Category: Recruiting

Recruiting is changing at a rapid pace. Some organizations are abandoning traditional methods for social media; some think software can do a better job than people.

“Talent Management? Isn’t That for Hollywood?”

“Talent management? Isn’t that for Hollywood?” asks Josh Bersin, speaking at the HR Tech conference, held recently in Las Vegas. Bersin, a highly respected consultant who is Principal and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting, offered his research and tips for succeeding with the new talent agenda.

Hiring the Wrong Salesperson is a $2-Million Mistake

The stakes are very high when it comes to hiring salespeople, says Consultant Joseph DiMisa. It isn’t just a matter of salary and training—it can mean an average of $2 million in lost sales.

EEOC Roundup: Week Ending Nov. 28, 2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled four cases and filed yet another pregnancy discrimination case. A sheet metal contractor will pay $215,000 to settle a gender discrimination suit, an environmental remediation services contractor settled a class race and gender discrimination suit for $415,000 and a grocery wholesaler and manufacturer agreed to pay $735,000 […]


Using Twitter for Recruiting: Worth the Effort?

Many employers regularly use social media as part of the hiring process. Some use LinkedIn to post jobs. Some use Facebook as part of their screening process. Fewer, however, see Twitter as a viable resource in recruiting. Why is that? Can Twitter be used as an efficient and beneficial part of the recruitment process? Let’s […]

Learn About Pregnant Employees Workplace Rights During Nov. 11 #hrintelchat

Are you treating your pregnant employees properly? Do you have to offer them an accommodation? There’s been a flurry of action around treatment of pregnant employees under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, some of which has been confusing. The PDA says you have to treat pregnant employees in the same manner you treat other employees who […]

Third EEOC Wellness Lawsuit Draws Industry Ire

An employer group criticized the latest legal challenge to an employee wellness program filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The commission alleges that Honeywell International, Inc.’s biometric testing incentive for employees and their spouses violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. “This is an outrageous development, and one that […]

Training: One Size Does Not Fit All

In yesterday’s Advisor, Harvard Senior Lecturer Frank Cespedes discussed the need for sales and HR to do a better job of using each other’s skills in hiring sales people. Today, we provide Cespedes’ take on sales training.