February 26 , 2017

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December Is Prime Time For Recruiting … Because The Competition Is So Low

Recruiting is a direct competition between firms. So, unless you’re a firm with a great employer brand like Google, Facebook or GE, focus your recruiting during the months where the competition is extremely low. And, in the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the time period between late November and New Year’s Day is the time with the lowest level ... Read More »

8 Things You Need to Fix to Increase Employee Retention

As on LinkedIn Talent Blog. Recently, the Department of Labor reported that turnover is now at its highest level since 2008. And yet, many companies are doing very little to combat this problem. Why? Because a lot of executives don’t realize the tremendous cost of turnover: (e.g. 2X salary costs times losing approximately 25% of their workforce each year). And, the cost ... Read More »

The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See

Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken. That is because CEOs are laser focused on the strategic goals of the organization. So, if your metrics don’t ... Read More »

Talent-Tech Is Hot … But Without a Vendor Assessment Checklist, A Bad Purchase Is Likely

Everyone is excited about the new technology options that pop up nearly every day in talent management and recruiting. Unfortunately, along with all of the excitement and the new capabilities, there are also many perils. One of the most common problems is when talent leaders or ad-hoc tech purchasing committees buy technology impulsively, without an in-depth assessment. They often rush ... Read More »

Talent Tech Is Hot … But Without the Right Foundation, It Will Likely Disappoint

There is a revolution currently occurring in talent management and recruiting. Many firms are following Google’s lead and shifting to a data-driven model throughout all of the talent management functions. But an equally hot and exciting area is the development of talent technology, or talent tech for short. New vendors in the talent tech area seem to be popping up ... Read More »

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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 ... Read More »