January 22 , 2019

HR Strategy

Are You Prepared For a Jobs Depression?

Factors Impacting a Move Into a Jobs Depression Most of the factors that have resulted in our increasing unemployment rate are well known. They include decreased sales and profit in major industries like housing, and large-scale layoffs in the financial services sector. Unfortunately, other negative factors that you might not be aware of will continue to drive the unemployment rate …

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How NOT to Hire Tiger Woods!

Finding a Tiger Woods is the Easy Part A common complaint among both hiring managers and recruiters is that they have difficulty in hiring top caliber talent like Tiger Woods. Some call these extraordinary individuals top performers, while others call them game changers or innovators. Regardless of what they are called, everyone understands that you need these unique individuals if …

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Hiring for This Job and Their Next Job

Hiring for a current need is actually pretty simple. The hiring manager defines some specific skills they need, recruiters then discount that profile by 30%, and then begins the process of sourcing, assessing, selecting, and closing an offer to an individual with the current skills and competencies. Historically, most organizations have focused on hiring individuals based solely on current need …

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Developing Bonus Systems for Rewarding Corporate Recruiters

When times are good and recruiting is booming, invariably recruiters wonder why there is no bonus plan for internal corporate recruiters. The impetus for their proposal stems from the fact that external third-party recruiters routinely receive bonuses based on their performance. In my experience, it is the incentive system that makes these recruiters superior to the typical corporate recruiter, just …

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Building Job Opportunities Capable of Attracting the Talent You Need

Last week we introduced the concept of an employment product manager, an individual who would oversee the development and positioning of employment opportunities using approaches similar to those used by product managers in a products company. This week we will turn our attention to the development of a prototype job description for such a role and explore where the role …

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New or Revisited HR Planning Tools

Corporate Head count "Fat" Assessment Plan Ever wonder why the decision that we need layoffs seems to come up as a surprise? Why not establish a set of assessment tools that will let you know in advance where head count and overhead costs are excessive. Redeployment / Agility Plans In this changing world it is not uncommon for new markets …

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Action Steps for Handling the Aging Workforce Problem

Upcoming Problems Related to the Aging Workforce The dollar impact of the aging workforce problem will vary significantly with the size and employment brand of the organization, but in large organizations it will most certainly exceed tens of millions of dollars. Some of the key negative impacts you should expect to encounter include: An increased workload for the pension and …

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Helping Employees Handle the Stress of Heightened Terror Alerts

Why do you need to act? Current and potential employees will judge your firm based on your reaction to this issue. Having stressed-out or nervous employees coming in to work may be disruptive and actually be worse than letting them stay at home. Even if workers do come in, breaking news and rumors during working hours may cause panic and …

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Talent Management Defined: Is It a Buzzword or a Major Breakthrough?

Talent Management Defined Talent management is the integrated process of ensuring that an organization has a continuous supply of highly productive individuals in the right job, at the right time. Rather than a one-time event, talent management is a continuous process that plans talent needs, builds an image to attract the very best, ensures that new hires are immediately productive, …

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Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Recruiters

I find it interesting and troubling at the same time that many corporate recruiters take so much crap from managers. Perhaps they do so in hopes of one day establishing a trusted relationship with them, or perhaps they are just too passive in accepting the lack of responsiveness and rude treatment often dished up by managers. If you're tired of …

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