Uncategorized

Talent by the Numbers, IV

7 … percent of Uber users that said that they are going to stop using Uber due to recent controversies. 1 … rank of “full-stack developer” on the Indeed list of the best jobs of 2017 1 … rank of accounting in voting for Britain’s most-boring profession 15 … percent of employers who “have…

Becton Dickinson’s Move Sparks Recruiting Microsite

BD, the big medical technology company, has taken the somewhat uncommon step of creating a microsite aimed at hiring about 20 roles.  Becton Dickinson UK/Ireland is moving to the Winnersh Triangle business park, projected to happen around May 2. Among the candidates it wants: business operations professionals, writers, salespeople, marketers, designers, engineers, and regulatory experts. The microsite is certainly…

What Do You Do After Ending Performance Ratings?

Note: This is the first of three articles dealing with managing performance and compensation in the post-ratings organization. The second article on bonus and comp distribution will post Tuesday. The third discusses calibration formulas. ———— Many early-adopter organizations who jumped aboard the train to abolish employee performance ratings are finding themselves on a…

A New Assessment/Matching Company You Haven’t Heard of Will Be the Next One to Do a Demo in San Diego

Matching potential employees with employers: it was one of those big categories of companies that a lot of the startups I looked at fell into. Perhaps the biggest category, actually. A long list of startups are trying to find a better way to learn people’s motivations, skills, work preferences (e.g. collaborative vs. competitive), and…

Talent by the Numbers, III

1 … Rank of the word “experience” in terms of the most common words in the job descriptions of developers and engineers, according to PromptCloud 24 … percent hiring is up in Houston over September 2016, the strongest it has been in over two years, according to LinkedIn 1 … millions of dollars raised in…

Jobs Surge In February, Gaining 235,000

Employers continued to add nonfarm jobs at a rapid pace in February, increasing payrolls by 235,000 during the month, blowing past predictions of a more modest increase. Adding to economists’ surprise, the Labor Department’s monthly employment report also showed wages rising by 6 cents an hour, a penny more than January’s 5 cents….

So, Was 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Recruitment Ad Worth It?

Up until about 2008, the employment industry was abuzz about job sites running ad spots during the Super Bowl. Monster and CareerBuilder were regulars in those days, but they have since walked away from the big stage in light of tighter economics and a more competitive environment. Fast forward to now and the fact that we’re talking about companies…

Let’s Unveil the Next Company, From Ireland, to Give a Demo in San Diego

The first company we’ve invited to show off its product at the future-of-talent-acquisition conference in San Diego was Mya. I’m moderating a conference session where several startups I selected out of hundreds will demonstrate what they’ve developed. Number two is Clinch, out of Dublin, Ireland. It resides in the hot branding-marketing-advertising sector of talent acquisition,…

Taking Control of Recruitment Metrics

Metrics are essential to tracking and improving the success of any recruitment team, but with a dizzying number of tools and measurements on the market, it can be challenging for recruiters to know where to start. Asking the right questions up front can help recruiters take control and use data to make more…