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3 Effective Train-On-A-Dime Techniques For SMBs

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:10

If you’re managing a smaller business, chances are you’ve considered where to cut things out of the company budget in order to stay ahead. Unfortunately, many business leaders in these smaller ventures often aim for the training budget first when making cuts. But a skilled workforce is critical for your business, no matter what size.

Hiring Wisdom: Open Doors and Interview Rewards

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:40

With unemployment at record lows, making your jobs easy to apply for has never been more important. And that’s especially so for hourly workers. Here are some tips for hiring the best.

LinkedIn, Please Don’t Leave Me. I Will Be a Good Sourcing Child This Time!

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:00

LinkedIn can be an unforgiving, strict parent who will ground you or even put you in their self-governed jail if you do something they don’t like. If you don’t conform and follow the rules, you will be wiped out from existence.

Employee Engagement and the New Employee Experience

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:44

For decades organizations around the world have been investing in employee engagement, yet the scores don’t improve. In fact, employer investment in the U.S. has never been higher while the scores remain stubbornly low. How can this be possible?

The Definitive Action Guide for Minimizing Bias and Increasing Diversity Hires (Part 1 of 2)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:51

There has been a great deal of recent coverage on unconscious biases. However, almost all of the attention has been on becoming aware of these unconscious biases. This is problematic because even data-driven Google could not prove that unconscious bias training actually resulted in an increase in diversity hires. So it’s time to move on from awareness and on to actionable solutions.

HR a Profit Center? Seriously!

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:00

For years, I’ve read articles about the human resource (HR) department as a “revenue center.” They go something like, “We built this program and extrapolated some nebulous ROI and look how valuable we are – I swear.”

5 Mistakes Leaders Make That Cripple Teams

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:45

Leaders create the culture that helps their teams thrive –– or barely survive. Of course, no leader intentionally stymies or stalls a team. But even the strongest leaders may make mistakes that freeze their people rather than free them to be their best. Here’s how:

Why You Need an Employee Handbook and What It Should Cover

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:45

A staff handbook (also known as a Policies and Procedures Manual) is something every company, regardless of size, should have.

When to Consider a Sales Talent Assessment Test … And When You’re Wiser to Avoid It

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:55

Properly applied, a quality sales assessment test can be a powerful workforce decision support tool. Used haphazardly, it may result in more harm than good. Here’s our thinking based on many years in the sales psychometrics field.

We Are Fishing with The Wrong Bait

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:00

It is your turn to step up to the mic. Your audience is waiting for your message. The message of the others in this competition is swirling around their heads. You only have moments to capture their attention. And you need them to focus on your message long enough to understand how unique you are when compared to others.

Court Says You Can Fire A Worker You Believe Made Up A Discrimination Claim

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:50

It’s not just people who fabricate complaints of discrimination at work who can be fired, but those whom you believe fabricated discrimination claims.

How to Use Data to Make Better Hires

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:36

There has been a lot of buzz around the use of people analytics, but the evidence for its impact has been sparse. Now, though, we have emerging evidence that people analytics can successfully be applied to improve hiring. This new category of people analytics is known as predictive hiring – and if you haven’t invested in predictive hiring you’ve already fallen behind.

3 Hiring Lessons the Mid-Market Can Learn from Small Companies

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:40

Note: The 2017 list was issued last month. Find it here.

The Revolution Will Begin Eventually (Maybe): AI and Recruiting

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:48

Here’s the latest prediction concerning the future of AI, based on a survey of the leading researchers, conducted by Oxford University: the experts predict there’s a 50 percent chance that AI will be better than humans at more or less everything in about 45 years. Apparently they’ve learned from Nostradamus, who made a lot of predictions that have supposedly all come true. The secret is to be vague on the details and timing.

5 Behaviors That Build a Company’s Culture

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:01

A review of 2017 HCM trends identified improving corporate culture as a primary focus for HR leaders. Research from CEB also identified culture as the most common talent topic discussed during corporate earnings calls. Clearly culture matters. But what determines company culture?

Stressed Out HR: 7 Steps to Making Things Better

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:19

Human resource professionals are the “stress absorbers” for their organizations and often for individuals in the organization. They occupy a special niche in the organizational ecosystem — a critical one for the success of all companies.

There’s Nothing Wrong With HR That Can’t be Cured by Dismantling It

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:30

The clap of thunder that opens this DisruptHR video foreshadows the lightning strikes at the HR profession that follow.

How to find Candidate Contact Information – Back to Basics

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:00

In the digital age, we recruiting professionals have become a little spoiled by all of the tools available to us. We now have fancy extensions and apps that, when applied correctly, greatly aid our ability to find people, contact information and have more general knowledge about people than ever before. There is a catch, all of our fancy tools don’t always work, or they don’t go far enough to find personal information (vs. work contact information, which I never recommend using). It’s in those moments that it becomes increasingly crucial to bring sourcing back to basics, even kicking it old school.

Dear Hiring Manager: An Open Letter

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:47

Dear Hiring Manager,

It’s Happening – Google Launches its Jobs Search Engine

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:30

After nearly a year of speculation, a search engine optimizer in Australia capturing screenshots in the wild, and an official announcement from the CEO, Google for Jobs officially launches today. Now, when you visit Google and type in “marketing jobs,” “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs” or similar job searches, you’ll see results that allow users to explore jobs right from Google’s organic results pages. The one caveat is searches have to be in English on desktop or mobile.