August 19 , 2018

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The Cost of a Bad Hire: Butts in Chairs and How to Convince Hiring Managers to Avoid Them

(Incidentally, the same arguments can also be applied to existing weak employees in cases where layoffs or terminations are being considered.) The Top 30 Arguments against Hiring … “Butts in Chairs” a.k.a. Warm Bodies, “C” Players and Homer Simpson Business Impacts of Butts in Chairs Lost productivity — a new hire who produces in the bottom quarter of employees in …

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Your Resume Is Boring — And How to Increase Your Career Opportunities

Over a decade ago, Fast Company magazine dubbed me the “Michael Jordan of hiring,” so if you want to have a resume as powerful and effective as Michael Jordan’s actually is, consider each of the checklist items that follow. Bolster the Content of Your Resume While an unusual format may garner a few seconds more of attention, it may also …

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Measuring the Quality of Those You Didn’t Hire – Are You Missing the Best?

Selecting HR Metrics Is Unfortunately Not a Scientific Process Most organizations adopt metrics based on those covered by benchmark reports or that can be easily enabled via their technology providers, instead of determining what they need to discover or prove. As a result, many organizations are burdened with data and reports that offer little in the way of guidance helping …

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Factors That Degrade Employee Referral Program Performance — Reducing Results from Great to Good

The Top 20 Employee Referral Program Performance Degraders Loss of a program manager — losing or failing to replace a program manager charged with championing the program and keeping it active can lead to disastrous consequences even for a short period of time. Solution: a resource, hold them accountable, empower them with program metrics, and educate them on key ERP …

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How to Recruit LeBron James … a Case Study on Recruiting a Game-changer Employee

Recruiting history was made this month. You may not be aware that last week marked the culmination of the most sophisticated recruiting effort executed in this century, one that will go down in history as a case study on how to recruit “game-changers.” The approaches used and the lessons to be learned are almost without comparison. If you want to …

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Championing Employee Referrals During Reductions in Force

The Important Role Employees Can Play In Acquiring Talent Whenever you want someone else to help you accomplish something, it makes sense to make the business case for them to do so.  Helping employees understand why their participation in the referral program is critical to the organizations recovery is key.  Select from the following list the specific reasons that are …

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The Future of HR From a Shareholders Perspective (Part 5 of 6)

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four THE FUTURE OF INDIVIDUAL HR DEPARTMENTS Having established the principles that will guide the shareholder aligned future of the HR function overall, it becomes clear that a majority of the traditional transaction oriented HR departments will be incapable of delivering the results needed and will need to change dramatically. …

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Making Your Employee Referral Program Work Smarter — Follow-Up Questions and Answers, Part 2

Based on the registration response and volume of questions submitted during a recent ERE webinar on Making Your Employee Referral Program Work Smarter, clearly many organizations have retooling their programs on their agenda. With nearly a question a minute coming in from the hundreds in attendance, responding to all simply wasn’t possible. What follows is Part II of the public questions …

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The Future of HR From a Shareholders Perspective (Part 4 of 6)

Part One | Part Two | Part Three “Shareholder Aligned” Performance Culture Principles (Continued) If you missed the first part of this list, check out part three of this series. Build a competitive advantage – to establish industry dominance through talent, every talent practice must be periodically benchmarked against the practices of known and developing talent competitors and upgraded to …

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