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Talent shortage persists in job market - Superior Telegram

RediffTalent shortage persists in job marketSuperior TelegramAlthough slightly lower than the 52 percent of employers struggling in 2011, a significant percentage of total US employers continue to face hiring challenges despite continued high...


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Culture-Based Recruiting: Hire for the Organization, Not Just the Job | Monster.com

Culture-Based Recruiting: Hire for the Organization, Not Just the Job | Monster.com | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
When bringing new people on, think about the big picture. How they will fit in? How will they enhance retention?


All too often we base our assumption on whether people will "fit" on how they acted during the interview. Do you believe that the "persona" exhibited in the interview is what you'll get when they come aboard? If that's not real fit-style-personality, then how do we get at it? - Barry


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Executives: Your Company Isn't Attracting the Best Talent - Gallup.com

Executives: Your Company Isn't Attracting the Best Talent - Gallup.com | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Executives: Your Company Isn't Attracting the Best TalentGallup.comImproving the applicant pool will also enhance a company's ability to hire better people.


This is an excellent article reinforcing the research we've done over the last 20 years on hiring top talent. Hiring Mistake #9 out of our well-known study of the Top Ten Hiring Mistakes is not understanding the needs of top talent. - Barry


Here's the link to our research:


http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/hiring-managers/top-ten-hiring-mistakes/9-ignoring-candidates-needs


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Why and How LinkedIn Can Bring More Than Just Top Talent To Your Company

Why and How LinkedIn Can Bring More Than Just Top Talent To Your Company | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

LinkedIn is one of the social media sites that maybe as misunderstood as Twitter. CEOs and key executives constantly ask me why they should...  What success stories can you point to in using LinkedIn for business?


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Onboarding: Ensuring Success for New Hires - Sacramento Bee

Onboarding: Ensuring Success for New Hires - Sacramento Bee | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Onboarding: Ensuring Success for New HiresSacramento BeeRandstad Canada, the country's leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services believes onboarding is the best time for companies to build loyalty and engagement, to provide opportunities to...


We've seen in our executive search practice over the last 25 years that poor on-boarding and integration of new hires is one of the greatest failure points in the hiring process. How can you afford to invest so much time in hiring the right candidate and then "blow it" when your dream candidate starts? - Barry


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10 Mistakes Hiring Recruiters #7, 6, and 5

10 Mistakes Hiring Recruiters #7, 6, and 5 | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
A short reminder how we developed these 10 mistakes hiring recruiters.

We undertook an in-depth survey project conducted over a 3-year period with 425... (Why do recruiters believe their only role is to show you resumes?


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HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor, according to global survey of 4,000 staff

HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor, according to global survey of 4,000 staff | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

This was my comment on the article that introduced the crunch time report.     What happens when personal purpose and strategic narrative align

Ali 21 May 2012

Thanks for highlighting this new report.

 

Whilst I agree this is not a brand new concept, this is a good example of how important intrinsic motivators are. In the 2009 Engaging for Success report to government by David MacLeod and Nita Clake, Strategic Narrative was demonstrated to be one of the 4 enablers of engagement.

 

Strategic Narrative is all about where an organisation has come from, where they are now and where we are going. Examples of what this looks like, and how this can be brought to life are being shared on the new website currently being built.

 

I would suggest that when an individual can link the organisational story to their own personal mission in life (if they a lucky enough to know what that is) then it can have a very powerful effect. From a purely personal and anecdotal perspective I can tell you that power that this has had for me in my work at Grass Roots and also most recently Engage for Success (the movement that has been born from the Employee Engagement Task Force.)

 

Both Grass Roots and the movement have a very strong purposes. Grass Roots exists to inspire people and the movement believes there is a better way to work, a better way to enable personal growth, and ultimately growth for Britain by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work.

 

I am able to link these aims to my personal purpose and this makes a huge difference. It fuels the inspiration and ideas that come to me, which I have an incredibly strong committment to act up on, even in the face of obstacles and challenges.

 

It is what generates the grit to get through the mundane bits of the job (we all have them!). It provides the energy to keep going when otherwise I might tire. It is why I get up every morning and jump out of bed ready to make a difference!

 

It's different from being 'addicted' to work because it is not 'compulsive' but free flowing and the other aspects of my life are just as important to me and receive equal amounts of my energy.

 

Although I don't think I am the only one who feels like this, there are many who have don't have this connection and as a result feel drained and exhausted by their work.

 

That is not good for the individual, the organisation or the country.

 

This is not the only thing that matters or makes a difference(there are many other aspects to engagement that also need consideration.)

 

However I do I think the world would be a much better place if we were able to help more people feel connected to their company purpose and feel how it can help them express and contribute to their own personal purpose.

 

So whilst its not 'news' to me that purpose has emerged as an attraction and engagement factor - I strongly believe that this is a worthwhile concept to explore and take action on.


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Recruiting Social: Google+ Equals Candidates

Recruiting Social: Google+ Equals Candidates | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Google+, Google’s social network, allows for connecting with people based on interests and offers incredible opportunities for recruiting.

 

Although the author considers Google + to be an effective network for recruiting - I think it's a waste of time to use at this current stage for recruiting. There are much better tools where your investment of time can pay bigger dividends such as LinkedIn. Google+ may emerge in a couple of years as an effective tool - currently it is not useful for recruiting.


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How Small Businesses Can Recruit Gen Y Talent

How Small Businesses Can Recruit Gen Y Talent | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Top Talent in the post baby-boomer generations is concerned about a future company's mission and vision.


This is one of the core concepts I teach in my workshop "You're NOT the Person I Hired." Not articulating the mission and values in a cmopelling advertisement will frequently cause top talent to "put their hand down" and not apply.


Here's a quote from the article on how small business can recruit gen y:


"Gen Y, also known as the Millennials, is “much more concerned with finding a workplace where there is a mission,” said Matuson. “They really want to do good things in the world and if your organization happens to be doing that, you’ll have a much better chance of getting them than one of the Fortune 500 companies.”


What do you convey about your mission and vision in your ads?


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10 Compelling Numbers That Reveal the Power of Employee Referrals - ERE.net

10 Compelling Numbers That Reveal the Power of Employee Referrals - ERE.net | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

John Sullivan talks about the #1 recruiting strategy to find good talent. In my workshops and seminars I suggest to hiring executives and managers that their target for employee referrals should be at least 50% of all new hires.


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Manager Interviewing Skills Cause Hiring Mistakes

Manager Interviewing Skills Cause Hiring Mistakes | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Interviewing remains the most popular assessment for employee screening, but the reliability remains low, often in the 50 percent range.


Ira shares an outstanding story that I see repeated over and over in the vast majority of companies - weak interviewing by hiring managers. This is one of the most critical failure points in the hiring process.


Most companies do a terrible job preparing managers and executives to hire effectively. In most companies, hiring is NOT a process, it's a random set of arbitrary meetings where each individual manager does interviewing in their own misguided way. The minute you turn hiring into a process, train all your managers, and put some rigor behind it - hiring accuracy starts moving up from the traditional low reliability level in the 50% range.


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Be Angry Over the Average Productivity of Your Employees

Be Angry Over the Average Productivity of Your Employees | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Stop giving lip service to the idea of hiring top talent. Put best practices in place now and set the standard for hiring great employees.


From our Hire and Retain Top Talent Blog.


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Amazon.com: You're Not The Person I Hired!: A CEO's Survival Guide To Hiring Top Talent (9781420881707): Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch, Brad Remillard: Books

Amazon.com: You're Not The Person I Hired!: A CEO's Survival Guide To Hiring Top Talent (9781420881707): Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch, Brad Remillard: Books (Special : You're Not The Person I Hired!


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Ssssh! The Secret to a Successful Hire | Talent Management

Ssssh! The Secret to a Successful Hire | Talent Management | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
The key to helping you make better hiring decisions and understanding the core characteristics of your top performers is employee assessments. The solutions actually help talent acquisition professionals and hiring ...







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Every Company Has A Recruiting Strategy (some just don't know it ...

Every Company Has A Recruiting Strategy (some just don't know it ... | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Trainers have applied those words to all sorts of training exercises, generally in business. Why are they universally understood? The quote applies to all areas of our lives. It especially applies to ....


My observation is that most companies don't have a recruiting plan. Recruiting in most organizations falls into one of two camps:


Camp #1: Let's run ads and sit back passively waiting for the right candidate to fall into our lap. This is a strategy based on luck and hope.


Camp #2: Let's throw some "s___" against the wall and hope - perhaps pray - something works. When it doesn't work, let's rinse and repeat because we don't know what else to do. Another great effective strategy for recruiting.


Is it any wonder why most companies struggle to hire - without a solid best practice-based recruiting strategy your doomed to bring average, mediocre, minimally qualified candidates to the table every time. - Barry


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Global Employability Crisis Persists; One in Three Employers Worldwide Cannot ... - MarketWatch (press release)

Global Employability Crisis Persists; One in Three Employers Worldwide Cannot ... - MarketWatch (press release) | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Malaysia ChronicleGlobal Employability Crisis Persists; One in Three Employers Worldwide Cannot ...MarketWatch (press release)"Talent shortages are endemic but employers have gotten used to doing more with less and hesitate to hire until they see...


Everyone laments a talent shortage, yet there are millions of people unemployed. There appears to be something fundamentally wrong. Is the assumption that unemployed candidates are deadbeats? If that's not the case, then how can these two scenarios exist at the same time? Perhaps, it's more a function of poor recruiting and hiring practices by companies vs. there being a perceived "talent shortage?" - Barry


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A+B+C = Top Talent. Defining A,B,C.

A+B+C = Top Talent. Defining A,B,C. | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Top talent = doing the right things, the right way, the first time + ability to get the most from others + intuitive ability... (Does your company define top 25% performance?


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3 Great Questions to Ask HR Candidates

3 Great Questions to Ask HR Candidates | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

If you want to hire exceptional HR talent for your organization, look for people who have handled these kinds of issues. 


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The 6 Huge Hiring Mistakes Everyone Makes

The 6 Huge Hiring Mistakes Everyone Makes | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

You need a top-notch team to do your best work--but you need to hire them first. Here's half a dozen common ways managers shoot themselves in the human-resources foot.


"The author of this article in FAST Company puts forth a series of mistakes that she calls HUGE that hiring managers make. Not sure I would agree these are HUGE. They appear to be based more on personal experience than quantitative research. Most of the mistakes listed are common sense errors -falling into the category of first impressions and seduction - rather than interviewing mistakes - Barry"


Would you call these HUGE? Would you call them critical errors? What happens when you make these mistakes?


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HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor

HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

This was my comment on the article that introduced the crunch time report.     What happens when personal purpose and strategic narrative align

Ali 21 May 2012

Thanks for highlighting this new report.

 

Whilst I agree this is not a brand new concept, this is a good example of how important intrinsic motivators are. In the 2009 Engaging for Success report to government by David MacLeod and Nita Clake, Strategic Narrative was demonstrated to be one of the 4 enablers of engagement.

 

Strategic Narrative is all about where an organisation has come from, where they are now and where we are going. Examples of what this looks like, and how this can be brought to life are being shared on the new website currently being built.

 

I would suggest that when an individual can link the organisational story to their own personal mission in life (if they a lucky enough to know what that is) then it can have a very powerful effect. From a purely personal and anecdotal perspective I can tell you that power that this has had for me in my work at Grass Roots and also most recently Engage for Success (the movement that has been born from the Employee Engagement Task Force.)

 

Both Grass Roots and the movement have a very strong purposes. Grass Roots exists to inspire people and the movement believes there is a better way to work, a better way to enable personal growth, and ultimately growth for Britain by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work.

 

I am able to link these aims to my personal purpose and this makes a huge difference. It fuels the inspiration and ideas that come to me, which I have an incredibly strong committment to act up on, even in the face of obstacles and challenges.

 

It is what generates the grit to get through the mundane bits of the job (we all have them!). It provides the energy to keep going when otherwise I might tire. It is why I get up every morning and jump out of bed ready to make a difference!

 

It's different from being 'addicted' to work because it is not 'compulsive' but free flowing and the other aspects of my life are just as important to me and receive equal amounts of my energy.

 

Although I don't think I am the only one who feels like this, there are many who have don't have this connection and as a result feel drained and exhausted by their work.

 

That is not good for the individual, the organisation or the country.

 

This is not the only thing that matters or makes a difference(there are many other aspects to engagement that also need consideration.)

 

However I do I think the world would be a much better place if we were able to help more people feel connected to their company purpose and feel how it can help them express and contribute to their own personal purpose.

 

So whilst its not 'news' to me that purpose has emerged as an attraction and engagement factor - I strongly believe that this is a worthwhile concept to explore and take action on.


Barry Deutsch

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10 Mistakes Managers Make During Job Interviews - CBS News

10 Mistakes Managers Make During Job Interviews - CBS News | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Hiring is one of the hardest parts of managing a team. A lot is riding on the initial meeting, and if you're nervous or ill-prepared—or both—it can make you do strange things. The following mistakes are all too common, but they're easy to avoid with some advance preparation.


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The #1 CEO Mistake That Will Kill Your Company

The #1 CEO Mistake That Will Kill Your Company | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

 

"This is an excellent blog post about the common mistakes made by CEOs.  A key element is to put a people plan into action. The reason most CEOs want one is three-fold: greater profit, greater revenue, greater retention and development of their key team members."

 

The fundamental problem for most CEOs is that they give lip service to the concept of hiring and retaining the best people they can. Most of the processes and methods used to hire and retain are average and mediocre. Very few best practices are in place. Hiring and retaining great people is hard work and most CEOs and executives refuse to invest the time necessary.


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How To Find Best CEO & Executive For Your Startup

How To Find Best CEO & Executive For Your Startup | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
If you are a young startup founder, how do you find that CEO or other executive for your “dream team” to close on funding and kick start your company? It makes logical sense to scour the job boards, engage an executive ...


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The 10 Best Interview Questions to Ask

The 10 Best Interview Questions to Ask | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
The best interview questions tell you about the person behind the resume – and speak to details not on a resume.


This is another post on what are the best interview questions to ask. Most of these posts focus on the traditional, standard, stupid, inane, canned, and silly questions that have no relevance to future success. For example, how can the candidate know how they can help your organization if you don't first discuss performance expecations. Secondly, asking deep value/character based questions about frustrations, motivations, feelings - will generate superficial responses until a high degree of trust has been established.


The one question I did like on this post was the one about "what will your former boss say when I..."


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Hiring Mistake #1 - Inadequate Job Descriptions

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Discover how to overcome the most dangerous hiring mistake that frequently leads to hiring failure.


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