Category: Sourcing and Recruiting

IMPACT 2011:  Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.

For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011:  The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.

Here is why.

1.  This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»

LinkedIn IPO – A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

LinkedIn IPO – A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO.  The numbers tell a story: this company is going to radically transform corporate recruiting.

Here are a few of the important statistics to consider.

What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals (“professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications”) – ... Read more»

Talent Management Revisited:  Where are we now?

Talent Management Revisited: Where are we now?

Talent management has now become one of the most talked-about topics in business and HR.

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Companies around the world are reorganizing their human resources teams to create Chief Talent Officers, Vice-Presidents of Talent Management, and Senior Talent Executives. And the software industry supporting this space continues to explode: Successfactors and Taleo are rated among the ... Read more»

SHL and Previsor Merge:  New Global Leader in the Assessment Market

SHL and Previsor Merge: New Global Leader in the Assessment Market

One of the most complex and fragmented parts of the talent management market is the world of employee assessments. Today two of the industry’s largest companies in this space, Previsor and SHL Group, announced a merger, creating the largest global player in this very large, very fragmented market.

Background:

There are many types of ... Read more»

High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe

High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe

I spent this week in Europe (nice Siberian snowstorm here), attending a client meeting in the UK and the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), the largest e-learning conference in the world.

This conference, which has more than 1,000 attendees, brings together learning and academic professionals from businesses, educational institutions, and governments throughout Europe.  The event is ... Read more»

Recruiting Collusion among Top Silicon Valley Companies

Recruiting Collusion among Top Silicon Valley Companies

Yesterday the US Department of Justice announced a proposed settlement against Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar for colluding not to “cold-call” recruit employees from each other.

Consider the implications of this practice:   HR and business leaders at these these leading silicon valley companies sat together and agreed “if you don’t poach my people ... Read more»

Selling Cosmetics:  The Amazing Power of IO Psychology

Selling Cosmetics: The Amazing Power of IO Psychology

When I first started studying the professions of HR and training, I kept hearing about the field of “Industrial and Organizational Psychology.”  At first, coming from a business and technology background, I was skeptical about the field and its potential value.  Now, after years of case studies with thousands of companies, I am convinced that ... Read more»

A New Talent Management Framework

A New Talent Management Framework

The concept of  “Integrated Talent Management” became popular around five years ago – and since then organizations have used this phrase to describe an integrated approach to recruiting, development, performance management, compensation, development planning, and learning.   The goal here is not only to make the Human Resources function operate more efficiently, but more importantly to ... Read more»

The Coming Talent War:  Young, Global, Diverse

The Coming Talent War: Young, Global, Diverse

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its Occupational Outlook for 2018 (the next 10 years) and it is well worth reading.  This data, coupled with a number of meetings I”ve had recently with HR and L&D executives, clearly tells me that we are about to re-enter a new “war for talent.”

This phrase has ... Read more»

Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Here we are entering the worst recession in more than 30 years, reading about layoffs, downsizing, and restructuring in almost every industry. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion about the need to focus on recruiting? Well, contrary to what many may believe, even in times of job reductions recruiting must ... Read more»

Corporate Talent:  Where the US Labor Market is Going

Corporate Talent: Where the US Labor Market is Going

One of the important things senior business and HR leaders must consider is the availability of labor – that is not just “people” but “the right people.”  Right now, with a 6.1% unemployment rate, the US labor market has undergone some major changes…. and such changes in the availability of work directly affect the skills ... Read more»