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Are You the Leader They’ll Thank On Your Last Day?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:19

“This is when you know that you have achieved something important by creating an amazing team and they thank you like this on your last day.”

Top Organizations Do Pay Differently From Everyone Else

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:00

In the latest “Compensation Best Practices Report,” which gathered responses from 7,100 respondents on their pay practices, PayScale – the company where I work – took a look at what really sets top performers apart.

Recruit From Your Inbox with Google Hire – A Product Review

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:30

I was recently at SourceCon learning about new tools, spending time with friends, and eating great food. You know me I love a good meal. One of the nights we were having dinner the conversation turned to applicant tracking systems. Do not ask me why we would talk shop but hey it’s better than politics, am I right?

How and Why to Make Onboarding a Strategic Priority

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:45

For several years, organizations viewed the process of onboarding new hires as the automation of required tasks like completing paperwork, and then it was often up to the new employee to integrate into their new surroundings. But focusing on paperwork rather than the employee can have negative consequences.

Why Going With Your Gut Causes Hiring Mistakes

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:46

You’ve likely been told you can’t afford to hire the wrong person. The costs of making a bad hire are many: damage to your reputation, lost opportunities, the expense of replacing a bad hire, and the stress that each of these create for you.

Need C-Suite Buy In? Here’s How to Get It

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:10

Imagine a world where every great HR initiative gets properly funded: Retention programs are fully backed by the C-suite, recruitment snafus are nipped in the bud before they become big problems, and even the CFO meets employee engagement initiatives with near-giddy enthusiasm.

Beth’s Story – A #SourceCon Tribe Update

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:30

One conversation, one conference, one chance.

Shedding Light On Workplace Abuse

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15

For decades, an executive at a movie production studio engaged in predatory behaviors against women who worked for and with him. When allegations came to light it was revealed that dozens of women were his victims. Worse, the organization he worked for acted to protect him.

Why a Compensation Strategy Is a Must

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:35

How many of you reading this article have a piece of paper that you can lay your hands on, one with the title, “Compensation Strategy”? Do you know if such a document exists in your organization?

Improve Your Hiring Results With These Speed of Hire Tips

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:37

Many recruiting leaders are not aware that “the magic bullet” in recruiting is improving your speed of hire. Hiring faster improves your quality of hire because you make a hiring decision before any top candidates drop out to take a competing offer. A faster time to hire will also improve your offer acceptance rates, strengthen your employer brand, and make managers happy because they don’t lose productivity and revenue because of positions being vacant unnecessarily long.

When Money Isn’t Enough: 4 Drivers of Motivation

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:28

Most existing recognition and incentive programs have been designed utilizing traditional economic theories which suggest:

Google’s ATS Has Quickly Gained Market Share

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:00

Not even a year old and Google Hire is proving a hit with the SMB market.

SourceCon Insider: Dean Da Costa Inspiring List of Tools (with a Side of Steve Levy One-Liners)

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:00

My first SourceCon, the two people on my list to meet in real life were Aaron Lintz (who helped with a noob question about Kimono), and the Tool Master, Dean Da Costa. This was way before I was writing articles, building toolboxes, or muttering about profiles sites in front of an audience.

Does Technology Have an Answer to Quality of Candidates Complaints?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:38

Quality of hire is the most important and most difficult metric in talent acquisition. Talent Tech Labs, a New York based incubator, introduced me to Talenytics, a software vendor that focuses on quality of hire.

How to Ensure Top Talent Won’t Ever Turn Down Your Salary Offer

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 07:51

Perks and benefits add value to a job, and top talent has been vying for the companies that offer the best “extra little something” over the past few years. However, you’re fooling yourself if you think that an endless selection of K-cups in the break room will detract from lackluster salaries.

4 Ways to Manage People You Don’t Like

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:56

Sooner or later, you’re going to be put in charge of a project, team, or department where you’ll discover that you’re working with someone who “rubs you the wrong way.” Sometimes you know why. Often you don’t.

Who Has the Highest Turnover Rates? Hint: It’s Not Retail

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:00

What industry sector has the highest turnover? Turns out that last year it was tech. And not all tech, but the sector where companies are perpetually scrambling to find people to hire, which means tech software.

Utilizing Your Preexisting LinkedIn Database

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:30

A new req opens, and you need to find people. Where do you go first? You probably hop on LinkedIn Recruiter or Indeed and start a new search. I bet you aren’t searching your first-degree connections on LinkedIn, though. Why not? You are already connected to these people. You have their email. You sometimes have their phone number. You can send them a free InMail or send them something over LinkedIn Messaging that shows up just like a Facebook message. Although I recently learned when you send a first-degree connection an InMail, it shows up just like something sent over messaging.

If Your Onboarding Program Means Filling Out Papers, Say Goodbye to Your New Hire

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:35

There is no time period more paramount to an employee’s career than onboarding, yet so many companies are failing at the process. With up to 30% of new hires quitting in their first six months and 22% leaving in the first 45 days, it’s clear that an effective onboarding routine is not only critical to employee productivity and success, but also for retention.

Woah! Scout Just Raised How Much?

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:28

It’s not everyday a solutions provider in our space gets $100 million bucks in funding. But it just happened.