November 19 , 2018

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Proprietary Metrics — the Next Big Thing in Talent Management

The idea that you can create a template that will work forever doesn’t happen in any business … There’s some really, really bright people in this business. You can’t do the same thing the same way and be successful for a long period of time. — Billy Beane I am a strong advocate of what I call “parallel benchmarking,” which is …

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Big Challenges for Recruiting Leaders — The Top 10 Upcoming Recruiting Problems

Those who follow my articles know that I frequently write on the positive trends and the big ideas that recruiting leaders need to be aware of. However, I have not often written about the biggest strategic challenges or problems that corporate recruiting leaders face. Of course no one wants to dwell on the negative. But since I am predicting that during the next few …

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Recruiting to Avoid a Rocky Mountain High — the Impact of State Marijuana Laws

How a state law becomes a recruiting issue  I recently visited Boulder, Colorado, and guess what: everyone there was talking about the new marijuana law. If you are recruiting leader for a large corporation, you may fail to realize how much the laws of individual states can either positively or negatively impact your recruiting in that region. Take this Colorado …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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