May 2 , 2016
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Getting Managers To Take Action On Turnover … By Using Heat Maps And Dollar Impacts

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Turnover rates are reaching record levels at many firms. But many managers aren’t paying much attention to turnover because, in the corporate world, most turnover reports are barely scanned. And even when they are read, the way that most turnover numbers are presented simply don’t drive managers to act. And that’s a huge problem because the fundamental reason why you ... Read More »

The Definitive Article On Developing A Business Case – A Checklist Of “Power Factors” To Include

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 Even though the Conference Board found that Human Capital is still the #1 global challenge facing CEO’s, you still hear the universal complaint from recruiting leaders that they are underfunded and simply don’t have the budget to do bold and exciting things in recruiting. I find that this lack of funding isn’t because recruiting doesn’t have a high impact, clearly ... Read More »

The Biggest Mistake In Employer Branding — Failing To Measure The Business Impacts Of Employer Branding

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In my experience, the current state of employer branding is dismal. I have been developing employer branding solutions since before the advent of electricity it seems — back when it was called Employer of Choice. Since then, we have shifted to the term employer branding, but unfortunately, little else has changed for the better. In particular, I am continually shocked ... Read More »

Similarities Between Corporations and Baseball

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There Are More Similarities Than Differences Between Corporations And Baseball The popularity of the book “Moneyball” among business executives further illustrates the valuable lessons that we can all learn from the way metrics are used in baseball. It turns out that baseball and business have a lot in common in many areas of talent management including: The competition is intense ... Read More »

Sabermetrics — The Future Of Corporate Talent Metrics … Is Already Here

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If your talent management function absolutely requires advanced metrics covering every aspect of how to manage top talent, look no further than Major League Baseball. Now hold on for a minute, just because you don’t understand or even like baseball, don’t turn away. Because the baseball metric approach is world-class; it is worth learning about. Also, most corporate CEOs love sports ... Read More »

A ‘Most-Wanted List’ — A Forward-Looking Way To Hire Exceptional Talent

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One of the most frequent questions that I get is, “What are the best practices in recruiting?” Well, one best practice that always appears near the top of my list is developing a “most wanted list.” Unfortunately, this approach is rare in the corporate world, where 100 percent of all hiring is “immediate need hiring.” What this means is that ... Read More »

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The Top 10 Actions That Will Make You an Exceptional Recruiter

You simply can’t expect to succeed in the highly competitive world of recruiting these days unless you have exceptional recruiters. But, unfortunately, the competition for attracting exceptional recruiters is also intense, so a superior approach is to transform your average performing recruiters into exceptional ones. Because the talent marketplace, the job search process and the availability of top talent have ... Read More »