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Who Are the Despicable Mes in Recruiting?

The combination of the popular “Despicable Me” movies and the Christmas season made me think about who in the recruiting process should get “a lump of coal” in their stockings for their naughty behavior. Obviously any list like this that identifies problem-causers involves some generalizations, because there are always some individual exceptions. However, in any field there are individuals who …

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The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 1 and 2

Even if you work in a corporate recruiting function with low resources or minimal expectations for change, every recruiter still has a professional obligation to maintain their awareness of the latest trends and predictions. I have grouped 25 predictions of the leading corporate recruiting trends for 2014 into four separate sections. Part 1 includes two sections that cover 14 new …

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Stay Interviews: an Essential Tool for Winning ‘the War to Keep Your Employees’

The complete guide on how to use stay interviews to improve retention Many firms use exit interviews to find out why employees are leaving their jobs. Unfortunately, asking an employee on their last day “why are you leaving?” doesn’t provide useful information in time to prevent the turnover. A superior approach that I’ve been recommending for over 20 years is …

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College Recruiting — Capturing ‘Passive’ Students Who Don’t Visit the Career Center

How Your Current College Approach Misses Top Talent  Unlike modern “experienced hire” recruiting, most college recruiting is neither scientific nor data-driven. A majority of college programs run on tradition, which means that they rely almost exclusively on students attending information sessions and then interviewing students through the campus career center. Print Friendly

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Are Leaders Ready for VUCA?

By Evan Sinar, Ph.D. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on talent management in a VUCA world. [Dr John Sullivan andScott Erker, SVP at DDI’s  will be discussing more on this topic at the upcoming Webinar Wednesday November 20, 2013.  Register here: http://insight.ddiworld.com/webinar_agiletalentmanagement?source=sullivan ] An examination of executive assessment data suggests the answer might be, “no.” The concept of VUCA …

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Speed Doesn’t Kill … Slow Kills Organizations

[I will be discussing this topic with Scott Erker, SVP at DDI’s upcoming Webinar Wednesday January 29, 2014.  Register here: http://insight.ddiworld.com/webinar_agiletalentmanagement?source=sullivan ] You could accurately call me Dr. Speed because I love speed. I don’t mean the speed associated with fast cars, but instead, organizational speed. I really admire large organizations that have a track record of doing everything really fas Organizational …

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Benchmark your talent management strategy to see if its built for a VUCA world

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on talent management in a VUCA world. [Benchmark Yourself] Is Your Talent Strategy Built for a VUCA World? By Justin Yopp Want to see how your organization stacks up? DDI shows you how. http://blogs.ddiworld.com/tmi/2013/10/benchmark-yourself-is-your-talent-strategy-built-for-a-vuca-world.html   Part 1 How the Talent Management Function Can Thrive In a VUCA World By Dr. John …

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How the Talent Management Function Can Thrive In a VUCA World

This is part 1 of a series on talent management in a VUCA world. By Dr. John Sullivan As a leader in talent management, you have undoubtedly already noticed over the last decade that there has been continuous volatility and change in the business, political, social, technological, and even the physical environment. Well, this world of turmoil actually has a …

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6 Talent Management Lessons From the Silicon Valley

No matter where I travel around the world, people are extremely curious about the unique talent management practices of Silicon Valley. Over my 30+ years of working in the Valley, I have tried to distill the best talent management practices of great firms like Facebook,Google, and Apple (as well as the practices of many of the startups) into what I call “the Six …

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