Category: Sourcing and Recruiting

Who Is Really The Best Employer? Making Sense Of ‘Best Place To Work’ Lists

There’s nothing that excites a CEO or CHRO more than being listed on a “Best Place to Work” list. These lists, which are being published by more companies every year, seem to have something for everyone. This week I noticed that Facebook was the #1 rated company by IndeedSalesforce was the #1 company ... Read more»

The Ugly Side To Today’s Low Unemployment Rate

This economic cycle is really setting records. We’ve had almost ten years of US economic growth, the unemployment rate is at a 30 year low (it is expected to go lower), and every few days I hear someone in the administration bragging about how well the economy is performing. 

I’ve lived through five major economic ... Read more»

There Is Now A Job For Everyone Who Wants One: What Does This Mean?

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that there are now as many job openings as their are unemployed Americans (6.6 million). In many ways this is an amazing feat, one which would seem to be very good news for all of us. 

While most of us see this as good news, we know ... Read more»

Google for Jobs: Disrupting The $200 Billion Recruiting Market?

Have you ever looked for a job? Of course you have. It’s a daunting process, and one which Google hopes to make easier than ever.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of Americans change jobs every year (ADP global research says it’s 27%), which means more than 41 million people are searching for ... Read more»

Data Proves that Culture, Values, and Career are Biggest Drivers of Employment Brand

We just completed a detailed analysis of Glassdoor data among more than 6,000 companies and 2.2 million employees and I wanted to share a few important findings. If you consider “Would you recommend your company as a place to work?” as a NetPromoter question from all these employees, by far the biggest work factor related ... Read more»

Update on SuccessFactors, Achievers, and Glassdoor

Update on SuccessFactors, Achievers, and Glassdoor

This week I attended three client conferences – SuccessFactors Successconnect, the Achievers Customer Experience, and the Glassdoor Employment Brand Summit. All three of these companies are introducing amazingly powerful new offerings, so in this article I’ll highlight some of them – with full knowledge that a barrage of announcements will becoming at ... Read more»

High-Impact Talent Acquisition:  European Edition

High-Impact Talent Acquisition: European Edition

European UntionI just finished two weeks in Europe and attended the iRecruit Conference in Amsterdam. In addition to talking with many talent acquisition leaders and vendors, we previewed the findings of our upcoming High-Impact Talent Acquisition research which I will highlight below.

1.  Social tools and “talent networks” are a hot topic.

With the ... Read more»

Making the Job Search Work for You – The Science of Fit

Making the Job Search Work for You – The Science of Fit

Looking for a job is like playing the dating game: you’re like a lover looking for the best mate, and the employer is playing the same game in reverse.

The Dating Game, a TV show in the 1970s, let women select from three “eligible bachelors.” It was among the most popular shows of ... Read more»

Blowout Quarter at LinkedIn:  Now the Talent Acquisition Machine (+Slideshare)

Blowout Quarter at LinkedIn: Now the Talent Acquisition Machine (+Slideshare)

Another amazing quarter from LinkedIn: revenues of $188.5 Million, up 101%, with the “hiring solutions” business now driving $102.6 Million or 54% of company revenue. LinkedIn’s revenues in the corporate recruiting market are now larger than Taleo, SuccessFactors, Kenexa, and nearly every other software company which sells recruiting solutions.

Let me highlight some of the ... Read more»