Are You Wasting Your Talent?

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Chazz Palminteri wrote the wonderful screenplay, a favorite of mine, A Bronx Tale. The film is set in the 1960s and chronicles several life events of a young boy, Cologero, who is faced with the choice of listening to the advice his bus driver father, Lorenzo, or following in the footsteps of the neighborhood gangster, Sonny. Throughout the…

6 Mistakes Managers Make That Drive Their Employees Crazy

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If you haven’t worked for these managers, you’ve heard about them. Employees buzz about these bosses over lunch, complain about them around the water cooler, and chew them up at the dinner table with their spouse. And if these leaders don’t get some feedback or training from their superiors, they’ll soon cost their…

A Monday Morning Acquisition and Other News

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What I’m hearing, very briefly: HealthcareSource is buying Lean Human Capital. The former offers a variety of talent-management tools for the (you guessed it) healthcare field. The latter’s “Recruiter Academy” will be more integrated into the HealthcareSource offerings, giving HealthcareSource more chances to sell consulting/education. The two started partnering together a bit over a…

The Key Operational Components of an Effective Talent Pipeline

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Let’s face reality: most sourcing efforts are extremely rushed. As a result, there is a high probability that in key jobs, your sourcing effort will completely miss a significant number of high-quality external prospects. If you instead want to avoid missing a single top prospect, a superior approach is to stretch out the…

Endangered! It’s Time to Update the Endangered Species List

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To me, there is nothing more majestic than the American Bald Eagle.  In pursuing my passion of photography, the bald eagle is a favorite subject of mine.  From near extinction, the bald eagle population has grown enormously.  Saving the bald eagle is a wildlife success story that involved changing hunting laws, curtailing pollution…

How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference

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“A diverse team that does not see the value of the diverse perspectives might as well not be diverse.” — Mark Gist director of industrial participation and offsets General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Being the head of your management board requires many responsibilities. The biggest being the “beekeeper.” The one who tames all the…

Hiring Wisdom: Why Look For Experience?

Skim through online job ads and you’ll find about 95% of them have one word in common: “Starting wages based on experience…” “Looking for experienced, energetic servers and kitchen staff…” “We are currently seeking an experienced office assistant…” Why is it that experience is so often our No. 1 criteria? Because we assume…

What You Need to Know Before Picking A Vendor

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While it is a tall order for human resources to secure budget for a technology upgrade, it is equally challenging to ensure that the investment is made with the right vendor. Almost everyone in HR agrees on the many benefits of cloud technology. In 2012, Nucleus Research found that cloud applications deliver nearly twice…

4 Steps to Make Campus Recruitment a More Data-driven Program

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Let’s move beyond the “two-years experience required” for entry-level jobs generation of job ads, and talk about how to actually insert valuable numbers into your campus recruiting program. As we gear up for summer hiring, there’s been a lot of movement in the campus recruiting space: career centers continue to scour solutions to…