31
AUG
2010

Are Performance Metrics Really Half Baked?

I’m no master chef – just ask my wife! I can make awesome scrambled eggs. I’m a master at the grill. But ask me to whip up a soufflé or anything that takes more than a few ingredients, and it’s likely to fall flat. What can I say? I know recruiting, not baking
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29
AUG
2010

Self-Reporting Evaluations: Reliable Answer or Pain in the ASSessment?

Self-rated assessments tend to raise a few eyebrows, if not all-out skepticism. Suspicion is not without warrant. Job applicants anticipate “testing.” They know what job they are applying for, and can guess what to say or not to say. The “truth” can easily be s
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15
AUG
2010

Is a straight line between point A and B really the best way to get there?

Short detours can often save you time, money and lots of heartache. As smart as most seasoned talent acquisition executives think they are, many have prematurely pulled the trigger on a strategy because of the perceived need for speed. The pressure is always there:  “Do it now;
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13
AUG
2010

Universal “Recruiters” Flunk Ethics 101. Teachers File Lawsuit.

As a professional who highly regards the value recruiters bring to organizations as well as the talent teachers bring to classrooms, I am horrified and angered by one of today’s leading headlines on CNN.com: ‘Teachers accuse recruiters of scam’ A class action lawsuit
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11
AUG
2010

Last Call for Summer Break – What the economy has shown us about the American worker.

Sad to say, but the last days of summer are almost here.   My kids are gearing up for school and my season of conference gigs and speaking engagements starts full force in less than 3 weeks.  With little time left, it may be a good idea to make the most of the mild nights and golden a
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11
AUG
2010

Recruitment Learning Conference is Right Around the Corner!

Since I wrote about UPS boxing up luggage, a number of people have asked me more about The Recruitment Learning Conference that I mentioned. This will be the second year for The Recruitment Learning Conference. It is a fantastic event, because it entirely focuses on recruitment educat
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