Recruiting has changed. Have you?

Quit doing what you’ve been doing for the last 50 years! Recruiting is changing dramatically and far too many business leaders and HR professionals continue to do things the same old way—the wrong way. They need to adapt quickly, or the industry will leave them, and their organizations, behind. With unemployment at a 50-year low, […]

The Way They Start Affects How Long They Stay

You make only one first impression. That’s true for individuals—and it’s true for businesses. How people experience your company starts before they are applicants or candidates and ends long after they’ve left your organization. Having an exceptional recruitment process that both engages and represents you authentically is essential in winning and keeping top talent—and in […]

The Many Ways to Put Your People First

If people are your most important asset (yes, they are) and their talent your top competitive edge, how do you show that you value them above everything else? Saying so—over and over—is important. But unless those words are backed by your culture and practices, your employees may be looking for a new home right now, […]

10 Reasons Top Employees Quit

If it feels like you’re spending a lot of time and money on recruiting these days, you’re right. Hiring has never been as hot. Today, people are quitting at a rate equivalent to 30 percent turnover a year, a number that’s not sustainable. 76 percent of employees are either actively looking or open to new […]

Letting Go with Gratitude

It has only been three months, so I’m still in the traumatic mind-frame of an empty-nester. My son John, blissfully off at college, is stepping into his adult life with the world at his feet. Letting go of someone or something precious, or a situation that’s comfortably familiar, is hard. Viewing your loss through the […]

Clues That You’re Not Recruiting Strategically

If your answer to the question, “what’s your recruiting strategy?” is “LinkedIn” or “Indeed,” then you don’t get it. Posting jobs is a recruiting tactic, and one that you should use, but it’s a long way from a recruitment strategy that incorporates multiple tactics to ensure you compete successfully for the talent you need now […]

Do You Know Who’s On Your Bus Or Are You Guessing?

As Jim Collins famously advises in his book Good to Great: “It is better to first get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats, and then figure out where to drive.” Assessments help organizations follow this wisdom by taking the guesswork out of hiring. But […]

MARVELous Ways To Rethink Your Work Culture

“If you cage the beast, the beast will get angry,” said Wolverine. As we saw in the movie X-Men 3, this bit of wisdom helped “cure” the issue of mutant monsters. It can also cure an outdated workplace culture. The fact is, today’s employees (who are not monsters) demand increasingly flexible and personalized work environments. […]

Signs That You’re A Great Place To Work

You may have given up on becoming one of the best places to work because you can’t afford to offer the crazy-expensive perks you’ve read about over the past few years. If so, you’ll be happy to know that now the best companies, the ones with the strongest engagement scores, prioritize the most human elements […]

The Wild West Of Hiring: What, Why, & How To Measure Results

Who’s the best hire? Where does the best talent come from? Who will stay the longest? Who’s thinking about leaving? An entire new industry of vendors has sprung up to answer your every question about hiring talent. Employers are spending about $20 billion a year on these new tools—most without knowing whether they work. Recruitment […]