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Batman’s Seven Steps for Sourcing Success

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:30

I grew up reading The Hardy Boy’s, Boxcar Children, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Batman comics, and watching Scooby Doo. On some level, it probably affected me subconsciously and drove me into the recruiting field. Something about solving mysteries, saving the world, and having wickedly cool gadgets.

Are You Training the Way People Want to Learn?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:30

Traditional LMS solutions are failing to deliver because they can’t provide what your employees want.

LinkedIn Introduces Pipeline Builder; Helps Employers Engage, Capture Passive Candidates

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:39

Employers have been searching for effective ways to connect with passive candidates, or those who aren’t actively looking for employment, for years. Facebook likes and Twitter followers were popular for awhile. Jobs2Web’s platform allowed candidates to supply a small amount of information instead of an entire resume, which worked well for mobile users who were unwilling to fill out a lengthy application.

3 Areas to Consider As You Grow Your Contingent Workforce

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:40

America works far differently today than it did a century ago.

Stop Making Excuses, Ignore the Mean Online Trolls, and Start Leading Talent Acquisition

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:49

What do you want to achieve in life? What will be your legacy? The average UK worker spends more than 12 years of their life at work, and most of us want more from that time than just to hold down a job, maintain the status quo, and simply take home a pay cheque. I know we want to be remembered for something more. Life is short, and we only live once.

Judge Rules in Favor of hiQ – LinkedIn Can’t Block Startup from Scraping Public Profile Data

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:31

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. 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?

The Value of Having Fun at Work

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:45

Do your employees come to work just to collect paychecks? Want them to become brand evangelists? Then, place “fun” on the top of your HR strategy. Seriously.

The Wonderful World Of Chrome Extensions – Volume 7

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00

SourceCon is pleased to partner with the Dean Da Costa, the human encyclopedia for all things “tool-related,” to produce a series of e-books into the wonderful world of Chrome extensions. Each month, we will release a new volume featuring eight Chrome extensions that Da Costa recommends you download and enable for more efficient sourcing.

What If a Woman Had Written That Google Manifesto?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:30

As if you haven’t read enough opinions about the fiasco that a Google software engineer sparked with his memo about diversity, I’m about to offer viewpoint #67,945 on the matter. Here goes:

3 Trends That Are Putting the Focus Back on the Human In HR

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 08:45

We use our phones everywhere — at work, on the train, in the bathroom — for everything from banking to spreadsheets, and yet, when it comes to HR tools, many companies still rely on decades-old, desktop-based legacy software that’s clunky and difficult to learn. But that is changing, and fast. Advances in cloud applications, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-level analytics may well rewrite what it means to be an HR professional.

When Hiring for Attitude — Catch ‘Attitude Fraud’ Because Candidates Fake It

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 07:54

“Attitude fraud” — when candidates with an undesirable attitude purposely deceive and act as if they have a great one to get hired. Even though it is a major problem, few in recruiting make any attempt to detect or avoid it.

Werk Raises $2.9 Million to Improve Workplace Flexibility for Women

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:00

Werk, a job board platform focused on schedule flexibility, announced on August 4 that it closed its seed funding round, having raised $2.9 million. Female-run venture fund Rethink Impact led the round, joined by SoGal Ventures and Leah Busque. Previous investors Better Ventures, Halogen Ventures, and Precursor VC also participated.

Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Sourcing Solution – Part 5

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00

Many tools come and go, but some have become very reliable in our efforts to better source talent. Sourcers are keen on the advantages of sourcing tools, but many are still learning the power behind combining sourcing tools to achieve optimal success.

A Look at the Big Picture of the Future of Work

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00

Maybe in your particular vision of the future of work, you imagine factories full of robots, automating commonplace tasks, while human beings orchestrate the work’s ultimate goals and intent. Perhaps you think of the working population’s shifting demographics, with the workforce growing older in developed nations, while emerging economies struggle to assimilate record numbers of young workers. Or you may envision a globalizing economy in which most individuals work for themselves, lending their labor – physical or intellectual, online or in person – to a variety of employers on their time and terms.

How Posting to LinkedIn Can Violate A Non-Solicitation Agreement

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:40

Early last month, I blogged here about a situation involving an individual who:

3 Ways For Management to Be Open to New Ideas

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 08:40

It’s natural that leaders want to be in control. Each of us hopes the future will unfold according to our plans.

Your Career Site Is Simply the Paper (or Kindle) to Your Employer Brand Story

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:41

Redoing your career site does not mean you have an employer brand strategy.

HR is the New PR

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:10
HR is the New PR

What’s bad for journalism has been good for public relations. Reporters have always had a tendency to leave the trenches of writing stories and the low salaries associated with that profession for the cushy confines of the PR industry. However, the slow decline of newspapers has elevated this trend over the past decade.

Why Do Your Employees Work For You?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:51

Just as the customer has expectations around a firm’s brand, so does an employee. While the Customer Value Proposition defines the value of a firm’s products or services to the consumer, the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the value — tangible, intangible, and reputational — that an employee receives from an organization in exchange for his or her work.

Non-Sourcing Tools to Help Sourcers Who Code Excel

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:30

Data hygiene is not sexy, but it is necessary whether you are getting data from manually typed, scraped, or coded sources. Microsoft Excel’s looks have not changed in the last decade. I still consider myself a novice because no one person will ever use all the program’s capabilities.