November 20 , 2018

HR Strategy

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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‘Complementary HR’: HR Learns from the NFL About Complementary Outcomes

HR must encourage boundaryless and unselfish complementary actions that support other HR sub-functions. It's long past the time for HR executives to understand the interrelationships between HR functions. I have found that no HR department can achieve excellence until each HR link (i.e., sub-function) in its chain is strong, cohesive and working in symphony with each of the others.

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These Speed-of-Hire Metrics Will Convince Your Managers to Hire Faster

Increasing your speed of hire ranks as the No. 2 option for improving a firm’s quality of hire. The competition for talent is so high these days, that if you don’t hire extremely fast, quality candidates who apply at your firm will be gone within days because they have accepted another offer from a firm that acted faster. Some firms, …

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Stop Losing Top Candidates to Slow Hiring by Fixing These 8 Speedbumps

The Top Causes of Unnecessarily Slow Hiring Whenever you are focusing on hiring high-demand top performers and innovators in a highly competitive market, there may literally be no factor that damages your recruiting results more than slow hiring. Intuitively, most organizations and individuals think that taking your time to gather information to make such an important decision would result in …

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

Little boy in the boss' chair.

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

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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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