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How to Hire Great Freelancers

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:51

Each project your company undertakes with freelancers (sometimes referred to as agile talent, 1099s, consultants, contractors, etc.) is a two-way street. As a manager, you need to be prepared to hire freelance talent and provide specific guidelines and metrics for the project at hand. On the other side, the talent that you bring on-board has to meet expectations and deliver the project on time.

Recognition Should Start at Onboarding, But Few Do It

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:45

The 2017 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Conference was held in New Orleans this year, and it proved to be a popular location. We decided to take advantage of the high attendance and administer a survey to again test the temperature of recognition and engagement with the HR professionals who live it every day.

5 Ways to Improve the Background-check Process

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 07:50

Imagine asking a candidate about their criminal record. Or if they had ever been arrested. Or, if you’re more of a behavioral interviewer, “tell me about a time when you had to deal with prison?”

Sourcers, We Need Your Help! It’s Time To Complete The 2017 State of Sourcing Survey

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 07:00

It’s become a yearly tradition for us at SourceCon to conduct a survey of talent acquisition professionals to get a clear picture of the current “State of Sourcing.” With that in mind, it’s time to launch the 2017 survey.

Gannett Divorces CareerBuilder After 15 Long Years in Favor of RealMatch Relationship

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 00:53

For the last 15 years, CareerBuilder has powered the career section of Gannett’s network of newspaper sites, which include names like USA Today, Detroit Free Press, The Arizona Republic and The Indianapolis Star. Starting Aug. 1, however, RealMatch will be taking over.

Is There Still a Need for HR?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:17

HR departments are the last thing fast growing companies pay attention to. In the race to become lean, hypergrowth machines, many executives in the tech industry see HR simply as a nice to have at best, if not a symbol of the corporate culture they want to avoid.

The Email Recruiting Battle Plan: A Digital Era Email Strategy – Part 1

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:00

Put on your marketing hat. Think like a marketer that happens to work in talent acquisition. This new model takes inbound recruiting to the next level. Inbound recruiting, like inbound marketing, draws the potential audiences to the organization’s internal sites, not to sell them, but to inform them.

Before You Can DisruptHR, Disrupt You

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:30

“The way we do work is not the same as it used to be,” Christoff Boshoff says to his DisruptHR audience knows.

Labor Department Asks Employers For Input On Revising Overtime Rules

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:37

Editor’s note: The DOL rule raising  the minimum pay threshold to $913 a week to determine who had to be paid overtime was to have taken effect December 1, 2016. However, 21 states and a number of business organizations sued to stop the rule. A federal judge in Texas issued a temporary injunction, which the government appealed to the 5th Circuit, where the case is currently pending.

These 56 Words Can Keep Job Reqs From Getting Stuck in the Slow Lane

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:51

Slow drivers are frustrating. Especially when they hang out in the left-hand passing lane. They backup traffic and create unnecessary delays.

It’s Time to Build a Strong Foundation of Core Fundamentals for Recruiting

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:24

I’m a big proponent of innovation in the talent acquisition space. When it comes to innovative talent-acquisition technology, I’ve been an early adopter, an implementer, a beta-tester, a power-user, and a trainer throughout my 23+ years in the profession. I’ve seen new TA technology implemented successfully with case studies to tout the impact that technology had on the success of the organization.

Half of All Candidates Are Not Asked About Salary

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:00

As more U.S. cities and states are banned from asking job candidates, “So, what’s your salary?” recruiters and hiring managers at companies are wondering: How do we determine if we’re in the same compensation ballpark with incoming candidates? We have long relied on the salary history question to provide early insight about whether the candidate was underqualified (undershooting the salary) or unattainable (overshooting the intended salary) .

How to Learn Programming for Sourcers, Part 1: Ways to Grab All Email Addresses Without Paid Software

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:45

This post is for those who weren’t lucky enough to be among the first 50 people who signed up for Steven Jiang‘s free programming course for sourcers and recruiters that began in mid-July. They are on their way to learning how to code their own solutions to typical recruiting problems.

You Can’t Be Strategic Without Operational Intelligence

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:04

In today’s connected business, companies implementing enterprise software need to have more than just a transactional system that can help ensure that a product arrives in the right place at the right time. Enterprise solutions should be able to go beyond functions such as training, licensing and certification documentation to bring together other data points that provide true enterprise-wide operational intelligence that can address the readiness of the workforce to meet business goals, service-level agreements and customer expectations.

Don’t Underestimate the Difficult Decision to Quit

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:45


Career Sites Launch: Nestle, Kaiser, OfficeMax, Value City, CDW, JPMorgan Chase

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:51

New corporate career sites are sprouting up that are less copy-intensive, more mobile-friendly, more video and photo heavy, and easier to navigate.

Surprising Research Says Negative Feedback Is Effective (and We Might Even Prefer It)

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:00

Few people like hearing bad news about themselves. Getting a tough performance review or being called out for a mistake challenges our status and triggers feelings of shame, frustration, and helplessness. Negative feedback floods the brain with stress-inducing hormones that raise our threat awareness and causes a momentary loss of executive functioning.

Remote Recruiting and Sourcing – How To Maximize Your Relationship

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:30

I’m in Austin, TX. My sourcer is in Orange County, CA. Our client is in the Bay Area.

Firing a Toxic Leader Is Only the First Step to the Cure

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:44

Toxic leaders are narcissistic, abusive, single-mindedly self-promoting, inconsistent, and authoritarian. Their leadership styles are devoted to advancing their own interests at the expense of the institution and their coworkers.

Massachusetts Court Says Medical Marijuana Users Are Entitled to Accommodation

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:45

On July 17th, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously held that an employee may pursue a disability discrimination claim under state law against her former employer for failing to accommodate the employee’s use of medical marijuana.