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Toxic Workers Are More Productive, But the Price Is High

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:16

Rock Star employees make a huge positive impact and help to increase the valuation of the business. That’s why finding a Rock Star is the goal of every hiring manager.

Your Merit Pay Program Has a Fatal Flaw

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:14

It’s likely that your pay-for-performance program has a fatal flaw built into it; an inadvertent side effect of the design that, if ignored by management will almost certainly guarantee failure.

Doing More With Data: The Challenge in Front of Talent Acquisition Analytics

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:57

At the 2018 CareerXroads Talent Acquisition Operations and Analytics Colloquium, 50 leaders in the field convened to discuss what’s happening and what’s next in operations and analytics. Across the two-day session, it became clear that these two TA disciplines are continuing to grow in importance and the organizations that are best at using ops and analytics skills will be at the forefront of our industry.

What You Need to Know About Recruiting Automation

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:57

Recruiters don’t get enough credit for how dramatically the field of talent acquisition has changed in just the past decade. From job boards and social recruiting to employer branding and recruitment marketing, talent-acquisition professionals have navigated multiple waves of technology transformation in order to stay competitive in the war for talent.

New Tip-Sharing Rules for Tipped Employees

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:15

On March 27, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law Congress’s $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page omnibus budget bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.  Notably, on page 2,025, Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act by addressing rules affecting tipped employees and tip ownership, and putting to rest a notice of proposed rule-making on the same subject.  The FLSA amendment left open many questions, some of which were answered on April 6th, when the Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-3.

An Interview With Matt Alder, Who Has Watched the Online Revolution in Recruiting

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:01

“We used to do presentations saying that the Internet would change the way people looked for jobs,” says Matt Alder, “and everyone used to laugh at us.”

The Strategy Behind Job Requisitions and Sourcing Candidates

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:00

In my previous blog, we discussed determining who needs to be involved in the hiring process and assuring they are aligned with the companies hiring goals. What next? The job requisitions. There is no perfect job description; no one size fits all. Some would say there are two kinds, bad ones, and horrible ones. Remember the good ole days of being hyper-critical of resumes? Well, it’s payback time, and according to candidate behavior, we are only as good as our job postings.

Why Teams Need to Be More Like a Jazz Band Than a Symphony

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:45

The ability to deal with uncertainty can make or break a team.

Make Workforce Planning Real by Dumping Position Management

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00

Given that people costs make up the largest chunk of the operating expenses for a typical organization, getting the workforce plan right is fundamental to good corporate fiscal health. Yet most finance departments still develop budgets for people the same way they do for chairs — an outdated approach that creates risk and headaches for the organization.

5 Traits of a Productive Recruiter

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:46

Recruiting is tougher than ever.

Keep Your Employees Happy and You’ll Keep Your Employees

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:08

March 20th was International Day of Happiness. Those celebrating had one united goal in mind: to create more happiness in the world around them.

Is Your Data Digging Turning Up Fake News?

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:59

I was reading a description of different advanced analytics methods and I felt there was something quite wrong. I had hard time putting my finger on it. Technically the descriptions were accurate, but at a more subtle level there was some kind of important error. In each case, the technique was described as finding something hidden; for example cluster analysis was described as a tool to find hidden clusters. That is so close to being totally correct that it’s dangerously wrong.

Stop Trying to Solve Today’s Problems With What Worked Yesterday

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:59

Here’s a fun, and enlightening DisruptHR video that at first glance seems to have nothing to do with HR. But stick with it and you’ll see why “Stop Blaming Millennials for the Death of Retail” is worth your five minutes.

#MeToo Movement’s Gretchen Carlson to Talent Leaders: Be Fierce!

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:26

Gretchen Carlson, the accomplished journalist, former Miss America, long-time Fox & Friends host, author, Ted Talker, and unintentional founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke at the Spring ERE Recruiting Conference, and I was fortunate to have snagged a few minutes with her after her keynote for my podcast.

Four Strategies for Sourcing Top Talent

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00

LinkedIn provides an excellent pool of candidates, but many recruiters are missing out on a separate group of qualified candidates because their process is lacking creativity. In other cases, the tech stack that recruitment teams are using to uncover top talent is becoming crowded and muddy. Today’s hiring landscape is more competitive than ever, which makes it even more critical for your team to take the time to evaluate your processes and current hiring strategy.

Top Companies Are Making Life Easier for New Parents With Unique Programs

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:45
Mentor moms, nanny allowances and milk delivery are just a few ways that these top companies have found to make life easier for parents returning to work after the arrival of a child.

In an era when it’s becoming the norm for both parents to work, more and more companies are making generous parental leave packages part of their approach to attracting top talent. But what happens when the leave ends? Getting back to work after childbirth can be incredibly stressful, placing demands on new parents’ emotions, sleep schedules and wallets.

Can Culture Be as Simple as Just 19 Words?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:55

It’s well understood that culture can make or break a workplace. Understanding what “culture” means, however, is a whole other matter.

A Simplified Way to Measure the Value of Your Recruiting

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:46

Measuring the overall effectiveness of your talent acquisition strategy can be challenging at best. There are so many metrics to keep track of, and many aren’t exactly useful.

The Conspiracy Theory on Recruiting Tools

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:00

Finding the perfect candidate is completely exhausting. People who don’t recruit don’t understand the steps it takes a recruiter to find a perfect candidate and turn them into a perfect hire. It’s mind numbing,