December 18 , 2018

HR Strategy

Early Recruiting Steps Determine If Candidates Want to Work at Your Firm

Revelation! Did you know that two thirds (67 percent) of candidates decide on whether they would accept a job at a firm prior to their first interview? Recruiting leaders who have long treated all recruiting steps equally now need to rethink that approach. Rethinking is required because we now know that the first two steps (the initial communication and the …

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Jim D’Amico — A Profile of an Exceptional Corporate Recruiting Leader, Part 2

Note: this two-part article is part of my continuing series of profiles on exceptional corporate recruiting leaders Last week in Part 1 of my compelling profile of recruiting-leader-extraordinaire Jim D’Amico, I covered his recommended actions, the firms he admires most, and his top best practices. This Part 2 covers how he measures success in recruiting, how to maintain leading-edge learning, …

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Slow Hiring Is Damaging Your Firm and Here Are 20 Reasons Why

Few realize that increasing your hiring speed often has the second-largest impact on hiring results (after referral hires). Most track time to fill, but few recruiting leaders calculate the high correlation between your hiring speed for top talent and their resulting on-the-job performance after they become a new hire. To put the relationship simply, slow hiring decisions mean that most …

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What’s Wrong With Corporate Culture As A Management Tool? Almost Everything!

The top 15 most damaging shortcomings of managing using your culture It’s no secret that most in HR and many CEOs are enamored with “corporate culture,” which is essentially the “invisible hand” that helps guide the behavior of your employees. And because every firm has a corporate culture, the mere existence of one isn’t sufficient to guarantee better business results …

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New Trend: Employee Sentiment Now Dictates Business and Talent Decisions

Can you remember a time in history when corporate employees decided which firms their company would do business with? Probably not, because for well for over a century the only real way employees could influence their firm’s corporate business decisions was indirectly through their union. But recently an alternative and powerful influence approach “employee sentiment power” has emerged. This trend …

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On Becoming A Scientific HR Function – Learning From Amazon And Google

Did you know that “becoming scientific” is a strategic goal that is shared by the HR functions of two of the top three most valuable firms in the world? Yes, Amazon’s goal is to “Become the most scientific HR organization in the world,” and Google’s goal is to become as scientific as their engineering functions by bringing “The same level of rigor …

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Understanding The Tremendous Cost Of “Doing Nothing” in HR

When you notice an engine warning light in your car, most quickly calculate that “doing nothing” would be a costly option. And if you’re not familiar with the term, the “cost of doing nothing” is the costs that occur because needed actions are never taken or are unnecessarily delayed. For example, if your facility had a leaking pipe and fixing …

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Implementing Innovations Requires a “Future-Acting” Workforce

If your firm competes against serial innovation and top-market-cap firms like Amazon, Apple, and Google, you already know that you must match their “speed of innovation.” But you might not realize that to reach that speed, you also need “a future-acting workforce” in order to implement the new ideas generated by your innovative employees. Why Increasing Your Speed of Innovation …

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The Top 10 Worst Managed Programs In HR

As seen on TLNT, January 29, 2018. All major business functions operate numerous subprograms and initiatives. And among those dozens of subprograms, a normal statistical curve would reveal that some of them would be well-managed while others would be poorly managed, and as a result, they would produce subpar results. Fortunately, we know from a study by the Boston Consulting …

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Influence Your CEO With WOW And OW! Talent Data

As seen on Visier. This “think piece” is designed to challenge your thinking on talent metrics/analytics Everyone in HR should be aware that among the global business concerns of CEO’s, Human Capital is literally the top issue. And, unfortunately, Human Capital has been their #1 concern for four years in a row (Source: The Conference Board). In my view, a …

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