August 19 , 2018

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Succession Planning: Why Recruiting Needs to Focus on Internal Movement (Part 1 of 2)

What is Succession Planning? Organizations use succession planning to help mitigate the risk of a vacancy occurring in key management and leadership roles that could impact the organization’s ability to perform. In more strategic organizations, the scope of succession planning is expanded to include high-impact and mission-critical roles throughout the organization. The activity looks at talent within (and in a …

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Succession Planning: Why Recruiting Needs to Focus on Internal Movement (Part 2 of 2)

Part B: Plan Output or Success Measures Group 3 – Output measures of plan success The best plans have goals (and measures) that cover each of these areas: Percentage of all management positions filled by internal candidates (this is the broadest measure of development success because it covers all management and leadership positions). A high rate of internal placement (vs. …

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Onboarding Program Killers: 15 Common Errors to Avoid

The Root of the Problem Most corporate onboarding programs are designed from the HR administrator’s perspective. The goal and focus is to ease the administrative burden on HR and to drive compliance activities, not to ensure that new hires can reach expected levels of productivity in the shortest time frame possible. As a result, most programs have boiled onboarding activities …

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Managing During an Economic Downturn Using a Talent Swapping Strategy

What Is A Talent Swapping Strategy? The concept of talent swapping is borrowed from the professional sports industry. In sports, winning is everything, and it is a common practice for team management to externally seek out a “superior” player in a key position to replace a struggling player. When the team finds an available star, they “SWAP” or replace their …

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Updating Your Employee Referral Program – ERE Community Q&A

ERE Community Q&A The questions proposed during the webinar covered a great many aspects of operating an employee referral program including: World-Class Program Design and Features Program Reward/Bonus Trends Diversity Impact Using Technology to Support the Employee Referral Program Specific Program Mentioned During the Webinar Questions on Program Design and Features What is your suggestion for dealing with a company …

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Updating Your Employee Referral Program — ERE Community Q&A Part 2 of 5

How do you ensure that you are getting quality referrals and aren’t just talking with people who aren’t the top talent and may never be a fit for the company? Almost all “first generation” referral programs suffer from low-quality referrals, primarily because they are not designed to produce anything but. “Next generation” ERPs contain elements that discourage both high-volume and …

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Updating Your Employee Referral Program — ERE Community Q&A Part 3 of 5

Questions on Reward Methodologies Any recommendations for paying after X number of days versus paying 50% up front and 50% after X number of days? That’s an easy one. Never ever delay payment — it’s a program killer. Try giving your kids their Christmas presents six months later in July, and see how happy they are with the idea. For …

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Updating Your Employee Referral Program – ERE Community Q&A, Part 4 of 5

Questions Related to ERP Impact on Organizational Diversity Some employers are paying an extra bonus for a diverse referral, but only on executive or exempt positions. How do employees perceive this? Does that make diverse non-exempt referrals seem less important? Tying ERP bonuses to the diversity of the referral is a rather rare practice, but one a growing number of …

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Updating Your Employee Referral Program – ERE Community Q&A, Part 5 of 5

  How is the Friends Program (Cisco) an employee referral program? The Friends Program, introduced by Michael McNeal in the late 1990s and no longer active at Cisco Systems, leveraged employees in a specific role to communicate with and excite possible applicants for similar roles who had indicated a potential interest in joining Cisco Systems via the corporate website, an …

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Develop a Friends Program to Better ‘Sell’ Your Targeted Talent

A Groundbreaking Program The concept was developed in the late 1990s at Cisco Systems by Michael McNeil, whom I consider to be the father of employment branding and modern marketing-based recruiting. The program is based on the premise that everyone wishes they had “a friend” inside a firm they could call and get the real, honest scoop on the job …

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