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Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant

Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant

Recruiters can play a strategic role in any company, but too often their focus is filling jobs with a reasonably competent person at a reasonable cost in some reasonable timeframe. But as far as I’m concerned, this kind of hiring is an overhead function that can be automated with some combination of an ATS, aRead more about Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant[…]

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

Some job announcements just aren’t as juicy as others. But if you’re finding that your ad campaigns and job posts aren’t bringing in the kind of candidates that you’d hoped, it may be time to get creative. For inspiration, we found eight smart, eye-catching examples that will get your creative juices flowing. These companies not only managedRead more about 8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours[…]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process

In 1998, two researchers published an extensive meta-analysis of studies into job performance assessment techniques, spanning the previous 85 years of research. What they discovered was that unstructured job interviews only predict about 14% of an employee’s actual on-the-job performance. Structured interviews, on the other hand, were found to be the third-best predictor of performance,Read more about A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process[…]

We Asked Kids Real Job Interview Questions — Here are Their (Hilarious) Answers

We Asked Kids Real Job Interview Questions — Here are Their (Hilarious) Answers

Raise your hand if you love asking or being asked the following interview questions: How many golf balls can you fit on a jet? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What would you like your salary to be? If you’re not raising your hand, we feel the same way. Oftentimes the “go-to” jobRead more about We Asked Kids Real Job Interview Questions — Here are Their (Hilarious) Answers[…]

6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them

6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them

For talent and HR professionals, Millennials have been the hot-button topic of discussion for a long time. But as that generation inches closer to middle age (the oldest Millennials are already in their late 30s), Generation Z (aka Gen Z) has quickly replaced them under the microscope. Born roughly between 1995 and 2015, Gen ZRead more about 6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them[…]

VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team

VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team

Claude Silver had a great career. As senior vice president at VaynerMedia, she loved her team and had a great relationship with her boss, CEO Gary Vaynerchuk. There was just one problem: She wasn’t passionate about her work. “That voice came up loud, which was, ‘You really don’t care about marketing. You only care aboutRead more about VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team[…]

5 ‘Ridiculous’ Ways Patagonia Has Built a Culture That Does Well and Does Good

5 ‘Ridiculous’ Ways Patagonia Has Built a Culture That Does Well and Does Good

The outdoor retailer Patagonia makes iconic fleeces and hoodies, backpacks and Baggies. But its signature product may be its irreverent, unconventional, one-of-a-kind culture. It has an employee handbook titled “Let My People Go Surfing,” ads that say “Don’t buy this jacket,” and an ongoing commitment to give 1% of sales to environmental groups. It canRead more about 5 ‘Ridiculous’ Ways Patagonia Has Built a Culture That Does Well and Does Good[…]

How Listening Transformed SurveyMonkey’s Employee Benefits and Review Process

How Listening Transformed SurveyMonkey’s Employee Benefits and Review Process

  Back in 2017, SurveyMonkey asked employees to weigh in on where the company was falling short of its employee value proposition to be the company “Where the curious come to grow.” One surprising — even curious — answer emerged: The annual review process didn’t work for employees. “What we heard from our employees isRead more about How Listening Transformed SurveyMonkey’s Employee Benefits and Review Process[…]

Why HubSpot Treats Its Culture as a Product — and How That Helps Them Attract Great Candidates

Why HubSpot Treats Its Culture as a Product — and How That Helps Them Attract Great Candidates

    Several years ago, as HubSpot began to scale, the company’s leadership focused on making sure its growth did not send its culture careening off the rails. The marketing software firm decided to embrace an unusual approach. “[We thought] about our culture truly as a product,” explains Katie Burke, chief people officer at HubSpot.Read more about Why HubSpot Treats Its Culture as a Product — and How That Helps Them Attract Great Candidates[…]

3 Reasons Why People Analytics Should Be a Priority for Every HR Team

3 Reasons Why People Analytics Should Be a Priority for Every HR Team

We’ve run the numbers and the results suggest that it’s time for HR professionals to add data analytics to their tool belts, if they haven’t done so already. One of the findings shared in LinkedIn’s The Rise of Analytics in HR: An Era of Talent Intelligence is that over the last five years there hasRead more about 3 Reasons Why People Analytics Should Be a Priority for Every HR Team[…]