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Recruiters Must Learn Talent Development (and vice versa)

HR Bartender

Last year, I saw something at a conference that surprised me. A speaker asked an audience of about 100 human resources professionals – who has a kickass talent acquisition function. The surprise? Not one person raised their hand. I get it. Recruiting is tough right now.

5 Tips To Conducting Better Performance Reviews

ClearCompany HRM

Often managers, executives and HR professionals feel anxious about conducting performance reviews. While a performance review may prove challenging for some managers, these discussions are valuable for strengthening bonds with A-players and getting underperforming employees back on track.

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5 Ways to Significantly Improve Candidate Experience


Written by: Julia Hatton. By now, everyone has heard about how important it is to create a positive candidate experience. So why are so many companies still not doing it? Perhaps we don’t know where to begin. Let’s be honest, it can be overwhelming when you consider everything involved.

Technology Is Changing Human Resource Management – But Where Will It Go?

Get Hppy

I am amazed sometimes by how technology is impacting the world we live in. For example, SpaceX being so successful in reusing spaceships may not have a great impact today, but it does change the way we look at the future, and what we understand by science fiction.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

How Do You Change Company Culture – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

A couple weeks ago, I participated in a webinar with my friends at SilkRoad on “ HR’s Role in Bridging the Skills Gap.” During the webinar, we asked listeners about some of the strategies they were using, such as training, succession planning, and knowledge management.

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Company Culture 101: How to spot a culture gap in your company


Every executive team understands that company culture is a vital, if often overlooked part of their strategy. Culture is neglected because it is always essential but often not urgent. Executive teams often believe they are communicating their values more clearly than they actually are.

What Are You Doing Wrong As A Leader For Your Startup?


What does it mean to be the leader of a startup? Does it require a special skill-set, and if so, can those skills be developed? Being a leader requires having a vision for your company, finding employees who are aligned with that vision, and maintaining alignment over time.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Freelancer Edition

HR Bartender

Regardless of the reason, the gig economy is here to stay. Individuals are opting to have a side hustle in addition to their regular full-time jobs. Some people are choosing to leave the daily grind and freelance full-time. An article in Forbes put the number of freelancers in the U.S.

12 Karmic Laws of Engagement

What is Paul Thinking

The more I write about engagement and motivation for business, the more convinced I become that there are a finite number of rules in the world and those rules are simply repurposed for whatever context we humans play (or work) in.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Company Culture 103: How culture impacts employee performance


It’s almost impossible to read an article about company culture that doesn’t talk about its impact on employee performance. Yet for all of this coverage, there is very little public data for leadership teams that supports this relationship. We can do better.

Two Legislative Trends to Watch as New York Passes Historic Minimum Wage Increases and Paid Family Leave Laws


My colleague Jon Sider recently wrote about California becoming the first state to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. These historic changes to minimum wage laws are also continuing in New York. Visit site for full story.

How to Use Google Analytics to Measure Mobile Recruiting

ExactHire HR Trends

This isn’t a beginner’s guide to understanding analytics; however, even if you are new to recruitment analytics I encourage you to read this post for its tips for using Google Analytics to measure mobile recruiting activity.

Is Your Organization Having a Workplace Culture Identity Crisis?


Leaders are vying to capture the best and brightest minds to fill roles in their companies, and culture is a key ingredient in this process. In fact, in Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends Report , 82 percent of leaders believe that culture is a potential competitive advantage.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Company Culture 102: How to target your aspirational culture


“Change before you have to.”. Jack Welch. Culture change or evolution is one of the most challenging projects for a leadership team to undertake.

3 Simple Ways Businesses Can Make Feedback a Two-Way Street


Note: This post is a sampling of what the author will be sharing in his talk on “Relationships for Leadership Success and High-Performance Teams” at TriNet Inspire in Los Angeles on May 17. Although. Visit site for full story. Management Practices TriNet Inspire Los Angeles

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On Pesky Pessimists: Q+A with Michelle Gielan (Part 2)


Do you work with someone like this? Negativity can have a profound impact on our work lives, whether it’s incessant complaining from a cube mate or the overall mood of an organization. But new research from positive psychology can help.

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How Instituting a Company Wellness Program Can Recharge Your Workforce


Organizations are seeing the benefits of investing in the wellbeing of their employees, which is why nearly two-thirds of U.S. employers have adopted a company wellness program.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Culture 104: How culture impacts your brand


Does your internal company culture impact your external brand? Think about company culture as your organization’s identity to the world outside the four walls of your office.

Recruiting Top Talent – A Daunting Challenge For HR Practitioners

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With PwC’s most recent Annual Global CEO Survey revealing that over 70 percent of CEOs identify the “availability of key skills” as one of the top three threats to their companies – an eight-year high for that question – recruiting top talent stands out as a particularly daunting challenge for HR practitioners. In fact, according to SHRM’s LINE Employment Report for January 2016 , late 2015 was the most difficult hiring period in four years. Across all industries, it’s becoming increasingly hard to find skilled candidates that have the right attitude, the required appetite for growth and who are compatible with that company’s culture. The bar is getting higher and the efforts for retrieving and hiring these talented people are also on the rise. “Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century. More than a third of employers globally reported facing difficulties in finding talent last year and nearly half expected talent shortages to have a negative impact on their business results.“. The Human Capital Report 2015 – World Economic Forum in collaboration with Mercer. How to appeal to top talent. An important aspect of positioning your openings is to concentrate on the job itself. Instead of focusing on the required skills, which usually involves listing the same cliche requirements such as: the ability to multitask, great organisational skills, good communication skills, passionate and enthusiastic, dynamic, a fast learner… etc., focus on what makes that job great. The top employees you’re looking for already have those skills and they will probably be unimpressed or even annoyed if they have to go through that list again and again. Why not attract them in the real sense of the word with the challenges and opportunities that this new job will bring for them? In a recent article for SHRM, Lou Adler, CEO and founder of The Adler Group, points out that the best people need to be attracted in, not weeded out. “There is no law that job descriptions need to be boring nor that they should list every skill and competency. Instead, emphasize what the person will be doing and how this work ties into an important project or is part of the company’s overall strategy or mission. As a top labor attorney at Littler told me, performance objectives are more objective than a list of skills subjectively determined. ”. via SHRM. Be creative in your search for talent. Another SHRM report shows that although the majority of HR professionals say they are using social media for talent recruitment, some of them are not actually doing this either due to a lack of resources or a lack of know how. The report puts the official numbers at 84% of organizations using social media for recruitment and 9% planning to use it. While these stats may seem high, as Erica Dhawan cleverly points out in her HBR article , this means that on the most popular social media platforms — LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter — you’re already vying with your competition for the same pool of expertise. Make your campaigns relevant to your target audience, just like a marketer would do. It has become increasingly important that you segment and research your target audience before launching a full scale recruitment campaign. That also involved going where your star candidates are. This is recruitment marketing and it’s the future of talent acquisition. Finding the right candidate is a very similar process to acquiring ideal customers. That means that if you market your company to the applicants you want, using the same channels they use and leveraging their interests and pain points, you can attract the right people. Take this example from the advertising industry – Minneapolis-based agency Space150 started using the recently launched Snapchat on-demand geofilters to enlist interns for its summer program at college campuses across the country. With a smart targeting of Millennials, they went where their audience is, using relevant messaging and taking creativity to a whole new level with geofiltering. Finding the right talent for your company is perhaps the biggest strategic advantage you can have. Big players like Facebook acknowledge this to such a degree that they reputedly acquire businesses for their human capital. This clever strategy lets them acquire an entire team that already works well together instead of piecing together something new. Brainstorm creative ways to match these strategies and let us know which ideas performed well for your company. If you’re already successful in attracting exceptional talent and are now focusing on engaging and retaining it, download our latest white paper on how you can leverage people analytics to create amazing employee experiences. Download the white paper and see how you can create an integrated, engaging employee experience using people analytics. Your email address is private, we will not sell, rent or disclose it to third parties. By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails on relevant topics from Hppy. Image via under C.C.0 license. The post Recruiting Top Talent – A Daunting Challenge For HR Practitioners appeared first on Hppy. HR Trends Talent Management

How to Kill Happiness at Work


WooHoo Inc. whose founder, Alexander Kjerulf, sat down with us for a Q&A last summer ) recently released some interesting findings in its survey of more than 700 workers from around the globe about bad days at work—how common they are and what makes them bad.

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How to Be a Respected and Successful CHRO


Do you see yourself becoming a respected and successful CHRO one day?

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Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Is Reading a Book a Modern Learning Method?

ATD Human Capital

Should we discard all learning methods of the past to meet the demands of modern learning opportunities? Probably not. We certainly need to modernize learning to keep up with how, when, and where learners need it.

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Why is Deloitte Ditching the Annual Review?


2 million hours a year. That’s how much time was being spent on performance reviews at Deloitte when the organization realized that not only was the process time-intensive, but also that it was failing to yield worthwhile results.

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WAIT, WE'RE WINNERS? Here's What Bad Engagement Looks Like, In One Simple Picture.

The HR Capitalist

If you're at a company with mixed engagement from employees, you know the reality. You're trying to do some positive things, but you've got people on the bus that don't care if you succeed or not. Can they be saved? I'm not sure.

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HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

UrbanBound HR

Having trouble finding news about relocation and HR tech from the week? Technology Relocation HR


Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.