The intersection between HR strategy and HR technology

HR Technology Conference 2014: Recruiting System Thoughts

HR Technology Conference 2014:  Recruiting System Thoughts

Oct 9, 2014

Overall, this year was one of the best years in a while for the vendor and show floor.  In my opinion, there were some significant areas where technology has finally started catching up with vision, and it was happening on a pretty broad level.  The smaller startup vendors from the last year have pushed the bigger players, creating a lot of positive movement....

Recruiting Engagement

Recruiting Engagement

Mar 23, 2011

So, I used to write this blog for me.  Honestly, I could have cared less that anyone was reading it.  It has been a great exercise for almost 6 years – forcing me to continuously thing and read and research.  I’ve enjoyed writing over 1000 posts and think of it as a fairly significant achievement.  But I’m quite honestly tired of it.  I no longer do...

Behavioral Non-Interviews

Behavioral Non-Interviews

Feb 7, 2011

Remembering back to college admissions days (which many of you might have kids going through that right now), one of the best parts of the whole process is doing the college tour thing and doing interviews at the various prospective schools. For 4 year degrees, the risk of not performing well on the interview is probably minimal, but it’s a stressful...

Recruiting Effectiveness Measurement

Recruiting Effectiveness Measurement

Nov 10, 2010

Last post I wrote about recruiting efficiency measures.  From the effectiveness side, we’re all used to things like first year turnover rates and performance rates.  Once again, we’ve been using these metrics forever, but they don’t necessarily measure actual effectiveness.  You’d like to think that quality of hire metrics tells us about...

Recruiting Efficiency Measurement

Recruiting Efficiency Measurement

Nov 3, 2010

If you look through Saratoga, there are all sorts of metrics around measuring our HR operations.  For recruiting, these include all the standard metrics like cost/hire, cost/requisition, time to fill, fills per recruiter, etc.   Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of most of these metrics.  They give us a lot of data, but they don’t tell us how effective or...

Oh, You’re a Recruiter

Oh, You’re a Recruiter

Sep 8, 2010

I often have a hard time describing what I do.  I mean, I’m an HR technology guy, but I don’t implement anything.  And telling non-HR people that there are a whole slew of HR technologies out there to serve a wide variety of business outcomes is strange to most of the population.  When I tell people I’m an HR consultant, more often than not,...

Using RSS Feeds in Recruiting

Using RSS Feeds in Recruiting

Apr 5, 2010

I have a friend who has his own consulting business was describing some pretty cool RSS functionality he’s been using. One of his customers has an order system that gets input into theirs salesforce.com system. Each night, any orders get sent to my friend’s system through RSS. The RSS integration has been engineered not only to take the orders that are in...

Taleo versus SuccessFactors

Taleo versus SuccessFactors

Mar 29, 2010

At the end of 2009, Bersin did a great analysis of the two organizations that I can’t really beat.  It’s a nice objective and score by score view of the vendors that is based in good factual data, and I’m going to take a different approach, but you should read Bersin’s post first.  From my point of view, the discussion of the two vendors is quite...

Employee Blogging for Recruiting

I’m not sure how many of you noticed the NYT article a few months ago on MIT student bloggers. M.I.T.’s bloggers, who are paid $10 an hour for up to four hours a week, offer thoughts on anything that might interest a prospective student. Some offer advice on the application process and the institute’s intense workload; others write about quirkier topics,...

Employee Selection and Workforce Diversity: Are Current Tools Up To The Task?

Guest Author:  Stephen B. Jeong, Ph.D. Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and Native Americans now constitute more than one-third of the U.S. population. By 2042, they are projected to make up nearly one-half of all Americans.  Given these rapidly changing demographics—and consequently, the rapidly changing U.S. marketplace—many organizations are...

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