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How Recruiters Can Use Layoff Announcements to Source Candidates and Help Others

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:00

Whenever I heard about layoffs, I would think, “Hmm, I want to contact those being affected and see if I can recruit them for my open jobs.” As I did this, I learned, “Hey, a lot of the unaffected people are nervous and willing to talk.”

The 2018 Spring Anonymous Track – A #SourceCon Royale Preview

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:00

Are you ready to supercharge your sourcing to the next level? The Anonymous Track is going to be full of tips, tricks, and tools to really improve your sourcing game – it’s one of my favorite parts of SourceCon! All Anonymous Track sessions are designed for experienced sourcing and recruiting leaders, and it’s a fantastic feeling to jump right into deep discussions of some of the hardest challenges in sourcing. Here are the five absolutely jam-packed sessions.

Four Ways to Create a Growth Mindset Team

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:43

In my experience leading and working with teams — whether they’re startups, groups of engineers, or global leadership — there are a few things that have really stood out to drive success.

Is Learning Without HR a Developing Trend?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:51

Emoquo is a good example of a new generation of learning products. It’s a cool little tool that uses short videos to help employees figure out how to handle specific interpersonal issues in the workplace. It has all the hallmarks of where training seems to going: cloud-based, just-in-time, microlearning that is initiated by the employee.

HR 101: 5 Ways to Win Back Your Stressed Out Workers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:35

According to a survey administered by Kronos and Future Workplace, 46% of human resource professional respondents (at organizations with 100 to over 2,500 employees) blame burnout for up to half of their staff quitting each year. The top three reasons for this burnout include unfair compensation, unreasonable workload and too much overtime or after-hours work.

Where Job Candidates Most Research You

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:26

There are so many different solutions for “employer branding” out there. You can invest in review sites, social media, employee testimonials …it’s really hard to figure out what is and isn’t “employer branding.” Furthermore, it’s hard to understand how these various efforts will help overall talent acquisition efforts.

Source for Money, Source to Learn

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:00

Everyone wants to make money and be comfortable in life, and this has led to people going to school to acquire degrees, skills, and knowledge that allows them to qualify for a good job or better placement in a company they desire.

In These New Recruiting Videos, a Robot Takes Over the Job and Fails Miserably

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:36

A robot takes over a teaching job, and it doesn’t go well, in a new set of videos aimed at attracting teachers to Louisiana.

Here’s Your Guide to Holding Effective One-on-Ones

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:35

One of the most under-appreciated tools of any manager’s toolkit is the one-on-one meeting. It’s a regular time for you to connect with each person reporting to you, get a sense of what they’re working on, where their priorities are, any obstacles that are in their way, share information they need to know, and (most importantly!) develop a relationship with them grounded in trust.

Tips for Sourcers to Become More Organized

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:00

Being well organized is a trait that we all think we have, however when we really see someone organized we are quick to call someone OCD. Good organizational habits are great habits to have and to adopt. If you haven’t read Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in life and Business, I highly recommend running out and getting a copy or download an online version or listen to the audiobook. It is phenomenal.

The No Bull Way to Working With Your Executives

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:51

Looking for that seat at the table? Take Amy Bastuga’s “No Bullshit” approach.

Brain-Based Learning: Matching LMS Technology to the Way People Learn Best

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:35

Recent research on human psychology and the brain has put the design and development of learning technology at an intriguing crossroads.

Here’s How SodaStream Dropped the Ball on Its New Recruitment Video

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:23

SodaStream unveiled a recruitment video on YouTube on January 31 of this year. Creatively, it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. In addition to creating a great video, the company supports the initiative with a microsite.

The Power of a Proactive Strategy in Sourcing – A #SourceCon Royale Preview

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:00

Do you remember the movie “The Matrix” where Morpheus was seeking “The One” and found the amazing hero Neo who made a difference in the war against the machines? It is a wonderful movie. I could watch it over and over again. Finding “The One” in our staffing endeavors does not need to be overwhelming, or for that matter reactive.

Hired to Clean Up the Mess? Here Are 3 Ways to Be a Success

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:30

Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has had his work cut out for him — and it doesn’t look like his load will lighten anytime soon.

It Takes Hustle to Make Wishes Happen

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:48

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.”

Sourcing With Style – Creating Memorable Content

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:00

In the era of videos, emojis, and gifs, the written word is still a powerful way to share our thoughts, stories or how we learn. We have used stories for generations to pass on knowledge to others. It is still the best way for us to remember things and how we learn.

How to Hire Salespeople Who Know How to Sell

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:57

One of the hardest and most stressful hires to make is a salesperson. An interview with a prospective sales hire is a pitch. He’s pitching you to win the job.

Society Is Holding Organizations and Leaders Accountable For Their Culture

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:42

We are experiencing a historic shift in how people view the importance of culture and culture change. As a result, most CEOs and other top leaders will be expected to understand and deal with culture challenges proactively, or they will be considered both financially and morally negligent. Yes, financially and morally negligent. We are seeing top leaders held accountable for their own behavior and for unacceptable behavior deep in their organizations at a level we have never witnessed before. This is driven by a much greater culture shift in society — and it is long overdue.