Increasing Hiring Effectiveness


Internal vs. External: The Ongoing Debate

Blog | Author: Courtney Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: May 2, 2012

As businesses emerge from the recent down turned economy the need and ability to hire new talent is presenting itself. Organizations have the resources they need to fill new positions to start growing again. One of the challenges with this process is deciding where to source candidates from, internally or externally? A recent article from Human Resources Executive Online, Do Outside Hires Perform Better, looks at the difference between internal and external hires in regards to performance and cost.

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How to Recruit Start-up Talent

Article | Source: Inc. Magazine | Published: March 23, 2012
There are a lot of difficult areas that companies are starving for great talent. One is definitely software engineering and web development because right now there's such a critical void for all of the tech companies as finding great ... Read more

Recruiting for Cultural Alignment

Blog | Author: Courtney Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: March 15, 2012

Decreased customer satisfaction, low productivity, high turn-over, and dissatisfied employees are a few of the consequences a bad hire can have on an organization. Developing a creative sourcing and recruiting strategy is one way to prevent these results. Competencies and attributes necessary to be successful in a position go beyond skills sets and educational experience.

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What You Need to Know About Evaluating Recruiters

Article | Author: Fraser Hill | Source: | Published: February 21, 2012
Having worked with and trained many recruiters and owner/ managers all over the world, it is clear to me that almost universally, the first improvement that can be made is in actually measuring performance. It probably won’t surprise most ... Read more

Are Your Candidates & New Hires *This* Excited?

Article | Author: Jessica Lee | Source: Fistful of Talent | Published: February 21, 2012
Have I told you how excited I am these days? Ask me about how things are going as the new kid on the block over at Marriott International… and I’m excited. Like over the moon excited. I’m excited about this role. About the ... Read more

Expanding the Use of Assessments

Article | Author: Mollie Lombardi | Source: Talent Management | Published: February 10, 2012
Best-in-class organizations are using assessments not only to understand the skills and traits employees have today, but also their capacity to grow. As companies are required to do more with less, talent decisions take on greater complexity. The ... Read more

2012 Strategy and Workforce Planning Conference Part 3: The Science of People at Google

Blog | Author: Alan Mellish | Source: HCI | Published: February 1, 2012

It’s the final day of HCI’s 2012 Strategy and Workforce Planning Conference in lovely Atlanta. This morning’s highlight so far has been Brian Ong, Head of Workforce Planning at the People Analytics Team at Google Inc.   Brian shared how the People Analytics team is constantly looking for better ways to attract, develop, manage, and retain the right people.  This was made crystal clear by one slide with the heading “All people decisions at Google are data-driven.” 

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Your Résumé vs. Oblivion

Article | Author: Lauren Weber | Source: The Wall Street Journal | Published: January 26, 2012
Many job seekers have long suspected their online employment applications disappear into a black hole, never to be seen again. Their fears may not be far off the mark, as more companies rely on technology to winnow out less-qualified ... Read more

The Value of Elite Colleges

Article | Author: Peter Cappelli | Source: Human Resources Executive | Published: January 4, 2012
Does it pay to recruit from -- or even go to -- a prestigious university? There have been a number of studies that follow the careers of students who attended elite universities and those who just missed the criteria for admission. Read more
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