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The Future of Recruiting — the Talent Advisor Model Dominates (Part 1 of 2)

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:41

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of recruiting

Dice’s Parent Company Announces Search for New CEO, Stock Continues Slide

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:03

The U.S. added 261,000 jobs in October. Unemployment is 4.1 percent. History says the job board business should be booming. But history, it turns out, doesn’t always repeat itself.

4 Ways Leaders Are Creating Success in All the Wrong Ways

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:14

In 1997 (just three years after the company’s launch), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in a letter to shareholders:

Inspiration, Move Me Brightly – A Tale of #SourceCon

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00

I am still on a SourceCon high! I know it is more than a few weeks later. I like to make the good feels last as long as they can. The last time I felt this positive after coming back from a three day event was March 28-30, 1990. I had just seen the Grateful Dead three nights in a row at Nassau Coliseum. On March 29th, they played what is considered to be one of their finest concerts ever, with special guest star Branford Marsalis. Hey, you can listen to it here if you don’t believe me. I cannot say SourceCon topped that, but it came close.

7 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Own Feedback

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:53

Your feedback session was letter perfect. You said everything you wanted to say. You gave examples. You were constructive. You asked your employee for their point of view. They agreed with your points. You checked off all the boxes.

We Should All Celebrate a Touchdown

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 08:36

At one time in the NFL, excessive touchdown celebrations on the field were frowned upon by the league and penalized as unsportsmanlike conduct. Nonetheless several players and teams routinely defied this practice, creating their own celebration rituals like the Ickey Shuffle, the Lambeau Leap, and the infamous Dirty Bird, for which they were sometimes penalized when they were deemed to go “too far.”

The Most Popular Articles of the Month

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:52

Back by popular demand, here are the most popular posts of the past month. You may notice that some of them were published months and even years ago, but are still popular today.

Overcoming “Imposter Syndrome”

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:00

The Anonymous Mask – a fairly well known and universal image of movie fans. But how often do we crave the ability to hide behind a mask out of fear instead of Halloween or a hackathon? The desire to cover up your shortcomings by avoiding the conversation, or push back the meeting a little longer until you learn everything you need to. It happens to all of us occasionally. I’m talking about “Imposter Syndrome.” That feeling in your gut when you are tasked with taking on something new and expected to be great. Why you? You will be great because you were great at the last thing you did, even though it was nothing like this.

After A Seat At the Table, Get HR Featured In the Annual Report

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:45

Many in HR leadership focus on “getting a seat at the table.” However, if you want everyone to see and acknowledge your accomplishments, HR leaders need to go a step further and also be prominently featured in the annual report.

Is Credential Creep Strangling Your Hiring?

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:45

Every organization wants to hire top performers on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen very often. In fact, in most cases, organizations fail miserably. One reason for this rate of failure is “credential creep“: the act of raising minimum job requirements in the hope of hiring more qualified employees.

Your CFO Could Be Your Secret Weapon For Culture Change

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:35

HR has always appeared to be the natural home for the mechanics of leading culture change. In recent years, however, I’ve observed another human resource in the executive team. A person whose influence over culture is potentially the most powerful of all: The Chief Financial Officer.

Individual Performance Is Not Enough; We Need a Way to Measure Teams

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:40

Employee engagement, aligning talent and business strategies; these are perennial problems for HR professionals. Here in the United Kingdom, as far back as 2014 they were among the top three priorities for CHROs , according to an ADP survey.
How do we solve these problems? I increasingly think that one of the best ways is to refocus on teams within our organisations. But to do that we need to make sure we’re collecting standardised data and pushing it to the right people.

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Always Mean You Should: Meet O’Hire

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:22

I see a lot of press releases highlighting new companies in the talent acquisition space. It breaks down pretty close to this: 80 percent are been-there-done-that, 10 percent are categorized as pretty solid ideas, 5 percent are home runs, and another 5 percent are filed under WTF.

SourceCon Presents – The Wonderful World Of Chrome Extensions – Volume 8

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:00

It’s obvious that most recruiters and sourcers have a love affair for sourcing tools. Why wouldn’t we enjoy a shortcut or a little assistance in finding information faster? 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.

What If You Asked ‘How Are You’ and Really Meant It?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:35

What would you do if someone honestly answered that rhetorical greeting we all use, “How are you?”

The Importance of Background Screening In a Merger

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:35

Acquisitions and mergers are a common occurrence in today’s business world fueling growth and profitability, expanded market share and the introduction of new products and services. There are many items to be checked off on the “to do” list during the merger process from the organizational side, but what about the human factor?

Microsoft Integrates LinkedIn With Outlook

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:16

Microsoft today released a LinkedIn integration with Outlook.com, enabling Office 360 users to view profile information of senders without leaving their inbox.

Why Online Reputation Management for Recruiters Is Important

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:56

Recruiters are some of the most externally facing people at the company. With that, their online reputation can make or break their ability to do their job well and can come with some major personal risks as well. Online reputation management for recruiters is a topic often overlooked and undervalued. Sharing photos, special moments, statuses, and more can open the door to a host of risks.

4 Diverse Work Styles and 3 Ways to Manage Them

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:26

Are you satisfied with the performance of your team? Are they producing the right results individually and collectively?

Stop Telling Me People Are Your Greatest Asset

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:40
“People are our greatest asset.”

Four words that are the most meaningless in the corporate lexicon. In watching a business channel, the other night, I heard it again. When I looked up, it was some big shot CEO mouthing off about “his people.”