165
Kids, La Lucha, & Kickball

Miami. To some, this town is full of glitz and glamor. After all, we've go South Beach, The Heat, fancy cars, nightclubs, and shopping. The locals? Well we see the real side of Miami. The crazy mix/clash of cultures, the rising home prices, the difficulty in finding jobs....

Jun 11, 2013 by Crystal Miller - theonecrystal.com - 1165
Help Us End Childhood Hunger #NOKIDHUNGRY #CONTEST - TheOneCrystal.Com

Help Us End Childhood Hunger #NOKIDHUNGRY #CONTEST

My company is running a Tweetstakes to help raise participation of Dovetail Software & Dice Tech Job's fantastic No Kid Hungry Tweetathon today.

THIS. IS. AWESOME. If you're on twitter? Please help. TODAY!

Dovetail's donating money for every tweet sent (details in the blog post). Branded Strategies will be giving away "One Night Out" for contest tweets through the next couple of days - read about details on both in the blog post.

Share this with your networks, please. We appreciate you & helping us help end childhood hunger in the US.

Jun 11, 2013 - tagboard.com - 1095
#shrmkickball on Tagboard

Check this out to see all the tweets and participate in the Tweetathon!

Jun 11, 2013 by Dwane Lay - fastfoodhr.com - 1347
Kids, La Lucha, & Kickball

Miami. To some, this town is full of glitz and glamor. After all, we've got South Beach, The Heat, fancy cars, nightclubs, and shopping. The locals? Well we see the real side of Miami. The crazy mix/clash of cultures, the rising home prices, the difficulty in finding jobs....

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SHRM Kickball Wrapup Video - Sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice

Jul 15, 2013 - youtube.com - 996
SHRM Kickball Wrapup Video - Sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice

A wrap up of the kickball game played 6/16/13 during SHRM Annual 2013 to benefit No Kid Hungry.

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SHRM Chicago Kickball Game 2013

Jul 15, 2013 - youtube.com - 1194
SHRM Chicago Kickball Game 2013

Highlights of the SHRM Kickball charity game. All donations go to http://www.nokidhungry.org/ also check out join.strength.org/goto/shrmkickball

Jun 11, 2013 - blog.list.ly - 982
Using List.ly to Help end Childhood Hunger in America | UGC list creation, content curation & crowdsourcing.

A group of HR professionals that leverage social media and blogging are all coming togetherSunday, June 16th to play a friendly game of kickball. Why? It's the start of the annual conference for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) and what better way to start a conference than with some fun, some networking, and most importantly making a change.

Jun 11, 2013 - blogtalkradio.com - 1277
Crystal Miller at Lunch with DriveThruHR

Crystal Miller at Lunch with DriveThruHR @TheOneCrystal visits with @bryanwempen@williamtincup & @thehrbuddy about what is keeping them up at night. DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources.

Jun 11, 2013 by Rachelle Lowry Falls - corporatehrgirl.com - 1123
Sliding Into Home Plate...To Help End Child Hunger

In a few days, I'll be joining many of my fellow HR colleagues in Chicago at the #SHRM13 conference... to play kickball. Yes, I said it. Kickball. I know, I know....you'll need video documentation to prove I was actually on the field...but I assure you, I'll be there.

Jun 13, 2013 by Robin Schooling - hrschoolhouse.com - 1305
Kick It!! #SHRMkickball #shrm13

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of human resource ladies and/or SHRM then you know that we are nearing the summer solstice - when the earth does a massive axis tilt, CFOs breathe a sigh of relief (because all the HR people have left the building), and 15,000 SHRM members descend upon a convention city NEAR YOU to drink cosmopolitans, cart home obscene amounts of tchotchkes from the Exhibit Hall and, presumably, cram their brains full of HR knowledge.

Jun 25, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1010
SHRM Kickball Wrap-Up

By now, you've hopefully seen all the posts and tweets about the kickball game at SHRM13. We couldn't be more proud of what we accomplished. Huge thanks to our sponsors, Dovetail Software and Dice, for helping us make it a reality.

 

SHRM Kickball and No Kid Hungry

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There is, deeply embedded into our collective psyche, the drive to do good.  Specifically, good for others, for those who can’t do for themselves.  And good in a way that can change someone’s life.  Last June, at the SHRM Annual conference in Atlanta, Dovetail sponsored a small hockey game in the park.  Aside from earning the players some strange looks, the game generated hundreds of dollars for Atlanta Mission.  You can read more here if you like.

This year, we have had more time to plan and more people asking to be part of the event.  We’re proud to share that we will be repeating our event, though in a different venue and format.

Sunday, June 16th, Dovetail Software and Dice will be sponsoring SHRM Kickball 2013 to benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign.  We will be playing in Grant Park in Chicago, and have an all-star list of social media personalities making up the rosters.  We couldn’t be more proud of the cause for which we play, or the people who have jumped at the chance to be part of the event.  We have a target of $5,000 this year, a tough be reachable goal.

To make a donation, even of just a few dollars, please click here to visit our fundraising page.  No amount is too small (or too large) to have an impact.

No Kid Hungry connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.  This year, more than 16 million children in America will face hunger. That’s one in five. NKH is working to connect hungry kids with the food they need to grow and thrive.

Every dollar you donate will make a huge impact for kids. In fact, just $1 can help connect a child with 10 meals.  Our goal of $5,000, while lofty, is reachable, and will have a tremendous impact!

We will be holding a tweet-a-thon on June 11th to spread awareness and raise money.  Every time @Dovetail, #SHRMKickball, and a link to our page about the game is tweeted, Dovetail will donate $1, up to $1000.  Even if you aren’t able to make a monetary donation, please help us spread the word on June 11th.   Tweets are still free!

There are other ways you can get involved as well.  Here are two great resources from No Kid Hungry you can check out:

No Kid Hungry Action Center: In conjunction with the release of the documentary,  A Place At The Table, NKH has developed a national Action Center where you can find ways to make an immediate impact in your communities. Their founder and Executive Director, Billy Shore, and National Spokesman Jeff Bridges are both featured in A Place At The Table, and the Action Center is a how they help supporters who are ready to act. If you’re passionate about ending hunger like we are, I hope you’ll see the film with some friends, and find actions to take in your area.

Crowdsourced School Breakfast Map: NKH recently released a study showing that kids who eat school breakfast miss less school, do better on standardized tests and are more likely to graduate from high school. They have created a Breakfast Changes Lives infographic that shows the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. But far too few schools are offering breakfast programs that effectively reach kids who need them. So they have created a map of 115,000 public, private and charter schools across the U.S. and are looking for our supporters to call their local school and help map an unprecedented look at school breakfast in America. They reached their goal of mapping 10,000 schools by March 31, and we have 20,000 schools in our sights. Please consider calling your local school and writing about your findings and experience.

We will be sharing plenty of pictures, videos and our results after the event.  We hope that if you are in Chicago on June 16th, you will join us at 7pm on field #1 in Grant Park.  Even if you can’t make it to the game, we hope you will take a moment to spread the word and help us reach our goal!

 

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No Kid Hungry SHRM13 Kickball Blogs

These are posts written to support the SHRM13 No Kid Hungry Kickball game sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice

Source: http://www.houseofbrew.com/2013/05/31/shrm-kickball-and-no-kid-hungry/

Jun 08, 2013 by Dwane Lay - dovetailsoftware.com - 1362
Tweet to Fight Hunger and Support SHRM Kickball! | Dovetail Software

SHRM National is fast approaching, bringing with it SHRM Kickball! Dovetail Software and Dice are sponsoring the game on Sunday, June 16th at 7pmin Grant Park, with proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.

Jun 09, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1151
Help Us End Childhood Hunger
Jun 10, 2013 by Jeff Waldman - stratify.co - 1179
Help Me Fight Child Hunger - #SHRMKickball #SHRM13

According to No Kid Hungry, 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put on the table. This equates to 1 out of every 5 kids, which would fill over 845 basketball arenas. 22% of kids under the age of 18 live in poverty. Simply put, this is alarming.

Jun 08, 2013 - join.strength.org - 1095
Personal Fundraising: Dovetail, Dice and SHRM13 Kickball Fundraiser - NO KID HUNGRY | Share Our Strength

This is the site where you can help us reach our goal of 50,000 meals for hungry kids.

Jun 11, 2013 by Stacy Donovan Zapar - stacyzapar.com - 1081
Kickball to Kick Hunger?

Kickball, HR and child hunger… One of these just isn’t cool. (No, I’m not talking about HR!)

Jun 08, 2013 - houseofbrew.com - 1038
SHRM Kickball and No Kid Hungry

Everyone benefits when you "do good" for someone. First of all, the person you are "doing good" for benefits. Next, you generally feel good about it. Finally, by telling the story of what just happened, you inspire others. And sometimes, your actions can help change someone's life.

Jun 08, 2013 - reach-west.com - 982
Reach West | SHRM13 Kickball for a Cause: No Kid Hungry

Food insecurity - the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food - exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children. And that's just today... We never knew how hungry we could have been.

Jun 08, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1081
SHRM Kickball and No Kid Hungry

There is, deeply embedded into our collective psyche, the drive to do good. Specifically, good for others, for those who can't do for themselves. And good in a way that can change someone's life. Last June, at the SHRM Annual conference in Atlanta, Dovetail sponsored a small hockey game in the park.

Jun 08, 2013 by Dwane Lay - hr.toolbox.com - 1291
'The Aristocracy of HR' is Kicking For Hunger

Photo Credit SHRM National Conference 2013 is fast approaching and I must say, I am excited. As a member of this year's social media team, I am fortunate to have an opportunity to cover this fantastic conference and contribute to the very important cause of 'No Kid Hungry'.

Jun 10, 2013 by Lars Schmidt - amplifytalent.com - 1361
SHRM Kickball And No Kid Hungry

Next week is SHRM Annual, the Super Bowl for HR nerds. Whether this is your first time attending, or you're a seasoned vet, SHRM is quite an experience. This year, I have the privilege of joining many of my HR colleagues in a charity kickball game to raise money for No Kid Hungry (you can check out the event page here).

Jun 10, 2013 by Dwane Lay - marenhogan.wordpress.com - 1263
No Kid Hungry. Period

I recently went to the store to buy groceries for my ever growing boys (there are three). The receipt, when finished, stretched from my mid torso to the floor. I almost tweeted the site and then embarrassed by my good fortune, decided not to.

Jun 10, 2013 by Dwane Lay - sbrownehr.com - 1249
An Opportunity you Can Kick In !!

One week from now I get the chance to attend the SHRM National Conference in Chicago !! It's an incredible event for professional development, networking and connecting with HR pros from around the globe !! It's also an opportunity to make a difference. I dig being active and visible in Social Media.

Jun 10, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1221
Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger

Tuesday, June 11th is a special day for us. Dovetail has partnered with Dice to sponsor SHRM Kickball on Sunday, June 16 th in Grant Park, Chicago. Tuesday is our tweetathon. Dovetail has offered $1 per tweet that day, up to $1000. Our friends at cFactorWorks offered to match that amount, doubling our impact.

Jun 10, 2013 by John Nykolaiszyn - fastfoodhr.com - 1165
Kids, La Lucha, & Kickball

Miami. To some, this town is full of glitz and glamor. After all, we've go South Beach, The Heat, fancy cars, nightclubs, and shopping. The locals? Well we see the real side of Miami. The crazy mix/clash of cultures, the rising home prices, the difficulty in finding jobs....

Jun 11, 2013 by Crystal Miller - theonecrystal.com - 1165
Help Us End Childhood Hunger #NOKIDHUNGRY #CONTEST - TheOneCrystal.Com

Help Us End Childhood Hunger #NOKIDHUNGRY #CONTEST

My company is running a Tweetstakes to help raise participation of Dovetail Software & Dice Tech Job's fantastic No Kid Hungry Tweetathon today.

THIS. IS. AWESOME. If you're on twitter? Please help. TODAY!

Dovetail's donating money for every tweet sent (details in the blog post). Branded Strategies will be giving away "One Night Out" for contest tweets through the next couple of days - read about details on both in the blog post.

Share this with your networks, please. We appreciate you & helping us help end childhood hunger in the US.

Jun 11, 2013 - tagboard.com - 1095
#shrmkickball on Tagboard

Check this out to see all the tweets and participate in the Tweetathon!

Jun 11, 2013 by Dwane Lay - fastfoodhr.com - 1347
Kids, La Lucha, & Kickball

Miami. To some, this town is full of glitz and glamor. After all, we've got South Beach, The Heat, fancy cars, nightclubs, and shopping. The locals? Well we see the real side of Miami. The crazy mix/clash of cultures, the rising home prices, the difficulty in finding jobs....

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SHRM Kickball Wrapup Video - Sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice

Jul 15, 2013 - youtube.com - 996
SHRM Kickball Wrapup Video - Sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice

A wrap up of the kickball game played 6/16/13 during SHRM Annual 2013 to benefit No Kid Hungry.

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SHRM Chicago Kickball Game 2013

Jul 15, 2013 - youtube.com - 1194
SHRM Chicago Kickball Game 2013

Highlights of the SHRM Kickball charity game. All donations go to http://www.nokidhungry.org/ also check out join.strength.org/goto/shrmkickball

Jun 11, 2013 - blog.list.ly - 982
Using List.ly to Help end Childhood Hunger in America | UGC list creation, content curation & crowdsourcing.

A group of HR professionals that leverage social media and blogging are all coming togetherSunday, June 16th to play a friendly game of kickball. Why? It's the start of the annual conference for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) and what better way to start a conference than with some fun, some networking, and most importantly making a change.

Jun 11, 2013 - blogtalkradio.com - 1277
Crystal Miller at Lunch with DriveThruHR

Crystal Miller at Lunch with DriveThruHR @TheOneCrystal visits with @bryanwempen@williamtincup & @thehrbuddy about what is keeping them up at night. DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources.

Jun 11, 2013 by Rachelle Lowry Falls - corporatehrgirl.com - 1123
Sliding Into Home Plate...To Help End Child Hunger

In a few days, I'll be joining many of my fellow HR colleagues in Chicago at the #SHRM13 conference... to play kickball. Yes, I said it. Kickball. I know, I know....you'll need video documentation to prove I was actually on the field...but I assure you, I'll be there.

Jun 13, 2013 by Robin Schooling - hrschoolhouse.com - 1305
Kick It!! #SHRMkickball #shrm13

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of human resource ladies and/or SHRM then you know that we are nearing the summer solstice - when the earth does a massive axis tilt, CFOs breathe a sigh of relief (because all the HR people have left the building), and 15,000 SHRM members descend upon a convention city NEAR YOU to drink cosmopolitans, cart home obscene amounts of tchotchkes from the Exhibit Hall and, presumably, cram their brains full of HR knowledge.

Jun 25, 2013 by Dwane Lay - leanhrblog.com - 1010
SHRM Kickball Wrap-Up

By now, you've hopefully seen all the posts and tweets about the kickball game at SHRM13. We couldn't be more proud of what we accomplished. Huge thanks to our sponsors, Dovetail Software and Dice, for helping us make it a reality.

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