If you’re wondering why I have not written in the past month, I had so many things. First, I have a lot of side jobs going on that came out of nowhere. Second, I had a terrible sore throat and had no idea what it was. I was worried it was strep throat. Luckily, that was not the case. Anyway, here’s the last HR Blogs Weekly Reads of the year:
Recruiting’s Magic Bullet by James Ellis
We finally solved recruiting’s problem. YEAH…
How to Spot a Bad Boss During an Interview by Sara Stibitz
Read the part about “Stephanie Jones.” This is, I think, what the future might lead to in job searching.
I still don’t like the term “employer branding,” but Matt is right that your job posting should be the most important thing in recruiting. I have said the past couple of years the issue isn’t the job boards (but they have contributed to some of the problems), it’s us for keeping the job description status quo. What I will also say it is up to the recruiter to follow-up and make themselves available to the job seekers. You want to apply, but you want job seekers to communicate with you if you have questions or have information interviews.
What’s The Biggest Challenge HR Faces In 2016? by Kelly Dingee
Kelly mentioned the 2016 SHRM Conference agenda and mentioned only two sessions are dedicated to sourcing. I heard for some there are no HR Tech sessions. This is a sign that SHRM is still out-of-touch and have not kept a pulse in all aspects in HR. By the way, another plus that recruiting belongs in HR, not marketing.
The 70/20/10 Rule for Your Career by Michele Martin
This pretty sums up the future of work for the new generation (and the current generation).
What Your Employees Really Want for the Holidays by Alison Green
Here’s what I want: A Surface Book.
The U.S. Economy Is Doing Only Half Its Job by Jan W. Rivkin
“In sum, the American economy is doing only half its job. Large corporations and the people who run and invest in them are prospering in the U.S. today. But working- and middle-class Americans are struggling.” Ouch.
Do Peoples’ Faces Fall When You Tell Them You Work In HR? by Carol Anderson
To be honest, people know I work in HR and know I’m trying my best to make it better. I think they view HR as secondary since I do other things I’m known for.
The Third Wheel in Recruiting by Chuck Csizmar
Again, another article that recruiting is part of HR. Chuck makes a poignant point that salary is the last barrier in hiring and compensation plays a key role, which I agree with.
What It Really Takes to Attract Top Talent by Peter Cappelli
Since you’re aiming for quality, not quantity, offering terms and conditions that are appealing to all applicants is unnecessary. Rather, you’ll want to figure out what kinds of candidates are a good fit and then meet their particular needs. If you want people with terrific pedigrees, you have to be willing to pay a lot — but do you really need those pedigrees? If you want candidates interested in staying for the long-term, you have to offer them good opportunities for advancing internally. Organizations rarely take a hard look at what they can give people, and so they are continually disappointed by their recruiting. Whittle down the list of attributes you want to those that you are willing to pay for, whether with money or with intangibles.
Have a great holiday season.
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