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How HR Can Tackle Diversity Using the Rooney Rule


In August 2015, the need for more workforce diversity was spotlighted in a big way when President Obama issued a call to action to technology companies, encouraging them to hire more women and minorities by implementing the Rooney Rule. The results were impressive – minority head coaching hires in the NFL increased from 6% to 22% in 2006 – and as the White House strives to show, the implications of the rule can be far-reaching. Metric to watch: Diversity of interviewed candidates.

Understand Important Trends in Recruiting and Hiring in 10 Minutes


What’s your magic hiring metric? Start with the positions you hire for most or that have the most financial impact and build your metrics from there. Establish clear performance metrics. As HR pros, we’ve all been trained to promote our companies as great places to work in order to attract the top talent everyone is vying for. Time wasted in recruiting, hiring and training. 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates (up from 11% in 2006).