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Learn the key features and how to pick video-interviewing software

Companies have been switching to video interviewing over the last decade because they could screen job candidates faster and save costs. Today, with COVID19, it is a no brainer. Video interviewing technology allows recruiters to conduct pre-recorded interviews quickly with…

Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis Podcast: Alternatives to RIFs

How a company pivots during a crisis significantly impacts its customer engagement, employer brand, and long-term profitability. In the latest podcast in my series, "Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis, I cover alternatives to RIFs and the legal issues. I review…

Must Know Overview for The Family First Coronavirus Employer Paid Leave Requirements

US companies with fewer than 500 employees will be covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act beginning April 1. The Act requires employers to pay for 80 hours of sick leave and extended family and medical leave for up…

Brand building strategies for handling the coronavirus recession

Many businesses are now scrambling to implement working-from-home procedures, cutting worker hours, and reducing their workforces, whether temporarily or permanently. Economists are now predicting a short but deep recession, with a drop in US economic output of $1.5 trillion, 7%…

Ten insights on improving innovation from the decade of innovation

After the decade of innovation, the pursuit of successful innovation execution is still not easy. As reported by McKinsey (2018), 84 percent of executives feel innovation is critical for growth, yet only six percent are satisfied with their innovation efforts.…

Webinar TODAY: Eight Practices to Fire Up Your Innovation Culture!

Join me for an informative webinar today on how to continually win with innovation in today's competitive and fast changing business environment. Arthur Liberian, Senior Innovation Advisor at Planbox and I will uncover how highly innovative organizations disrupt the market…

9 tips for buying game-changing applicant tracking systems

Today's applicant-tracking systems (ATS) not only help you lure and build relationships with job candidates and hire high performers — they can also help you build employer brand. Applicant tracking systems have become job candidate management systems. Wouldn't it be…

Coronavirus: Advice for your remote work plan

The Coronavirus is now growing faster outside of China than in China  — including in the US. More than 90 Americans have the virus from coast-to-coast, and six have died. Health officials expect the virus to infect hundreds if not…

Back by Popular Demand! Managing a Flexible and Remote Workforce. 

Over 4.7 million people now work remotely. Employers reap the rewards of a cost savings of $11k/person. Learn up to date best practices for managing a remote workforce to ramp up productivity, save costs, recruit top talent & maintain accountability.…

Successful companies focus on building a better culture

Since Gallup began measuring employee engagement at the turn of the century, it hasn’t improved employee engagement much.  It has helped companies realize the importance of empathetic and empowering leaders and collaborative team environments. But Gallup this month published a…

Webinar: Eight Practices to Fire Up Your Innovation Culture

The secret of successful innovation is not simply innovating, it’s embracing innovation. In today’s era, innovation should be shared and promoted internally, just like your brand is across the globe. Victor Assad and Arthur Liberian will uncover how highly innovative…

Today’ Talent Shortage Is Long Term. Are You Prepared?

The US now has had 22 months where there are more job openings than unemployed people. According to Manpower’s last study, 69% of US companies struggle to find workers. This trend will continue in the US for a long time due…

Forget SMART goals. Use OKRs instead!

Executives who want to dramatically increase their success should implement Objectives with Key Results (OKRs). Research shows that executives who set such goals can significantly improve the performance of their organizations over telling employees to “just do their best.”[i] Moreover,…

Work Rebooted conference examines everything from AI to cultures and the gig economy!

The issues of automation and digital transformation and how to create inclusive, transparent, and innovative cultures were some of the many topics discussed by CEOs, technologists, and human resources leaders last week in San Francisco at the Work Rebooted conference. Julie Douthart, biochemist…

How to champion your organization’s top 7 priorities

CEOs and other executives are finalizing their business strategies and financial plans at this time of year. With great enthusiasm, their thoughts turn from strategy to implementation. My frequent advice to CEOs is to have no more than seven top…

Drive innovation and diversity— at the same time. Learn how!

On Martin Luther King Day 2020, almost 52 years after his assassination, the issues of equal treatment and diversity and inclusion for all still trouble many companies. But here’s another way to look at the issue: The cultures that empower…

Your company’s innovation needs more mavericks

During annual workforce planning, Scott Ward, the President of Medtronic Vascular, used to say, “Hire some more mavericks. They don’t always fit in, but we need them for innovation.” He defined mavericks as the technical people who were dedicated to…

How Companies Become a ‘Best Place to Work’ is Changing…

The Glassdoor Best-Place-to-Work list saw a fall of High-Tech companies, such as Facebook, Google, and Apple, while Amazon didn’t even make the list! The ranking of these High-Tech firms fell for different reasons but data privacy scandals and and falling…

Newly promoted to manager? Your learning has just begun…

I remember being promoted to my first leadership position early in my career and thinking about how I was going to set the world on fire. Slowly, I began to realize that the role of the manager, being the leader…

Check out my podcast on Workology about how to create a strategic recruiting process and plan

Check out my podcast episode with @workology discussing How to Create a Strategic Recruiting Process and Plan. Listen now. Podcast Description by Jessica Miller-Merrell of Workology Victor shares why it’s a critical point for HR and recruitment. He says that…

Lies on resumes are at an all-time high. Learn how to get to the truth.

Background checks are essential for employers to uncover resume lies or misrepresentations and to avoid the cost of a bad hire. Companies have other dependable options to ensure they are hiring qualified, high performing job candidates. Over the next five…

“Hack Recruiting” makes a perfect gift for recruiters and hiring managers!

“Hack Recruiting” makes a perfect gift for recruiters and hiring managers. It has received outstanding reviews and 5-star ratings on Amazon. Order it online on Cyber Monday from Amazon, Archway Publishing, or Barnes and Noble. and now The SHRMStore. Email me for discounts…

Gratitude will do yourself, workforce and productivity a lot of good.

Charles Schwab said, "The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement." Oprah Winfrey said, "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't…

If you depend on gut feel while interviewing, you are relying on dumb luck.

Luck is never enough. Instead, double your hiring success by using effective interviewing techniques, validated assessments, and reference and background checks. If you believe that it sounds like a lot of work and money, it is cheaper than the cost…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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."…

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…

AI won’t replace recruiters!

AI won't replace recruiters. We need to embrace AI to find job candidates faster, for unbiased job matching, instantaneous communications and analytics, and to automate processes. We will always need the human interface. Step into the sunshine with Hack Recruiting:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Meet Beth White, CEO of MeBeBot

Beth White is the Founder and CEO of MeBeBot, and you can meet Beth in my upcoming video podcast series, Hack Recruiting and HR. After working in HR for 20 years, Beth founded MeBeBot, a 24/7 virtual HR assistant leveraging…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis Podcast: Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Victor explains what The Family First Coronavirus Response Act requires of small businesses regarding sick pay and expanded family and medical leave due to COVID 19, and how it protects employers and families. Victor also covers how employers will be…

Leadership During the Coronavirus Podcast: Remote Work Overview

Employers have sent their employees home in a mad dash to work due to COVID-19. Now, how do companies make this next six to 12 week period of remote work successful? Based on his implementation of a successful flexible workplace…