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0 comments on “The Future of HR Tech and Advice for Buying It”

The Future of HR Tech and Advice for Buying It

When buying HR technology, know what you want, have great questions, and follow the 80/20 rule. Learn more and the future of HR technology by watching my "Hack Recruiting and HR" podcast with serial entrepreneur and CEO of Place Technology,…

0 comments on “Get great talent and a tax credit: Hire vets!”

Get great talent and a tax credit: Hire vets!

With 240,000 US veterans leaving the military and entering the civilian job market every year, and with more job openings than unemployed people, a smart recruiting strategy includes finding and attracting veterans for your roles. In addition, companies can earn…

0 comments on “Watch my new video podcast series!”

Watch my new video podcast series!

You will find valuable insights from my new video podcast series, "Hack Recruiting and HR." My video podcast series picks up where my book Hack Recruiting left off, keeping you up-to-date with today's ongoing HR technology innovations. It provides insightful…

0 comments on “How to crack the code of sustained collaboration”

How to crack the code of sustained collaboration

Many business leaders want more collaboration and innovation from their workers, but they often struggle with how to get it. Too often, they believe that a crisis, an open office environment, or a set of values will spur collaboration. They…

0 comments on “Another 5-star review of “Hack Recruiting” on Amazon”

Another 5-star review of “Hack Recruiting” on Amazon

Another 5-star review on Amazon: "One of the most comprehensive views into full cycle recruiting, especially around the macroforces and innovations impacting how organizations attract, hire and retain talent. Plus advising the profession of what one needs to stay competitive."…

0 comments on “Are your recruiting costs too high? Insource it and save. Here’s how…”

Are your recruiting costs too high? Insource it and save. Here’s how…

I was speaking recently with a recruiting executive for a Fortune 200 company. She was struggling with the costs of domestic recruiting, poor results, and managers who didn’t interview well. The head of HR, her boss, wanted to cut hiring…

0 comments on “Leading multigenerational workforces with success.”

Leading multigenerational workforces with success.

People often ask me the best way to lead a multigenerational workforce. The question frequently comes from frustrated Gen X or baby boomer leaders who enthusiastically tell me stories about millennials who always want fast promotions, who spend too much…

0 comments on “Girlfriend’s desire to stroll on the beach led to the creation of TerrainHopper”

Girlfriend’s desire to stroll on the beach led to the creation of TerrainHopper

The inspiration for TerrainHopper’s off-road mobility vehicles was founder Todd Lemay’s desire to stroll on the beach with his girlfriend. “I remember 20 years ago being so excited that I just bought a van enabling me to drive, and now…

0 comments on “Burnout is pervasive across the workforce reducing productivity. Six steps to relieve burnout.”

Burnout is pervasive across the workforce reducing productivity. Six steps to relieve burnout.

Burnout is becoming pervasive across the US workforce, costing employers productivity and innovation, and leading to employee turnover. It disproportionately impacts our younger workers and women. However, companies can reverse this trend. A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found…

1 comment on “HR Tech: the year of chatbots and improved employee experiences.”

HR Tech: the year of chatbots and improved employee experiences.

My most significant learning from last week’s HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas relates to how chatbots and online discussions are being used to improve the employee experience. Not only are there chatbots that can automate and provide instantaneous communications…

0 comments on “LAST DAY to purchase “Hack Recruiting” and have access to my new video podcast series!”

LAST DAY to purchase “Hack Recruiting” and have access to my new video podcast series!

My book Hack Recruiting has received excellent reviews, such as this one: “Hack Recruiting is an essential read for anyone hiring employees or gig workers today—from employer branding to technology to recruiting processes, it offers fresh thinking based on research and years…

0 comments on “Digital technology is a candy store, but most implementation fails. Turn the odds.”

Digital technology is a candy store, but most implementation fails. Turn the odds.

Today, I am at HR Tech in Las Vegas, the largest HR technology conference in the US with over 10,000 attendees. The place is abuzz with the latest extraordinary technology platforms for human resources: chatbots, blockchain, on-demand video interviewing, artificial…

0 comments on “University recruiting: 8 tips for success and how to recruit Gen Z”

University recruiting: 8 tips for success and how to recruit Gen Z

During a time of full employment, Universities offer a valued and increasingly rare asset: new entrants to the labor market who are trained in their disciplines and the latest technologies. The long-standing advice for University recruiting today is similar to…

0 comments on “Join Me and ThisWay Global at HR Tech in Las Vegas, Oct 1-4.”

Join Me and ThisWay Global at HR Tech in Las Vegas, Oct 1-4.

Please look for me at HR Tech in Las Vegas Oct. 1-4, with the ThisWay Global team at Booth 1953. At 2:00 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 2, ThisWay Global Founder and CEO Angela Hood will sponsor an excellent panel discussion…

0 comments on “Meet Sahil Sahni, Co-founder of AllyO, in My New Video Podcast Series”

Meet Sahil Sahni, Co-founder of AllyO, in My New Video Podcast Series

Before launching recruiting chatbot AllyO, co-founder Sahil Sahni walked around shopping malls in Silicon Valley recruiting workers for the mall’s stores. The manual processes he and co-founder Ankit Somani put in place became the blueprint for AllyO’s award winning algorithms…

0 comments on “Gig economy disrupted. How to keep your company out of legal pitfalls.”

Gig economy disrupted. How to keep your company out of legal pitfalls.

When the California legislature passed its bill last week that most likely will require Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to convert contract workers to employees, the legislation upended the business models of these companies and the gig economy itself. The upending,…

1 comment on “12 Questions Job Candidates Will Ask You”

12 Questions Job Candidates Will Ask You

In today’s fierce recruiting environment, expect to be asked penetrating questions about your company, its culture, and the career development employees may expect. If you are not asked questions by a candidate, it’s a red flag as to their interest…

0 comments on “Meet Sandeep Purwar, CEO and Founder of Bevov”

Meet Sandeep Purwar, CEO and Founder of Bevov

I was delighted to interview Sandeep Purwar, Founder and CEO of Bevov in Sausalito, CA, for my upcoming video podcast series. After consulting and recruiting for pharmaceutical companies, Sandeep founded Bevov to help companies overhaul their manual and fragmented recruiting methods that…

0 comments on “Experience does not predict the success of new hires. Here are better methods…”

Experience does not predict the success of new hires. Here are better methods…

Empirical researchers have long pointed out that more than five years of previous experience did not predict great job performance for new hires.[i] A new review of 81 studies looking at the correlation between prior job experience and performance in…

0 comments on “Meet Angela Hood, CEO and Founder of ThisWay Global”

Meet Angela Hood, CEO and Founder of ThisWay Global

I was delighted to interview Angela Hood, Founder and CEO of ThisWay Global in Austin,  TX, for my upcoming video podcast series. Angela leads an award-winning artificial intelligence platform for recruiting. Look for Angela and her team at HR Tech…

0 comments on “Do you trust your gut too much when hiring?”

Do you trust your gut too much when hiring?

Highly regarded CEOs such as Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Jack Welch have said the most critical decisions made by leaders is whom they hire. Should you leave such important decisions to your gut? Unfortunately, too many leaders do, and…

0 comments on “Going short and long to attract job candidates”

Going short and long to attract job candidates

In an economy of full employment, you must lure workers away from their existing jobs with something new or substantially more. A survey released on July 25, 2018, by Harris Poll (in collaboration with Glassdoor), identifies the priorities job seekers…

0 comments on “HR can match marketing at building brand”

HR can match marketing at building brand

Human resources today has access to the same digital technology that have been available for years to marketing leaders to build brand, find and land new customers. These tools include chatbots, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and soon blockchain. These technologies…

0 comments on “Hack Recruiting On Sale Today!”

Hack Recruiting On Sale Today!

Are you wondering if artificial intelligence and chatbots work for recruiting? Curious about the best ways to minimize unconscious bias? How to establish great interviewing techniques in your company? Which screening assessments to use? The best applicant tracking systems for…

0 comments on “‘Hack Recruiting’ goes on sale August 1”

‘Hack Recruiting’ goes on sale August 1

HR and recruiting leaders now have a reliable source where they can get clarity on what job candidates want from an employer, the best interviewing and assessment methods, and which digital technologies truly drive value. The source is my book,…

0 comments on ““Hack Recruiting” to be released August 1”

“Hack Recruiting” to be released August 1

I am thrilled to announce that my book will be released on August 1! "Hack Recruiting: The Best of Empirical Research, Process and Method, and Digital Technology" The early reviews are coming in. Bill Schiemann, an author, public speaker, and Principal…

0 comments on “Fun interview on HR, thinking like an economist, and change”

Fun interview on HR, thinking like an economist, and change

I was honored to be interviewed by my alma mater, The University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. The interview allowed me to reflect over the successes and adventures of my career, why I love working in human resources, and…

0 comments on “Evaluating HR Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness Survey and Webinar”

Evaluating HR Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness Survey and Webinar

In early 2019, Workology (sponsored by This Way Global and MeBeBot) distributed an "HR Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness" survey to its global subscriber list of over 100,000 HR practitioners with various job titles and industries. They are still gathering feedback…

0 comments on “Practice pay equity to attract the best talent”

Practice pay equity to attract the best talent

This weekend Proctor and Gamble stepped in on the pay equity dispute in US soccer. It’s female deodorant brand, Secret, offered to help reduce the pay gap between the US women’s world championship soccer team and men’s team by paying…

0 comments on “Career development provides a better return than recruiting”

Career development provides a better return than recruiting

Executives are spending more time investing in the career development of employees. Why? They want to retain their talent. This is smart thinking as the cost of retention is less expensive than recruiting in today’s tight talent economy. Now is…

1 comment on “Every recruiting department needs a job candidate net promoter score”

Every recruiting department needs a job candidate net promoter score

Every business process needs metrics and measures. These are used to track progress, to warn the process owners about obstacles and concerns, and to assure the organization’s success. Recruiting is no different. The top-level metrics should be displayed on a…

0 comments on “Five steps to successfully recruit and retain Gen Z”

Five steps to successfully recruit and retain Gen Z

A group of millennials were discussing their careers with me, describing what they liked and didn’t like about their jobs when the topic of Generation Z came up. “They’re not like us,” one millennial observed. “They want everything on the…

1 comment on “Preventing human and AI bias when recruiting”

Preventing human and AI bias when recruiting

Many pundits and HR leaders are raising legitimate concerns about bias in Artificial Intelligence platforms used for recruiting. These concerns are well founded, but let’s not forget a hiring bias that’s even more pervasive: the biased hiring decisions humans unwittingly…

0 comments on “7 Qualities of Team Leaders Who Drive Innovation”

7 Qualities of Team Leaders Who Drive Innovation

Many executives we work with are frustrated in their efforts to improve the innovation of their companies. One of the problems? Middle management gets in the way of innovative employees by clinging to dominant leader styles. Our experience and the…

0 comments on “Actions to combat the rise in positive drug tests”

Actions to combat the rise in positive drug tests

A new analysis shows that the rate of positive drug tests for the U.S. workforce rose to a 14-year high in 2018. The increase raises difficult questions for employers concerned about maintaining drug-free workplaces and preventing drug-caused workplace accidents in…

0 comments on “Five Questions to Screen for Emotional Intelligence”

Five Questions to Screen for Emotional Intelligence

Many clients and readers have asked me for a simple list of questions to use while screening for emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence has been shown by research to be the secret sauce for selecting executives, first level managers, and customer…

0 comments on “What is better than intelligence for job performance?”

What is better than intelligence for job performance?

I know several CEOs who want to always hire the smartest person they could find for leadership roles. Unfortunately, they were making costly mistakes. High intelligence is only one of several factors for recruiters and hiring managers to consider when…

0 comments on “Join the hundreds of others learning new innovation trends”

Join the hundreds of others learning new innovation trends

New research is underway which will provide extraordinary insights for you on how companies become innovative. InnovationOne, LLC and The Conference Board have launched the 2019 Global State of Innovation Survey. You can be a part of it. But there is only…

0 comments on “Haphazard innovation fails. Six steps for superior innovation results!”

Haphazard innovation fails. Six steps for superior innovation results!

Some 170 of the world’s largest companies (as measured by revenue), have a declining return on investment for their innovation projects, according to research. Why? Many companies under pressure to show that they can disrupt a market (or starve off…

0 comments on “Learn the traits of highly innovative companies”

Learn the traits of highly innovative companies

New research is underway which will provide extraordinary insights for you on how companies become innovative. InnovationOne, LLC and The Conference Board have launched the 2019 Global State of Innovation Survey. You can be a part of it. Our 2017 Global State of…