Selecting the right talent for your organization requires thorough evaluations and accurate measurements. Today’s companies use a variety of assessment methods to determine a candidate’s skill level, competencies, and behaviors in a variety of work scenarios. Discover the types of assessments being used for candidate evaluation and how to create your own assessment strategy.
If you haven’t read any global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) studies, then I encourage you to do so…quickly. As you take a gander, you will quickly see that there is a lot of agreement between what these studies are saying even if each study is trying to be unique in the terminology they use. So the most recent Duke Corporate Education 2013 CEO study came to my attention in last couple of weeks. In it the researchers sought to understand that within the unpredictable business environment that has become the “new normal,” what are the challenges that CEOs face in dealing with this environment.Read more
I was fortunate to attend HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference in Boston last week. The 3-day schedule was full of great sessions covering many topics and trends in the areas of human capital acquisition. Among them; Steven van Aperen, “The Human Lie Detector” informed the crowd on the subtle art of reading facial expressions to gain insight into the behavioral psyche of interviewees. Dr. John Sullivan demonstrated how the giants of Silicon Valley have created a culture of sustained employee engagement through aggressive recruitment. Other interesting keynotes were the panels on hiring veterans and older IT workers.Read more
With today’s hyper-connected world, data is created, examined and applied from numerous sources on a daily basis. How are talent acquisition professionals supposed to understand and process all of this big data? Michael Hakeem, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Novo Nordisk shared the story of how his firm harnessed big data to drive value for recruiting in a breakout session today at the 2013 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference.Read more
Everyone in the talent acquisition space knows the importance of social media in an effective recruitment strategy, but many are unsure of what percentage of resources to devote to social media versus traditional avenues. Lars Schmidt, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR shared his insights with the crowds today at the 2013 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference. NPR has chosen to spotlight their social media campaign as the crown jewel. Schmidt champions empowering his current employees to assist in the outreach as brand ambassadors and utilizes innovative twitter hashtags to drive the brand and posts to an NPR Tumblr page as well.Read more