A quick and low-cost approach for improving the attraction power of your job postings The most damaging failure point in recruiting is having a weak job posting! Even if your job is exciting, you will get fewer applications if your post doesn’t come across as the most exciting among the current postings …Read More »
Not All Turnover Is Bad — Why Keeping Every Long-Tenure Employee May Be Overrated
This is “a think piece” — it is designed to cause you to rethink any preconceived notions that you might have that the retention of long-tenure employees is always a positive thing. As turnover rates for employees continue to increase, there seems to be an almost universal agreement among HR …Read More »
The Future Of Predictive Analytics – The Next Generation of Talent Metrics to Consider
A comprehensive list of current and future predictive talent metrics The use of predictive analytics is a hot issue and a developing trend in talent management. But unfortunately as a longtime thought leader in the area, most of the current prediction efforts are extremely shallow. And as a result, they …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Ebola — Are Your Corporate Leaders Prepared for All Upcoming Employee Issues?
You might initially think that Ebola is only a medical issue, but corporate leaders, HR, and recruiting professionals should realize that the likely upcoming Ebola-related panic and anxiety will also negatively impact an organization’s employees and candidates. Take a moment to visualize this possible scenario where during the upcoming flu …Read More »
Speed Doesn’t Kill … Slow Kills Organizations
[I will be discussing this topic with Scott Erker, SVP at DDI’s upcoming Webinar Wednesday January 29, 2014. Register here: https://insight.ddiworld.com/webinar_agiletalentmanagement?source=sullivan ] You could accurately call me Dr. Speed because I love speed. I don’t mean the speed associated with fast cars, but instead, organizational speed. I really admire large organizations that …Read More »
Advanced Items For Your Recruiting Agenda – What Should Google Do Next?
During the newly reinvigorated and exciting ERE conference, two attendees posed related but powerful questions to me. The first was “What advanced topics should be on the agenda of recruiting leaders at elite firms?” Or as another put it “What should Google be planning to do next in recruiting?” At …Read More »
The Top 30 Problems With Assessing Organizational Fit – And How It Can Hurt Your Firm
What could be simpler than assessing "the fit" of a candidate?Read More »
Rebooting Your Workforce — Managing Employee Obsolescence at Wendy’s
Everyone knows what it means to reboot your computer, but what does it mean when you reboot your entire workforce? It’s no secret that the speed of change in business is incredibly fast. And as a result products, operational processes, customer expectations, and even business models are constantly changing. Every …Read More »
VUCA: the New Normal for Talent Management and Workforce Planning
If you are among the many strategic leaders frustrated with your inability to anticipate and handle the volatility and the speed of change in the talent management environment, you should take a few minutes to understand VUCA. VUCA best describes the volatile and chaotic business, economic, and physical environment that we …Read More »