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As You Embrace Predictive Analytics, Consider These Issues

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:53

Think in the most personal sense about data you share at work. You share with your employer, and sometimes with potential employers, so many aspects of your life: details about your professional path, your personal status, health care, social-economics, legal and geographical background. You may also share information about what you do at different times and places, who you meet, what information you consume, and so on. Moreover, you leave your digital footprints on the web, social networks, and different apps, where data reveals to employers a lot about you.

Corporate Shame – Why Doesn’t Your Firm Predict And Prevent Sexual Harassment?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:27

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate the thinking of board members and executives about the need for a corporate program for predicting where sexual harassment is likely to occur.

Sourcing Quality vs. Quantity?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:00

What’s more important in a search, quantity of candidates reached or quality of candidates reached?

The Pros and Cons of Telling Google Your Salary Ranges

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:00

Back in June, Google went live with its job search tool. People have been talking about it for months now, and the buzz isn’t dying down anytime soon. I’ve been sitting back waiting to see how things play out, including updates to the first version of the tool.

Will a Team Succeed? Now, There’s a Way to Know

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:37

Gene Tange, who is best known as the former CHRO of Dignity Health (revenue $10 billion), has moved to developing technology for team analytics. He argues that HR is overly focused on individuals whereas success depends on teams.

Corporate Shame — Why Doesn’t Your Firm Predict and Prevent Sexual Harassment?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:01

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate the thinking of board members and executives about the need for a corporate program for predicting where sexual harassment is likely to occur

Sourcing Like a Detective

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:30

Lately, I have been feeling like a detective. Some in my office fondly refer to me as Detective Wyderka, and it had me thinking of some famous detectives. Remember those awesome detective stories you might have checked out at the library? Famous fictions detectives including, Edgar Allen Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, solved great mysteries, leaving us in awe of their deductive reasoning and brilliance.

5 Myths Of Employee Engagement

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:16

You’ve likely seen the headlines: “Seven out of eight employees are disengaged and unlikely to be making positive contributions to the workplace.”

Better Reference Checking Is A Step To Ending Bad Behavior

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:57

From Uber’s media firestorm earlier this year which highlighted its lack of female employees and failure to address complaints of sexism to the recent memo from a Google engineer saying that women were more focused on “feelings and aesthetics than ideas,” the tech industry has been running into some serious HR challenges.

The Exciting New World of Employee Handbooks

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:38

Every business needs an employee handbook, right? This contains all those fun legal things like the fact that you’re an at-will employee, that you need to comply with a code of conduct, and what the dress code is (among other things). So, it’s a really, really important document.

Rapportive Down? Try Accompany for Gmail

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:30

Rapportive has been a sourcing best friend for many recruiters and sourcers alike. For those of you who don’t use it, Rapportive is a Gmail plugin that shows a LinkedIn profile (sometimes Twitter) from whoever you’re corresponding with. The extension was acquired by LinkedIn in February of 2012.

Getting to the Tipping Point of Culture Change Faster

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:29

One of the most commonly asked questions in my work on culture is how long will the change take? When will we have the culture we need? There is no simple answer to this question because a multitude of factors can influence the speed of culture change across an organization. But there are things you can do to speed up the process.

Why Do You Do It This Way?

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:43

Whenever I familiarize myself with a new company – because I am writing a case study on them or have been asked to speak to a group of their executives — I find out what its key processes are and why it has organized them that way, often first asking, “Why?” As in, why have you organized things this way? You would be surprised how often I receive the answer, “I don’t know — that’s just how we’ve always done it.”

The Wonderful World of Search Engines

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:00

Search engines are a sourcers best friend, but how do you know when to use what search engine and what type of search to perform? A search will pull up almost anything you ask it to do as long as you know how to ask the right questions. The key to a successful search query is knowing what’s available and knowing exactly what you want without having to pour over pages and pages of useless results. Using search engines to find your ideal candidate will help cut out all of the noise by using them correctly.

Google for Jobs Announces 4 New Features (No. 3 Really Sticks It to Indeed)

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:00

Keeping up with the avalanche of new features and solutions coming out of Microsoft/LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google aimed at aiding employers and job seekers alike is dizzying. (Checkout my archives for an idea of just how dizzying.)

How to Tell Who Is A Real High Performer

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:43

We usually know high performers when we see them, because their stars shine bright in the workplace.

The Wonderful World Of Chrome Extensions – Volume 10

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:00

It’s obvious that most recruiters and sourcers have a love affair for sourcing tools. There has been a high demand for sourcing tools and extensions. Many sourcing tools come and go, yet the market is undoubtedly hot for any extension that enables us to better communicate with candidates. 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.

Service Recognition Still Does Make a Difference

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:40

Every few months, chatter in the media – and from some competitors – attempts to make the point that in the millennial-driven gig economy, service award programs must surely be irrelevant to employees and ineffective tools for organizations.

The App That Calls Itself ‘The Real Time Glassdoor’ Is Coming to Your Desktop

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:28

While most employers are familiar with Glassdoor and Indeed as platforms for submitting anonymous employee reviews, far less are familiar with Blind, a native mobile app that touts itself as a “real-time Glassdoor” in ads.

The Day the Chicago YWCA Blew-Up HR

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:03

When you’re a 140 year-old social services institution that wants to be more like a startup, what do you do? If you’re the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, you start with your own people first.