Talent Management

Compensation, Talent Management

Low-Balling a Candidate: Worth a Pat on the Back, or a Boot in the Butt?

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Picture the scene: Your company is seeking to employ a Department Manager, and the leading candidate is currently “in transition.”

Human Resources has pegged the market value of the job at $75,000, but you suspect that the preferred candidate (Bob) will accept $65,000.

A seasoned and experienced professional, Bob was previously paid $77,000 by his last employer, but was caught up in a restructuring staff reduction. He’s been out of work for almost a year and is getting desperate, worried about feeding his family and paying the mortgage.

When the decision point arrives other, less qualified candidates are already making $70,000 and are asking for $75,000 and up. Some hiring managers would look at this situation as a no-brainer. “Let’s hire Bob and save $10,000 to $15,000” would be the smug decision. Read more…

Talent Management, Webinars

Building the Case for Talent Management

The right talent management approach is integral to business success, but it’s not always easy to quantify results and identify what that approach should be.

HR teams could make good use of the budget, but leadership often struggle to understand where to make investments in talent management, especially when the return may not be immediately measurable or apparent.

Although the struggle can be frustrating, it’s also an area where HR and Talent Management professionals can have a big impact and bolster their credibility as true strategic business partners. The key is to present a meaningful business case for talent management projects. HR leaders need to   provide business intelligence that makes a clear and concise case for these investments, and that is firmly aligned to strategic objectives.

That sounds daunting, but there are proven steps you can take to build a compelling business case, and metrics and tools that will help you compile the necessary business intelligence to convince your executive team.

Join our free webinar on Thursday March 19 to learn more about how you can identify the talent management challenge in your organization, quantify it, and make a compelling case to your C-level executives

In this webinar, our expert speaker Annissa Deshpande will lead the conversation focused on how HR professionals can build the case for talent management by:

  • Converting the talent management challenge to a business challenge.
  • Making the connection between Talent Management and company strategy
  • Simplifying Talent Management services to make it easy for leaders and execs to use them as they solve business challenges.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in defining the value of a talent management strategy or who needs to build a case for Talent Management’s strategic role should join us on Thursday March 19.

The webinar will fill up fast. Register for free to reserve your seat now.

Can’t attend? No problem! Register for the webinar and you’ll receive a link to view the video recording the next day.

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/gwn89zu527va&eom

Day/Time:  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Sponsored by:  Cornerstone OnDemand

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Hiring Wisdom: Whatever You Do, Don’t Treat Your Employees Equally

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The Container Store believes:

  • 3 bad employees = 1 OK employee;
  • 3 OK employees = 1 good employee;
  • 3 good employees = 1 great employee.

And, as you know, it ain’t easy to find great employees, so once you do, don’t treat them equally, treat them fairly! Read more…

Talent Management

3 Tips to Help Manage the Differences in a Multigenerational Workforce

Generations at Work

Today’s workforce is increasingly multigenerational due to the existence of three generations — Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennials (Generation Y).

A major challenge managers face is how to manage and motivate collaboration between their multigenerational employees. Such a diverse generational mix creates challenges for managers trying to adapt to the work styles, perspectives and motivating factors of each generation.

Bridging the gap between generationally diverse employees can be a difficult and stressful task. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

Finding Top Talent: 6 Critical Stats Every Employer Needs to Know Now


“Where have all the candidates gone?” If you’re among the nearly 40 percent of employers who have an open position for which you can’t find the talent to fill those roles, you’re probably asking yourself this very question.

According to CareerBuilder’s 2015 U.S. Job Forecast, more than a third of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees this year, the best outlook from the annual forecast since 2006.

But many are finding that planning to hire and actually making a hire are two vastly different undertakings. Across industries, the demand for candidates with specific skills far outnumbers the supply, and the old rules of recruiting no longer apply. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

How Bullies and Barbarians Can Ruin Your Workplace Culture

Bad Behavior in the office

A friend and I were sharing “speaker war stories” recently, prompted by his jaw-dropping experience earlier that week.

Here’s what happened…

Just as my friend was about to start his presentation, an audience member took a call on his cell phone. He didn’t just take the call, though.

He vamped for the audience, saying in a loud voice at the end of the call “No I will NOT have sex with you.” When he hung up, he looked at my friend on stage and announced: “That was your wife.” Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

A Handy 5-Step Formula to Resolve Conflict with Your Employees

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When rules are broken in situations that don’t call for immediate termination, gain your composure and think “Open The Front Door Now.”

This is the acronym for a simple formula that helps you address — and correct — many of the annoying small issues and problematic behaviors of your employees. Treating these problems according to the OTFDN formula will get them back on your team.

Here’s how the formula works: Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

The Happiest Workers on the Job – and What Makes Them That Way

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Recently, TINYhr released its 2015 Best Industry Ranking Report. The purpose of the survey that inspired the report was to answer the question of how the industry they’re in affects employee happiness.

Here’s what the survey says:

Happy Industry Rankings (in order of happiness quotient) Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

Stop Rescuing Me: Don’t Treat Employees Like You’re a Helicopter Parent

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We often hear about the, “helicopter parents.” You know, the style of parenting in which an overprotective mom or dad discourages a child’s independence by being too involved in the child’s life.

They often make decisions and solve problems for the child, intervening at the first sign of challenge or discomfort for the child. They think they are being helpful, but are they really?

California State University Fresno professors/authors Jill C. Bradley-Geist and Julie B. Olson-Buchanan conducted a study that showed college students of “helicopter parents” found it difficult believing in their own ability to accomplish goals, were more dependent on others, had poor coping skills and lacked responsibility and conscientiousness throughout their college experience. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

Finding Meaning on the Job Beyond the Job Itself

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When was the last time you felt that the work you were doing had meaning or was about more than just making money?

Have you ever done something that filled you so completely that you could work nonstop for hours without realizing it?

If you have, then you know what we mean by “meaning.” Read more…