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Help Us Create Our New Conference Code of Conduct

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:20

In light of the #metoo movement and increased awareness of harassment, there is a movement in the conference industry to adopt and enforce codes of conduct to ensure that everyone involved is able to feel safe and welcome at our events.

3 Conversations to Help Your Team Get Through a Reorg

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:03

A while ago, I was counseling a senior executive of a government bureau who was two years into shaping his agency to be more customer and results-centered. He rebuilt his 200-person group, propelled key actions, coached his staff on changing mindsets, and settled on some challenging personnel decisions. At about the same time these efforts were beginning to reveal positive outcomes, a new governor was named. His main goal? To shape my client’s agency to be more customer- and results-centered! What could this senior leader say? “That’s what we’re already doing” would have appeared defensive and resistant. He basically sat passively as his new manager laid out plans for stirring things up.

4 Steps to Becoming a Valued Business Partner

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:18

What if you could speak a language understood by everyone in the world?

Connectifier Attempts A Comeback and LinkedIn Updates Its Terms of Service

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:00

On March 8th LinkedIn announced that LinkedIn Recruiter users would now have full access to Connectifier at no additional charge. It appears this was also the case before this announcement, but LinkedIn wasn’t pushing the tool as prevalently before this time. When one looks at the Chrome Store for the Connectifier extension, it shows that the Connectifier Social Links tool was last updated on September 11th, 2017. That indeed is a reasonably substantial period for an update given how Chrome extensions are evolving and as quickly.

What Millennials and Machines Are Doing to HR

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:36

The way your company thinks about and manages its workers needs to change. In some sectors, recruiters are already having trouble filling jobs that don’t appeal to millennials, while in others, technological advancements such as sentient tools are making human workers superfluous.

Talent Pipelines, Explained

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:55

There seems to be a lot of talk about talent pipelines, or CRM, or talent communities, or whatever you want to call it. There’s good reason for that: the few companies that are starting to effectively pipeline talent don’t have to rely on just-in-time recruiting practices, and can capture the information from more passive candidates who just need a bit of encouragement before making the jump.

Key Takeaways From Spark Hire’s 2018 Hiring Trends Report

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:20

Jobs are already growing rapidly this year, as showcased by this month’s employment report, but what is driving the expansion of some companies around the nation, and what are companies focusing on to improve hiring processes? Spark Hire is one of the many companies researching the answer to this question. Many people believe companies are growing due to recent tax cuts; however, only 16 percent of companies reported growth due to the tax cuts, according to a Spark Hire report.

A 5-Step Plan For HR to Show Its Business Value

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:22

CEOs today have no shortage of challenges, but what keeps them up most at night? In 2018, it’s attracting and retaining talent, according to the latest C-Suite Challenge survey. In other words, the solution to the boss’ biggest problem today rests on the shoulders of HR.

Will Anyone Contribute Toward Your Gift?

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:00

No one wanted to contribute to her holiday gift.”

It’s Expensive to Not Provide Candidates Feedback

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:15

The recruiting process is essential for every business as it helps in finding the right talents that are going to help the company grow and be more successful. And as all business owners know, finding these talents is not an easy task.

It’s An Exciting Time to Be In HR In the Middle East

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:35

The Middle East is currently undergoing a massive economic transformation, transitioning from resource-dependent into a knowledge-based economy.

3 Drastic Ways to Improve Diversity Hiring

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:34

I was on a Fortune 250 company’s website recently and clicked over to its careers page. A career talent-acquisition professional, I’m always curious to see what the company’s career page looks like and how it compares with the rest of the site. When it loaded, I was presented with multiple pictures depicting a “typical” workday at the company. The smiling faces in those pictures were as diverse as an ad for United Colors of Benetton.  The visuals were paired nicely with plenty of well-written copy about the various employee resource groups and other inclusion efforts. It all looked and felt very good.

Smart Hiring Can Keep Your Startup From Failure

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:15

Research suggests that about 70% of venture-backed tech startups fail to thrive. Only slightly over half of all new businesses survive five years.

What You Need to Do to Build Your Own Brand

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:00

As the job market continues to take off in 2018, now is the perfect time to build your personal brand. Differentiating yourself in your career and job search matters. Yet, I see LinkedIn profiles that read like generic resumes, or people that post a series of rants on social media without stopping to think about how it might reflect on them.

Phone a Friend from LinkedIn Recruiter

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:00

Playing with LinkedIn today I stumbled on a helpful link to a feature that does not currently exist. Until they take this down you see for yourself from this link:

Don’t Overlook Candidates Because They Have an Alternative Education

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:35

More students are pursuing higher education than ever before — but at a higher cost. The result? The national student debt burden is approaching $1.5 trillion, and in 2016 the average college student graduated with over $37,000 in student loans. For many potential college students who are now the future of our workforce, this process has become untenable. To find jobs, they need skills, but at what cost?

Implementing Innovations Requires a “Future-Acting” Workforce

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:20

If your firm competes against serial innovation and top-market-cap firms like Amazon, Apple, and Google, you already know that you must match their “speed of innovation.” But you might not realize that to reach that speed, you also need “a future-acting workforce” in order to implement the new ideas generated by your innovative employees.

What HR Can Do About a Fear-Based Culture

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:30

Fear and company culture go together as well as drinking orange juice right after you’ve brushed your teeth: terribly.

ATS and Team Visibility

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00

Evaluating an ATS can be a significant endeavor. There have been many articles on the topic, and it’s been looked at in many ways. A client of mine that I consult for has been going through this very process in recent months. As such, I’ve been tasked to give them guidance along the way. As I looked at the efficiencies and inefficiencies of their recruiting process, I found that there was one highly important concept they needed to consider in their evaluation of any ATS. That concept was to find an ATS that maximized the visibility that stakeholders had into their recruiting process.

Government Is Slowing H-1Bs By Making Greater Paperwork Requests

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:18

If your company is petitioning for H-1B visas and it seems like the approval process is taking longer than in years past, it’s not in your head. Anecdotal reports from immigration attorneys are backed up by the numbers: Through November of last year, USCIS issued 40% more Requests for Additional Evidence (RFEs) than it did in the previous year (despite only a 3% increase in visa applications).