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Power Doesn’t Just Corrupt, It Can Rewire Your Brain

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00

You’ve heard the expression, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We’ve all suspected the truth of Lord Acton’s indictment and have witnessed the tone deaf boss emotionally obtuse to his effect on underlings.

Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Sourcing Solution – Part 6

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:00

Sourcers are keen on the advantages of sourcing tools, but many are still learning the power behind combining sourcing tools to achieve optimal success.

Recognition Can Help You Win (and Keep Winning) the Talent War

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:23

The battle for talent is as fierce as it has been in nearly a decade, prompting business leaders to reexamine people strategies and practices in order to be competitive. It’s also underscoring the importance of employee recognition – and for good reason. According to the 2017 Trendicators Report, recognition plays an important role in recruiting, onboarding, engaging, and retaining employees. The report is based on a survey of 1,500 job seekers, including 940 active and 507 passive job seekers.

3 Must-have Qualities When Hiring Your First Employee

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:42

Nothing will make or break your new business more than the first employee you hire. As an entrepreneur just starting out, you’re probably not too sure about what you’re doing when it comes to hiring your employees.

7 Strategies For HR People to Speak Up and Be Heard

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:45

Janet is a human resource manager who’s lost her mojo when it comes to asserting herself in her newest position.

HiQ Releases Official Statement After Winning Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against LinkedIn

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:00

As reported on MondayhiQ had a nice little victory in their court battle with LinkedIn. “A federal judge issued a huge setback for LinkedIn on Monday, ruling that LinkedIn can’t block the startup hiQ Labs from accessing public profile data,” wrote our own Shannon Pritchett. “Many news outlets were calling this a test for the social media conglomerate in how much control it can exercise over data on its users and what it’s believed to be public. The primary question, in this case, can a social media site control access to information its users post publicly?”

Interview Scheduling Solution GoodTime Closes Second Round of Seed Funding

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:22

GoodTime, a San Francisco-based interview scheduling solution, recently revealed the closing of their second round of seed funding via Crunchbase. As with the previous seed round, the company has so far declined to disclose the exact amount raised. However, CEO Ahryun Moon tells me the specifics of the deal will be released to the public “within a day or two.”

Leaders Say ‘Purpose’ Is Important, But It Doesn’t Often Guide Decisions

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:41

I’m seeing a trend in the human capital management space wherein vendors/consulting firms are creating mini-whitepapers rather than big research reports. The continuation of “Snack Nation,” I guess. But I like it. For those among us who just don’t have the time to sit down and focus on a lengthy research report, these snackable bits of relevant research and content are helpful. And PwC does a better job than most of serving up helpful content based on current research and analysis.

AI Is the Buzz, But Your Old Tools Might Be Just Fine

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:45

One of the great promises of AI in recruitment is automatically screening candidates. The hope is that we’ll just hand off the job specs to a computer, it will screen the resumes, do some automated interviewing with a chatbot, and leave us with a nice clean short-list of candidates.

Sourcing in A Panic! But Why?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:30

The latest in the LinkedIn User Agreement/Terms of Service and its anti-add-on saga has people sharing a list of add-ons that LinkedIn is supposedly monitoring. The reason I’m using apparently is that no definitive proof has been offered confirming such a dastardly surveillance program.

How Silent Meditation Helped Me Succeed at Work

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:51

In this opinion piece published on the Wharton school website, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.

The Data-driven Recruiter: AI’s Impact on Recruiting

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:53

The idea of AI has been with us since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein in 1818. The recent HBO show Westworld is basically the same story. Pop culture has created an image of AI that offers tantalizing benefits, but is also a Pandora’s box capable of unleashing forces that will wreak havoc. From Forbidden Planet to The Matrix, AI is usually shown in a dystopian world, with the subtext being that we did this to ourselves. Elon Musk recently described AI as being an existential threat to the human race, conjuring up visions of HAL and Skynet.

Sourcers, You Can Make a Difference! Today is the LAST Day to Complete the State of Sourcing Survey!

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:00

It’s become a yearly tradition for us at SourceCon to conduct a survey of talent acquisition professionals to get a clear picture of the current “State of Sourcing.” With that in mind, it’s time to launch the 2017 survey.

The Email Recruiting: Battle Plan a Digital Era Email Strategy- Part 3

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00

The purpose of this series is to illustrate how to double your email recruiting results. Your battle plan is the foundational strategy for the battle of the inbox on the digital battlefield. To maximize the impact of your email recruiting campaigns, you need a digital strategy. This is the third piece to the puzzle of why a strategy is required to achieve promised improvements in your email success in this unique digital era. This third piece to the puzzle depicts the needs of your target audiences.  This piece together fits nicely with the other two pieces (audience makeup and thinking) to complete the picture of the target talent persona.

HiQ Releases Official Statement After Winning Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Against LinkedIn

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:23

As reported on Monday, hiQ had a nice little victory in their court battle with LinkedIn. “A federal judge issued a huge setback for LinkedIn on Monday, ruling that LinkedIn can’t block the startup hiQ Labs from accessing public profile data,” wrote our own Shannon Pritchett. “Many news outlets were calling this a test for the social media conglomerate in how much control it can exercise over data on its users and what it’s believed to be public. The primary question in this case, can a social media site control access to information its users post publicly?”

Why Aren’t More Women Disrupting Things?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:45

Almost a year ago, well before the Google diversity manifesto made headlines, Sangita Kasturi issued a call for feminine boldness.

How to Reduce the Risk When Hiring An Industry Outsider

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:45

The purpose of this article is to deconstruct the risk associated with hiring those from another industry.

What Worked and Didn’t Work for Us When Quickly Building a Technical Team

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:46

Cities like Seattle, San Francisco, New York, and where we are based — Austin, Texas — are typically underserved with highly skilled engineering talent, making it difficult for large organizations to attract and retain sought after experienced engineers.

What Will You Do When One of Your Employees Is Outed Online For Their Activism??

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:03

It should be no secret to anyone that political activity and tensions are currently high in the US. And by now, everyone in HR has heard about the Top Dog restaurant employee who resigned as a result of his participation in the Charlottesville turmoil and the Google employee who was fired because of his controversial “diversity manifesto.”

How Does Your HR Budget and Staffing Compare?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00

How big should your HR staff and budget be?

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