Align Employees To The Mission, Vision, And Culture While Onboarding

All new employees go through an onboarding process, however, it is the quality of the process that makes the real difference in building engagement. The onboarding process is often confused with orientation, and the new recruit is introduced to the seniors and important people of the company, explained the do’s and don’ts, and shown around… Continue reading Align Employees To The Mission, Vision, And Culture While Onboarding

Quick Wins in Candidate Experience

In a perfect world, you’d have an awe-worthy talent brand and a culture that frequents awards lists. You’d have all the assets and resources you need at your fingertips and a pipeline bursting with well-qualified, highly engaged candidates. In the real world, these “nice-to-haves” aren’t always feasible. Yet you still have positions to fill, candidates… Continue reading Quick Wins in Candidate Experience

Feedback: Curious Enough to Read It, and Brave Enough to Change Because of It.

The best insights come from unfiltered, unprompted discussion. Don’t believe me? When was the last time you read a product review on Amazon?Recently, a Reddit user asked fellow users on the platform, “What social custom needs to be retired?” Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly, considering we spend roughly ⅓ of our life there) many… Continue reading Feedback: Curious Enough to Read It, and Brave Enough to Change Because of It.

Is Talent Bankruptcy Looming for Your Company?

We’ve seen companies such as Toys R Us and RadioShack go bankrupt over the last few years because they were unable to get in front of shifting consumer expectations and, with the lowest unemployment rate in recent history, we may soon be seeing more companies go bankrupt on talent for the same reason. The rules… Continue reading Is Talent Bankruptcy Looming for Your Company?

Are There Male and Female Ninjas?

Unconscious Bias and Your Talent Brand A job description is often the first impression a candidate gets of your company, and the language you use ignites the imagination. “We are looking for a tech rockstar! Hard-working, with strong leadership capabilities and an ambitious drive. An all-around ninja that can jump around from task to task.”… Continue reading Are There Male and Female Ninjas?

3 Things to Focus on When Conducting a Talent Brand Competitive Audit

Over the past few years we’ve seen an almost unquenchable thirst for big data. That’s because implementing a data-driven recruitment marketing strategy has made it easier for companies to realize greater returns (awareness, applications, and hires) from their efforts. And today, there are a vast array of choices you have in collecting this information, including… Continue reading 3 Things to Focus on When Conducting a Talent Brand Competitive Audit

Do Gig Economy Workers Want to Work for You?

The gig economy has been on the rise for long time, but what exactly is it? As you may know, many Americans these days aren’t traditionally employed as in years past. Some blame the economy while others cite the increase of Millennials in the workforce, but regardless of cause, the truth is this: more people… Continue reading Do Gig Economy Workers Want to Work for You?

Activate Your Brand Internally

You’ve done it. You have a stellar consumer brand. Your career website tells the story you need to—about your culture, the talent you are seeking and the opportunities you have for those that are more than a culture fit, and are a “culture add.” You’re getting resumes from the right candidates for the right jobs.… Continue reading Activate Your Brand Internally

Talent Acquisition Professionals: What US Hiring Trends Mean For You

LinkedIn just released its 2015 Talent Trends report, compiling responses from more than 1,600 professionals in the US and Canada. Their findings show the rising importance of employer branding, candidate care, and social media recruiting. Competition is increasing in unusual ways Only 30% of the workforce in the two countries is considered active talent. That’s… Continue reading Talent Acquisition Professionals: What US Hiring Trends Mean For You

Game On for Employee Gamification

While speaking at a recent HR conference in Vegas, I had occasion to meet Jane McGonigal, game designer, speaker, author, and probably the world’s biggest advocate for gamification, the idea of adding game incentives like points and prizes to non-game activities. While within the HR community gamification is still catching on (I find a number… Continue reading Game On for Employee Gamification