June 25 , 2017

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Interview From Anywhere: Live Video Interviews Are Now a Best Practice (Part I of II)

When it comes to video-conference interviews, organizations still have two options: high quality fixed facility interviews, and lower quality flexible location interviews. The latter requires only that the candidate have access to a decent broadband Internet connection and a low-cost webcam. When purchased in bulk, a number of webcams are available at prices less than $15 per unit. Based on ... Read More »

Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement for Development, Retention, and Profit (Part VI)

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in Dr. Sullivan’s series. Here are Part 1, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V.) No matter how enthusiastic your employees are about participating in an internal movement program, they are bound to be somewhat frustrated if there aren’t a wide variety of assignments available for them to choose from. Even if you successfully excite your ... Read More »

Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement for Development, Retention, and Profit (Part V)

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in Dr. Sullivan’s series. Here are Part 1,Part II, Part III., and Part IV.) In this part of the series on job rotations and stretch assignments, I will highlight three key tools or approaches that rotation program managers can use to make an organization’s job rotation program more effective. These approaches include: 1) the critical elements ... Read More »

Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement for Development, Retention and Profit (Part IV)

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in Dr. Sullivan’s series. Here are Part 1, Part II, andPart III. Next week, installment five of this series will address tools and tips you can use to improve your job rotation program.) This series of articles started out listing the pain points that many organizations are experiencing today as a result of rotation-based development initiatives ... Read More »

Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement for Development, Retention, and Profit (Part III)

(Editor’s note: This is Part III in Dr. Sullivan’s series. Here are Part 1 and Part II; next week in the conclusion to the series, look for best practices and program metrics.) When corporate revenues are down or stagnant, talent managers typically shift their focus away from volume hiring to developing and improving existing employees. Executives are always challenged to make the correct ... Read More »

Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement For Development, Retention and Profit (Part II)

Last week, Part 1 of this series introduced a number of pain points that render most corporate approaches to managing internal movement for development, retention, and talent ROI purposes ineffective. In reality, most current approaches are relics from years of tradition, loosely defined, poorly integrated, and barely managed. During this installment, I will build upon the goals and key elements of more effective ... Read More »

Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement for Development, Retention, and Profit (Part I)

There is little argument that job rotations, stretch assignments, and other forms of internal movement are some of the most effective development and retention tools available. While world-class organizations aggressively manage deployment for development purposes regardless of the economic state, such programs become universally popular when economies turn sour. When corporate revenues are down or stagnant, talent managers typically shift ... Read More »

Does Your Firm Have a Plan to Respond to Employee Issues Related to the Swine Flu?

Most corporate executives and HR professionals might think that the impending swine flu pandemic is strictly a public health issue, but if you are thinking that way, you would be wrong. It turns out that the impending swine flu pandemic is also a major corporate issue that needs to be addressed with decisive plans and clear communications. Fear surrounding the ... Read More »

Amazing Practices in Recruiting — ERE Award Winners 2009 (Part 2 of 2)

It has been an amazing year in recruiting and talent management. Despite severe economic hardships, budget cuts, and hiring freezes, recruiting functions have continued to innovate and stretch the limits of “standard recruiting.” After evaluating hundreds of applications, here is part two of the list of best practices in recruiting that I recommend you emulate. (This article was updated May ... Read More »

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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 »