All Blog Posts Tagged 'Talent' (314)

To Take or Not to Take Resumes at Career Fairs? That is the Question!

Depending on whom you ask, you’re likely to get a range of opinions and justifications. From a candidate’s perspective, the answer is going to be a resounding, “Are you kidding me, of course! That’s why I took time to attend this career fair in the first place.” However, ask 10 recruiters…

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Added by Jenny Murray on March 31, 2015 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

TLS Continuum Part 7: What have we done?

As organizations today we are faced with a major dilemma. We listen to government officials tell us that we really need to concentrate on turning out more individuals grounded in the STEM disciplines. But that push comes fraught with a major discord. Let me try and describe the dilemma in a real time example.

In our two-day seminar, on which this series is based, we used to ask the participants to complete Osterwald’s …

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 10, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

Best Recruiters

There are great recruiters around the globe that are unrecognized both in industry and business.  Their names you may have never heard, their titles differ, and their salary is not a measure of their success.  Great recruiters are employed, unemployed, and underemployed.  They are in development, yet to develop and developing others.  However, they all have some greatness in them.  Some have learned their craft through due diligence, others try a haphazard approach, and still others forge…

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Added by Susan Hand on February 5, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 5: Darn it!! Why aren't you listening

Dr. Tony Alessandra, the author of the book “The Platinum Rule” , suggests that the purpose of all businesses is to acquire and maintain customers. So how do we, as Tony suggests, acquire and maintain customers? We do so by listening to the voice of the customer as it relates to how we do business.

 

To begin with let me clarify what we mean by the term customer. Whether it is an internal customer in the…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 3, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

Advantages of Recruiting Globally

Recruiter.com recently shared findings from Career Advisory Board's (CAB) Job Preparedness Index…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on January 29, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Collaborative Hiring Results in Smarter Hiring Decisions

Strategic business decisions typically occur after long discussions, research, and most importantly, collaboration.  The addition of a new team member is just as vital as the decision to take on a new project, if not more.  You are investing time, money and energy when hiring, so making sure you have made the right choice is essential.

Hiring is often viewed…

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Added by Melissa Macfarlane on December 1, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Three Simple Strategies to Secure the Best Talent

Jim Collins once said that great vision without great people is irrelevant. For your business to thrive, you need to secure candidates with talent, passion and the drive to turn vision into reality.

So, how do you get an exceptional team around you? Not only do your…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on October 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

If I only had a brain says the scarecrow

The news wires of late have been filled with stories one after another of NFL players involved in some form of domestic violence. Listening to Roger Goddell’s statement last week added to the feeling that something in this picture was missing. Like many organizations the NFL preferred their bottom line to what was morally and ethically right. Consider the reports from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the $17,000,000 they have collected in fines for a wide range of…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on September 24, 2014 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

WARNING: Profession Undergoing Maintenance

“Competing for tech talent never gets easier, nor is it a perfect mathematical equation. Instead it’s about understanding your market, knowing what your current and prospective employees are looking for, and doing your best to create the environment that attracts the right workers to your company.” – …

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 23, 2014 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

Why Quality of Hire Should be Your Company’s #1 Performance Metric

We often hear great leaders talk about the importance of people at their organizations. Hiring great people is fundamental to an organization’s success. As Lawrence Bossidy, the former COO of General…

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Added by Suzanne Holloway on August 29, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments

They can hear me now

Listen to most organizational development professionals and they will tell you that the key to organizational change is to communicate, communicate and then to communicate again. I would pose another question, and that is how are you communicating the message and how is it being received? Are your messages being…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Work is no longer a place or an activity , it is an attitude of the mind

In the past couple of months my professional world has been turned upside down by two different organizations calling for changes. The first was the Society for Human Resource Management making the decision that after 130,000 certifications they needed to bring the process in house. The second was the National…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 12, 2014 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

Is A Perfect Storm Fueling the Contingent Workforce?

“Screw your cubicle farm!” The free agent nation is here.

In 2001, Dan Pink published a bestselling and forward-thinking business book titled Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. By all current reports, that future has arrived.

If the millennial generation will become predominantly free agents, how will this impact recruiting and HR over the next decade?

“Contingent labor is king," writes Russ Banham in the May issue of HRO…

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Added by Peter Clayton on May 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

5 Reasons Your Employees Stay

Disengagement and turnover are among the top concerns for employers today. Both of these issues can negatively impact a company in a huge way. Celayix revealed that one in four employees leave their place of employment within the first year, and the cost of replacing them can be higher than…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 7, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Incredible Performance Starts with Onboarding

Are you familiar with the term “Breakeven Point”? It’s the point at which gains equal losses. Each new employee hits a breakeven…

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Added by Andre G. Lavoie on April 26, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Elements of a Stellar Onboarding Program

Attraction and retention are on the minds of company leaders everywhere right now. HireRight revealed that 52% of respondents in a study stated that their top business challenge was hiring and retaining talent. With low engagement and increasing…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Would We Do That?

I recently picked up a copy of the local Tampa newspaper and found an article regarding the teachers being upset with the new accountability system. It was not that they were upset about the system.

They were upset about the fact that the data collected was not compared to anyone outside of their…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Attracting Tech Talent Through Company Culture Inspired Perks

A recent Dice survey reveals what tech talent wants the most from a recruiter besides a handsome salary offer. We were not surprised at all to find that the majority of those asked said that being frank about the company/culture is most important to them. How about putting those two…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Beyond Silicon Valley Tech Hubs

Yes, there are more places to find tech talent than Silicon Valley, CA.! As the need for great tech talent increases, hot tech hubs are popping up around the US as excellent places to join together, create communities and foster growth. Just as each area comes with unique expectations and needs, these hubs have their own specific…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Honesty in little things is not a little thing

If we poll our employee population, you are very likely going to hear the response that they are looking for an authentic work environment. But just what does authentic mean?

Dictionary.com defines the term as “not false or copied; genuine; real” So look at your organization or your functional area of…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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