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 hires a company can make. Thus, you want more of them. According to […]

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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 or knowledge who provide that knowledge to the entire organization with the goal of increasing efficiency […]

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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, sourcing and candidate engagement. The most effective way to gain that buy-in is to become […]

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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 campus and talk about how your company is the best place to […]

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