Tag Archives: Recruiting

The Most Powerful Recruiting Tool… That No One Uses (An internal story inventory has many business and talent benefits)

Stories are 12X more memorable, and they produce double the revenue versus presenting statistics alone (source). WOW, it’s clear that stories have a major impact. Yet it is rare to find a corporation that maintains and uses a formal story inventory for recruiting, retention, and employer brand-building purposes. So, if you want your messages to be remembered and compelling enough …

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Talent Hoarding – Can Reduce The Huge Hidden Costs Of Layoffs (A surgical approach for identifying those to be released)

Shareholders should be outraged when their execs use broad layoffs, which have a painfully low ROI. In fact, along with M&A actions, a large-scale layoff may have the most disruptive business impacts of all talent actions. So as an alternative, I recommend a “gradual and surgical release” alternative approach, which can reduce labor costs without disrupting workforce productivity. You might …

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Quiet Quitting Isn’t Harmless… Action Steps For Eliminating Toxic Employees Who Consciously Under-Work

“Silent team killers” who purposely reduce their workload hurt productivity, customers, and revenue. So they are far from harmless. In fact, I call these slackers “silent team killers.” Their selfish decision to reduce their workload will crush the morale of even the strongest teams. A recent Gallup survey indicates that these disengaged workers have accounted for at least 50% of …

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An Undiscovered Talent Pool – Puerto Rico Where Every Resident Is A US Citizen (Fill mainland jobs with Puerto Rican residents who can work in the US without a visa)

During these tough recruiting times, are you open to learning about the top recruiting source of the year? Well, start by imagining that there was a secret 51st state off the coast of Florida that few recruiters have targeted. And because residents of this secret US state would automatically be US citizens. They could effortlessly travel without restrictions to any …

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Smoothing Out VUCA – How HR Can Thrive In A Volatile Up-And-Down World

A think piece – for guiding you on how to successfully operate in a volatile whack-a-mole world.  What Exactly Is VUCA, And How Does It Impact HR?  Unfortunately, a majority of HR professionals that you ask about VUCA will have literally never heard of it, even though VUCA may be the most volatile and dynamic business environment in the last …

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Prioritize Your Keystone Positions – Learn A Valuable Lesson From Nature (Borrow position prioritization from natural ecosystems)

A Think Piece – that recommends the greatest extension of talent management thinking in your lifetime.  Most organizations already prioritize their key positions. But that group of prioritized positions usually only includes key executives and managers. However, nature teaches us that the less prominent “under the radar positions” often have an equal or stronger business impact on business results. Those …

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Small Business Should Win Most Recruiting Battles, Here’s Why They Don’t (Recruiting advantages at small businesses – a comprehensive guide)

Ask retirees what was the best job in your career? And often the answer is a job at a small business. And because so many respond positively that a job at a small business was the best one in their professional career, I literally laugh when small business managers complain they can’t recruit against elite firms like Google. Even though …

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Small Business Should Win Most Recruiting Battles, Here’s Why They Don’t (Recruiting advantages at small businesses – a comprehensive guide) (Part 2 of 2)

I am consistently disappointed when SME managers complain they can’t recruit against elite firms like Google because it’s simply not true. Instead, I have found that small businesses and startups are small and flexible enough. They can offer recruits their “dream job,” where they will be doing “the best work of their life.” Surprisingly, many small business recruiters don’t realize …

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Small Business Should Win Most Recruiting Battles, Here’s Why They Don’t (Recruiting advantages at small businesses – a comprehensive guide) (Part 1 of 2)

Ask retirees what was the best job in your career? And often the answer is a job at a small business. And because so many respond positively that a job at a small business was the best one in their professional career, I literally laugh when small business managers complain they can’t recruit against elite firms like Google. Even though …

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Alert For An Exceptional Talent Opportunity… Target Elite Firms That Are Currently Undergoing Layoffs (Job security is becoming a major attraction factor, so why not poach at Twitter?)

Targeting struggling firms allows you to hire exceptional talent that now seeks greater job security. Yes, during a time when talent opportunities have been quite rare, there is suddenly a recruiting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. This opportunity now exists because a significant number of elite but temporarily struggling firms, including Google, Tesla, Microsoft, Coinbase, Netflix, Starbucks, and Warner Bros., …

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