Rayanne Thorn

HR, SALES

HR Latte: How Efficiency will Affect Hiring with Visage.Jobs

Rayanne Chats Theo Rokos, Chief Revenue Officer at Visage.Jobs

Visage.jobsA little more about Theo Rokos:
– HR Tech Expert
– Founder & Former CEO at GreenJobInterview
– Marketing & Sales
– Incredible Revenue Ideologist
– Sourcing & Recruiting Technologist

Rayanne & Theo discuss these points:

  • Success and Acquisition of GreenJobInterview, by Montage
  • Discovering next steps following the acquisition
  • Sourcing: “Where do I find candidates?”
  • Visage.Jobs: How recruiters, crowdsourcing, and AI will have an impact
  • The Holy Grail: The Passive Candidate
  • Utilizing the Consumer Experience to improve the Candidate Experience
  • The Community Approach to job candidate sourcing
  • Solving the Recruiter Pain of sourcing of QUALITY candidates
  • Challenges that Visage.Jobs will face
  • Gen Z: “Nobody uses email.”
  • Expectations for the Future of Visage.Jobs
  • The HQQ Factor: Hire Quality Quickly
  • How Efficiency Affects Hiring

You can reach Theo at theo@visage.jobs or connect on LinkedIn – You can also catch Visage.jobs team at HR Tech in Las Vegas, Sept 11-14.

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

VisageVisage.Job: Automate your Candidate Pipeline & Outreach.
Visage enables recruiters to work on the things they love and fill more jobs.

 
 
 

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HR

HR Latte: Can Bias TRULY Be Removed from the Hiring Process?

Part 1: Melissa Dobbins and Her Quest to Remove Bias in Hiring
Founder and CEO of Career.Place

A little more about Melissa Dobbins:
-Career Technologist
-Understanding the problem is not enough
-She and Co-Founder Gabe Gurman created a radical approach to solving bias in hiring
-Career.Place introduces anonymity to the application process
-Her quest to level the playing field

Melissa joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • How Career.Place came about?
  • Her “obsessive need” to solve the problem of bias in hiring
  • On being a Female Tech CEO
  • “Always respect other people and what they bring to the table.”
  • Harnessing Diversity
  • Why Diversity is important
  • Removing Bias is not just something we do to just feel good
  • Removing Bias and Bringing in the right people keeps organizations healthy

You can reach Melissa Dobbins at mdobbins@career.place or connect with here on LinkedIn.

On Twitter

@aCareerPlace
@melissadobbins9
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

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removing bias in the workplaceIntroducing a Talent Evaluation Solution like no other. Welcome to hiring reinvented: smart, efficient, accurate, meaningful. Welcome to career.place.

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HR

Kara Mignanelli and EBrandCon in San Diego

HR Latte welcomes Kara Mignanelli, Esq. 
SVP of People & General Counsel of GSMI, EBrandCon Event Director

EBrandConA little more about Kara Mignanelli:
-HR Compliance to ensure quality and professionalism
-Experience in litigation, compliance, social media, privacy, employment law, intellectual property, estate planning, corporate formation, and risk management.
-Created HR Compliance & Social Recruiting Strategies Conferences
-Created the Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Summit
EBrandCon, May 22-24 at Courtyard by Marriott Liberty Station in San Diego, CA

Kara joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • EBrandCon: Employer Branding Strategies Conference Origin & History of Growth
  • 3rd Annual Event in San Diego, CA at Liberty Station
  • Event Agenda
  • This event grew from sessions at the Recruiting Strategies Conference
  • Attendees can customize their learning experience
  • Understand the Need for a Strong Employer Brand
  • Salesforce, Magellan Health, American Airlines, ThermoFisher and so many more companies will be represented through the presenters
  • What Attendees will gain: Information, Education, Networking
  • Check out the Sponsors and there are still sponsorships available

You can reach Kara Mignanelli at china@unleashgroup.io or connect with here on LinkedIn.

On Twitter

@EBrandCon
@Kara Mignanelli
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

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EBrandConEmployer Branding Strategies Conference assists practitioners in gaining a strong understanding of the impact of good employer branding.

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BUSINESS, HR

HR Latte: UNLEASH with China Gorman

HR Latte welcomes China Gorman
Managing Director of UNLEASH America,  Speaker, Advisor, & Author.

UNLEASH 18A little more about China Gorman:
-Serves on a number of boards of directors (profit & non-profit)
-Affiliated as a Leader with the Future Talent Council
-UNLEASHGroup.io: 1st LIVE U.S. Event, May 15-16 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
-Former COO at SHRM
-Former CEO at Great Places to Work

China joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • UNLEASH America: 2 Full-Days, 7 different stages – the Future of Conferences
  • The Rebrand of HR Tech World to UNLEASH
  • Curated Attendees to this new conference: what does that mean?
  • Speakers for UNLEASH America
  • Expectations for Content that will be developed
  • UNLEASH Expo Hall
  • Start-Up Echo System
  • The Biggest Difference between THIS Conference and other HR Tech Conferences
  • WHY did China join UNLEASH

You can reach China Gorman at china@unleashgroup.io or connect with here on LinkedIn.

On Twitter

@UNLEASHgroup
@China Gorman
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

UNLEASHUNLEASH Group (HR Tech World) is more than just business events; we’re here to change the world for the greater good of business. One mission: Unleash Your People!

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HR Latte: Stacey Harris and the 21st Annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey

Stacey Harris Stops Back by HR Latte

Stacey Harris, VP of Research & Analytics at Sierra Cedar shares the news and expectations  for the latest HR Systems Survey – closes June 8!

Check out the Sierra-Cedar 2018–2019 HR Systems Survey, 21st Annual Edition.
Sierra-Cedar SurveyPlease support this research effort. All responses are anonymous and kept strictly confidential. All collected responses and information are used in the aggregate – privacy is strictly maintained.
“The skillsets of those who take this survey is changing.” – Stacey Harris

Stacey joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • This Survey has been around for awhile – 21 years strong!
  • Most interesting finding from last year’s results: Social Responsibility
  • Expectations for this Survey: Still talking about CLOUD Solutions.
  • What to listen for: What stays the same, what changes
  • Emerging Tech: What tools are you using to gather data?
  • Is HR Tech getting easier to use?
  • Benefits those who take the survey and vendors can receive

    Take the survey here.

    “There is still progress in the cloud, particularly internationally.” – Stacey Harris

    To learn more about Sierra-Cedar and their offerings, visit their website and follow their social channels.

    You can connect with Stacey Harris here on LinkedIn.

    On Twitter

    @StaceyHarrisHR
    @Ray_anne
    and @HRLatte

    *Click here for past Episodes 1-66

    HRLatte is made possible by:

    Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.


    Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

    For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

HR, HUMANITY

NEW Podcast: Due Respect

Due Respect – a new Intrepid podcast

Episode 1 introduces “Due Respect” [42 min]

“With all due respect” typically comes before someone is about to say someone disrespectful – we are out to change this.

A Black Man and White Woman: Difficult Conversations

Chris Fields, a black man in Memphis and Rayanne Thorn, a white woman in Laguna Beach, California dive into conversations about racism, bias, discrimination, inclusion, diversity and how we can overcome. Friends, who’ve never met in real life, explore taboo topics and hope to redefine not only how we think and feel, but also open each others eyes to what each of us have faced, survived, and how we hope to thrive today and the future.

In Episode One:

  • Introduction
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • What is White Privilege?
  • A look at Fatism
  • Same Racism / Same Sexism
  • The Platinum Rule

And this is just the tip of the iceberg we will expose. No more broad strokes – we are going to break it down. Join us for some Due Respect. 

You can follow Chris and Rayanne on Twitter and connect with them on LinkedIn, their names are linked above.

BUSINESS, HR

HR Latte: GDPR Compliance for HR Data

GDPR and its Impact on Human Resources

iHR logo

HR Latte, episode 116

General Data Protection Regulation – GOAL: One single privacy law for the EU

grant petersen on GDPR

HR Latte Expert Guest: Grant D. Petersen is a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins based in Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Petersen Represents and Counsels Employers of:

  • U.S. and International Labor and Employment Laws
  • U.S. and Global Data Privacy and Data Protection Laws
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international anti-corruption laws.
  • Founder of Ogletree Deakins’ Data Privacy Practice Group
  • Co-Founder of Ogletree Deakins’ International Practice Group.

Additionally, Mr. Petersen advises clients regarding the impact of global data privacy laws in the workplace, the complexities of international transfers of human resources data, and practical steps for compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. He speaks and writes

Grant D. Petersen and Rayanne discuss the impact of the looming GDPR compliance date of May 25, 2018. Tune in for specific details to benefit those in HR who must achieve HR data security compliance.

“Is GDPR compliance for HR Data difficult to achieve? The answer is Yes. Companies will need to tailor their compliance to each EU country where they have a presence.” – Grant D. Petersen

Discussion: What HR Needs to Know about GDPR

  • Most important thing to know
  • Knowing where to start
  • How will GDPR impact HR?
  • Who does it impact?
  • Why does is matter
  • Accountability and Security
  • How to get more help or information

Ogletree Deakins GDPR

On Twitter

@Ogletree
@Ray_anne
@HRLatte
and
@Dovetail

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and hones this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional podcasts, hosting & moderating webinars, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

*For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on TwitterLinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

HUMANITY

#MusicStrong: A Tribute to Keith Boyer

#MusicStrong podcast [42 minutes]

I met Keith Boyer many years ago.

I was a shy pre-teen girl, not quite ready to flirt or even know what that meant. I was naive enough to ride a new but already beloved skateboard to school, which was promptly stolen. We barely know ourselves at 10- or 11-years old, how could we possibly know who would be a lifelong friend, worthy of our hearts? Keith was a shy and goofy pre-teen boy and we shared a playground, a few classes, some good times, and many, many friends. I cherish his signature in my yearbook…

It wasn’t until years later, over forty years later, that I grew to love Keith and his gentle and easy nature. He made you feel like you were his best friend and that he would do anything for you. That was his way.

In his adult life, Keith was a law enforcement officer and a really good man – I can say that he is easily one of the best people I have ever known in my life.

In his youth and throughout his adult life, Keith was a percussionist. He was a drummer who loved to drum. The moment I saw the Be a Mr. Jensen video, I thought of Keith.

He was the best for the world. 

On February 20, 2017 – Keith posted a Happy Birthday comment on Facebook to my daughter and then he went to work as a Police Officer and I went to work as a Marketing Executive. When I checked back in on FB after a meeting, I saw many sad messages from several friends – Keith had been shot and killed in the line of duty. A devastating loss to the community of Whittier, CA. A devastating loss to the 1981 Class of La Serna High School. A devastating loss to Keith’s family and all of his friends.

**Concert: La Mirada February 17th, 2018, 7:30pm
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, California 90638
TICKETS

Nearly a year later, I still fight back the tears and struggle whenever I speak of him. Recently,  I was able to speak with Jeff McNeal from Mrs. Jones’ Revenge, the band Keith played with, and Jan Edwards, a La Serna High School Classmate and dear friend of Keith’s, about a concert on February 17th to benefit s scholarship fund created in Keith’s Memory.

In this day and age of strained law enforcement relations, it has been joyful to see a community recognize the goodness in this man and get behind his family and his memory.

  • To purchase or donate concert tickets, visit here.
  • To learn more about Mrs. Jones’ Revenge, visit here.
  • To read about the impact of Keith’s death, visit here <<< but, there is so much more than shared here.You are missed, Keith! Thank you for sure service and thank you for inspiring so many to give and continue to give. It was you who truly inspired me to launch MusicLaguna and subsequently this podcast. Live, local music is the best and I want to show appreciation for all the incredible musicians whose hearts beat in small, local venues. Rock on!

* This is the inaugural podcast for #MusicStrong – watch for more episodes featuring live, local bands and the people whose lives they touch. 

HUMANITY, LIFESTYLE

Slices of Grief

It isn’t easy

I’ve spent much of my life trying to put grief and heartache behind me, sometimes outright ignoring it. This isn’t the best way to heal or the best example to those I care most about, like my children or a significant other. I am a strong woman – I’ve had to be. However, I am learning that there is great strength to be found in vulnerability. That may not make sense to you, but it is starting to make sense to me.

I have lost people close to me to the great and ultimate avenger: death. Many of my friends in the last two months have lost their fathers. These friends’ losses happened during an emotional time for me, as I braced for the annual reminder of my own father’s death, which occurred on the 25th anniversary of my brother Tommy’s death. November 10th presents a double-whammy for me. Each year, I think it will be easier, but each year presents its own difficulties, which allow me to miss my father more than I expect.

How I Faced It

My father died in 2001, exactly one month after my husband, the father of my four children, moved out. My husband’s leaving occurred one-month after 9/11, an event that devastated our country – and though my little family was on the West Coast, it changed our lives as we, the six of us, watched the 2nd plane hit live on television – and everything after that, on that day, blurred. My father’s death two months later was the culmination, as well as the beginning of what I perceived as the worst time in my life.

I was alone. That Christmas, both my father and my husband were gone, and I was alone. Yes, of course I had my children – and they saved me – oh, so many times, but the two most important men in my life were gone.

I don’t know how I faced it. I don’t think I did face it. I think I covered it with new-found joys, with the holidays, with Disneyland (annual passes!), with the love for my children and from my children, and with the busy-ness my life entailed. I was working 3 jobs, taking five classes at the local college, and now raising four children alone. So, no — I didn’t face the grief I felt, the grief that was brewing. I just lived.

The Long and the Short

No time in my life seemed to pass more slowly or more quickly. I am not sure how that is possible, but it is. I jumped out of bed every morning, most days trying not to think where my next dollar would come from and certainly trying not to dwell on what I could have done differently for my dad or for my marriage. My grief was real, but it was shoved to the back burner – tears only came in the shower or in the dark of early morning and they were quickly forgotten at the first flip of a pancake.

I learned to box grief up and only bring it out when no one was looking. There are those who assumed I was a heartless bitch and there are those who worried I might crack. I just had to keep getting out of bed in the morning and somehow put gas in my car.

My Comfort

When my brother passed away 41 years ago, I was just 13 years old. He was 20 and had been severely handicapped since birth. I had no idea how to grieve or what that even meant. I was raised in a very religious home and there was plenty of talk about my brother finally being free – finally out of his deformed body, finally in the presence of God, but none of that helped me comprehend the impact his death would have on me or my life, or my mother, or my family. It seemed like a bandage to cover the pain of his death, not a way to face his death or understand how it would change me, my siblings, or my parents forever.

A Tom Sawyer Trick: Whitewashing

It is a human tendency to whitewash pain, when really we should face it, head on – determined to let it clean us from the inside out: breaking our hearts, cleaning our minds, softening our memories, and planting a new place for that love. My pain found its way on to lined paper, in the form of a poem. And thus, it began – my lifelong quest to heal myself through words.

Many have asked, “Why do you write…, why do you write about your pain, your sins, your weaknesses?” and others have answered by saying, “Thank you for writing how I feel, I thought I was alone.”

We are not alone

Grief is a common denominator for many of us. We know that pain. We know the heartbreak. We know that feeling of catching breaths through sobs that collapse. We know the tender mercies bestowed by love and compassion from others.

Today, I remember my father’s hands on my cheeks lifting my face to his as he tried to comfort my 14-year old broken heart. Today, I remember his finger slowly dragging along the alto line of a hymn. Today, I remember his love of ice cream. Today, I remember his love for anyone he ever met. Today, I remember his love. Through slices of grief, I remember.

HUMANITY, LEADERSHIP, PERSONAL GROWTH

One Day at a Time: Winning the Battle of Life

Winning is Important

Why?

We want recognition. We want to feel accomplished. We want to be successful.

I hated playing Monopoly when I was younger. My brother was insanely competitive – he still is – and he won almost every game. I was torn and it made me mad,  and not because he won but rather, because I lost. Some of us are better at losing than others. I’m not one of those individuals.

Somehow, I think it is deeper than just not wanting to lose. Like most people, I want to be relevant and, well – winners are relevant. Winners win. Winners get to the finish line first. They walk away with trophies and awards. Their home-baked cookies are the best. They hear applause and approval often. They are happy, aren’t they? Are winners happier than those of us who merely strive but fail?

Who Doesn’t Want to Be Relevant?

It may seem simple. Isn’t that what we all want? Aren’t we all just looking for a smile or a cheer, a pat on the back, a “good job” or “atta boy”, a raise in pay? Is that relevance? Or is that acceptance?

Where does your State of Mind leave you?

I didn’t purchase my first scratch-off lottery ticket until I was 26 years old. I had gone to the mall with a friend on my lunch hour. I was a young mother of two at the time – money was always tight, but I had an extra buck in my pocket and thought, “what the heck?” That very first scratcher was $100 winner. I was shocked, surprised, but most of all – happy. I could afford diapers and maybe a Cinnabon with my little girls that week, our favorite treat!

A year or two earlier, I found myself in a pickle while practicing with my league softball team on an early Saturday morning. I could throw like mad – but my arm was a little wild. I was honing my ability in lengthy practices and found myself in a very good place: playing shortstop with a #1 team with a .822 personal batting average. Until the pickle.

Some guys were waiting to use the field and decided to challenge us “girls” to a quick pick-up game. We, of course, accepted the challenge. I hit a double to deep right and found myself rounding 2nd. Mistakenly, I thought there had been an overthrow, but really – the throw had been to 3rd base, and square in front of me stood a waiting, gnarling 3rd baseman, holding said ball. I screamed and turned, only to find the ball now at 2nd base. Turning again, my cleat caught and my body went one way, while my foot and lower leg stayed planted. A loud pop could be heard. That pop was the ACL in my right leg snapping in half.

I continued to play for several more years, but I lost my position, my batting average dropped, and eventually left the sport, devastated, after six knee surgeries.

Win or Lose

I could have continued to buy lottery tickets, hoping for another winner. I could have curled up in ball and never struck out again. But I didn’t do either. My battle continued, on different fields.

“Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever really defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.” – Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee never stopped kicking, never stopped fighting.

Life can Kick You in the Ass

And it often does.

But what are you going to do? Let it? Or dodge those kicks and punches? Just turn the other cheek?

If only it were that easy. Many mornings, I wish it were easy. But I have learned, you just keep going, you just keep moving forward, Victory does not come to those who stand still or those without impetus or drive.

Life’s Battles

Ive had my share, they don’t seem to ease up, so I can’t really afford to. My parents hung a framed copy of my father’s favorite poem in their bathroom – it was titled You Can. I read that damn thing every time I ventured into their private space. Over and over again, committing it to memory over the years. On many a morning, the last verse has gotten me out of bed.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster wo/man.
But sooner or later the wo/man who wins,
Is the man who thinks he can.

You Can

Some weeks, it’s just one day at a time. Some days, it’s just one step at a time. And some steps, it’s just one moment at a time. When all you can do is find the next moment, that is enough.

And sometimes, that’s all it takes.