I have two items I want to hit you with today, on both of which I’d love your feedback.
The Employer Handbook Live Stream?
I’ve been toying with the idea of adding a live video chat to the blog. It would go something like this:
- I set up an email account for readers to ask hypothetical employment-law questions for a friend;
- I take a question or two, and re-work the facts into something that may appeal to a broader audience instead of just your messed-up workplace; and
- I go live on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube and answer those questions while engaging with viewers for about 15 or 20 minutes.
Picture the 15-20 minutes after I present at a SHRM event when HR folks bum rush me with their questions, except more curated, less crazy, and I won’t feel
as guilty when I roll my eyes.
I’d like your feedback on this idea. Take this 1-minute poll and let me know what you think.
Job Interviews and Thank You Notes
Yesterday, I saw this on Twitter:
Then I started reading the comments. Then I stopped reading the comments so that I could pop some popcorn. Then I got back into the comments.
Here’s my take: I like ‘thank you’ notes. A well-written thank you from a candidate is a check in the ‘hire me’ column. That’s especially true if the candidate can use the note to connect a conversation from the interview to emphasize his or her fit for the position. That’s an effective tool. But, no ‘thank you’ note isn’t a dealbreaker. If you’re the best candidate for the job, you’re getting the job either way.
What’s your take?
Email me and let me know.