Category Archives: Recruitment

The Talent Brand and Value Proposition

December 9, 2015   

Everyone in your company probably has a good understanding of just how important its brand is in the marketplace. After all, it’s your branding efforts that define your company’s product or service in ways that set it apart from your competitors, outlining the competitive advantage you have over them that draws people in. But when […]

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Cross-Border Workforce Issues: Worker Qualifications and Virtual Teams

December 8, 2015   

Globalization continues to march steadily forward, and the HR and talent management functions of your company are no exception. Workers are recruited and deployed to just about anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, which can create some real headaches for your department in a variety of areas. Two areas that deserve special consideration […]

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Women and Leadership

May 29, 2015   

A few articles back I wrote about Women in the Workforce: Recent Trends, mentioning how women are working for major corporations but they aren’t leading them, with women holding only 16% of the director positions and only 4.6% of CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies. These statistics beg the question: What can women do to […]

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Measuring the Impact of a Contingent Workforce

May 19, 2015   

Today, more organizations than ever before are relying on contingent workers. By definition, a contingent worker is anyone who works for an organization on a non-permanent basis, but this only tells part of the story. Indeed, understanding the impact of contingent workers can be a challenge, since there are many different types of contingent workers […]

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Could You Fire a Family Member? Family Business Challenges.

March 25, 2015   

Could You Fire a Family Member? How to Handle Difficult Talent Management Challenges in Today’s Family Business Family business in America can’t be underestimated—these enterprises account for 50 percent of America’s GDP, 60 percent of employment in the U.S. and 78 percent of all new job creation. (Clark, 2014). It’s not just the U.S. where […]

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Better Executive Onboarding

March 24, 2015   

What could be more important than making sure a new executive-level hire is properly onboarded? And yet in many organizations, a surprisingly lax approach is taken in this vital process. The elements and features of robust executive onboarding are numerous to choose from. This article will offer some ways to improve it at your organization. […]

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Think Globally, Hire and Train Locally

February 2, 2015   

When I last wrote about the growing skills gap in the American workforce (see Why Obama’s Free Community College Plan is a GREAT Idea), I referred to the Harvard Business Review article Who Can Fix the ‘Middle-Skills’ Gap? and how what the authors were calling for, a kind of patchwork quilt of efforts that would […]

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Personality and Hiring: Introducing the Big Five

January 28, 2015   

How important is personality in the workplace? Think about how much time you spend at work. This is somewhere in the vicinity of a third of your time during the work-week, so yes, personality is important in the workplace. Perhaps it should come as no surprise, but a survey by digital learning designer Hyper Island […]

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Are You Ready for Generation Z?

January 17, 2015   

If you’re like many organizations, you may still be trying to figure out the Gen Y millennials and how to manage them, a topic that has been written about frequently on this site. Now to make things really complicated, the savviest companies are already courting Gen Z. Gen Z includes people born from 1994 to […]

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5 Talent Acquisition Ideas – Talent Acquisition Ideas For 2015

December 31, 2014   

The trees have been taken down, the presents unwrapped and now it’s that time when most of us start making those New Year’s resolutions. As the New Year begins, professionals and corporate leaders may be thinking about how they can acquire the best possible talent, strengthen their workforce, eliminate skills gaps and become more competitive. […]

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