December 15 , 2017

HR Strategy

Poaching, Ethics, Slavery And Personal Opinions

Employees Are Not Owned by the Corporation Poaching employees is not stealing, because employees are never owned. I literally laugh out loud when I hear individuals say that it is illegal or unethical to poach or steal employees from another company. Let me be crystal clear on this: Employees are not owned by the corporation. The U.S. Constitution and numerous ... Read More »

How To Find a Great Recruiter

The Problem Is Here Today Although many experts are talking about a shortage of talent that will hit in 2006, in many regions and industries the shortage is already occurring. Job posting sites that target recruiters, like ERE's job board, have seen a marked increase in the number of job postings recently, many of which remain unfilled for long periods ... Read More »

A Case Study of Google Recruiting

"Disruptive Technology" and Strategic "Disruptive Recruiting" Google, through its branding, PR, and recruiting efforts, has made itself so well known and attractive to professionals from every industry and university that they have essentially changed the game of recruiting forever. If you know anything about technology, you know that people in the field use the term "disruptive technology" for technologies like ... Read More »

Three New Roles Every Modern, Strategic Talent Management Function Must Have

Driving Change: Three New Roles Defined While breaking down the barriers between the existing HR functions that impact talent management is in itself a profound success, leading organizations are also formalizing a number of proactive activities that add true strategic power to talent management. By creating a formal workforce planning role, organizations are empowering staffing departments, training departments, and operations ... Read More »

31 Things That Set Great Recruiters Apart From the Average

Anyone can call themselves a recruiter. There are no university degrees in recruiting, no laws that require you to pass a test or be certified like those required to become an accountant or lawyer. All it takes is a job title and a business card. To compound the problem, most people who enter recruiting do so in order to use ... Read More »

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: No Wonder Turnover Is About To Skyrocket!

Several articles of late have mentioned how analysts and thought leaders are predicting that, as the economy in the Untied States begins to recover at an increased pace, voluntary turnover among many U.S. corporations will skyrocket. Some analysts are predicting involuntary turnover rates as low as 20%, while others peg the amount of pent-up turnover somewhere near the 45% mark. ... Read More »

The Turnover Tidal Wave Is Coming: Are You Ready?

Let’s face it, the economy has been in a downturn for a good while now, and few of us have been giving much thought to employee retention. But that’s a huge mistake, because a literal flood of turnover is about to take place. Smart managers and HR professionals need to start preparing for it right away. The reason turnover rates ... Read More »

Beating Boredom: How To Remain Productive During Slow Times

It is a well-known fact that fewer firms are hiring these days. And while most organizations have trimmed back their recruiting function to its barest bones, throughout corporate America there are recruiters still in their jobs, at their desks ó bored to death. While many are using this time to catch up on paperwork that never got completed, to research ... Read More »

Why HR Stinks at “Execution”

One of the hottest books in business right now is the book Execution, by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. It’s a must read for CEOs and HR people alike. If you haven’t had time to read the book, I recommend you do. The book highlights the three major processes critical to an organization’s success: people, strategy, and operations. Leaders must be in ... Read More »

An Action Plan for the Anniversary of September 11

With the anniversary of the events of September 11 approaching, many managers are wondering, what is the appropriate way to respond? Should you memorialize the event, mourn, pay respects, or ignore it? There are many perspectives and issues to consider before you make a decision. Since I did a lot of work initially on how a company should respond to ... Read More »