Articles tagged 'Recruiting'

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

If Google Doesn’t Care About Hiring Top Graduates, Should You?

From the HR blog at TLNT.

By all other accounts, you probably aim to hire the best people for your organization.

This includes targeting those who went to elite universities, were top of their class, and come with a bevy of recommendations from professors and advisors. But, do top grads always equate to the best workers? Not according to Google.

In a recent  conversation with the The New York Times, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, outlined what Google really cares about when it comes to hiring — and it has nothing to do with going to a top-tier school or earning a perfect SAT score. In fact, Bock asserted that students who traditionally have an “easier” time earning top grades are taught to rely on their talent, which makes it hard to fail gracefully. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: Top 10 Reasons Why Managers Hate Having to Hire Anyone

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Most managers hate the hiring process because:

10. It takes too much time and they have so many other things on their plates. Many feel screening and interviews just get in the way of getting their “real job” done.

9. When they need someone, they need them yesterday (or even three months ago). So they don’t really have time to do it right – to gather all the information they need to make an intelligent decision – and this makes them feel ineffectual. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: Why Is It a Problem to Hire the Over Qualified?

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It’s a commonly held belief that it’s a mistake to hire the over-qualified.

The reason most folks give me is it’s because they think over-qualified new hires will leave as soon as they find something better.

But what if they decide to stay? (It’s possible, so I urge you to consider it.) Read more…

HR Basics, Legal Issues

Get Ready, Because the H-1B Visa Games Are Ready to Begin

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By Shanon R. Stevenson

The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen’s bow and arrow will not help employers on April 1, 2014 when the competition for H-1B work visas begins.

On April 1, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting H-1B petitions for foreign workers in professional or specialty occupation jobs to fill the 65,000 available slots for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and the 20,000 available slots for applicants who hold a U.S. master’s degree or higher. Read more…

HR Insights, Recruiting and Staffing

The Dirty Little Secret of Talent Sourcing No One Ever Talks About

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Yesterday I read yet another article about how to catch a Purple Squirrel, and right on cue, it got on my damn nerves.

Of course, employers want to hire good (even great) workers. Of course, that won’t happen by accident. And of course, no one wants to expend more resources than necessary to get an employee up and running.

But here’s the unvarnished truth — the “dirty little secret” of talent sourcing, if you will:

No matter how efficient the hiring process, no one knows whether or how well a new hire will work out. Read more…

Letter From the Editor

We Need Your Help — and Your Great Recruiting Insights

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As a loyal reader of TLNT, you probably know that we’re interested in all things TALENT.

As part of that, we’re working with our sister website ERE.net and taking a deeper look into the current “state of recruiting.” In order to do that, we really need to hear from everyone in the HR and talent management space, including hiring managers, HR professionals, and recruiters.

Yes, we’re compiling this information and expect it to be really, really interesting. We’re also expecting that you would love to get a look at it, too.

So here’s the deal: If you take a few minutes to complete the survey, we would be happy to email you a summary of results from the State of Recruiting survey once they’re compiled. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Want to Revolutionize Recruiting? Then Switch to the “3 Minute Hire”

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Let’s look at how 95 percent of people are hired.

Besides a little variability, almost every person, at some point in their career, has been hired in this manner: Interview someone for an hour. If you like them, you make them an offer.

Sound about right? Sure you might actually add some other steps, like phone screening first, a second one hour interview with someone else later, but your reality is that it’s an hour interview and the decision is made! Read more…

HR Basics, Recruiting and Staffing

5 Keys to Make Sure That You Get Team Hiring Right

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Stop what you’re doing right now. Collaboration should be the foundation on which your entire hiring process is built.

Hey, if Vanilla Ice can lead off his most timeless classic (we know, Go Ninja, Go Ninja GO! is tough to beat) with a call for collaboration, you can incorporate it into your team hiring.

Here are five (5) ways to stop, collaborate and hire: Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

New York Attorney General Blasts Background Screening Process

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Last week, a press release from the New York Attorney General’s office raised some eyebrows about background screening practices — not an uncommon headline these days.

According to the release, “Four of the nation’s largest background check agencies” entered into an agreement with New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (right) concerning compliance with New York laws designed to protect job applicants from discrimination.

The agreement prohibits the firms from engaging in the automatic disqualification of applicants who have criminal backgrounds — something that we can all agree is a bad practice.

Based on the information contained in the press release, the named companies were called out for sending automatic rejection letters to candidates with criminal records. Read more…

HR Basics, Recruiting and Staffing

Six Interview Questions You Really Need to Ask

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Can you remember all of the questions to ask in an interview?

Hey, nobody could blame you for missing one every now and then. After all, every interview demands a lot and you need to do the best you can with your available time and resources.

To make things a little easier, try these interview questions from Kristi Hedges. She’s an executive coach, leadership development consultant and author. Read more…