June 25 , 2017

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LeBron the $200 Million Hire Came From a High-Impact Hiring Strategy

There are two fundamental types of hiring strategies: high volume and high impact. Most corporate directors of recruiting think that the most common, high-volume recruiting, has the highest overall impact because, after all, it is used to fill a large number of openings. However, senior executives in sports, entertainment, the military, and executive search know that the highest impact comes ... Read More »

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Impactful Things HR Should Be Doing, But Often Doesn’t   Presentation Time: Wednesday, March 16th – 1:30 – 2:40pm Title: Impactful Things HR Should Be Doing, But Often Doesn’t Location: Alhambra Ballroom (see attached map of the resort) Book Signing: Wednesday, March 16th immediately following your presentation at 2:40pm, in the Alhambra Foyer Presentation Sumary: The world around you has ... Read More »

Reasons Why Managers Oppose Public Sector Unions

  Possible Reasons Public-Sector Managers Resist Union Actions As with all issues, it would be unfair to make blanket statements that all unions do this or that, but there are certainly tendencies and actions, values, and goals that are quite common in public-sector unions. The following “business-impact” reasons have a reasonable likelihood of occurring in a large public-sector union. When ... Read More »

Refusing Applications from the Unemployed: Best Practice or Madness?

Is it a good idea for firms hiring to purposely exclude the unemployed from consideration? If you missed the news last summer (June 2010) about the growth of this practice, then you might be scratching your head and thinking to yourself, ‘that’s crazy.’ However, for those that follow trends and deal with job postings daily, it’s clear that postings increasingly contain some variation of ... Read More »

Strategic Recruiting Issues and Trends — Fire Away with Kevin, Lou, and John

This March at the ERE Expo attendees (and those watching the live video stream) will be treated to something new. For the first time in the Expo’s history three of the longest-running ERE authors (Kevin Wheeler, Lou Adler, and myself) will come together for a live crossfire to respond to your questions and top issues. For nearly 14 years the three of ... Read More »

High-Impact Social Recruiting Errors — The Top 30 to Avoid

Using social media to support recruiting efforts is justifiably a hot topic. Social media tools are one of the top three most powerful recruiting tools, along with referral programs and mobile technologies. Despite its potential, the approach most recruiting functions are taking to leverage social media is haphazard and weak. Merely being able to state that “we use it” seems ... Read More »

Performance Appraisal, the Most Dreaded HR Process – A List of the Top 50 Problems

90% of performance appraisal processes are inadequate. –Salary.com survey In conversations with HR leaders and employees, the talent management process that suffers from the most disdain around the world is the performance appraisal. It’s one of the few processes that even the owners of the process dread. If everyone hates it, but it still gets done nearly everywhere, you might assume ... Read More »

Should I Hire a Robot or an Employee? HR Must Offer Integrated Solutions

Note: This is a “think piece” written to stimulate your thinking about strategic HR. The idea of having a corporate function focused on managing labor resources is one that has been around for more than two centuries (corporate functions emerged following the advent of labor unions in the late 1700s). Since then the function has gone by several names, the ... Read More »

Cross-Functional Collaboration: Discovering Its $ Value and the Genius of Google

Someone recently asked me to name an aspect of talent management that has the potential to largely impact business performance, but that is essentially ignored by most organizations. It was a genius question … most talent management leaders spend hundreds of hours trying to marginally improve existing practices, but few even attempt to identify and execute on new opportunities. My ... Read More »

Mass Personalized Recruiting: A Powerful Approach for High-Value Candidates

Personalized marketing and mass customized manufacturing are powerful concepts that when adapted to recruiting can provide a strategic opportunity to successfully recruit even the most difficult candidates. While personalizing the recruiting approach to fit every candidate is nearly impossible, the growth of social networks has made it significantly easier to “mass-customize” recruiting approaches to fit high-value recruiting targets. Personalized Approaches ... Read More »


Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten ... Read More »