What Just Happened? Decoding the Job Interview

Originally posted on Marla Gottschalk:
There is plenty of advice out there concerning what to say and do, during an employment interview. However, I find there is little written about how to sort out the jumbled mess of feelings and observations that you are left with.  Even with the best of intentions and lists of…

The Top 8 Things Keeping Talent Acquisition Leaders Awake at Night?

Originally posted on hrandtalent:
As a former Talent Acquisition leader from a global Fortune 100 company and now an advisor to a large number of organizations around the globe on their recruitment strategies, programs and practices, I spend a great deal of my time meeting, networking and connecting with Talent Acquisition leaders on a daily…

Orientation and Onboarding: Why You Need Both

Originally posted on Centrepoint of View:
It’s surprising how often we see the concepts of new employee “onboarding” and “orientation” used interchangeably. Yet, they are not the same thing. Onboarding is a reasonably new term, if not an entirely new concept. While orientation is often a key component within the onboarding process, the strongest organizations…

From lack of data to the problem of plenty – the new talent management challenge

Originally posted on Talent Analytics demystified:
Taking decisions based on data has always been a best practice, but the problem till recently has been ‘lack of data’ or ‘not enough data’ to enable good decisions. With quantification of talent management practices taking centre stage, the need for the right data has become paramount. With every…

Retaining Great People

Originally posted on Karen Gately:
Staff retention is an important issue for all businesses; it’s hard enough to find good people, without losing them sooner than you want to.  Undesirable turnover has many detrimental consequences not least of which is lost productivity and money.  Contemplate for a moment the amount of money you invest hiring…