Ready For Spring? Spring Into Action… 

We are a winter-weary nation. A large part of the country has been slammed with snow and rain and for those who have not – we salute you! We are ready for spring – a time to regroup and get ready for balmier days ahead. So, what are you planning to do? Do you want to spring ahead or stay behind? We thought so… Bersin by Deloitte recently released: 10 Top Disruptive HR Technology-related Trends Poised to Reshape the Workplace and Drive Organizational Success and it (more…)

Hit the Easy Button

Recruiting is often an expensive proposition, but Dr. John Sullivan, an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley, says that there are several budget-friendly, and easy-to-implement recruiting tools that will make your life much easier. Here are a few to get you started:   Give me five. Referrals are number one in producing quality hires, and Sullivan says that this approach is the most effective. How does it work? Ask your top-performing employees to identify the top five people who they know in their field in each (more…)

Webinar: 6 Ways to Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic

Monday, February 16, 2015 - By: Chequed Partners with Fistful of Talent for Webinar – Thursday, February 26th, 2 PM EST Let’s face it—the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale. Sure, you tried to roll out the basics—time to hire, cost per hire—but all that did was put the focus on your HR/Recruiting function, not the people who actually make the final hiring decision. Flash forward 12 months since the launch of those basic recruiting metrics, and you’re bored… heck, everyone’s bored. Never fear! The FOT webinar makes (more…)

Crossing the Digital Divide

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | |
While technology can help HR teams to gain deeper insight into potential hires, how do you get people interested in using it in the first place? Whenever a new technology is introduced, a learning curve is present. So, how do companies tackle and overcome tech challenges? The most important factor is to communicate how the change will help them in the long run. The University of Toronto has a paper, Methodology for the Introduction of New Technology in the Workplace, that suggests a few steps that (more…)

What’s Your Global Mobile Talent Acquisition Strategy?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | | |
According to an article by Roy Mauer for the Society for Human Resource Management, Global Mobility Increasingly Tied to Strategic Talent Management, companies today should be ready to go global. Why? Because organizations report that their global mobility programs are critical to supporting new business growth, improving financial performance and enhancing employee engagement, succession planning and talent management. In fact, 65 percent of top-performing companies with global mobility strategies reported a positive impact on financial performance, new business growth and talent retention, according to Unlocking the Value (more…)

Are You a Talent Trendsetter?

 A recent survey by Jobvite reported that 69 percent of recruiters are expecting to see the race for talent rise. So, what can recruiters do to make sure they don’t fall behind? Ron Stewart, a recruitment industry veteran, who has owned companies in the IT, construction and medical sectors, says there are five key trends that recruiters should embrace. They are: Focus on quality. The 4th Annual Report 2015 Global Recruiting Trends by LinkedIn reveals that recruiters are focused on quality hires as their top priority (more…)

Today’s Candidate Driven Employment Market

Pick Up the Pace The tables have turned. What was once an employer-driven market, is now a candidate driven market. And, according to a recent survey by MRINetwork, a global search firm, the candidate-driven market is here to stay and the pace at which candidates are rejecting offers is quickening. MRINetwork’s most recent Recruiter Sentiment Study reports that 83 percent of the 333 responding recruiters describe the current employment market as candidate-driven. In fact, in the past three years, the percentage of recruiters who say the tables (more…)

Put On Your Hard Hat – It’s Time to Go Data Mining

Are you operating as efficiently as you could be when it comes to recruitment? If you answered, yes, you can stop reading. But the truth is – there’s always room for improvement. And tapping into big data may be a good place to begin. Big data is everywhere. But what do we do with it? Data alone does nothing. It’s what you do with that data that brings about positive change and long-term value. So how do we learn to be more efficient at recruiting? Analyze big (more…)

What Are Your New Year’s Hiring Resolutions?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | |
This is the year. This is the year you hire smartly – once and for all, right? Here are six ideas to inspire you and ensure that this year – you finally do it. 1.)  I will develop a strong talent pipeline. Don’t wait till your employee is out the door to fill his or her shoes. If you’re frantic, you’ll risk rushing and make a bad hire. One way to beef up your pipeline is to embrace the reference check. References from previous hires can (more…)

Balancing the Hiring Managers’ “Need For Speed”

Balance the Need for Speed From a business perspective, how important is speed to the decision-making process? Is it better to research and analyze or better to act quickly? When it comes to talent management, business leaders believe due diligence works best. Jack Raudenbush, Vice President at Raudenbush Engineering, Inc., says that in many cases, but not in every one, the ability to come to a quick decision is important. Risk Outweighs Time-frame “Managers and business owners must balance the ‘need for speed’ with an appreciation for thoroughness, and sometimes (more…)