How to Address the Skills Shortage
Talent Acquisition Leaders rank the skills shortage as their biggest hiring challenge. Turns out, word choices in job descriptions are the real problem.
The 5 Best Hiring Practices
What do we know about hiring? Turns out a whole lot.
Decades of hiring research from top universities (Harvard, Princeton, Berkeley, etc.) have concluded five key hiring practices consistently lead to better hires from a broader, more qualified pool of applicants. Unfortunately, research also reveals there is a startling gap between what we know leads to more successful hiring and what companies actually do daily.
This is your opportunity. Companies that implement five simple techniques along their hiring process see a dramatic improvement in finding people who better fit their company at every position. This has significant financial impact on your business (more on that later).
So what are the five? And how can you easily implement them? Let’s find out.
Bad Hire Cost Calculator
Remember when you hired someone who you thought would work out great, and failed? You’re not alone—according to research and advisory rm Brandon Hall, 95% of organizations made a bad hire in the last year alone. Like them, you’re doing the best you can, within the constraints of awed and outdated HR processes.
There is another way. Research also shows that people who conduct structured interviews and hire for values make better hiring decisions. Why? Because we all want to “like” the people we work with. Of course we do. We spend more time with these people every week than we do with our families. But wanting to like someone is where things can go sideways.
The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Hiring Orgs: How to Recruit for Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is upon us. Software is eating the world. To survive, organizations must make hiring a first class business activity. What can we learn from the digital giants that have already transformed their hiring?