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Can Analytics Reduce First Year Turnover to Zero?

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:35

Imagine you are running a retail chain. Some of your in-store staff stay at least a year; some do not. Can analytics distinguish what is different between those two groups? Could it potentially do that so well that first-year turnover could be reduced to zero?

Crowded Promises to Bring Back the Dead with ‘Crowded Refresh’

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:45

It’s not quite October yet, but it’s never too early to bring back candidates from the dead. At least that’s what Crowded, a solution that looks to help employers use their existing talent pools that may have gone stale, is counting on with its latest release, Crowded Refresh.

A New Career Option for Recruiters: Managing the Internal Talent Network

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:35

Recruiters have always been tasked with the responsibility of maintaining a network of contacts outside the company so that when openings become available they know who to call to get those jobs filled. But what if instead of going outside the company, recruiters turned their attention to inside the company to make the best use of the company’s own internal talent? One company is doing just that.

Security Giant Telling Organizations They’ll Get $400 for a Hire

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:06

Allied Universal, the 150,000-employee security company hiring about 50,000 new employees over the next few months, is trying a new spin on referrals, offering money not just to employees but to organizations that may need funding.

Metrics: KPI’s for Sourcers

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:30

Sourcing is more than just finding the right candidate for the job. It’s a process – sometimes a very time-consuming one – and processes need to be assessed to make sure they are working efficiently. Here are four sourcing metrics you can use to track how your processes are functioning.

5 Communication ‘Best Practices’ That Aren’t

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:55

No matter the topic, there’s always the flipside. Politics? The liberal view versus the conservative view. Religion? Scores of interpretations. How to build the better app? Fee versus free, with imbedded links.

Up Your Job Seeker Empathy by Applying for a Job Yourself

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:40

When was the last time you interviewed for a job and why is this important?

Need Top Performers? Hire Candidates With a Strong Professional Network

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:46

Actionable Tips for Hiring Those With Powerful Professional Networks

The Batman Process – Part 2

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:00

Previously on the Batman Process….

Another Site for Using Contingent Workers Is On the Way

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:33

Yes, there are already sites in the hot contingent-worker management field we’ve mentioned before on these pages: Catalant, SenseToptal, TalentSwype, Upwork, TaskRabbit, ProFinder, Fiverr, Gigwalk, and on and on.

The New Business-Driven Approach to Employee Experience

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:35

Human resources is experiencing a massive shift. For years, organizations have relied on a single annual engagement survey to collect feedback from employees. These surveys have become a ritual for many companies, and a lucrative industry has sprung up around them. But after all these years, 81% of companies running engagement programs aren’t enhancing or maximizing them. And the field of HR is catching on.

Newspaper Publisher McClatchy Dumps CareerBuilder for Recruitology

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:57

Another newspaper publisher has swiped left on CareerBuilder. This time, McClatchy is doing the dumping.

How to Deliver An Effective Onboarding Experience

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:27

Most employers consider generational differences when they design their onboarding process. These can be costly and have a huge impact on employee success, which is why they need to be effective.

Supreme Court Asked to Decide If Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:40

Can employers discriminate against a person on the basis of their sexual orientation?

High Volume Recruiting – Tools to Expedite & Execute!

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:30

The strategy has to be efficient, and the results need to be immediate. That’s the expectation in high volume recruiting. The impression of clients and technical recruiters tends to be that because you are not typically looking for highly technical candidates, your job is easier. Wrong. Because you are not looking for one or two qualified candidates, but instead you are trying to move an entire group of people across the finish line, more things can and do go awry.

A Guide to College Recruiting as a Smaller Company

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:52

Have you ever walked through a bar district and been solicited by staff standing in doorways? They “guard” practically vacant rooms and desperately call out for customers. It always seems like the most popular bars have considerable lines and the less desirable ones remain quite empty.

The One Follow-up Question You’re Missing That Could Cost You a Future Prospect

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:00

Hey, I get it. We’ve all done it. When we experience that initial rejection of “No, I’m really not looking right now,” or “I’m actually really happy where I’m at,” we thank a candidate for their time and try not to take up too much more of it. What if I told you that pushing a little bit further could land you a question that would make a future search, in the words of Katy Perry, “swish swish?”

How to Get Useful Feedback from Your Employees

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:02

Chances are that if you are in a position where you supervise or manage employees beneath you, you’ve put a lot of effort into giving your junior team members the feedback they need to grow and improve. But have you worked to get feedback from them for your own growth?

CareerBuilder Launches Talent Discovery to Ease the Pain of Logging In and Out Everywhere

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:54

Earlier this month CareerBuilder announced the release of its new Talent Discovery platform. This addition is aimed at decreasing the amount of time recruiters spend filling employment vacancies by combining all of the company’s products into one offering that integrates with existing applicant tracking software.

What Do You Do When Your Preliminary Data Comes Back to Haunt You?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:30

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where someone (usually your boss or a higher-up) makes an announcement or a decision using draft or preliminary figures that you had given them some time ago? Only today the correct figures are different from what you presented as a draft. Then when you ask why the “old” numbers were used, the finger points back at you.