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Reinventing Your Career Site: How One Company Did It and Won Big

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:00

Eighty percent of all job searches lead back to what is often the first place candidates will interact with your employment brand — your career site. Career sites are critical for capturing candidates and building pipelines, yet a surprising number of companies don’t fully optimize them or aren’t aware of how candidates are even experiencing their sites, resulting in missed opportunities.

Trend Is to Provide Support for Adoptions

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 08:35

November is National Adoption Month in the U.S.

Does Your CEO Know You’re Rejecting Tens of Thousands Who Like Your Firm?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 07:50

Any firm in the Fortune 200 is likely rejecting half a million applicants each and every year. But unbeknownst to most recruiting leaders, their awkward and mostly unmanaged process for notifying applicants that they have been rejected is likely causing millions of dollars in damage to your firm’s product brand.

The Latest Police Recruiting Video Is So Wacky It Has Its Own Blooper Reel

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 21:46

Out of New Zealand this weekend comes a new police recruiting video complete with a leashed police cat, a gyrating dancer, and a set of bloopers that run as the credits come on at the end.

Building Your Own CRM

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:00

If you’re lucky enough to have a fully effective Candidate Relationship Manager (CRM), you’re ahead of the game. Many sourcers have been bogged down when it comes to a clunky CRM that hasn’t been updated in the past five years, and some of them look for ways to un-clunk their life. With tight or nonexistent budgets to purchase an entirely new solution, sourcers are looking for alternatives that would give them the ability to build their own and bridge the gaps. While that sounds daunting, there are simple, practical solutions to developing a CRM that works for you.

Combating Bad Behavior Can’t Be Just An HR Job

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:00

Where was HR when frontline employees at the Veterans Administration hospitals were obeying the order to log the date of request to be seen one day before their appointment, to show positive metrics?

What’s Best for Chains: Centralized or Local Hiring? It Depends

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:00

There’s a trend in the marketplace these days to go local. Restaurants and grocery stores are touting locally sourced ingredients while Small Business Saturday (tomorrow, Nov. 25)  offers a local antidote to the mad Christmas shopping rush at the mall. Even clothing and furniture stores are jumping on the bandwagon by highlighting items manufactured within the region. But should the push to go local also extend to hiring retail employees? Or is that task best left to the head office? Wharton accounting professor Carolyn Deller and Harvard business professor Tatiana Sandino find answers in their latest research, which examines whether decentralized hiring results in better employee retention and store performance. The paper is titled “Who Should Select New Employees, the Head Office or the Unit Manager? Consequences of Centralizing Hiring at a Retail Chain.” Deller recently spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the findings. The podcast is hereAn edited transcript of the conversation follows.

How to Make Baby Boomers Your Secret Weapon in the War for Talent

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:00

The skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce are changing more rapidly than university curricula can teach them. Some even doubt that the university system can deliver the skills required for an increasingly technology-driven market.

Happy Thanksgiving From TLNT

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 03:35

The Wonderful World Of Chrome Extensions – Volume 11

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:00

It’s obvious that most recruiters and sourcers have a love affair with sourcing tools. There has been a high demand for sourcing tools and extensions. SourceCon is pleased to partner with the Dean Da Costa, the human encyclopedia for all things “tool-related,” to produce a series of e-books into the wonderful world of Chrome extensions.

This Thanksgiving, Say ‘Thank You’ to Others

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:30

I’m coming off a whirlwind of events where I had the opportunity to share my passion for creating more human workplaces by helping millions of employees feel noticed, valued, and appreciated for who they are as well as for what they do. As always at these events, I learned more from the other speakers and from conversations with attendees. So here I share with you my two biggest takeaways from the events.

Here’s My Obligatory ‘5 Things I’m Thankful for’ Blog Post

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:58

Ahh, Thanksgiving. Food. Wine. Football. And that whole ‘reasons to be thankful thing’ that my family drops on everyone when it’s time to finally eat. Good times.

What Will Happen When You No Longer ‘Own’ Talent?

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:15

Needs-based employment is hardly a new phenomenon. Since even before the Industrial Age, when a business needed a toolmaker, an accountant or some other skilled worker, it hired one. It then “owned” one, as Bryan Clifton describes the relationship.

The Differentiated Model for Talent Acquisition

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00

When I’m not doing my day-to-day TA job, I spend a lot of my remaining time having wonderful conversations with TA professionals around the world — discussing challenges, opportunities, and forward-looking ideas.  Through the course of these conversations, I’m often struck by how few TA organizations are informing their decision-making and organizational structure based on the differentiated nature of their own workforce.

How to Combat International Assignment Failure

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:35

Global brands spend an incredible amount of money on overseas assignments. On average, over $300,000 including comp is invested annually in the practice, either for the purpose of transferring employees to fill empty job roles or to have senior staff take over foreign domestic management.

4 Benchmarks and What They’ll Tell You About the Business

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:38

Skilled talent is becoming harder to find. National unemployment is at a 16-year low of 4.1%. Companies are competing with one another to provide more flexible and generous benefits packages. And, 61% of the workforce is either actively or passively seeking new opportunities, according to the ADP Research Institute’s (ADPRI) study Fixing the Talent Management Disconnect.

Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Sourcing Solution – Part 7

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:00

This is the seventh post in a series of posts on how you can combine tools to create sourcing magic.

3 HR Processes Made Easier By Automation

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:35

Paperwork has long been considered a critical component of the HR industry. For years, even the most talented professionals in the sector spent hours approving, signing, and mailing forms as part of onboarding, training and scheduling processes. However, as technology has evolved and with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), today’s HR leaders are shifting to broader talent management responsibilities.

‘I’m In’! Check Out Our New Video

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:58

For years I would joke that recruiting is hard, but that it isn’t life or death … until I went to work for a company where the people we recruit and products we make have a direct impact on exactly that.

Make Solving the Business Problem Your Anchor

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:35

I remember hearing myself when I used the phrase, “Let strategic and business be your anchor” with a group of HR professionals.