Improving solutions for Talent Acquisition

What do you get when you cross a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and an interest in the talent acquisition space? The answer is Jonathan F. Kestenbaum, who is the Executive Director at Talent Tech Labs. I had the opportunity to meet with him this past week at Talent Tech Labs in New York City. The introduction …

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Future Friday: Being Aware of Graduation Rates

One trend that all HR departments should pay attention to is that of graduation rates of high school seniors. After all that is where our future employees are coming from. This graphic gives you an idea of graduation rates across the majority of the states and five different race categories. Having this kind of information …

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To Hire Correctly Hire SLOW

There is no paucity of advice on how to hire people that will help you make the proper match between the individual and your needs as an employer. I have written about this topic as well here and here. As I was falling asleep the other night, during that twilight of the brain time when …

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How Important is Strategy?

The answer to that question is VERY IMPORTANT. It matters in whatever kind of business you are running. Seth Godin says in Strategy matters more than ever, “When everyone is playing the same game, your execution is critical.” But he points out that how well you execute may not be sufficient. Basically he asks the …

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The Meaning of RPO in Talent Acquisition: An Interview with Kris Dunn

Hiring the proper people is critical to a company’s success. We all know that. However, many companies still continue to do a poor job of it. The authors of the book Talent Force say that finding the proper talent is so critical that the recruitment function should be separated from the normal HR function. They …

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The Importance of Brand in Attracting Talent

  I don’t think anyone will argue that the “brand” your company projects is important in attracting customers. It is also important in attracting “talent” to your organization.   However, equally as important is the fact that your brand also acts as a natural screening tool to applicants. If you project a strong brand you …

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Reputation Capital: Key to Hiring in the Future

The other day I bought a book on impulse (yes, an actual book … I am still “old school” in that regard.” The book is The 2020 Workplace by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd and I am very happy I picked it up. It is very interesting so far and I predict it will …

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SHRM Atlanta Conference Day 2

This morning started out with a good session on Aspirational Talent Acquisition presented by Jenny C. Brock of Human Resources Dimensions. Aspirational recruiting is a proactive method that steps up the process of connecting with candidates, especially the passive candidate that has been sought out by the company. This method relies on executive involvement and …

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Talent Acquisition Wars Include Hoodies

If  you are in the high tech business today your talent acquistion strategy had better include hoodies, chocolate fountains, gourmet food, napping rooms and big parties, according to writer Geoffrey Fowler in his WSJ article The Perk Bubble is Growing as Tech-Sector Booms Again. Companies are once again competing for talent offering perks mirroring what was …

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