December 17 , 2017

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

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. That placement is critical because the primary purpose of the annual report is to highlight the corporation’s performance and strengths. ... Read More »

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

As seen on ERE Media, November 6, 2017. Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of recruiting Whether you want job security as a recruiter or to simply understand the future direction of recruiting, understand that the recruiting function is already beginning to undergo a strategic shift toward the “talent advisor model.” If you’re ... Read More »

7 Metrics that the Most Data-Savvy Recruiting Teams Are Tracking (Posted by Drake Editorial Team)

Posted by Drake Editorial Team.  If you closely research (as I have) the top five global companies with the highest market value (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook) you’ll realize that they all have three things in common. First, they are all serial-innovation firms. Second, they are all recruiting powerhouses. And third, an important lesson for recruiting leaders, they all excel ... Read More »

Did You Mistakenly Reject a Star Candidate? Find Out by Tracking Their Success

What Ever Happened to Mary Jane? In an accidental conversation with a friend, you find out that one of your rejected finalists for a software job from six months ago, Mary Jane, is now producing gangbuster results at one of your firm’s direct competitors. You instantly regret passing on the opportunity to hire her. I’ve seen it happen numerous times ... Read More »

Get Ready for Food as a Management Tool (As seen on The Wall Street Journal)

For generations, Americans have packed a lunch and snacks, or purchased food at workplace cafes or nearby restaurants every workday. It was all something employees did on their own — outside of what would be considered part of a management strategy. But that’s changing, as employers begin to examine the connection between what and how workers eat and the work ... Read More »

How to Double Your Business Impacts by Assessing a Candidate’s Career Trajectory

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog October 12, 2017. Republished on Energy Central as 15 Ways to Assess If a Candidate Has High Growth Potential. Any recruiter or hiring manager would be crazy not to consider a recruiting approach that could double the value they bring to the company. Well, this amazing result can be obtained by hiring individuals that have ... Read More »

WOW Hiring Managers by Projecting the Retention Trajectory of Candidates

Add a Future Focused Element to Your Hiring Assessments Hiring managers all too often undervalue their recruiters because they feel that they know more about the finalist candidates than the recruiter does. But imagine sitting down with your hiring manager at the time when they must decide on which of their three finalists to select even though all three candidates ... Read More »

How to Help New Hires Get up to Speed

Have you ever started to read a much-hyped book with great enthusiasm and anticipation, only to stop after a few chapters because it just wasn’t compelling enough to keep on going?At many companies and organizations, inadequate and mind-numbing onboarding programs are the corporate equivalent of that dull book, leaving new hires dispirited and wondering why they should stick with their ... 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 »