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5 Steps for Linking Employee Engagement to Business Outcomes

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:40

When it comes to employee engagement surveys, you don’t always get what you pay for.

Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Sourcing Solution – Part 10

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:00

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.

$24 Billion Worth of Leadership Training and What Do We Get?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:57

“Because they would do it for me.”

Some Cornerstone OnDemand, Shiftgig Employees Get Lumps of Coal, Pink Slips in Stocking

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:47

For most white-collared employees, the holidays are a time of secret Santas, office parties, and budget meetings. For some employees at Cornerstone OnDemand and ShiftGig, however, this year brings stockings full of pink slips and coal instead of fat bonuses and fat guys in red outfits.

9 Reasons to Invest in Benefits You’re Not Offering Now

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:35

So you’ve survived open enrollment. Now that you’re finished fielding 10,000 questions about health care plans, you can start looking ahead to 2018.

This ‘Jobbing’ App Has Raised Over $1 Million Thanks To Its Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:10

I knew I’d eventually have to write something about cryptocurrencies and employment. I didn’t, however, think the first time would be covering a fundraising strategy for a startup out of Europe. I’m a bit out of my comfort zone, but here we go.

Be Sure Your Diversity Program Addresses These 3 Issues

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:18

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is no longer about filling a quota. Today, D&I is recognized as a key way to boost profits and increase innovation. It simply makes business sense.

Engaging Your Freelance Talent Is More Important Than Ever

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:23

The war for talent continues to rage, and 77% of CEOs are now concerned about talent/skills availability as a business threat, according to PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey.

Sourcing.Games – 1 Year Later

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:00

Twelve months ago, I shared with the world my small project that I created during my free time just for fun. I called it Sourcing.Games and if you are not familiar with that project, it is a site with small sourcing games for sourcers and recruiters to test their knowledge. The rules are simple. You need to solve one level to get the password that will unlock the next level. Every game has a few levels that you need to solve to get to the end.

You Can’t Say ‘Yes’ to Everything

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:35

It is fundamentally impossible for one person to “do it all.” At some point, you are going to need to learn how to say “no” when your bosses or co-workers want to dump more work into your lap. Saying “yes” to everything often leads to chronic stress, which in turn can lead to health problems, a poor attitude, and strained relationships, ultimately hurting everyone.

12 Questions to Ask Job Candidates’ References

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:26

Once you have a reference on the phone, thank them for connecting with you. Tell them you need just 15 minutes and that everything will be held in confidence — you’re not going to share their feedback with the candidate (and honor this, of course). Tell them you’re looking for themes and patterns. You can say, “I’ve almost made my decision. This phone call is a good way for me to confirm my decision and learn the best ways to get the most out of him.” That disarms the interaction and allows for a more candid reference.

2018 Headlines — the “War for AI Talent” and Other Top Recruiting Headlines

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:51

In my nearly four decades of involvement in recruiting, I have found no period in which change has been more rapid and impactful than during the last two years. I am forecasting that this high rate of change will continue and even accelerate. Be aware and prepared for the changes that are likely to be covered in the recruiting media headlines of 2018. Expect those changes to be focused on the four pillars of recruiting 3.0, which are data, technology, marketing, and prioritization. However, even those changes within recruiting itself will be eclipsed by the emergence of what I consider to be the inevitable “War for AI talent” that will dominate all major corporations over the next several years.

It’s Time to Talk About What HR Can Do About Sexual Harassment

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:00

I never thought that I would keynote a conference about workplace harassment with Gretchen Carlson.

It’s Time to Talk About What HR Can Do About Sexual Harassment

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:06

I never thought that I would keynote a conference about workplace harassment with Gretchen Carlson.

Speed Kills in Healthcare Recruiting

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:00

Ask anyone that knows me; I move at a frantic pace, especially in the workplace. If you had a chance to look at my inbox, for the most part, it is continuously empty; yes, #InboxZero is a real thing in my world. Additionally, if you saw me work, you would think I had taken a funny drug and would probably worry about me. Why do I move so fast? Because simply put, speed kills. I want to have the best opportunity to land that standout candidate in this increasingly competitive healthcare sourcing and recruiting marketplace. Why is this important in sourcing/recruiting, and especially the healthcare space? Let’s unpack the “why” of moving fast and how we can leverage this skill to see success in our own practices.

Neuroscience Breakthroughs That Will Help Improve Training

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:45

The most fascinating learning and behavioral neuroscience research breakthroughs in 2017 will shape the way companies and training leaders understand, design, develop, and implement employee training in years to come.

HR 101: What to Do When Performance Goes Bad

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:35

It’s time to pull your head out of the sand; you need to deal with poor performers!

HR 101: Automate Those Repetitive Tasks and Save Time

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:50

A human resources manager holds a vital position within their company, as their role directly affects the lives of employees in significant ways.

Analytics Is Not Better HR Reporting

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:00

We’ve all recognized there is a certain hype and faddishness in people analytics. That’s okay; it’s bound to be part of anything new. We’ve all rushed forward trying to get a handle on what’s real, what’s exaggerated, and how best to move forward.

Steps HR Needs to Take Right Now to Protect Against Sexual Harassment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:28

Sexual harassment awareness is having something of a “moment” right now. If you are not carefully analyzing your organization’s policies, protocols, and procedures regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, you may not be paying enough attention to this issue. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as other federal and state laws, impose an affirmative duty on employers to try to prevent sexual harassment.