RPO's Value Proposition
By Larry R. Heckathorn
Recruitment-process-outsourcing clients weigh in on what they value most from the provider community.
What's the Holdup with Hiring?
By Mark McGraw
A recent Glassdoor poll finds the average interview process took close to 23 days in 2013, compared to approximately 12 days in 2009. While thoroughly vetting candidates is a must, experts say the risk of frustrating candidates and damaging the corporate brand increases greatly when the company drags its feet in filling positions -- or even if applicants perceive as much.
Learning from 'Big HR Tech'
Two recent events, one sponsored by IBM and the other by Oracle, offer some valuable take-aways not just for Fortune 1000 companies (the target market of these technology giants), but for small and mid-sized organizations as well.
Time to Focus on Your Best Performers
By Renee Charney and Carol A. Gravel
Your highest-performing employees may be just the ones most likely considering leaving your organization for another opportunity, especially because those with the strongest skills are generally also those in the highest demand. Keeping those employees should be paramount for your organization's success.
Repairing the Reference Process
Feb 11, 2014
IBM Joins the Shifting Talent-Management War
Feb 4, 2014
IBM is using its acquisition of Kenexa to enter the talent- management war just as it seems to be shifting to unified systems. Without a core HRMS, the new IBM Kenexa Talent Suite will go to market with some very flashy technology (including parts of Watson) and a distinctly modern notion of what "integrated" applications mean.
Is Obesity a Serious Medical Condition?
Jan 13, 2014
Question: Is obesity considered a serious medical condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Also, is it a condition that would have to provide a reasonable accommodation for? We have an employee who is morbidly obese, has asked for us to provide him with a bariatric sized chair (that costs a couple thousand dollars), and to place him in a ground floor office so that he does not have to take the stairs though we have very limited ground floor office space.
Mandatory Retirement Incentive Programs
Dec 30, 2013
Question: We are considering instituting a mandatory retirement incentive program at our company, but don't want to run afoul of the law in doing so. Can you please explain who we are permitted to include in a mandatory retirement program and who has to be excluded? We are in New York state.
Culture Change is in the Air
Dec 26, 2013
By Mark McGraw
A recent study finds 96 percent of respondents indicating their companies need some form of culture change. While culture may be difficult to define as a concept, experts say leaders -- including HR -- must still identify the critical behaviors they wish to see employees exhibit, and reward workers who exemplify those behaviors.
Dec 9, 2013
By Michael O'Brien/Talent-Management Columnist
Making the Most of an EVP
Dec 3, 2013
By Kecia Bal
Few companies are using employee-value propositions as a valuable tool for recruitment, retention, engagement and even financial growth, a new survey finds.
Fixing a Broken Process
Nov 27, 2013
Reference checking has long been a practice in need of repair, but that's beginning to change with the help of some practical new tools.
Confusion about Criminal-History Guidelines
Nov 13, 2013
By Kristen B. Frasch
Survey shows vast majority of HR executives think their organizations are compliant with EEOC criminal-background guidelines, yet a significant number still ask about criminal histories in job applications.
Nov 5, 2013
By Carol Harnett/Benefits Columnist
Partners at the Helm
Nov 5, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
By Will Bunch
As CEOs look on talent issues as ever-more crucial elements to achieving overall business goals, their reliance on -- and relationships with -- their CHROs become paramount.