March 24 , 2019

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Talent Management Defined: Is It a Buzzword or a Major Breakthrough?

Talent Management Defined Talent management is the integrated process of ensuring that an organization has a continuous supply of highly productive individuals in the right job, at the right time. Rather than a one-time event, talent management is a continuous process that plans talent needs, builds an image to attract the very best, ensures that new hires are immediately productive, …

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Talent Ripe for the Picking: Targeting Top Talent in Hurricane-Impacted States

Leveraging Bad Weather and Natural Disasters Natural disasters are discriminatory, and tend to strike with a rather predictable pattern. Anything in life that has the ability to impact business and can be predicted is fair game when it comes to being competitive. Location has long been something firms have used to distinguish themselves, be it in sales or, in our …

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How the Best Firms Convince Line Managers to Focus on Recruiting

Getting Managers to Pay Attention The following is a list of the things that world-class recruiting functions do to get line managers to pay attention to recruiting professionals and recruiting issues: Rewards for great recruiting. At the very best organizations, managers are measured and rewarded for great recruiting and for recruiting-related issues such as diversity. Unfortunately, only 39% of firms …

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Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Recruiters

I find it interesting and troubling at the same time that many corporate recruiters take so much crap from managers. Perhaps they do so in hopes of one day establishing a trusted relationship with them, or perhaps they are just too passive in accepting the lack of responsiveness and rude treatment often dished up by managers. If you're tired of …

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Employee Perception a Common Roadblock to Diversity Referrals

All Recruiting Sources Are Not Equal Given the fact that the working population of the U.S. has become more diverse in recent years, you would think that it should be easier to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Unfortunately for many corporations, diversity recruiting is a never-ending fishing expedition that continues to yield undersized fish. Newspaper advertisements, once the standard …

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Stop the Recruitspeak: Learn to Talk and Think Like a CEO

Of course, these individuals frequently call themselves "business partners" or strategic individuals. But the fact is that you could tell immediately that they are not like CEOs just by their talk alone. Even though few corporate recruiters have had the opportunity to meet and spend time with their CEO, only a very small percentage of recruiting professionals ever take the …

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Stop the Recruitspeak: Learn to Talk and Think Like a CEO, Part 2

CEO Measurement and Reward Criteria After money and sports analogies, the next element of CEO language to develop covers the board of directors' and the CEO's reward factors. CEOs are not unique in that everyone pays a lot of attention to what they are measured and rewarded on. But because the amounts of their rewards are so high, CEOs are …

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Stop the Recruitspeak: Learn to Talk and Think Like a CEO, Part 3

Risk Taking CEOs love to bet on almost anything for fun, to show that they are good at taking calculated risks. Some CEOs will literally say that they are "betting the future of their corporations" on some of their major decisions. CEOs get major kudos and bonuses when they produce business results. Unfortunately, it is difficult to produce striking results …

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Recruiting Managers, Do You Really Have a Recruiting Strategy?

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 1. What is a recruiting strategy? When I meet with directors or managers of corporate recruiting, I routinely ask them a simple question: “What is the name of your recruiting strategy?” Almost without fail, I get one of two basic responses, either, “We hire great …

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12 Elements of a Comprehensive Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In Part 1 of this three-part article series, I defined recruiting strategy and the benefits of having one. Here in Part 2, I highlight the 12 essential elements of a comprehensive recruiting strategy. 1. What are your primary goals? (Why hire?) The first element of recruiting …

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