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Is Unconscious Bias Driving Conscious Bias?

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:00

I was watching a rerun the other day (OK, it was The Office!), and Dwight was quizzing Ryan on those old-school brain teasers (i.e., A man builds a house with all four sides facing south. A bear walks by. What color is the bear?). If you watch The Office, Ryan knew all the answers, and Dwight was furious.

The “EX” Data You Don’t Have Is More Important Than the “O” Data You Do Have

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:40

Over the past few years, successful companies have begun to place a great deal of attention on developing “experiences” for customers because they realize human beings are more likely to buy from a company that provides them with a great experience vs. one that doesn’t.

How Sales ‘Hunters’ Stalk Their Prey

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:49

 You buckle into your business-class window seat, primed for a five-hour mental vacation.

What Do Termination Codes Have to Do With Making HR Data Strategic?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:57

Perhaps it can be said that staff meetings are a necessary evil. It is important for teams to communicate, and a well-designed staff meeting can foster that communication.

Is Cultural Alignment Even Possible?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:45

“Culture is everything people do.” Unknown

The Future of Agency Recruiting Is Going to Be Very Different

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 08:45

Note: This is the second part a two-part article on what the future holds for external recruiters and executive search, and for the clients they serve. It is developed by the author from a seminar presentation he did in Budapest on “The Future Of Recruitment.” Part one is here.

5 Best Practices for Running a More Successful Internship Program

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:21

This summer, thousands of young adults in New York City participated in internships that will start them toward successful careers. The interns aren’t the only ones who benefit: host employers across the city reap major rewards by filling skills gaps, infusing new energy into the company, identifying rising talent, and potentially diversifying their workforce.

Study Reveals Best Practices for Email Marketing: Stop Sending Your Job Alerts at 2 in the Morning

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:14

It sounds a bit archaic in a world awash in automation and artificial intelligence, but email marketing remains an important and effective component of any digital marketing strategy. In a study by Ascend2 late last year, email placed second, only after a company’s own website, as the most effective marketing strategy.

HR’s Embarrassing Secret: We’re About the Least Diverse

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00

For those of us working in HR and those who partner with us, it’s no secret that the majority of HR professionals are women. This rings true across the country and across all levels.

Build A Strong Relationship with Hiring Managers

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00

Since I began my career in recruitment a short time ago, I’ve quickly learned that there is more to it than simply finding a great candidate. The hiring manager plays a critical role in any recruitment search. Building a healthy relationship with hiring managers can provide many benefits including quicker turnarounds on feedback, improved candidate quality, decreased time to fill, improved sourcing efficiency, and if you’re on the agency side, these relationships can help you build your brand with customers and create lasting talent partnerships.

Starting a Reading Program Is Good For the Company and For the Employees

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:59

Getting employees to continually improve can be a daunting task. Externally motivating others to change is difficult. But what if you had the ability to internally motivate?

8 Trends and Challenges Facing Search Firms (and Pricing Is One of Them)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:45

Note: This is the first of a two-part article on what the future holds for external recruiters and executive search, and for the clients they serve. It is developed by the author from a seminar presentation he did in Budapest on “The Future Of Recruitment.” Part two will post Friday.

I’m Not Paranoid, I’m Just A Sourcer

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:30

Disclaimer: The information provided throughout this article is intended for educational and informational purposes only. None of the authors, or owners where this article was published, can be responsible for your use of the information in or linked from, this article. Your use, or non-use, of this information, is at your own risk, and you absolve me of any liability or loss that you, your business, your dependents, or any other person connected to you may incur from the use, or non-use, of the information, provided. Before you try to replicate the test or any information mentioned in this article, you need to check if technologies like Proxy Servers, VPN, and others are legal in your country and if they are also permitted by your employer to use at your workplace, before you try them.

‘Elon Musk Has a Secret’ and Other Lessons About Email Subject Lines

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:47

If you’ve ever gotten frustrated with a lack of response to your emails, there are some easy ways for you to make them better.

The Email Recruiting Battle Plan: How Does Your Target Audience Think? – Part 2

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:00

Our goal of this series of articles is to illustrate how to double your email recruiting results. The first installment of the email recruiting campaign provided an overview of the digital battlefield that is key to participation in the war for talent. We discussed the speed in which decision are made about your email campaigns and signposted the discussions that will occur in the other five installments in the series of articles on email recruiting. The second chapter is covering why we need a strategy or battle plan for the digital battlefield. Our email recruiting battle plan is being voiced in three parts based on some questions you should ask yourself before designing your email strategy. Part one provided some insights into the persona of the target audience, who they are regarding composition. This time in part two of the battle plan discussion, we will explore the mind of your target audience.

Average Time to fill Takes Big Drop In May. But Is It Temporary?

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:39

It took an average of 27.6 working days to fill a job in May, according to the latest data from career site publisher DHI Group. That’s the fewest days since January, and almost three days fewer than it took in April.

Time to Fill Drops, But All Indications Are It’s a Blip

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

It took an average of 27.6 working days to fill a job in May, according to the latest data from career site publisher DHI Group. That’s the fewest days since January, and almost 3 days less than it took in April.

6 Reasons Not to Use SMART Goals For Everything

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:26

You’re probably familiar with the concept of SMART goals. SMART is commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound.

4 Reasons to Proceed with Caution on Google Hire

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:25

Google Hire is officially less than a month old, so it’s understandable there might be some shortcomings. However, this is Google, a company with more resources and brainpower than just about any corporate titan on the planet. So, it’s fair game to put Google’s version of an applicant tracking system under the microscope and see where it falls short.

We’re Doing Diversity and Inclusion ‘All Wrong’

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:45

“Diversity and inclusion are all the rage right now,” Kristin Bakalar acknowledges. “But I think we’re doing it wrong.”

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