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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 the time to put in place excellent retention practices. Recruiting is the number one concern… Read More

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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 dashboard. Each top-level measure should have sub-measures that will serve as an alert that a… Read More

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How companies get recruiting wrong

Many companies go about recruiting in the wrong way. They focus too much on experienced candidates, overspend on the process, and they don’t get the best results. Worse, however, they ignore two much more cost-effective and productive methods of recruiting: developing the talent of current employees and turning their external recruiting focus to college graduates… Read More

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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 internet. They are tough and emotionally cold.” I have written extensively about how millennials are… Read More

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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 make every day. We can correct human and AI bias. Here is my analysis: For… Read More

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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 the face of the increasing use of  recreational and medical marijuana and the opioid drug… Read More

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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 facing employees who will succeed – it’s even more important than high IQ. (For more… Read More

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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 choosing among candidates and for executives and talent leaders to consider when deciding whom to… Read More

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It Is Time to Hack Recruiting!

When HR and recruiters used to speak about technology, it meant an applicant tracking system or whether to post jobs on digital job boards or social media. Now, however, powerful digitization technologies have found their way to recruiting and are dramatically changing the landscape. HR now has the same technologies that have been used by… Read More

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Digitization Comes to HR!

Human Resources executives now have access to digital tools that have empowered cancer specialists to make breakthroughs. These same tools have also helped marketing organizations find new customers, attract them to the company’s brand, and build relationships with them. These tools will disrupt how HR recruits, develops strategic talent pools, identifies job competencies, conducts benefits… Read More