June 25 , 2018

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How to Screen Out Sexual Harassers During the Hiring Process

As seen on ERE Media, February 5, 2018. Recruiting leaders must realize that they are exposing their firm to “negligent hiring” charges if they fail to do everything possible to prevent the hiring of candidates who later go on to sexually harass. Prevention is key, because once sexual harassment occurs in your workplace, irreversible damage has already been done to …

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The Top 10 Worst Managed Programs In HR

As seen on TLNT, January 29, 2018. All major business functions operate numerous subprograms and initiatives. And among those dozens of subprograms, a normal statistical curve would reveal that some of them would be well-managed while others would be poorly managed, and as a result, they would produce subpar results. Fortunately, we know from a study by the Boston Consulting …

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Whiteboard Tests Can Improve Your Hiring Results in Many Jobs

As seen on ERE Media, January 22, 2018. Improve Candidate Assessment by Adding Problem-Focused Whiteboard Tests Let’s look at the data. The current state of hiring and candidate assessment is problematic because research shows that 46 percent of new hires fail in their first 18 months on the job. Because most firms don’t track this important “failure rate” metric, they can’t really …

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Don’t Lower Your Cost Per Hire, Raise It (This Is Not a Typo)

As seen on ERE Media, January 15, 2018. Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the damage done by typical cost-cutting in recruiting Spend More Win More In my experience, recruiting has long overemphasized cost-cutting. And that focus has, unfortunately, reduced both our effectiveness and our business impacts. It’s time to rethink cost-cutting and to instead …

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Top 10 Tips for Hiring Differently Under Salary History Laws

As seen in ERE Media, January 8, 2018. Alert — New Salary History Expectations Require Changes in Your Hiring Process Typically there are a few reasons for recruiters or hiring managers to pay much attention to compensation laws. However, that disinterested approach must now change because of new salary history laws in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Delaware (and I predict …

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7 Revealing Numbers Guaranteed to Make You Rethink Talent Management

As seen on ERE Media, December 18, 2017. This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the value of data Historically, a great deal of recruiting and talent management has been intuitive. And as a result, at most firms, recruiters and hiring managers plod on for years using the same assumptions about what works and what doesn’t work. …

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Does Your CEO Know You’re Rejecting Tens of Thousands Who Like Your Firm?

As seen on ERE Media, November 27, 2017. Any firm in the Fortune 200 is likely rejecting half a million applicants each and every year. But unbeknownst to most recruiting leaders, their awkward and mostly unmanaged process for notifying applicants that they have been rejected is likely causing millions of dollars in damage to your firm’s product brand. This rejection …

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Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity hiring many high-tech firms have rushed to …

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