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Your Training Presentations Are 95% Bull

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:35

“Class, anyone?… Anyone?… Anyone?…”

Google Cloud Jobs API Is Now Cloud Job Discovery, Embraces ATSs, Staffing Agencies

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:38

Google for Jobs and Google Hire get all the attention, but the company’s job search API, which helps make search results on corporate career sites and job boards smarter, continues to be a focus. Today, Google Cloud Job Discovery, formerly Cloud Jobs API, enters beta. Launched in November 2016, the API has been deployed on more than 3,000 company career sites and job boards.

How to Give Negative Feedback In a Positive Way

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:39

Often I’ll have managers express reluctance to give performance improvement feedback to an employee who is either a great performer in general or an employee who did something well, but had a couple of areas where they could have done things better.

4 Reasons Change Is Becoming More Complex

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:35

We are living in the new age of wonder where astute questions put us on the path of fascinating possibilities through the allure of utopian manifestations coupled with the sinister beckoning of dystopian outcomes. This dilemma of harvesting rich rewards while balancing the odds of marginalization/capitulation against the creation of the technological singularity makes the prospect of change enticing as well as ominous in the inherently agile digital world.

The Craigslist Experiment

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 07:46

I am always on the lookout for new and affordable ways to help either get the word out about a job posting or a place to find that diamond hiding in plain sight. I know there is a mentality about the whole post-and-pray thing … that we have to always be sourcing for the best candidates and not just posting ads.

Here’s How Morgan Stanley is Using Snapchat to Recruit College Grads

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 03:30
Morgan Stanley - Snapchat Recruiting

If you thought Morgan Stanley was an 82-year-old investment firm that has more in common with naps than snaps, you’d probably be right, but don’t tell it that. The company does all it can to associate itself with youth and energy, as evidenced by its website and recruitment marketing.

Workers Expect Employers to Take a Stand

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:44

One of the more striking images from the NFL protests Sunday was of owners standing arm in arm with their players during the national anthem. The optics of millionaire and billionaire team owners on the field in solidarity was even more powerful than the statements most made condemning the President for his verbal lashing of players who protest during the playing of the anthem.

Managers Are Hoarding Talent: A Hidden Problem That’s Likely Hurting Your Firm

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:11

Expediting the transfer of employees among diverse business units allows a firm to develop and retain employees, while simultaneously increasing the cross-pollenization of ideas and the transfer of best practices. Unfortunately, I find that executives at every large organization I have visited consistently complain that this beneficial movement simply doesn’t happen often enough.

How to Get the Most From Your Seasonal Hires

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:45

With the holiday season fast approaching, retailers, shippers, warehousing companies and others are busy hiring hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers. Last year, companies that shared their hiring plans brought on almost 750,000 temps.

#SourceCon is Here! Becoming a Human Personification of Sourcing

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:00

For those of you that don’t know, Daniel Bryan was a “professional” wrestler on WWE. He’s small in stature, got a sweet beard, and the odds were always stacked against him when he wrestled the giant stars like John Cena. Years ago when he was a lesser known entity, he was tagged up with other wrestlers, complained a lot, and was seen as more of comic relief than an effective “wrestler.” Often he started yelling and retorting chants of “no, no, no!” As the obstacles mounted and the comedy continued, people started taking a liking to him. This smaller wrestler, who night in and night came out and wrestled (unlike many of the big “superstars”) started to be seen as the underdog and earned himself a following. The underdog built a network and eventually flipped the audience. He went from a villain “heel” to hero. Instead of no’s, people started saying yes.

Are Your Hiring Managers Making Promises They Can’t Keep?

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:25

Let’s be honest, HR is supposed to prevent hard-to-control managers from saying stupid things in interviews. We all know what is happening: the manager wants to entice the prospective employee to come  work for the company; some will make promises that HR knows the company won’t keep. Unfortunately, these exaggerations can open the door to a lawsuit with claims called fraudulent inducement and promissory estoppel.

Why Google Getting into Recruitment Is Great for the Industry

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:52

Much has been written about Google’s foray into recruitment recently, first with the launch of Google for Jobs, and most recently with the announcement of Google Hire. The reaction from recruiters has been cautiously optimistic thus far, but the reaction from recruiting technology vendors — especially those that provide applicant tracking systems — has been decidedly negative.

Unconscious Bias Could Be Stopping You From Harnessing The Potential Of New Grads

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:45

Anyone who has been a recent graduate searching for a job knows how difficult it can be. Intimidating advice like, “it’s not what you know; it’s who you know” and a plethora of exclusive job description phrases like, “five to seven years of experience required” are seemingly impenetrable parts of the job search. It can be very difficult to know how to present one’s accomplishments and capabilities in a way that will be attractive to businesses. And organizational cultures favoring tradition and proven expertise can seem foreign and poor fitting to today’s new talent.

Sourcing for a Call Center

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:00

In the world of high volume sourcing little compares to the needs of a call center. Call centers are a notoriously demanding segment of the customer service industry, resulting in a call center employee have the shelf life of day old bread. Unfortunately, regardless of investments into retention strategies, this turnover is simply the nature of the beast for this industry. It then falls to the sourcer help stop the hemorrhaging and identify the candidate with the fortitude to last.

5 Tips to Getting the Most From a Leadership Coach

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:26

Working with an executive coach can have a huge payoff for leaders as they develop, improve their skills and stretch in new areas. Like anything in life, coaching is as much about what you give as what you get back.

Americans Are Working Longer, But at Least Some of That Is at Home

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:34

At the end of June the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the results of its 2016 American Time Use Survey (ATUS). For the second year in a row the press release emphasized the fact that workers are more likely to do some or all of their work at home. A new statistic added to 2016’s survey revealed 43% of workers with advanced degrees work at least part of their day from home.

Fail a Drug Test and Keep Your Job? It Could Happen

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:40

Remember that scene in Animal House, the one where Donald Sutherland is sitting around with Katy and some of the Deltas, smoking pot and discussing solar systems and atoms on the fingernail of a giant being? 

What Do You Do When Nothing Seems To Work?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:00

You know the scenario. Your hiring manager needs a qualified slate of candidates. They escort you to your desk when you arrive at work explaining the pain they are experiencing. Or perhaps, if you work virtually as I do, there are the impatient voice mail messages, the exasperatedly worded emails and disruptive instant messages serving the same purpose. It’s interesting; you never can find a hiring manager when you are looking for them. But there is no avoiding them when they are looking for you.

How to Become a Visionary Talent Acquisition Leader

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:45

In leadership circles, there’s lots of talk about being a visionary. Rightly so. Visionary leadership is important for the success and health of your talent acquisition department and your entire organization. Unfortunately, the ideas often shared on this topic are old, tired, and ineffective.

Rules for Contacting a Candidate

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:00

Give it a Google, and you’ll find article after article on the rules for conducting yourself in an interview – as a candidate. But a good impression goes both ways when it comes to contacting a candidate. You don’t want to give yourself or your organization a bad reputation because you simply didn’t take the necessary precautions to be courteous and professional in an email or phone call. So, what are the rules for contacting a candidate? Obviously, every situation and every candidate is unique, but here are some basic rules that can’t go wrong with that initial contact.