Archive for February, 2010
The last of the 7 steps I teach in “The Answer” recruiter training program revolves around the idea of onboarding. I generally get lots of groans and moans when I ask the attendees: “Whose company does onboarding flawlessly?” The reality is that most organizations do not spend the time or effort in ensuring that this part of the recruiting process is performed effectively even though this period is critical.
A study by the The Human Resources Corporate Leadership Council showed that increasing an employee’s level of engagement could improve performance by 20% and reduce the same employee’s probability of leaving by 87%. With these types of statistics, it’s obvious that we need to engage the employee from identification, through onboarding, and beyond. Read More→
There is no doubt that metrics are a necessary part of work life-no organization or manager should have to put up with poor performance. The problem is that the metrics often used by companies are the same metrics that drive the undesirable results that the metrics were put in place to deter. Read More→
This non-stop, almost compulsive use of social networking has also caused many questions to be raised regarding the use of the information found on these sites. Companies are regularly using Google Searches, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc, etc before hiring applicants. In fact, I have seen many organizations decide not to hire someone based on what they have found on someone’s online profile! Is this legal? I have no idea – ask your attorney. The point is: what we post online can potentially cause damage to our reputations. Read More→