April 25 , 2019

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Advanced Talent Management Approaches … That You Have Never Heard Of (Part 2 of 2)

Last week part one of this series introduced relatively rare talent management approaches aimed at improving workforce productivity, strategic execution, and successful innovation. This week the attention turns to improving workforce development, the business case for talent management, and using popular key business approaches within talent management. Please add additional approaches you are aware of using the comments section below. …

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Advanced Talent Management Approaches … That You Have Never Heard of (Part 1 of 2)

Talent management is a broad and contentiously defined discipline, so new approaches and tools are continually emerging. Staying on top of the latest definition or the newest enabling technologies can be overwhelming. As an evangelist of “next practices,” I’ve kept a running list of cool approaches that the average practitioner may never have heard of. I’ve broken them out into …

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41 Advanced Recruiting Approaches … You’ve Have Never Heard of

Recruiting leaders tend to be a pretty conservative group, sticking with tried-and-true approaches, tools, and methods.  Because they are almost always managing from the weeds, there is little time invested in identifying, testing, and refining new solutions, but that doesn’t mean such solutions don’t emerge. The inventory of available approaches is quite large, with many solutions existing under the radar. …

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20 Reasons Why Weak Managers Never Hire A-level Talent

Talent acquisition functions spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars designing processes to hire top performers, innovators, and game changers. Unfortunately few of those dollars or hours are spent fixing the biggest roadblock in recruiting A-level talent: weak hiring managers. Everyone seems to intuitively know that managers are the weakest link in any hiring process but few have had …

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Involve Your CEO in Selling Top Candidates

Consider this scenario: you’re trying to recruit a star in your industry, but you’re having difficulty because they are treated extremely well at their current firm. You try everything in your recruiting toolkit, but the target still won’t budge. Because this is an exceptional individual that is slotted for a key position, you decide to use the “CEO option” that …

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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 …

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i4cp Presentation Download

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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