November 19 , 2018

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Similarities Between Corporations and Baseball

There Are More Similarities Than Differences Between Corporations And Baseball The popularity of the book “Moneyball” among business executives further illustrates the valuable lessons that we can all learn from the way metrics are used in baseball. It turns out that baseball and business have a lot in common in many areas of talent management including: The competition is intense …

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Sabermetrics — The Future Of Corporate Talent Metrics … Is Already Here

If your talent management function absolutely requires advanced metrics covering every aspect of how to manage top talent, look no further than Major League Baseball. Now hold on for a minute, just because you don’t understand or even like baseball, don’t turn away. Because the baseball metric approach is world-class; it is worth learning about. Also, most corporate CEOs love sports …

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A ‘Most-Wanted List’ — A Forward-Looking Way To Hire Exceptional Talent

One of the most frequent questions that I get is, “What are the best practices in recruiting?” Well, one best practice that always appears near the top of my list is developing a “most wanted list.” Unfortunately, this approach is rare in the corporate world, where 100 percent of all hiring is “immediate need hiring.” What this means is that …

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I Learned Everything I Know About Great Talent Metrics…From Baseball

Many are shocked when I reveal that after 30 years of developing talent metrics, I have concluded that the best place to benchmark talent metrics isn’t a major corporation like Google or IBM, it is Major League Baseball. Ever since the book Moneyball came out, corporate and talent management leaders have been seeking out every opportunity to work with MLB …

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ESports — An Under-The-Radar Social Media Community That Recruiters Should Use

By Dr. John Sullivan February 22, 2016 | ERE The dream of every corporate recruiting leader is to discover a phenomenal secret source that few in recruiting are even aware of. That recruiting source would ideally be a social media community, so its members would be “social savvy.” The new source would include millions of potential recruits, who are highly talented …

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Top Candidates Are Gone Within 10 Days … So Assign Each A ‘Hire-By-Date’

By Dr. John Sullivan February 15, 2016 | ERE If business people ran recruiting … they would assign a “hire by date” to each must-hire candidate, because these valuable in-demand candidates are likely to be quickly out of the job market. Perhaps an example will help you understand the concept of a “buy by date.” Imagine that you’re at a farmers …

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How to Identify Employees Who Are at Risk of Quitting Your Small Firm

As seen in the Wall Street Journal The Experts (Dr Sullivan is a member of the panel of experts).   Retaining every employee is critical to a small business, because with a low number of employees, losing even one has an impact that even your customers will notice. Because it is difficult to find talented replacements, managers should instead focus …

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7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

As seen on Harvard Business Review. Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With that information, candidates now routinely prepare and video their …

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