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The 17 Dumbest Things In Recruiting

If you utilize any of the approaches mentioned here, feel free to be defensive if you must, but at the very least tolerate my rants for a few minutes (if you have some of your own pet peeves, feel free to send them to [email protected]): Lame corporate employment websites. Probably 99% of the corporate employment sites I visit are an …

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Recruiting and Talent Management Trends for 2005

17 Hot (and Getting Hotter) Trends in Recruiting and Talent Management An increased emphasis on assessment. After sourcing, assessment is the highest impact area in traditional recruiting. If, for example, you recruited Tiger Woods but rejected him because "he wore that silly Nike cap throughout the interview," you will certainly not end up with a large number of high quality …

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Peoplesoft Is Being Swallowed by the Evil Empire

Here are a few of the ways it will impact critical HR areas, including recruiting, metrics, reporting, and self service. 1. Say goodbye to a cadre of HR founders and visionaries. There's little argument that "bad boy" Larry Ellison cares little about HR as a profession. HR isn't a prime function within Oracle, nor is the HR suite a primary …

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Strengthening Your Leadership Bench with External Succession Planning

Lack of Leadership Bench Strength: A Growing Problem As the second phase of the War for Talent slowly builds momentum, more and more firms are going to experience havoc directly related to the absence of leadership bench strength. The problems that have crippled smaller firms historically will establish a footing in every major enterprise, as the competition for management and …

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Strengthening Your Leadership Bench with External Succession Planning, Part 2

Beyond this commitment, what follows are the major steps: 1. Make the business case for external succession planning. The first step is to present arguments to your senior leadership about the need for including external talent and development opportunities in your succession plan. Generally that means documenting current development problems/shortages, and putting an estimated dollar cost to each. This business …

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Are You Ugly?

What Applicants Are Looking For Most applicants go online looking for basic information about on organization, including details on its history, leadership, products, and financials. For a growing number of applicants, however, the basic information is only the tip of the iceberg. Savvy internet users have also reported looking for: Opinions of insiders and former employees about the organization as …

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The Top 25 Benchmark Firms In Recruiting and Talent Management

Note: This list references firms that are large by most standards. The absence of smaller sized firms does not mean that they do not possess best practices, or that they are not benchmark worthy; it only implies that they are less known. If you are looking to learn from any of the companies listed here it is important that you …

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The Top 10 Ways to Shock and Awe Your Senior Managers

Let's face it, most of the things done in recruiting are relatively mundane, and as a result, they get little recognition or even acknowledgment by senior management. If you're tired and frustrated with your present situation in recruiting, it's time to step back and realize that, in the eyes of senior managers, most of the things you're doing are, to …

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Bringing Healthcare Recruiting into the 21st Century

Organizations That Excel While most talent management professionals in healthcare have dedicated hours to coming up with excuses why they can't recruit and retain a sufficient quantity of high-quality staff, other firms have found a way to overcome macro-level obstacles. Some of the benchmark firms to evaluate include: Griffin Hospital Baptist Healthcare System Bronson Healthcare Group Memorial Health HealthEast Care …

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To Build, Buy, or Trade Talent: That Is the Question Behind Talent Management

Capability and Capacity Planning At the core of this transformation is the application of a science known as capability and capacity planning (CCP), long used in other areas of the business, to the macro-level talent pool that makes up the organization. Capability and capacity planning from the talent management perspective is all about balancing the "load" of labor needed by …

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