April 25 , 2018

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Whiteboard Tests Can Improve Your Hiring Results in Many Jobs

As seen on ERE Media, January 22, 2018. Improve Candidate Assessment by Adding Problem-Focused Whiteboard Tests Let’s look at the data. The current state of hiring and candidate assessment is problematic because research shows that 46 percent of new hires fail in their first 18 months on the job. Because most firms don’t track this important “failure rate” metric, they can’t really ... Read More »

Don’t Lower Your Cost Per Hire, Raise It (This Is Not a Typo)

As seen on ERE Media, January 15, 2018. Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the damage done by typical cost-cutting in recruiting Spend More Win More In my experience, recruiting has long overemphasized cost-cutting. And that focus has, unfortunately, reduced both our effectiveness and our business impacts. It’s time to rethink cost-cutting and to instead ... Read More »

Top 10 Tips for Hiring Differently Under Salary History Laws

As seen in ERE Media, January 8, 2018. Alert — New Salary History Expectations Require Changes in Your Hiring Process Typically there are a few reasons for recruiters or hiring managers to pay much attention to compensation laws. However, that disinterested approach must now change because of new salary history laws in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Delaware (and I predict ... Read More »

7 Revealing Numbers Guaranteed to Make You Rethink Talent Management

As seen on ERE Media, December 18, 2017. This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the value of data Historically, a great deal of recruiting and talent management has been intuitive. And as a result, at most firms, recruiters and hiring managers plod on for years using the same assumptions about what works and what doesn’t work. ... Read More »

Does Your CEO Know You’re Rejecting Tens of Thousands Who Like Your Firm?

As seen on ERE Media, November 27, 2017. Any firm in the Fortune 200 is likely rejecting half a million applicants each and every year. But unbeknownst to most recruiting leaders, their awkward and mostly unmanaged process for notifying applicants that they have been rejected is likely causing millions of dollars in damage to your firm’s product brand. This rejection ... Read More »

How to Get Reluctant Hiring Managers Focused on Hiring

As seen on recruitingtrends, November 20, 2017. The No. 1 struggle of recruiters around the world is getting hiring managers to prioritize, and to spend more time on, recruiting. This almost universal willingness of hiring managers to put off important recruiting tasks, of course, makes no logical sense. After all, it’s the hiring manager who suffers the most when their ... Read More »

Corporate Shame — Why Doesn’t Your Firm Predict and Prevent Sexual Harassment?

As seen in ERE Media and TLNT, November 20, 2017. Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate the thinking of board members and executives about the need for a corporate program for predicting where sexual harassment is likely to occur. Sexual harassment may be the corporate risk factor with the highest negative impact on corporate employee morale, retention, and productivity. In almost ... Read More »

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Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten ... Read More »