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3 Talent Acquisition Trends You Need To Know In 2016

3 Talent Acquisition Trends You Need To Know In 2016

This post originally appeared on the Proactive Talent Blog  Talent acquisition has undergone a significant transformation in the last five years. With 76% of the online population now on social media, it has never been easier to find and source candidates online. However, the social web has also made recruiting more complex as candidates…

How the Knowledge Economy Is Completely Redefining HR

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The “knowledge economy,” coined in 1967 in Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive, has marked the transition from the production-centric model of the Industrial Age (think Henry Ford’s assembly line) to a new structure focused on intellectual output from employees. This shift has, of course, transformed human resources management. One could argue that the…

The Future Workplace? It Will Be Built Around Smaller, Quicker, More Agile Teams

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One of the largest themes emerging from Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report is the need for companies to be much more agile. In the face of rapid change and frequent disruption, a full 92 percent of companies put responsive organizational design at the top of their priority lists. With these types…

Want HR to Prove Its Worth? Just Make It a Profit Center

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There’s a global war for talent raging. CEOs around the world see “human capital” as their No. 1 business challenge, says McKinsey. So why don’t these same CEOs rank HR as a top function in their company? After all, HR is responsible for recruiting, engaging, rewarding, and retaining business-critical talent. But in real…

Redefining Recruitment (Part 1 of a 5-part Series on Upping the Ante on Talent Acquisition)

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CEOs aren’t sleeping. Consider this, from PwC: 63 percent of CEOs in the U.S. worry that the availability of key skills will undermine their strategies and plans for growth 93 percent of CEOs say that they recognize the need to change their strategy for attracting and retaining talent. Before outlining recommendations on how to alleviate these…

Remember This in 2016: Every Prediction For HR Will Be Completely Wrong

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Every year, around this time, people look back at what happened in the past year and ahead to the next. In human resources, it’s no different. Anybody who’s written for public consumption for a couple of years has done it. This past year, I spent a lot of time listening — way more time…

7 Must-Ask Questions About Cloud Technology Providers

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Human resource professionals are increasingly called upon as leaders and strategists who take companies into cloud (SaaS) HR technology and it’s no wonder: according to Nucleus Research, cloud applications deliver 1.7 higher return on investment than on-premise solutions. Further benefit of the cloud comes from technology leaders Sierra-Cedar in a report that says…

Wake Up, HR! Your Talent Supply Chain Has a Problem

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Editor’s Note: This is the ninth of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. By Lance J. Richards I’m going out on a limb to argue that McKinsey might have erred…

How to Help Bring Your HR Department Into the 21st Century

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There’s no good reason why HR departments should look like they did 20 years ago, but most of them still follow the same thinking. Technology has changed the world — and businesses — profoundly over the last two decades, and it continues to do so. I’ve seen HR organizations, structures and services remain…