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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…

0 comments on “How to make giving negative feedback a positive experience!”

How to make giving negative feedback a positive experience!

An IT manager spoke with me recently about how he hates doing annual performance appraisals and providing performance feedback, especially when it is negative feedback. “So many employees are really not self-aware and open to the feedback,” he said. No…

0 comments on “Participate in the 2019 Global State of Innovation Survey”

Participate in the 2019 Global State of Innovation Survey

I am excited to invite members of management to participate in new and exciting research being conducted to identify what drives innovation in organizations and the tools, measures, and talent strategies necessary to be a highly innovative company. InnovationOne, LLC…

0 comments on “Announcing Global State of Innovation Survey 2019”

Announcing Global State of Innovation Survey 2019

As a managing partner of InnovationOne I am pleased to announce that in the coming days, InnovationOne® and The Conference Board will be launching the Global State of Innovation Survey as part of InnovationOne’s ongoing research and The Conference Board’s…

0 comments on “It is time to recruit America’s forgotten workforces.”

It is time to recruit America’s forgotten workforces.

Are you struggling to find job candidates for entry-level job openings? It  is time to consider America’s forgotten workers—  the formally incarcerated and those with disabilities, including autism. A recent and insightful article in The Wall Street Journal illustrates the…

0 comments on “Companies are innovating with health care to cut costs and improve recruiting and retention”

Companies are innovating with health care to cut costs and improve recruiting and retention

Something is afoot in health care. Large companies such as General Motors are abandoning health care insurance and are directly contracting with large health care providers to reduce costs while keeping quality standards. Smaller employers are using innovative health care…

0 comments on “How Silicon Valley Works…Ecosystems Breaking Traditions for Transformations”

How Silicon Valley Works…Ecosystems Breaking Traditions for Transformations

Many business leaders don’t get Silicon Valley. They know the reputation, the high-tech giants, the casual dress, the innovation that fails and succeeds in SV and the unicorns. But the common theme among the SV innovation labs, venture capitalists, and…

0 comments on “Strategy Shift: Innovation and risk as the foundation for strategy and financial success.”

Strategy Shift: Innovation and risk as the foundation for strategy and financial success.

In Strategy Shift, my colleague, C. Brooke Dobni Ph.D. with co-author  Christopher Sand, Ph.D. assert that organizations that want to be innovative need a strategy shift. To innovate and pivot quickly, firms must continually nurture their culture to innovate and adapt…

0 comments on “Six strategies to recruit a Veteran workforce of 240,000”

Six strategies to recruit a Veteran workforce of 240,000

This week the US recognizes and thanks veterans for their sacrifice and service to the United States. It is a great time to assess your own veteran recruiting program, or if you don’t have one, to start one up. I…

0 comments on “Digitizing Your Company? Success Depends Largely on One Factor…”

Digitizing Your Company? Success Depends Largely on One Factor…

Empirical evidence has long shown that transparent, collaborative and adaptive cultures empower business and financial success by enabling innovation.[i] Now companies are learning that if they do not have innovative cultures their digitization strategies languish. According to McKinsey’s 2018 Global…

0 comments on “30% Discount for San Francisco Innovation Master Class”

30% Discount for San Francisco Innovation Master Class

Would you like to connect with more innovation experts? Are you ready to expand your role as an innovation leader? If so, then I encourage you to join us for the 6th Annual Innovation Master Class on December 6-7, 2018 in Palo…

0 comments on “Technology geek, mission, and business ethics”

Technology geek, mission, and business ethics

The irony could not have been stronger. On my news feed, I saw that legendary Medtronic founder and technology geek Earl Bakken died at age 94. Then, just below, I spotted another headline reading, “Will Silicon Valley Ever Act Ethically?”…

2 comments on “Try the No. 1 non-pay benefit that saves you money!”

Try the No. 1 non-pay benefit that saves you money!

A CEO exclaimed that she could not compete with the higher-than-average pay and benefits of large employers. “What can I do?” she asked. I told her she should offer flexible work arrangements to her employees who did most of their…

0 comments on “10 Talent Strategies to Support Cultures of Innovation”

10 Talent Strategies to Support Cultures of Innovation

Companies large and small are racing to digitize their operations and to find the new technology in their domain that will allow them to disrupt their competition and find new markets. The companies that succeed in this race are agile…

0 comments on “5 leadership lessons from the maverick of the Senate”

5 leadership lessons from the maverick of the Senate

Arizona Senator John McCain, known as a genuine war hero, a political maverick, straight talker, champion of bipartisanship in service to America, and two-time candidate for the Presidency, died over the weekend after a long fight with brain cancer. His…

0 comments on “Do you know the benefit preferences of your workforce?”

Do you know the benefit preferences of your workforce?

I am always delighted when clients, in the middle of an HR audit, are curious about what additional benefits they should offer to attract and retain workers for their fast-growing firms. “Should I provide more paid-time off?” they ask. “What…

0 comments on “Attract Millennial Job Seekers Without Breaking the Bank”

Attract Millennial Job Seekers Without Breaking the Bank

A client recently asked me about the best perks to offer Millennial and Generation Z employees. “Do they want more free food? Or is it more paid time off?” they wondered. “We already offer health care,” they added. I told…

0 comments on “Talent Strategies Needed to Support Cultures of Innovation”

Talent Strategies Needed to Support Cultures of Innovation

I was honored to present and be part of a panel discussion at one of Silicon Valley’s legacy innovation centers, PARC, a Xerox Company in Palo Alto, July 26, 2018. I began my presentation by asking if everyone believes that…

0 comments on “New case study links InnovationOne Health Index and innovation implementation framework to improved innovation. Nine lessons from case study…”

New case study links InnovationOne Health Index and innovation implementation framework to improved innovation. Nine lessons from case study…

In their experience as academics and consultants, Dr. C. Brooke Dobni and Dr. Mark Klassen have concluded that many organizations need something to improve their organization’s innovation, but they are not quite sure what. Through their research, they have learned…

2 comments on “Don’t manage to an employee engagement score. Instead, drive business value.”

Don’t manage to an employee engagement score. Instead, drive business value.

The $74 billion employment engagement industry has a serious problem. After nearly 18 years, it is not driving sufficient business value to justify its costs. Instead, values, business purpose, organizational learning, and culture are the true factors that drive business…

0 comments on “9 Strategies to Avoid Reorganization and M&A Failure”

9 Strategies to Avoid Reorganization and M&A Failure

New findings from an online survey of 2,500 reorganizations show that only 11% of reorganizations driven by Mergers and Acquisitions achieve total success. Worse, 28% have a negative impact on the business as compared with 17% of other types of…

0 comments on “Why it doesn’t matter that the gig workforce may be shrinking…”

Why it doesn’t matter that the gig workforce may be shrinking…

The percentage of Americans working in alternative work arrangements — such as independent contractors, on-call workers, and those who contract through a third party — has shrunk 0.6% since 2005.  According to a US Labor Department report, the total of…

0 comments on “It is full employment. Time to change recruiting strategies.”

It is full employment. Time to change recruiting strategies.

The US government announced a 3.8% unemployment rate on Friday, June 1, the lowest unemployment rate since 1969.[i] It is virtually full employment. As a result, to attract new hires, you need to recruit passive job candidates who already have…

0 comments on “It is time to face the truth about employee engagement.”

It is time to face the truth about employee engagement.

Employee engagement is an outdated idea that, by itself, does not significantly improve business performance. The truth is, employee engagement can improve the relationship between managers and employees, but will take your organization only so far. Companies are realizing that…