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Surprising Talent Management Predictions For 2021

2021 HR Trends

In addition to the obvious 2021 talent trends related to Covid, remote work, diversity, etc., plan on changes in other off the radar talent areas. Here are 10 quick predictions in areas that are often not even considered by HR and management leaders. HR’s shift toward paternalism will backfire. There has been an outpouring of genuine corporate empathy for an …

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2020 vs 2021 – What If 2020 Was The Good One?

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the 2021 job market. If you’re considering a job search, you may be shocked to learn that the 2021 job market may be worse than our current dismal one. Of course, I realize that few want to hear negative job market forecasts, in part, because so many in HR …

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Are You The Recruiter Of The Year? Use A Recruiter’s Scorecard To Find Out

Recruiter Scorecard to evaluate your effectiveness. Self-assessment tool to evaluate you as a recruiter.

Champions keep score! So why not conduct a year-end assessment of whether you are among the top recruiters in your organization? One of the reasons champions remain on top is that they set aside the time to conduct self-assessments periodically. So, during this late December lag in recruiting, why not act as a professional would and complete your own year-end …

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Why December 2020 Is The Most Lucrative Recruiting Month This Decade

December 2020 is the best time to recruit

With 14 million losing their unemployment benefits, this December will be flooded with suddenly interested prospects. It will literally be the most lucrative recruiting month. For the first time in memory, a tidal wave of 14 million individuals will all instantly be forced into active job search mode (on a single day after Christmas). And because most were laid off …

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Only Hire Self-Motivated People – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Hire the self-motivated. The gift that keeps on giving.

Nothing eases a remote work team manager’s burden, where close supervision is difficult, more than only hiring self-motivated people. I recommend that during this troubled time when managers are so busy, recruiters commit to easing their burden by helping them hire technically qualified candidates who are also self-motivated.

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2020 Election Impacts On HR and The Workplace

How does HR change with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris?

This election will likely have HR impacts on diversity, unionization, paid leave, healthcare coverage, D&I training, and recruiting. And because it is better to be prepared than surprised, you should begin thinking about these changes even today.

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CEO Calls – The Most Effective Recruiting Closing Tool

CEO phone call to recruit candidates.

A CEO’s call is the top offer closing tool because it makes the candidate feel like they will have a continuing CEO relationship. So, why not utilize the influence power of your CEO when you have a “must-have” candidate that’s working in “an impossible to fill functional area.” This approach is most often used at the end of the recruiting …

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