COVID19 has changed recruiting strategies. Don’t be short sighted

The pandemic has changed investment priorities for recruiting organizations in 2020. Last year was all about improving the candidate experience. Today, the emphasis is on finding skilled and qualified job candidates. But without a focus on candidate experience and employer…

Get reliable talent and a tax credit: Hire vets! Free hour of consulting…

200,000 US veterans leave the military and enter the civilian workforce each year. Hiring veterans is a smart recruiting strategy. In addition, companies can earn a tax credit of $5,600 for hiring veterans and up to $9,600 for hiring long-term…

Four steps to reducing hiring bias, improved financial outcomes, and a $5 trillion U.S. economic stimulus

While championing diversity initiatives over the past 20 years, I have always emphasized how these actions will improve financial outcomes for companies. Now there is mounting evidence that by overcoming the racial wealth gap, which includes hiring biases, the U.S.…

Over 50 percent of job postings drive away applicants, especially women

Your job postings may be your worst nightmare, scaring off job applicants with jargon and needless clutter and driving away female applicants. If your job posting is more than 250 words and uses gender bias tones, it is time for…

Oct 28 – Driving bias out of recruiting, performance management, and promotions

Join me and the @SHRM NorCal community for a fresh look at how to take bias out of recruiting, performance management, pay and promotions. Enroll here. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the divisions in our national politics…

Job aggregators are sabotaging online recruiting. Tips on how to stop them.

Online recruiting is under attack. The system is breaking down and becoming rife with tech-savvy scammers. Job aggregators are ruining the job candidate experience and in many cases preventing job applications from reaching recruiters’ applicant tracking systems. Job aggregators have…

Five steps to retool your employer brand for 2021

Has your employer brand held up during the pandemic? Even companies with stand-up employer brands in February need to retool them in the pandemic age. For example, how has your brand changed regarding remote work, innovation, and your new role…

Watch me and Piyanka Jain on JobSync’s podcast: Data Literacy for HR Professionals. Successful examples discussed on how data improved recruiting, diversity, and business success.

There is a misconception today that you need to be a data scientist and be working with AI or some other analytics tool to create HR measurements that connect to better HR practices and overall better business outcomes.  It’s simply…

Structured interviews significantly improve your hiring success

Many companies are ramping up their recruiting efforts as the pandemic abates in many areas of the country. At a time when face-to-face meetings in an office are still considered risky, virtual recruiting and interviewing techniques such as the pre-recorded…

Increase your business revenue with better recruiting data literacy

I am always struck by how many companies fail to track their readily available data. This data offers cost-saving, productivity-enhancing, and revenue-generating information for the picking. If only someone would look. While today’s applicant tracking systems and AI powered chatbots…