New apps, social media, nudges … we’re always trying to catch the latest trends to stay ahead of the curve and impress our clients, vendors, prospects, and more. But as I look at trends in recruiting over the last year or so, I am reminded of that saying that is so popular in both public relations and song lyrics: “everything ...more
Mindfulness – being focused and fully present in the here and now – is good for individuals and good for a business’s bottom line.
Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a corporate trend, but a proven ...more
There are two types of companies when it comes hiring — those that are focused on a shortage of talent and others that believe there is enough. Which one is right? Actually, both.
Focus defines strategy.
Leaders who are focused on scarcity pay more attention to the reports and statistics that prove there are shortages of talent. They create strategies ...more
You don’t get a pass this year on big health insurance decisions because you and your employees are not shopping in an Affordable Care Act marketplace.
Employer medical plans — where most working-age folks get coverage — are changing too.
Rising costs, a looming tax on rich benefit packages and the idea that people should buy medical treatment the way ...more
The war for talent is real. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, there are currently around 5.8 million job openings — a series high.
Couple that with a declining unemployment rate, which currently hovers at 5.1%, and you get the perfect recipe for a candidate's job market.
Employers are finding the recipe more ...more
It can be tempting to dismiss the glowing praise of those who work at great employers in technology and other fields flush with cash. After all, what’s not to like about free smoothie stations, unlimited time off, Cadillac health plans, and other accoutrements of organizations that seem to spare no expense in attracting talent?
But dig deeper, and you’ll find ...more
References aren't just barometers of one particular candidate. Chances are if a reference knows one high-quality applicant, they know others. When talking to a reference, pop some variation of a simple question: “Do you happen to know anyone else who is at least as good?” These “reference referrals” are easy and straightforward in both concept and execution. Furthermore, reference referrals ...more