Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

A Good Look Into Referrals and Why You Must Treat Candidates Right

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There is a robust conversation in the talent arena about the “candidate experience,” led largely by Gerry Crispin and Elaine Orler, founders of the Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards (#CandE).

There are lots of opinions about whether ensuring that candidates for hire have a high quality experience is meaningful. Some think the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. But I think most believe treating candidates like consumers is smart business. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

David Letterman’s Retirement Signals the Great Boomer Workforce Exodus

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When asked by The New York Times to describe his impending retirement, David Letterman called it “a good solid punch to the head.”

After taping 6,000 episodes of “Late Night” over a 33-year career (three years more than his mentor, Johnny Carson), his analogy could not be more fitting – retirement is always a figurative punch to the head, both to the retiree and the organization losing them. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

8 Signs That You’re Probably Stuck in a Talent Time Warp

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Just because the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession doesn’t mean that your talent mentality has also rebounded.

Here are eight (8) signs you and your organization may be stuck in a talent time warp: Read more…

HR Management, Legal Issues

Some 58,000 Reasons Telework Could Be a Reasonable Accommodation

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By Eric B. Meyer

Telework is among the array of possible reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act that may enable an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Now, as a federal appellate court confirmed last month, there are situations in which telework is not a reasonable accommodation; namely, where attendance and face time are essential functions of the job. But, other times, telecommuting may be just what the doctor ordered.

When employers try to play the role of doctor, well, that’s when problems ensue. Read more…

HR Technology

Tech Insights: The Importance of Data Scientists in HR Technology

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Data scientists are becoming important in HR technology.

I had thought the big thing about SimplyHired was that they were good at scouring the web for job openings and putting them in one place. However, to a large extent it competes on the quality of the search engine they offer job seekers.

The quality of that search depends on their data scientists figuring out the intent of someone’s search. Read more…

Benefits, HR Management

Here’s Why Your Company Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

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As technology continues to improve, the world seems to be getting smaller.

More and more businesses are becoming international, whether it’s about doing business with or employing folks in other countries. One of the practices that always jumps out to me when working with international companies is how they handle maternity leave.

One of my international partners recently had a baby girl. Had she lived in the U.S. she would have most likely been out a few weeks (maybe less) and chances are she would have used up all of her vacation time, and might have been lucky enough to have Short Term Disability Insurance to cover a percentage of her pay. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

Although It’s Better, U.S. Employers Are Still Struggling to Fill Vacancies

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ManpowerGroup’s 10th annual Talent Shortage Survey is out, and it reveals that 32 percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages.

This marks a decrease of 8 percent, down from 40 percent in 2014. Globally, the percentage of employers experiencing difficulties continued to rise, increasing from 36 percent in 2014 to 38 percent this year. Read more…

TLNT Events, Webinars

Making Sense of Big Data in HR

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FREE TLNT WEBINAR:  Thursday, May 21 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Big data and predictive analytics are gaining in importance in HR, and they’re certainly garnering a lot of buzz. But what do these, and related terms actually mean, and how can they help you to improve the talent acquisition function?

During this webinar, we’ll answer some of those questions and explore how practicitioners can make best use of data and analytics. You’ll learn:

  • How to be a better consumer of analytics in HR;
  • What people mean by Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, etc;
  • How to get started with advanced analytics.

Join our free webinar on Thursday, May 21 for a practical take on what big data and predictive analytics can – and can’t – do for HR.

Our speaker, Andrew Marritt, is the founder of OrganizationView, a people analytics practice. He will cut through the hype and share his perspective on the sort of strategic workforce questions that can reliably be informed by data.

This webinar will fill up fast. Register now for free to reserve your seat for May 21.

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 21 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

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

Sponsored by: SilkRoad

Culture, HR Insights

Managers and Executives? They Just Need to Stop and Talk to Each Other

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I work as a business advisor to executives, and in doing so also I often also have one-on-one conversations with their direct reports.

I can’t count how many times, though I am having confidential conversations with each of them, I am left thinking, “Do you two ever talk to each other?

They often are in violent agreement about how they feel about what needs to be done, and what role each of them should play in doing it. But to talk to either of them you’d think that they lived on different planets. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

A Hard Lesson For Starbucks About Customers, Employees, Social Media

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By Eric B. Meyer

Raise your hand if you don’t own a smartphone.

According to Pew Internet Project research, 64 percent of American adults own smartphones. And that’s just the adults.

So, it should come as no surprise that, in the brief amount of time it takes someone to pull a phone of a pocket, bring it to life, pull up a camera app, and hit record — five seconds maybe — anything you (or your employees) do in public can be stored and shared. Read more…