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Are You at Risk of Losing Your Rising Stars?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:45

Rising stars are great performers and a welcomed advantage for any leader. But if you’re not careful with how you manage them, you can easily lose them to another organization.

Report: Candidates Are Bailing on You Because of Poor Glassdoor Reviews

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:58

Turns out, crappy anonymous reviews are costing you candidates.

The Two Words That Will Make You a Better Manager

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:40

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected.

Me Too: Sex Had an Effect on My Job Hunt

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:40

Me too … countless times, but this story is relevant to ERE. It speaks to what we do. It may have something to do with why I hate the EEOC, despite otherwise considering myself a champion for equality and equal rights.

Facebook Updates Its Status, Tests New Resume Posting Feature

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:09

If there’s anything more interesting than Facebook’s foray into recruitment, it’s the speed at which it is moving. This year alone, Facebook has introduced the following:

Facebook’s Offensive on Recruitment Marches On, Testing Resume Posting Feature

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:51

If there’s anything more interesting than Facebook’s foray into recruitment, it’s the speed at which it is moving. This year alone, Facebook has introduced the following:

Surprise! Most People Leave Companies, Not Managers

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:18

For decades we’ve been telling leaders this one thing about employees and retention. We’ve said it so much, it’s actually become ‘common’ knowledge we take for granted. It’s this one phrase:

The First 4 Steps to Creating a Great Company Culture

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:15

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the way companies are changing – or should – to be successful in the 21st Century. In the first, “Is Workforce Optimization the Missing Piece to Your Organization’s Success?” I wrote about how and why the most successful organizations are changing the way they work with their employees. In the second installment , “The Traditional Organizational Culture Is Doomed To Fail,” I discussed why the traditional way that companies engage with their workforce is not very effective. In “What Makes Change So Hard?” I wrote about the possibility of creating a great culture.

Flashbacks and Fast Forwards with Maisha Cannon

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:00

In the hours leading up to Maisha Cannon’s keynote, there was a lot of buzz and chatter from SourceCon attendees. I overheard comments like, “I can’t wait to hear Maisha speak,” “Maisha is so awesome,” and “She takes the most complex things that I’m dealing with as a recruiter and simplifies them.”

WOW Hiring Managers by Projecting a Candidate’s Performance and Promotion Trajectories

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:32

Imagine a recruiting session with your hiring manager where you are selecting from among three finalists who all seem to be about equal in their required qualifications and thus their ability to do this “current job.” And you speak up and proactively recommended hiring candidate B, because they have a steep career trajectory. The hiring manager is surprised, but they accept your assessment. If you’re not familiar with the term, a “steep career trajectory” projects three factors that predict the likely career success of a candidate. The more factors that a candidate poseses, the steeper their projected trajectory. The three important trajectory factors are:

Employment Contracts Behaving Badly: ‘We’re Not Harvey Weinstein!’

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:15

Unless media is talking about Russians, natural disasters, or Donald Trump, gender issues seem to be at the forefront of every news story these days. Uber is in trouble for allegedly treating women badly. Google is in trouble for allegedly paying women unfairly. And even Hollywood is in trouble for, well, you know.

How One of the Big 4 Is Helping Workers Cope With the Bots

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00

The workplace is transforming, as companies take advantage of developing technologies and tools. The digital transformation of the global business ecosystem will ultimately impact employees at every level and every company. So how can businesses work with employees to help them navigate these shifts?

Don’t Confuse KPIs and Analytics

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:45

Some companies tell me about their plans for people analytics and soon it becomes apparent that their mandate is something difference: they’ve been asked to report KPIs. The difference between analytics and KPIs can be illustrated by how they think about performance:

Reality Bites – A #SourceCon Keynote Review

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:00

Mark Tortorici – He’s kind of cool, he’s edgy, he’s funny, he’s smart. That’s exactly the introduction I was expecting from Shannon Pritchett when Tortorici came up to the stage to talk to us about “Reality Bites” – more specifically when sourcing strategies stop working and what to do to fix that. For somebody who has been doing training since 1997, you better stop what you’re doing and read this!

Something Extraordinary Happened When I Started Sending This Email

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:40

A few years ago I began the habit of getting up earlier and writing in my journal, taking the time to be reflective, appreciative, and grateful. I went over my goals each morning and my values. I devoted time to reading stories and quotations that inspired me. Finding, reading, and journaling about these pieces of inspiration soon became an integral part of my morning routine, and my ability to live my day more intentionally and focused.

Speed: The Hidden Driver of Candidate Quality

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 07:46

Data from 6,600 hires across 10 industries suggests that there’s an intriguing link between a job offer and the timing of a job seeker’s application. Specifically: the early bird gets the job.

The Looming Showdown: Privacy, Wellness and Productivity

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:45

Shortly after purchasing my first Fitbit, I noticed a change in my airport travel routine. Instead of looking for moving sidewalks or a comfy seat, I walked all over the airport during layovers for no reason other than to amass steps tracked by my new wearable. On one occasion, I arrived at an airport only to realize my Fitbit was not charged. I promptly took a seat – I wasn’t going to walk if I didn’t get credit for it!

The Courageous Sourcer; PG-13, the Lighter Side of Steve Levy

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:00

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – Buckminister Fuller

Will You Know What to Do If Your HR Data Is Held Hostage?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:30

The recent data breach suffered by Equifax served as a reminder to businesses everywhere of the omnipresence of cybercriminals and the damage they can cause. While the Equifax data breach was reportedly caused by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability, cybercriminals use an arsenal of weapons to infiltrate companies’ networks and access their business data. Ransomware is currently one of the most commonly used.

Is Your Feedback Making People Tired?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:40

People can’t fix what they can’t see. From time to time, it’s our job as managers to see for them. By providing eye-opening feedback, we eliminate some of the tunnel vision that keeps others from recognizing their personal or professional flaws. And while sharing negative feedback can be good news, we need to be particular about how much of it we share at once.