This may surprise you: How much employees hate traditional performance reviews

It probably comes as no surprise that employees and managers are not big fans of traditional performance reviews. But what may surprise you is just how much employees despise these reviews — and how they could be driving top talent out the door. ...
Mar 20

9 Tips for Poaching Top Talent

The key to luring executive talent is knowing where to start searching and how to keep them engaged after the hire.
Recruiting is like hunting. When ConsumerAffairs has a leadership role to fill, I poach the best talent. Why? Because executive workers will be the ones to carry out the company’s mission and goals. ...
Mar 16

This Is What Recruiters Look For On Your LinkedIn Profile

When you’re looking for a job, your LinkedIn profile is a 24/7 information resource for the recruiters who are looking for talent. In fact, in the Jobvite 2016 Recruiter Nation Report, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective when vetting candidates during the hiring process. ...
Mar 6

Why We Must Simplify the Job Application Process

When was the last time you applied for a job?
Have you tried applying to a job in your own company lately?
I ask because the length of time it takes to apply for a job has become ridiculous.  I hear about (and have experienced) 1/2 hour, 1 hour, and 1. ...
Mar 3

How To Let a Job Candidate Down Easy

January typically unleashes the busiest times of the year for job applications and hiring. Those looking to change jobs are ready for new beginnings, and those eager to hire are unburdened by end-of-2016 budget restrictions. Job applicants and managers are reenergized. ...
Feb 22

How to Deal With an Office Romance Gone Sour

Set some rules, keep your distance and move on.

In the modern workplace, office romances are a dime a dozen. It makes sense: spending long hours in close quarters with like-minded people can be a major relationship catalyst.

But as it happens, romances can go sour – and in an office, that can cause some serious awkwardness. ...
Feb 14

Wages Are Rising, Giving HR New Worries

Workers are positioned to negotiate for more money as demand for certain skills grows
Greater wage growth is great news for workers but challenges employers that want to hire and retain talent while controlling labor costs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Jan. 6 that the average hourly wage rose by 10 cents in December 2016 from the previous month to $26. ...
Feb 10

Obama’s Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Monday that President Trump would leave in place a 2014 Obama administration order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
In a statement issued in response to growing questions about whether Mr. ...
Feb 2

Study: Performance reviews, promotion decisions can be unintentionally sexist

Without intending to, managers of both sexes might be shunting women into supportive roles while lifting men into leadership ones. 
That’s what a study out of Stanford University is saying.
Steffen Maier, writing on the TLNT blog, describes how a Stanford research team looked at hundreds of performance reviews and found that women were often described as “collaborative” while more men were “driven. ...
Jan 30

Skills-Based Hiring Can Narrow the Tech Talent Gap

HackerRank CEO talks about using objective measurements to find hidden talent
Recruiters are adopting data-driven practices and tools to find skilled candidates, relying less on methods like poring over resumes and following their gut instincts.
The tech industry especially bemoans a lack of qualified job seekers to fill its expanding ranks, but some say part of the problem lies in the traditional hiring process, rigid job qualifications and restricted searches. ...
Jan 25