There’s an 85% Chance Your Recruiting Tactics Are Repelling the Best Candidates

When a company advertises a position, they are essentially painting a picture of what the future could look like for the candidates they are trying to attract. More often than not, that picture isn’t a pretty one, and when you put that up against a more skillfully crafted picture, side-by-side, the differences become…

Why We’re So Afraid Of Feedback

Mary considers herself to be a good manager. Whenever one of her employee’s is struggling with an assignment she swoops in to help them put things into order and give pointers. Her company is now introducing a new 360-degree performance management system based on continuous feedback and, as a manager, she’s been encouraged…

5 Ways to Manage Requests For Leaves

When employees aren’t working, it costs their employers money. Vacation and sick time are the most common forms of leave, but more and more business owners are faced with requests for extended leaves of absence for other reasons. According to this SHRM survey, businesses are spending more than $10,000 annually to administer FMLA…

What’s Wrong With the Annual Performance Review (And What’s Better)

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Performance management standards are evolving. As digital technologies and new research come into play, organizations are rethinking their approach to core human resources functions. The often-scrutinized annual performance review has a few simple goals: providing managers and employees insights on performance, discussing future goals and priorities, sharing constructive criticism, and fostering an opportunity…

5 Phone Tips – Simple Sayings For Sourcer Success On The Phone

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Today I would like to follow-up on my previous post on 5 Ways Sourcers Can Successfully Engage Candidates Through Direct Email, by providing tips on how sourcers can enhance their sourcing results by improving their comfort and confidence on the phone with prospective candidates. My intention in this article is not to make…

Hiring Managers Think Recruiters Are Getting Worse – Here’s What To Do About It

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The topic of my talk at the ERE conference in New Orleans this fall is “Using Data to Drive a Consultative, Proactive Talent-Acquisition Function.” (I promise the presentation will be more exciting than the title). As I pull together the research for my presentation, there is one piece of information that keeps nagging…

HR’s Role In Technology Disruption

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It’s a modern business reality that if you’re not the disruptor, you’re at risk to be disrupted. The last thing any company wants is to replicate the demise of the once-venerable Blockbuster at the hands of Netflix’s subscription entertainment business model. The good news is that HR (or employee experience) departments have a role to…