June 25 , 2017

metrics

The Top 7 Ways to Get Hiring Managers to Devote More Time to Recruiting

As seen on ERE Media (June 5, 2017). Of all of the contributing factors that lead to success in recruiting, the hiring manager has the highest overall impact. For example, one study found that recruiting’s relationship with the hiring manager was the No. 1 driver of overall talent acquisition’s performance and that it was four times more influential than the ... Read More »

Impress Your CEO By Focusing On The Things They Care About

As seen on ERE Media (May 2, 2017). Contrasting the Factors That CEOs Focus On, With Those That Garner Little Interest One of the reasons why talent managers continually strive to become more strategic is that they want their ideas and problems to be noticed by their CEO. Because executives have a strategic focus, being viewed by executives as having ... Read More »

10 Business And Recruiting Reasons For Requesting Salary Information

  As seen on TLNT (April 26, 2017). The practice of firms either requesting or requiring applicants to provide their salary history is coming under tremendous pressure as part of the overall push for pay equity for women. As a result, there are many new and proposed laws about the salary history request, including outright bans. In my view, almost everyone ... Read More »

7 Metrics That the Most Data-Savvy Recruiting Teams Are Tracking

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog (April 18, 2017). If you closely research (as I have) the top five global companies with the highest market value (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook) you’ll realize that they all have three things in common. First, they are all serial-innovation firms. Second, they are all recruiting powerhouses. And third, an important lesson for ... Read More »

Why CEOs Don’t Act On Talent Metrics — No Trend Lines, $ Impacts, Or Prescriptive Actions

Talent metrics have been a miserable failure! They don’t drive executives to act because they are not forward-looking and they don’t prescribe the needed actions to solve upcoming problems. Yes, after 20+ years of striving to improve metrics in talent management, most of what we produce are still what I call “so-what metrics.” Even when they are actually reviewed by ... Read More »

You Can’t Calculate Employer Branding’s ROI if You Omit Its Negative Impacts

Understanding the Top 10 Problems Associated With Having a Strong Employer Brand There are only two long-term strategic recruiting approaches: employer brand building, and talent pipelining. Of the two options, employer brand-building is by far the most powerful. In fact, it was ranked by BCG as No. 4 highest in revenue and profit impacts among all HR programs. Almost every major corporation ... Read More »