May 21 , 2018

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The Top 1% Recruiting Gap — Why Most Firms Have Surrendered to Google

A think piece designed to stimulate your thinking on competing against the top 1 percent firms for top talent If you’re an executive interested in recruiting, here is a scary thought to consider. For the first time in your lifetime: As a result of their compelling approach to managing talent, the elite 1 percent of firms now have a powerful recruiting ... Read More »

Big Ideas for Recruiting Leaders — What if Davos Covered Recruiting?

Forward-looking executives seeking truly big ideas understand the value of the Davos World Economic Forum, where only thought leaders and the most senior executives at top global firms are invited to attend. If there were to be a Davos-type “big-idea session” covering strategic recruiting, this article covers the big idea topics that I would propose for the agenda. The hectic ... Read More »

Recruiting High School and Non-degreed Top Talent — A Missed Corporate Opportunity

In case you didn’t hear about it, college football powerhouse Alabama recently offered a scholarship to eighth-grade football player Dylan Moses and LSU offered a scholarship to a ninth grader. Before you react in shock as a parent might, consider the fact that teenage talent may be the last remaining untapped corporate recruiting pool. Most corporate recruiting leaders wear blinders ... Read More »

Facebook’s Billion-dollar Hiring Lesson — the Business Case for Eliminating Missed Hires

The most costly recruiting error in recent history was revealed last week. On Wednesday, Facebook announced its nearly $19 billion purchase of the instant-messaging firm WhatsApp. But the real news about the acquisition relates to the colossal recruiting failure that occurred a handful of years earlier (as reported byForbes) when both WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton applied for a ... Read More »

The Top 20 Reasons Why Recruiting Is an Exciting and High-Impact Job

As a professor in a large business school, I am frequently asked, “What is the most exciting and impactful job in the corporate world?” While others may answer differently, to me the most exciting and impactful job is clearly recruiting. It is full of excitement because every day as a recruiter you are in a head-to-head competition to attract top ... Read More »

ERE Webinar – Employee Referrals: Advanced Approaches

Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 2:00 pm ET Duration:60 minutesRegistration:Register for this free webinar Exceptional Practices That Will Elevate Your Referral Program To Elite Status   If you have been operating a corporate employee referral program (ERP) for a while and now you’ve decided that it’s time to raise that program to “the elite level”, this webinar willshow you the ... Read More »

‘Friends of the Firm Referrals’ — Expand Referrals to Non-Employees

There is an emerging recruiting trend where traditional employee referral programs are being expanded to allow non-employees to submit referrals. I call these variation “friends of the firm” referrals (FOF) because it expands the number of individuals who are looking for top talent for your firm beyond the traditional employee base. So that those looking for talent now include family, ... Read More »

Talent Management Lessons From the Super Bowl for Corporate Leaders

A couple years back I was asked to outline “the future of talent management” in a talk at Google headquarters. Then as now, I predicted the future of talent management will follow the “professional sports model,” which many of you undoubtedly witnessed during yesterday’s Super Bowl. Some in HR carelessly make the mistake of instantly dismissing sports analogies as irrelevant, ... Read More »

These Strategic Goals Can Help to Focus Your Recruiting Function

What could be more important than having everyone on your team focused and on the same page? Unfortunately, in my interactions with corporate recruiting leaders, I am frequently surprised to find that they don’t have a formal set of strategic goals for their talent acquisition function. That’s a major problem because you certainly can’t be strategic unless you have a ... Read More »

Join my webinar with @DDIworld on 01/29/14

As a leader in talent management, you have undoubtedly already noticed that there has been continuous volatility and change in business. Well this world of turmoil actually has a name, which is VUCA, where VUCA is an acronym for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. In order to survive, every area of talent management will have to become agile and adaptive. ... Read More »

Webinars

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 »