Month: October 2021

We’re all aware of how personal data has fallen into the hands of large technology companies. Similarly, in organizations, information about an employee is in the hands of the employer. There is legislation to protect personal data, such as the GDPR, but the next step may be a revolution in database architecture that gives power
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Meet Trent Cotton. Trent is VP of talent acquisition and retention at Bureau Veritas Group, having started his career in banking and lending before pivoting to HR and recruiting. His key to success, though, is leveraging his business knowledge to gain trust with skeptical internal customers, ultimately giving him a license to innovate. Trent and
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Behavioral-based interviewing is commonly used at companies to hire the right candidates. Unfortunately, it is also commonly fraught with pitfalls that prevent employers from getting the best results. Here’s what not to do in behavioral-based interviews: Don’t Be Too Broad There is a place for broad behavioral-based interview questions, but the majority should be developed
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Being mindful of unconscious bias- How to cultivate diversity and inclusion in how we interview and hire.  As a leader in talent sourcing, I am often asked to clarify how to eliminate bias while interviewing and to interview to cultivate diversity. Are we allowed to screen people out if they don’t fit into our corporate
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Behavioral-based interviewing is commonly used at companies to hire the right candidates. Unfortunately, it is also commonly fraught with pitfalls that prevent employers from getting the best results. Here’s what not to do in behavioral-based interviews: Don’t Be Too Broad There is a place for broad behavioral-based interview questions, but the majority should be developed
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Only 18% of HR professionals describe their company’s talent acquisition function as “top-notch” or “advanced,” according to the HR Research Institute’s 2021 study on the future of talent acquisition. That’s a considerable drop from the 29% found in last year’s effort. A possible reason for the decline: a loss of TA personnel or other capabilities
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In a perfect world, there would be only one applicant for each job opening. That would be the person best suited for the role. Economists would call it a maximally efficient market.  But that remains an elusive dream. Instead, we may be going in the opposite direction.  Executives boast of the number of applicants they
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If you’ve ever found yourself mentally disengaged as you strive to simply survive a seemingly interminable string of mind-numbing meetings, you’re not alone. More than 30,000 people have taken the online test “How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?” and one of the questions asks respondents to choose between the following options: I’m frequently
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If you’ve ever found yourself mentally disengaged as you strive to simply survive a seemingly interminable string of mind-numbing meetings, you’re not alone. More than 30,000 people have taken the online test “How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?” and one of the questions asks respondents to choose between the following options: I’m frequently
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In a perfect world, there would be only one applicant for each job opening. That would be the person best suited for the role. Economists would call it a maximally efficient market.  But that remains an elusive dream. Instead, we may be going in the opposite direction.  Executives boast of the number of applicants they
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AUSTIN, TEXAS — HR professionals have power to make an even bigger difference in their companies’ policies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) following the social justice movements that started a year ago. A group of HR leaders spoke Tuesday at SHRM INCLUSION 2021 in Austin, Texas, and virtually to explain how they must be
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COVID-19 changed the world of business as we know it, especially when it comes to where we work. Not too long ago, remote jobs were uncommon. Although they were on the rise before the pandemic, many companies were forced to allow employees to work from home in the name of social distancing and safety protocols.
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COVID-19 changed the world of business as we know it, especially when it comes to where we work. Not too long ago, remote jobs were uncommon. Although they were on the rise before the pandemic, many companies were forced to allow employees to work from home in the name of social distancing and safety protocols.
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As the Delta variant continues to disrupt many employer plans for returning people to office, leaders are considering additional ways to help protect their workforce. Vaccine policies that were being evaluated by many organizations are now reality since the recently announced federal vaccine mandate. Under the mandate, employees at companies of 100 or more people
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