February 25 , 2017

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The Top 20 Reasons Why Recruiting Is an Exciting and High-Impact Job

As a professor in a large business school, I am frequently asked, “What is the most exciting and impactful job in the corporate world?” While others may answer differently, to me the most exciting and impactful job is clearly recruiting. It is full of excitement because every day as a recruiter you are in a head-to-head competition to attract top ... Read More »

ERE Webinar – Employee Referrals: Advanced Approaches

Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 2:00 pm ET Duration:60 minutesRegistration:Register for this free webinar Exceptional Practices That Will Elevate Your Referral Program To Elite Status   If you have been operating a corporate employee referral program (ERP) for a while and now you’ve decided that it’s time to raise that program to “the elite level”, this webinar willshow you the ... Read More »

‘Friends of the Firm Referrals’ — Expand Referrals to Non-Employees

There is an emerging recruiting trend where traditional employee referral programs are being expanded to allow non-employees to submit referrals. I call these variation “friends of the firm” referrals (FOF) because it expands the number of individuals who are looking for top talent for your firm beyond the traditional employee base. So that those looking for talent now include family, ... Read More »

Talent Management Lessons From the Super Bowl for Corporate Leaders

A couple years back I was asked to outline “the future of talent management” in a talk at Google headquarters. Then as now, I predicted the future of talent management will follow the “professional sports model,” which many of you undoubtedly witnessed during yesterday’s Super Bowl. Some in HR carelessly make the mistake of instantly dismissing sports analogies as irrelevant, ... Read More »

These Strategic Goals Can Help to Focus Your Recruiting Function

What could be more important than having everyone on your team focused and on the same page? Unfortunately, in my interactions with corporate recruiting leaders, I am frequently surprised to find that they don’t have a formal set of strategic goals for their talent acquisition function. That’s a major problem because you certainly can’t be strategic unless you have a ... Read More »

Join my webinar with @DDIworld on 01/29/14

As a leader in talent management, you have undoubtedly already noticed that there has been continuous volatility and change in business. Well this world of turmoil actually has a name, which is VUCA, where VUCA is an acronym for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. In order to survive, every area of talent management will have to become agile and adaptive. ... Read More »

Advice and How-Tos Calculating the Tremendous Dollar Value of a Top-performing or Innovative Employee

In professional sports, almost everyone readily agrees that a top-performing athlete is worth their weight in gold. That value is clearly reflected in their compensation, where for example a top-performing NFL quarterback can get paid 10 times more than the third-string quarterback on the same team. The value of adding a LeBron James, Peyton Manning, or Lionel Messi to your ... Read More »

Calculating the Dollar Costs of a Bad or Weak-performing Employee

Almost every manager, when asked, readily agrees that weak employees underperform average employees by a significant amount. We certainly know from sports teams, where performance is easily measured, that there is a huge performance differential (often double or triple) between the below average, average, and top performers in the same position. From a talent management perspective, if the “performance differential” ... Read More »

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Strategic Talent Leaders

The New Year is the perfect time to reexamine and refocus your talent efforts. The coming year will see a surge in economic growth, but it will occur in a business environment with continued volatility. Succeeding in this environment will require a new approach. So before all of the activity that accompanies any new year begins, take at least an ... Read More »

Webinars

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 ... Read More »