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Grit: The Secret Driver of Sourcing and Recruiting Success

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:00

“I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” – Winston Churchill

Which Applicant Tracking System Is The Best?

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:35

I’ve said this a number of times, but it’s the question that never goes away. It’s the single most asked question I get in person, online, through email and messaging. There hasn’t been a week go by in the past two years where I’m not asked in some form this question!

Creative Sourcing – Thinking Outside of the Box

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:30

I found myself reading an article on Google relating to an increase in potential cell phone charges for a major cell phone carrier that I have used for fourteen years. I wanted to give him a call regarding my loyalty to their company and the fee increase. I thought to myself where would I find this company contact and others for customer service-related issues as well as those who could be potential leads for future recruiting efforts?

6 Steps to Great Talent Reviews

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:15

It’s great news that talent reviews have become almost universal in larger organizations, avoiding the fads that have overtaken HR processes like performance management. The fact that most companies do them, however, doesn’t mean that they’re done well. We often see companies with overly complex processes, vague definitions of potential, ill-equipped HR leaders, no follow-up and other ills that undercut the effectiveness of this potentially powerful process.

10 Commandments for Performance Discussions

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:15

I invested 38 years in the corporate world and my experience spanned a myriad of departments – to include human resources where I oversaw our leadership development program and played a critical role in personnel policy and practice. My time in HR was particularly rewarding because it came on the heels of a series of people management assignments. The chance to study how truly great leaders recognized and rewarded top talent – and then contrast their approach with the masses – was revealing, particularly as regards performance evaluations and end-of-year reviews.

Job Distribution to Twitter May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:49

I bet some of the earliest tweets on record peddle job opportunities. Hashtags and an API turned the volume up to 11. Then automated services blew up. Names like TweetMyJobs, Tweet A Job, and Tweet Jobs were born, and job postings have littered the Twittersphere ever since. A search on Twitter on “#jobs” reveals accounts with handles like @NeedLS_Staffing, @eMarketingSilo, @jobely, and @TopTech_Jobs, all of which seems to exist for the sole purpose of distributing jobs on a mass scale.

When Disaster Strikes, What Should and What Must An Employer Do?

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:35

Natural disasters leave visible signs of devastation everywhere:  destroyed homes, flooded roads, damaged infrastructure, broken families and fractured communities. This has been especially evident in the impact of recent mega-storms like hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as with the wildfires that raged throughout the West Coast.

The Case For Making Onboarding a Yearlong Experience

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:30

The onboarding process is often a disjointed set of events that is partially owned by different areas of HR and the business, leaving the new employee feeling discouraged and frustrated. With partial-process owners across talent acquisition, HR business partners, HRIS and sometimes a dedicated onboarding department, it can be difficult to determine where to invest in fixing the process.

The Employee Turnover Schmurnover

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:00

I’ve been at my new job now for six months. It’s the first commute that I’ve had in years. I used to walk to work and then I worked from home for over a year. I’ve become one of those weirdos that listen to the radio in the mornings. Not the music on my phone, but the radio! Specifically, 100.3. I get in the car right at 7:30 AM and the station hosts a game called Mind Bender. Dom reads off a statistic of something going on in the world today, usually relevant to holidays or what not, and listeners call in to solve for X. This morning, the question was: 20% of people admit to being distracted at work because of what? The answer: They are looking for a new job.

CEOs Everywhere Are Talking Talent and Culture

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:44

The shift has been palpable.

HR & Marketing Need to Ride Together

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:22

You’ve heard the talk about how HR should be more like the marketing department; think more like marketing; and, work more with marketing.

What You Say in an Interview May Be Less Important Than How You Say It

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:55

Amidst all the preparation both sides do for a job interview, very little is done when it comes to non-verbal communication. But employers give candidates hundreds of subtle, unsaid messages during a half-hour job interview.

Is an Employee’s #MeToo Social Media Post a Harassment Complaint?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:30

Dear Littler: I work in HR and have a very modern-day dilemma. An employee (Lauren) told me about a social media post by another employee (Jane). I don’t follow Jane on social media, but a few days ago she posted this message:

Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Sourcing Solution – Part 8

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 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. This is the eighth article in a series of posts on how you can combine tools to create sourcing magic.

How to Have a Recovery-Friendly Workplace

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:52

Substance abuse in the workplace is a serious liability for employers. Every year in this country, drug and alcohol abuse are major contributors to workplace injuries and fatalities, plus they drain employee productivity and costs employers billions in lost productivity and health care.

Indeed.com Survey: Here’s Why People Don’t Share Your Job Openings on Social Media

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:00

Employee referral programs are consistently at the top of the source-of-hire list. Refer a friend to your employer, and if they get hired, you get paid. For over a decade, startups hoping to capitalize on this win-win-win transaction have tried to cash in, only to end up bankrupt and out of business.

3 Steps Companies With a Blended Workforce Should Take to Protect Themselves

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:35

Companies that solely rely on traditional hiring models may soon lose their ability to remain competitive. Traditional models of hiring no longer provide the agility businesses must have to access in-demand skills when and where they’re needed.

What Visa Employers Can Expect When Inspectors Show Up

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:40

Since 2009, site visits from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have been a standard part of compliance verification for the H-1B and L-1 visa programs. While these visits may feel uncomfortable, you can prepare your employees ahead of time to gain peace of mind.

An Economist Says You Should Start Thinking Like One

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:30

What would an economist do? It’s a question that more and more organizations, including those involved in hiring, are asking themselves.

How Are You Assessing Cultural Fit? 

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:00

A friend of mine was recently interviewing for a sales role at a hot tech company, and, in one of the interviews, a person who would be his peer looked him up and down, in his blazer, slacks and button down (aka the tech sales customer-facing uniform) and said this: