April 26 , 2017

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Corporate Alumni and Boomerang Recruiting Programs Are Hot Due to Layoffs

Economic downturns, mergers, and acquisitions all place pressure on organizations to curb labor costs. No time in the last decade has that tenet been more apparent than right now. Layoffs, large or small, force organizations to cut loose the talent in which they have invested salary and training dollars. While talent released during a layoff today may seem like little ... Read More »

Workforce Planning Is Hot; Are You Lagging Behind?

What’s hot in talent management changes quite often.  Right now, there’s no hotter topic within the talent management community than workforce planning. The reasons are simple: with the current economy driving revenues down dramatically, many senior executives are examining how to plan ahead in order to increase their firms’ capabilities, reduce costs, and survive the economic chaos likely to continue ... Read More »

College Recruiting on a Shoestring Budget – ERE Community Q&A

Questions & Answers How do you make the business case to managers who believe now is not the time to be recruiting college grads/interns, etc.? What are the long-term consequences of stopping college recruiting? Any time you make a business case you need to address the concerns of your audience and sell your solutions in terms they value. Most managers ... Read More »

Employee Furloughs Can Be a Bad Alternative to Layoffs

You can’t read a newspaper these days without reading about organizations that are implementing employee furloughs in order to save money and to avoid layoffs. They might seem like a good idea but they might end up not saving money at all and could cause more turmoil than they are worth. This article will cover the many problems associated with ... Read More »

10 Recruiting Lessons That You Can Learn From the Super Bowl

Lesson #1 -“Minor colleges” produce some of the best players on Super Bowl teams. It’s clear from examining the player rosters that most Super Bowl players don’t come from powerhouse football colleges. Some examples include: The Star Players. The four most notable star players in the game all come from non-football powers. For Arizona, star quarterback Kurt Warner came from ... Read More »

A Recruiting Strategy to Counter the Threat of Unions and the EFCA

Hiring For Tendencies Is a Common Practice It is common to design recruiting and hiring processes to select individuals with certain mindsets or behavioral tendencies. Southwest Airlines, for example, has been written up in numerous books and articles for how they successfully attract and hire individuals who naturally behave and act in a certain way. In the case of Southwest, ... Read More »

Talentonomics – Proving the Economic Value of Talent Management

Impacting Business Results Makes You a Hero During tough times, there is increased pressure on every business function to demonstrate a direct (positive) impact on business performance. The functions that successfully demonstrate business measures like revenue, time-to-market, market share, and profit receive the majority of the attention and available resources. Functions that cannot demonstrate such impacts suffer through endless budget ... Read More »

Referrals: A Powerful but Missing Element of College Recruiting (Part 1 of 2)

The Referral Concept The basic premise of all employee referral programs is that “the very best” know other top individuals. They get to know them because top performers learn from and compare themselves to other top performers. Professionals are constantly talking to each other on the phone, through text messaging, and Internet forums. Shifting the focus to students, it’s clear ... Read More »

Referrals: A Powerful but Missing Element of College Recruiting (Part 2 of 2)

Things to Do Offer rewards. Surprisingly, many people associated with a university are willing to make referrals with no promise of a reward. Why? Because they really believe in the abilities of the students they know and work with. You don’t need to give away a flat-screen TV in order to be successful. Students will readily refer with simple rewards ... Read More »

Über College Recruiting: How Advanced College Recruiting Differs From Your Current Approach

Most Firms Utilize the Traditional Approach I estimate that 95% of corporate college recruiting programs follow the traditional model because everyone is familiar with it and they are simply comfortable using it. I sometimes call the traditional model the “career center focus” model because it relies so heavily on services offered by the career center, and very little on actual ... 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 »