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Talent By The Numbers, II

Some recent stats, facts, data, and figures in the talent-acquisition field, the job market, and the economy. If you have any good ones, let me know for next time. 36 … percent of of retailers that have a team dedicated to employer branding, according to SmartRecruiters. 63.9 … average retirement age of men, according…

This Company Lives Its Culture

The articles and expertise found here on TLNT, on Culture University and Constructive Culture provide a fantastic foundation for a leader to learn how a purposeful, positive, productive culture operates. From making values as important as results to creating an organizational constitution to evaluating climate and relationships — that critical information is readily available. The…

Background Checking In a Gig Economy

The US economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years — from stable employment in large organizations to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labor (with an emphasis on service and tech industry jobs). While the manufacturing world has shrunk, the on-demand workforce (or gig economy) has grown. Freelancers are relying…

12 Insights About Culture Change From a Workplace Culture Pioneer

Note: Today, TLNT features the first part of an interview with Larry Senn, one of the pioneers in the field of organizational culture and culture change. His USC doctoral dissertation, “Organizational Character as a Tool in the Analysis of Business Organizations,” was the first field study of corporate culture in America. Part two…

Stop Telling People You Work In HR

You will no longer identify yourself as, “Oh, I work in human resources.” You are now a human capital strategist. When someone asks what you do, that will be your response. That was my last thought of the day when I conducted a Human Capital Strategist certification course this past week in New…

Canada Is Recruiting Astronauts (and They Can Even Cry)

The Canadian Space Agency is running a recruitment campaign for astronauts, the first time since 2009, and only the fourth time ever. After the application process closes August 17, the agency will go about an almost-year-long process selecting two astronauts. The department has information on the hiring process many candidates would love to see…

Why Did Microsoft Buy LinkedIn?

Microsoft’s deal to buy LinkedIn has major implications not only for both companies, but for how workers in all sorts of occupations and industries interact and connect. It also has the potential to transform workforce management, not to mention how sales and selling are conducted. Considering that Microsoft paid a significant premium —…

Last Word: Building Greatness Takes Time – and a Lot of Hard Work

Of all the conferences I attend throughout the year, few speak to the powerfully positive impact work can have on us than Great Place to Work. Although most people associate Great Place to Work with the annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list that Fortune magazine publishes from each year, they also put on an annual…

Appeals Court Rules You Can’t Require Employees to Share Their Tips

By Nick Beermann and Rochelle Nelson In a surprising decision that may require many restaurants and other hospitality businesses in the Western U.S. to alter their labor practices, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2011 U.S. Department of Labor rule that prohibits businesses from requiring employees to share their tips even…

Sourcing Beyond LinkedIn for Experienced Big 4 Candidates by @aliciapriselac

One of the most frequent requests from hiring managers is that they would like to see someone with Big 4 experience. The Big 4 represent the largest professional services firms globally, and they are: EY, PwC, Deloitte, and KPMG. Each of these firms is highly selective and provides top-notch consultant training and experience…