Workforce Planning

Recruiter Job Security – Be The Last Recruiter Standing During Turmoil

Trauma from COVID-19, travel bans, broken supply chains, and new TA tech will all contribute to upcoming recruiting cutbacks. So don’t wait, ask “What have I done to increase my value and job security?” I’m not trying to be alarmist; strategic recruiting leaders always plan for the inevitable up-and-down cycles of recruiting. I am suggesting that now may be the …

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Separating the Recruiting Function From HR — A Strategic Opportunity!

Arguments for Separating the Recruiting Function From HR  Note: This “think piece” is part of a series of articles that are designed to stimulate your thinking about strategic recruiting. Corporate recruiting can’t be completely successful in ending the talent shortage while it remains part of HR. If the recruiting function were to be made an independent business function, after being …

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‘Corporate Skill Pivots’ May Signal the End of the Permanent Employees

Forget the job threats created by the march of the robots, because the new skill sets required by radical new technologies are much more likely to cause you to lose your permanent corporate job! In case you missed it, General Motors recently underwent a dramatic corporate-wide “skills pivot” that resulted in thousands of layoffs. Not because it had too many …

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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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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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Are Firms ‘Kicking the Can Down The Road’ So They Can Pay STEM Women Less?

Consider the possibility that thousands of STEM women are literally missing out on billions of dollars in higher salaries as a result of the recent actions by tech firms. Everyone knows that many of the larger tech firms have recently released their employee diversity numbers. Obviously releasing this data was a positive move that resulted in an expanded discussion around the need …

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