You Are Killing Your Own Employee Referral Program

You Are Killing Your Own Employee Referral Program For many companies, employee referral hires prove to be top quality hires.  Research shows that referral hires assimilate more quickly, have greater engagement, and stay at the company longer than non-referral hires.  In general, referral hires tend to be among the best...

To COE or Not to COE – That is the Question

To COE or Not To COE - That Is The Question Ahhh... the "Center of Excellence" (or "Center of Expertise" as a former employer insisted on calling it) - what is it and do you need one? A Center of Excellence (COE) is a group of people with specialized skills...

The Fall Recruiting Conference Landscape

The Fall Recruiting Conference Landscape The Fall recruiting conference season is right around the corner.  Now is the time to decide which events you want to attend and where you want to send members of your team. The list below covers the top Fall recruiting conferences, in date order, with...

3 Ways to Measure Your Talent Branding Activities

3 Ways to Measure Your Talent Branding Activities You know you need to have a strategy and plan to promote your talent/employment brand.  You know that some of these activities are free and other cost money.  You know that building a strong talent brand will actually improve your recruiting efficiency...

Build An Informal External Advisory Team to Gain Internal Credibility

Build An Informal External Advisory Team to Gain Internal Credibility Many corporate talent acquisition leaders strive to move their company into the top tier of innovative recruitment practices.  Often, however, they struggle to get executive leadership buy-in for new (often perceived as ‘risky’) strategies, technologies or approaches to employment branding,...

6 Keys to a Kick-A$$ Internship Program

6 Keys to a Kick-A$$ Internship Program In order to build your employment brand with the current generation, you have an internship program.  You bring college students into your company for several weeks in the summer to give them exposure to your workplace.  You want them to go back to...

The Case for the Active Candidate

The Case for the Active Candidate When did it become a bad idea to consider active candidates for your open positions?  What makes hiring managers and recruiters think that those individuals who are not directly applying to your positions are somehow a better fit for the open position? In 2014,...