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What to Expect in Vegas, Baby! Vegas #SourceCon Royale

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:00

SourceCon. What in the world is SourceCon? That was the question I asked myself in September 2015 right before my very first SourceCon. I had never been to SourceCon, or Dallas for that matter. I had no idea what to expect. For those of you who know me, you know that I’m not really the shy type, but this time I was nervous. Really nervous! I was there alone. I didn’t know a soul. I only knew twitter handles like GlenCathey, TheReruiterGuy, @SourcingShannon, @imJeremyR.

When It Comes to the Candidate Experience It’s the Same ‘Ol Story

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:14

If I hear it one more time, I think I’m going to scream.

Don’t Break Down Silos, Bend Them

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00

Conventional wisdom tells us that the best way to deal with organizational silos is simply to break them. Whether it’s the inward focus of HR departments or the “tower vision” that blinds leaders to surrounding issues and events, silos must be torn down – or so they say.

‘Possibly’ Getting Ebola Is Not An ADA Disability

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:38

Back in May 2017, I wrote about an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed against an employer. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that the employer violated the ADA when it feared an employee’s travel would lead to a potentially catastrophic outbreak of Ebola in the United States and fired her when she refused to cancel her trip.

WorkHere Pivots From High-Tech to High-Touch in Turnaround Attempt

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:35

“Oh yeah, they’re definitely out of money.”

What to Do About Leaders Who Think They Are Better Than They Are

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:35

With fewer peers and more power, it’s easy for leaders to lose touch with those they lead.

How Recruiters Can Use Layoff Announcements to Source Candidates and Help Others

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:00

Whenever I heard about layoffs, I would think, “Hmm, I want to contact those being affected and see if I can recruit them for my open jobs.” As I did this, I learned, “Hey, a lot of the unaffected people are nervous and willing to talk.”

The 2018 Spring Anonymous Track – A #SourceCon Royale Preview

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:00

Are you ready to supercharge your sourcing to the next level? The Anonymous Track is going to be full of tips, tricks, and tools to really improve your sourcing game – it’s one of my favorite parts of SourceCon! All Anonymous Track sessions are designed for experienced sourcing and recruiting leaders, and it’s a fantastic feeling to jump right into deep discussions of some of the hardest challenges in sourcing. Here are the five absolutely jam-packed sessions.

Four Ways to Create a Growth Mindset Team

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:43

In my experience leading and working with teams — whether they’re startups, groups of engineers, or global leadership — there are a few things that have really stood out to drive success.

Is Learning Without HR a Developing Trend?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:51

Emoquo is a good example of a new generation of learning products. It’s a cool little tool that uses short videos to help employees figure out how to handle specific interpersonal issues in the workplace. It has all the hallmarks of where training seems to going: cloud-based, just-in-time, microlearning that is initiated by the employee.

HR 101: 5 Ways to Win Back Your Stressed Out Workers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:35

According to a survey administered by Kronos and Future Workplace, 46% of human resource professional respondents (at organizations with 100 to over 2,500 employees) blame burnout for up to half of their staff quitting each year. The top three reasons for this burnout include unfair compensation, unreasonable workload and too much overtime or after-hours work.

Where Job Candidates Most Research You

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:26

There are so many different solutions for “employer branding” out there. You can invest in review sites, social media, employee testimonials …it’s really hard to figure out what is and isn’t “employer branding.” Furthermore, it’s hard to understand how these various efforts will help overall talent acquisition efforts.

Source for Money, Source to Learn

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:00

Everyone wants to make money and be comfortable in life, and this has led to people going to school to acquire degrees, skills, and knowledge that allows them to qualify for a good job or better placement in a company they desire.

In These New Recruiting Videos, a Robot Takes Over the Job and Fails Miserably

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:36

A robot takes over a teaching job, and it doesn’t go well, in a new set of videos aimed at attracting teachers to Louisiana.

Here’s Your Guide to Holding Effective One-on-Ones

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:35

One of the most under-appreciated tools of any manager’s toolkit is the one-on-one meeting. It’s a regular time for you to connect with each person reporting to you, get a sense of what they’re working on, where their priorities are, any obstacles that are in their way, share information they need to know, and (most importantly!) develop a relationship with them grounded in trust.

Tips for Sourcers to Become More Organized

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:00

Being well organized is a trait that we all think we have, however when we really see someone organized we are quick to call someone OCD. Good organizational habits are great habits to have and to adopt. If you haven’t read Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in life and Business, I highly recommend running out and getting a copy or download an online version or listen to the audiobook. It is phenomenal.

The No Bull Way to Working With Your Executives

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:51

Looking for that seat at the table? Take Amy Bastuga’s “No Bullshit” approach.

Brain-Based Learning: Matching LMS Technology to the Way People Learn Best

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:35

Recent research on human psychology and the brain has put the design and development of learning technology at an intriguing crossroads.

Here’s How SodaStream Dropped the Ball on Its New Recruitment Video

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:23

SodaStream unveiled a recruitment video on YouTube on January 31 of this year. Creatively, it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. In addition to creating a great video, the company supports the initiative with a microsite.

The Power of a Proactive Strategy in Sourcing – A #SourceCon Royale Preview

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:00

Do you remember the movie “The Matrix” where Morpheus was seeking “The One” and found the amazing hero Neo who made a difference in the war against the machines? It is a wonderful movie. I could watch it over and over again. Finding “The One” in our staffing endeavors does not need to be overwhelming, or for that matter reactive.