November 19 , 2018

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Reasons Why Managers Oppose Public Sector Unions

  Possible Reasons Public-Sector Managers Resist Union Actions As with all issues, it would be unfair to make blanket statements that all unions do this or that, but there are certainly tendencies and actions, values, and goals that are quite common in public-sector unions. The following “business-impact” reasons have a reasonable likelihood of occurring in a large public-sector union. When …

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Refusing Applications from the Unemployed: Best Practice or Madness?

Is it a good idea for firms hiring to purposely exclude the unemployed from consideration? If you missed the news last summer (June 2010) about the growth of this practice, then you might be scratching your head and thinking to yourself, ‘that’s crazy.’ However, for those that follow trends and deal with job postings daily, it’s clear that postings increasingly contain some variation of …

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Strategic Recruiting Issues and Trends — Fire Away with Kevin, Lou, and John

This March at the ERE Expo attendees (and those watching the live video stream) will be treated to something new. For the first time in the Expo’s history three of the longest-running ERE authors (Kevin Wheeler, Lou Adler, and myself) will come together for a live crossfire to respond to your questions and top issues. For nearly 14 years the three of …

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High-Impact Social Recruiting Errors — The Top 30 to Avoid

Using social media to support recruiting efforts is justifiably a hot topic. Social media tools are one of the top three most powerful recruiting tools, along with referral programs and mobile technologies. Despite its potential, the approach most recruiting functions are taking to leverage social media is haphazard and weak. Merely being able to state that “we use it” seems …

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Performance Appraisal, the Most Dreaded HR Process – A List of the Top 50 Problems

90% of performance appraisal processes are inadequate. –Salary.com survey In conversations with HR leaders and employees, the talent management process that suffers from the most disdain around the world is the performance appraisal. It’s one of the few processes that even the owners of the process dread. If everyone hates it, but it still gets done nearly everywhere, you might assume …

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Should I Hire a Robot or an Employee? HR Must Offer Integrated Solutions

Note: This is a “think piece” written to stimulate your thinking about strategic HR. The idea of having a corporate function focused on managing labor resources is one that has been around for more than two centuries (corporate functions emerged following the advent of labor unions in the late 1700s). Since then the function has gone by several names, the …

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Cross-Functional Collaboration: Discovering Its $ Value and the Genius of Google

Someone recently asked me to name an aspect of talent management that has the potential to largely impact business performance, but that is essentially ignored by most organizations. It was a genius question … most talent management leaders spend hundreds of hours trying to marginally improve existing practices, but few even attempt to identify and execute on new opportunities. My …

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Mass Personalized Recruiting: A Powerful Approach for High-Value Candidates

Personalized marketing and mass customized manufacturing are powerful concepts that when adapted to recruiting can provide a strategic opportunity to successfully recruit even the most difficult candidates. While personalizing the recruiting approach to fit every candidate is nearly impossible, the growth of social networks has made it significantly easier to “mass-customize” recruiting approaches to fit high-value recruiting targets. Personalized Approaches …

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Lift-outs: Recruiting on Steroids for Those Seeking Strategic Business Impact

All new hires have the potential of bringing with them game-changing thoughts and ideas, but no matter how rare the talent found, seldom are major business successes ever attributed to recruiting, except in the case of “lift-outs.” While not for everyone (few recruiters have the cojones or the planning skills to attempt a “lift-out”), a lift-out is the pinnacle of …

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Game-changing: Financial Analysts Begin Assessing Talent Management Effectiveness

With access to and leverage of talent playing a more critical role in an organization’s ability to succeed than ever before, it should come as no surprise that the financial analyst community would start evaluating talent management capability when rating organizations. The fact that analysts historically haven’t paid much attention to factors like an organization’s ability to recruit, develop, or …

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