Time is critical in talent acquisition. When job requisitions remain open for extended periods of time, frustrations can quickly escalate. Hiring managers and business leaders expect business results, and those results depend on cost-effective and expedient talent acquisition processes. The cost of unfilled job openings can take a toll on organizations and can easily erode the ability of talent acquisition professionals to maintain critical, strategic partner status.
On the other hand, when talent acquisition is at its best, recruiters are able to quickly qualify “suspects” and convert them into viable prospects. And they are able to effectively convert those prospects into [...]
I found “Raising Your Digital Quotient” in the June 2015 issue of the McKinsey Quarterly to be an intriguing and timely read.
While the writers (in their examination of the digital performance of major corporations) highlight the importance of digital strategy, digital and technical capabilities and alignment of organizational structures, talent development, funding mechanisms and KPIs (and rightly so), two broader themes in the article also resonate for me as a coach and presenter on social media.
One primary thematic element underscored by this article is the significance of relationships-both internal and external-to the success of a company’s digital agenda. The [...]
There is a dearth of leadership in today’s organizations. Don’t take my word for it. You can read studies, research, surveys and more studies by some of the most credible researchers around. And there are just as many theories on how to improve the qualities of today’s leaders. One study shows the average company spent $500,000 in 2008 on leadership development, with a range of $170,000 to $1.3 million, averaging a $2,000 spend per leader. But yet, Deloitte reports that, in 2014, less than 50% of the executive leadership surveyed believes their direct reports have the skills to become part of the C-Suite.
After 10 years as a Chief Learning Officer (CLO) in two different [...]
Today, getting the position you want in the field you want shouldn’t be that difficult. According to a study by JobVite, it might just be where you’re looking. Using social media networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in a smart way can be the difference between getting your dream job or not. Recruiters use a variety of tools to find qualified candidates, but have begun to rely heavily on social media networks to make their decisions.
Before starting to apply for positions, make sure your social media accounts are optimized to give employers the best impression of you and your skills. Check out the infographic from [...]