August 19 , 2018

Articles

A Quick Guide on How to ‘Talk Strategically’

Many in business and most in talent management fail to realize that as soon as you open your mouth, it’s immediately obvious to almost all leaders and executives whether you are “strategic” and “know the business.” If you have ever been a CEO or senior executive (as I have), you already know that strategic individuals use a completely different language …

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The Top 10 Best Approaches for Winning The ‘War For College Talent’

College recruiting has been in the doldrums during most of the economic downturn, and as a result there have been few strategic changes in it, even though the rest of the recruiting function has undergone major shifts during the downturn. And just in case you haven’t seen it yourself, I am predicting that college recruiting demand is about to explode …

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Don’t Forget the Critical Role That Healthcare Benefits Play in Recruiting and Retention

From the employer’s perspective, most of the recent publicity relating to offering health care benefits has been focused on the added cost and burden of providing those benefits to a firm’s employees. However, many employers and especially small businesses seem to have failed to realize that offering healthcare benefits is one of the most powerful attraction and retention factors on …

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Is it Time to Adopt a Targeted Recruiting Effort Focused on Gay Candidates?

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, you can’t have missed the fact that much of the world has recently become more tolerant of gay men and women. However, despite all this recent societal change, there has been no corresponding change in the corporate recruiting function, which seems unwilling to redesign its programs so that they can effectively recruit …

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Sacred Cows and Silly Practices Die Slowly in Recruiting

Recruiting is full of practices that seem to last forever. Unfortunately, many practices endure for years despite the fact that they add no value to the hiring process. I call these well-established practices “sacred cows” because many longtime recruiters and hiring managers vigorously defend them even though both company and academic data shows that they should be discarded.

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Is It Finally Time for Corporations to Provide Applicants With Feedback?

One of the most powerful unanswered questions in recruiting is “Why are ‘not hired’ applicants and rejected candidates not provided with feedback?” Providing individual feedback in recruiting is almost nonexistent, even though giving feedback is a widely accepted practice in business. Firms take pride in providing feedback to their customers, vendors, and even their employees, but there is no formal …

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