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Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:35

If only there was a silver bullet for leaders….

Building an Advanced Talent Acquisition function today: HRTech (Part 3 of 3)

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 07:55

In part one we covered people and different talent acquisition structures. In part two, we went into some depth around optimal process and operational governance.

LinkedIn CEO Outlines 3 Top Employment Trends, State-of-the-Company at Annual Event

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:07

Thousands of recruiters descended on Nashville this week to attend Talent Connect, LinkedIn’s annual conference. It’s a chance for LinkedIn’s most loyal users to come together and network, learn new ideas and get an update on the company and its future.

5 Ways You Can Use Exit Interviews to Improve Performance

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:42

A critical performance management tool that often goes underutilized and undervalued is that of the exit interview. It might feel awkward for employees to sit down and cover in detail the reasons they are choosing to leave your company, but soliciting their advice and taking note of their feedback is a valuable way of repairing broken processes and streamlining your systems.

The Hidden Consequences of a Growing Gig Workforce

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:59

In the employment firmament, their star is rising. They appear when you need them, go away when you don’t, and there’s always a long line of replacements ready to step in. Contract workers are in wide use today, and it’s easy to see why: The short-term financial gains are simply too alluring to pass up, says Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli.

What the CEO Wants From HR But Isn’t Getting

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:40

It goes without saying that successful HR functions are strategic. They play a vocal role in critical business decisions and directly manage or impact a majority of most companies’ expenses. Indeed, in today’s resource-competitive environment, CEOs are increasingly looking for the CHRO to play a more critical role in influencing business outcomes.

Sourcing for Reddit Gold

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:00

There is gold on Reddit and not just the kind you get from other Redditors. While it’s not uncommon to hear success stories of people hiring for technical positions using Reddit, what many people don’t realize is what can be accomplished on Reddit for high volume or non-technical hiring. Those recruiters left this site mostly untapped and given how wide the exposure can be for non-exempt positions with Reddit’s audience, that’s a travesty. Let’s make sure you are positioned for success.

Create Recruiting Content for Veterans in 5 Simple Steps

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:52

I’ve interviewed a broad range of professionals, from CEOs to cargo handlers to physicians to technologists. While our interview days are packed to the brim, they leave me energized. Every person I interview leaves an impression.

Building an Advanced Talent Acquisition Function Today: Process and Optimal Operations (Part 2 of 3)

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:52

In part one of my article of how would I build a talent acquisition function today, we covered the people (resources) and skills you would use when building the right organizational model. I also teed up some disclaimers for context to the three-part series. I am not going to list them again, but if you missed the first part, you can read it here.

Entelo Dives Into AI with Envoy

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:58

Artificial intelligence is hot. It’s difficult to go a week without commentary from the likes of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg. Without a doubt, the machines are going to have a bigger and bigger role in our lives, and recruiting is no different.

Make Your Next Job Ad a Game

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:02

You can create a job ad in many different media. Traditional job advertisements were text. An alternative approach is to lead with an image (there is a whole world of job advertising via Instagram). Then there’s video (companies like Sparc are creating innovative tools for this) and finally, the time-tested medium of sound (radio ads remain effective).

Kill Your Lame Job Postings With Stories

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:44

There’s an old maxim good writers live by: “Show, don’t tell.” Why? Because a story enriched with texture and detail, is far more memorable than a dry recitation of facts.

Landing My First CIO Placement

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 07:57

Hiring people is like making friends. Pick good ones, and they’ll enrich your life. Make bad choices, and they’ll bring you down. – Jason Fried

Building an Advanced Talent Acquisition Function Today — People and TA Structures (Part 1 of 3)

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 07:03

I wrote an article not too long ago called What does an advanced talent acquisition function look like?,  and received a fair few calls about it. A lot of the questions were related to building (or redesigning) a talent acquisition team, so I thought it made sense to follow up that piece with a three-part series on how would I build an advanced talent acquisition team based on conversations and lessons learned in the last 20 years.

Everything You Need to Know About Google’s Move into Talent Acquisition

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 07:00

Google has done it again. They saw an opportunity to flex their authority as the number one purveyors of all things search, and are taking the talent acquisition world by storm. Earlier this year they unveiled Google for Jobs. A one-stop shop for all job postings that may be relevant to a user’s search query.

What Makes Change So Hard?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:25

Note: This is the third article in a periodic series on workforce optimization. Part one: “Is Workforce Optimization the Missing Piece to Your Organization’s Success? Part two: The Traditional Organizational Culture Is Doomed to Fail

‘Positive Neutrality’ As a Method for Resolving Workplace Conflict

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:40

The average working American spends between 39.7 and 42.8 hours per week at work. Some Americans log even more time in their workplace. This amounts to more than half as many hours that we spend with colleagues as with our families in a typical month.

If I Had 3 Wishes From a Genie Bottle… Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest!

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:00

Not very subtle, I know. But hey, if I have three wishes, they are all going to Pinterest for high volume hires. Oh, the power I would yield from my keyboard as I source from that creative pool! However, the question I always hear is, how do we recruit for a job using pictures?

Manage People As Well As You Manage Your Investments

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:40

“’What if we managed people as carefully as we managed investments?”

This Actually Is Sounding Like the Uber of Recruiting

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:54

Many in the talent-acquisition field have joked about the number of times some startup has claimed to be either the “Uber of recruiting” or the “eHarmony of recruiting.”