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Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win

Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win

The summer between my junior and senior years in college, I had an internship with Sports Illustrated that gave me my first exposure to magazine work. Apparently, I liked what I saw. That apprenticeship led to a full-time job at SI, which ultimately opened the way for me to become editor in chief of StanfordRead more about Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win[…]

8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee

8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee

Over the past 40 years, I have reviewed at least 30,000 resumes and LinkedIn profiles and personally interviewed over 5,000 job candidates. After tracking the subsequent performance of hundreds of these people, it became apparent that there were clues in the resume and work history that accurately predicted the likelihood the person would be successful even in rolesRead more about 8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee[…]

Candidates are Ghosting New Employers – Here’s How You Can Avoid This at Your Company

Candidates are Ghosting New Employers – Here’s How You Can Avoid This at Your Company

Imagine you’ve just spent months recruiting the perfect candidate. Their first day finally arrives … but they don’t. You’ve been ghosted. In case you’re not sure what “ghosting” means, Urban Dictionary has the answer: And while it may sound like something that’s only relevant for dating or friendships, ghosting has crept into the employer/employee relationship asRead more about Candidates are Ghosting New Employers – Here’s How You Can Avoid This at Your Company[…]

HR Disruptions coming your way and it’s Tech

HR Disruptions coming your way and it’s Tech

  With somewhere around 3 billion people now working around the world1, the marketplace for HR technology and services is enormous—and ever-changing. This year, as I try to recap all the disruptive changes taking place, the simplest way I can put it is this: The market is reinventing itself. Three micro-trends are driving this reinvention:Read more about HR Disruptions coming your way and it’s Tech[…]

These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate

These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate

As I think back on the thousands of people I’ve interviewed and the hundreds I’ve tracked for years after they were hired, leadership stands out as the universal trait of success. At its simplest, I define leadership as the ability to figure out the best way to solve a problem and then executing on thatRead more about These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate[…]

Facebook Knows the Secret to Increasing Retention—and It Starts With Managers

Facebook Knows the Secret to Increasing Retention—and It Starts With Managers

65% of employees say they’d rather have a new boss than a pay raise. That stat suggests that the old adage that we quit our bosses, not our jobs, may actually have some weight to it. But according to Facebook’s Head of People, Lori Goler, Head of HR Business Partners, Janelle Gale, and People Growth Lead, Brynn Harrington, theRead more about Facebook Knows the Secret to Increasing Retention—and It Starts With Managers[…]

Use This Simple Test to Determine If a Candidate Will Accept Your Job Offer

Use This Simple Test to Determine If a Candidate Will Accept Your Job Offer

Hiring the best talent, whether active or passive, requires exceptional recruiting skills. Part of this is overcoming objections at every stage in the recruiting funnel. Converting passive candidates into interested prospects is the first step. The second step is convincing this group to become serious candidates and then converting these people into those who areRead more about Use This Simple Test to Determine If a Candidate Will Accept Your Job Offer[…]

3 Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Their Application Process More Engaging

3 Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Their Application Process More Engaging

We’ve all been there: starting a job application and giving up halfway through. Maybe we realized we weren’t as qualified as we thought we were when we started. But more likely, the application process just wasn’t engaging and didn’t allow us to showcase our strengths—so we decided not to waste our time. Even Steve JobsRead more about 3 Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Their Application Process More Engaging[…]

7 Tactics to Revitalize Your Hiring Strategy

7 Tactics to Revitalize Your Hiring Strategy

Today’s recruiters are stretched thin. “Companies rely too heavily on their internal recruiters and consequently they’re overloaded and maxed out,”says Roberta Matuson, a corporate consultant who helps companies like General Motors and Best Buy. She also penned the book, “Talent Magnetism: How to Build a Workplace That Attracts and Keeps the Best.” Matuson believes it’sRead more about 7 Tactics to Revitalize Your Hiring Strategy[…]