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Not Ready for Recruiting
Most employers are not ready to take advantage of an anticipated surge in recruiting. Their career websites are not enticing or easy to use. And their employee value propositions are murky.
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Taking the Long View of New Hires
Don't be too quick to measure the impact of new hires, experts say. Even though many companies are "concerned" about the way they appraise new professional and managerial-level hires, it's important to allow them to develop and grow before determining their worth to the organization. It's also important to establish meaningful metrics.
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Job Gains by Demographic
Despite the weakening jobs data of late, signs of an economic recovery abound. But is the rising tide lifting all demographic boats equally?
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Job Hopping Isn't Hazardous to Employers
Recruiters who focus on an applicant's history of frequent job changes instead of analyzing the overall fit for the position may be shortchanging their organizations, experts say. Such a focus also is an indicator of risk avoidance, rather than a positive strategic outlook.
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Seeking Global Leadership
While human resource professionals across the globe consider leadership skills as a requirement for C-suite positions, those in fast-growing, emerging regions may not be able to demand such competencies.
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The Value of Hiring Veterans
The current economy is especially challenging for veterans. Yet, the experience and education learned in the military is an excellent basis for any business, especially because the military emphasizes action, not rote memorization or theoretical case studies. That is often the key factor responsible for personal and professional success.
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"A Guy Walks Into An Office ..."
A person's sense of humor may be like their own fingerprint: kind of loopy and definitely unique.
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Bringing Them Onboard
Too often, employers ignore the importance of onboarding and orientation programs, focusing on technical information such as benefits when it's more important to focus on culture and mission. It's a critical, but often overlooked, link to productivity and retention, experts say.
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Interviewing Fools
On the first of every April, we take time out of our busy schedules to pay homage to the fools among us: those who cross streets without first looking both ways, gulp hot beverages before first gauging just how hot the liquid is and -- for the purposes of this column -- fail gloriously during job interviews.
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Are Creative Types More Dishonest?
There's a definitive link between creativity and dishonesty, according to recent research. But companies are not about to stop seeking out innovative and creative talent, so what lessons are valuable for HR's role in keeping everyone honest in the workplace?
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The Imaginary War for Talent
An organization's difficulty in recruiting and retaining top talent may be due to its corporate culture, its absurd job requirements or its faulty recruiting procedures. But it's probably not due to a lack of talent available on the job market.
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Using Facebook to Predict Success on the Job
A new study finds that profiles, status updates and comments on Facebook are valuable in predicting employee performance on the job, at least as they relate to personality characteristics. The potential liability that accompanies the use of social media in recruiting and hiring continues to be an issue, however.
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Reader Feedback
These notes are in response to Equalizing Opportunity.
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Collaborating to Fill Skills Gaps
A new report that links effective talent mobility with economic growth notes that organizations may find it necessary to collaborate with external organizations to create a skilled labor force. Experts also note that organizations should expand their definition of talent mobility beyond expat assignments and consider instead job mobility -- moving jobs to where the people are.
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Term Limits for Employees
Was it a brilliant idea or a "What were they thinking?" moment when an employer decided to require term-specific contracts for employees, which require them to reapply for the job once the contract is completed?
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Eurozone Challenges
Extreme uncertainty is plaguing employers operating today in the eurozone, as fears of government/bank default, euro breakup, bankruptcies and employee/customer distress continue to percolate.
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FYI: Talent Management
Developing Leaders: India vs. China
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RPO Then And Now
In its beginning, recruitment-process outsourcing was a response to the boom-or-bust mentality of companies that would cycle through large-scale hiring to hiring freezes, sometimes in the same year.
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Talent Management Column

Considering their obvious importance, you'd think employers would have perfected the candidate-screening and performance-evaluation processes by now. But thanks to a range of factors, including some that are quite subtle, bias continues to persist and cloud the judgment of assessors.
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