Articles tagged 'recruiting & staffing'

Classic TLNT

The No. 1 Thing That Job Seekers Really Do Wrong

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Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday, we republish a Classic TLNT post.

I was asked recently by a job seeker: “How do I zero in positions that I’m qualified for and, those that I will be challenged by?” (and a shout out to Michael Kubica, MBA for the question).

After going back and forth with Mike, I think the question is really: “How do I get a job that will use my skills and that I will actually find interesting?

Most people don’t really want to be “challenged” – they use the word “challenged” or “challenging,” but when push comes to shove, what most people want is a job where they feel like their contributions are valuable to the organization, and, they’re using the skills they are best at. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Why You Need to Make Hiring a One-Day Affair

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The average time to fill an average job in the United States is 25 days. Unfortunately, in many cases top candidates are no longer available after 10 days.

You may think that making quick hiring decisions would lower the quality of your hire, but the reality is that in most cases, the reverse is true.

The very best candidates are in high demand. They are likely to receive multiple offers. And because they are decisive individuals, they are likely to accept another offer before most corporate processes are only one-third completed. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: Yes, Active Applicants Are Better Than Passive Candidates

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Most active job applicants either don’t have a job because of something out of their control (like layoffs or mergers) or they are still working, but are looking for a better situation.

I have to admit, you would not want to hire some of them, but there are a lot of passive candidates (the ones who are not looking, who you go after) that could turn out to be just as bad or even worse. Read more…

Leadership

$415 Million Settlement Proposed to Settle Anti-Poaching Suit

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A $415 million settlement proposed by four tech giants could become one of the largest anti-poaching awards if a federal judge approves.

Apple, Google, Intel Corp and Adobe Systems agreed to the amount in a court filing yesterday. A previous offer of almost $325 million was rejected last summer by the judge in the class action case, which was filed in 2011.

Some 64,000 workers are plaintiffs in the lawsuit which alleges the four companies, and three others, secretly agreed not to hire each other’s employees, and, more specifically, not to cold-call each other’s employees. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

You Need a Smart Retention Strategy, Because It’s Not 2011 Anymore

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I opened my email last week to see a message from a dear friend that said, “I resigned!!!! I pulled the trigger!!”

My friend and I have talked FOR YEARS about her unhappiness and lack of engagement, about the corporate politics and leadership egos that consume her days, about the constant pressure to do more with fewer people and resources, and about her exit strategy.

That’s right. She has had an exit strategy, and she has been refining and polishing it for years. Like the best strategic plans, it was deliberate, well-thought-out and executed over a multi-year time frame. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

5 Big Changes Coming to Human Capital Management

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The way we do work is always changing.

As new technology continually makes us more efficient, and evolving collaboration strategies have a noticeable impact on the dynamics within the workplace, every organization finds itself dramatically different at the start of a new year from the way it was 12 months ago.

The year 2014 was absolutely not an exception, as new mobile and cloud-based tools brought major change to work as we know it.

What’s interesting is that every time work changes, in theory human capital management should, too. If our employees are modifying their strategies over time, then how is the HR function adapting and keeping up? Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

How to Showcase Your Company Brand in a Video Interview

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Fast-growing, successful businesses realize the importance of a positive brand image. It acts as a first impression to consumers, key stakeholders and more importantly, potential employees.

In fact, a recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 91 percent of candidates believe employment brand plays a key role in their decision whether or not to apply.

Showcasing your unique company brand to job candidates is easily done when you can give them a tour of the office space and introduce them to employees. Featuring your brand in a virtual environment, on the other hand, is a bit trickier. Read more…

HR Insights, HR News & Trends

2015 HR Trends: More Tech Adoption and a Greater Focus on Talent

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Global economic growth and the resounding need to engage employees in all parts of the globe dominated HR headlines in 2014. But as one year closes and another one moves ahead, it’s time to once again predict what is in store for 2015.

Here are three (3) distinct HR trends that we fully expect to headline conversations in the new year. You’ll see that the common thread in these trends is the emphasis on new technologies and innovations that will drive the HR industry forward.

From benefits technology to leveraging big data to better understanding your employees, 2015 will bring with it sophisticated new technologies and methods for HR, which, if approached correctly, will be a win for all parties. Read more…

HR Basics, HR Management

HR 101: To Background Check or NOT to Background Check

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When it comes to making hiring decisions, the more information you have about a candidate, the better.

More information makes it easier to decide if the candidate will work out, but could too much information be a bad thing?

Many companies conduct some type of background checks, but may wonder if it is legal to delve into an applicant’s personal information. How extensive should these inquiries be? And at what point in the hiring process should they be done? These are very important questions to ask before embarking on background checks. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: A 2015 Resolution to Keep – Re-Recruiting Your Top Talent

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Nearly every January, we see a rash of articles in the business press reporting the percentage of employees who have made a New Year’s resolution to find a better job.

In 2012, a Manpower survey reported that 84 percent would seek new employment. In 2013, Forbes reported the level at 69 percent and, this year, Jobvite put the number at 71 percent.

However, as is the case with most resolutions, if it doesn’t happen easily, it won’t happen at all. Believe it or not, this is good news because the No. 1 source of excellent employees is all the great people you once employed who left you! Read more…