Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: Recruitment Done Right

This week we are sharing the latest thinking on "Recruitment Done Right." From long-lasting trends to recruiting leaders, here are some insightful articles on the latest best practices in recruiting. 

1) 5 Trends And Buzzwords That Continue To Shape HR from Forbes

"The SHRM annual conference is a fave happening of mine, a collective (and fun-filled) eye opener that helps us all move forward, an atmosphere that’s booming with innovation and global community building. It’s always fun being in the midst of it and meeting new people. For #SHRM14, I’m taking part in a series of HR Influencer panels and events, I’m back again with the blog squad and of course I will be spending quality time meeting with clients, colleagues and friends. And of course….The parties and new and interesting connections await."

2) Recruiting To Win: Delivering On The Employee Value Proposition from TalentCulture

"'Employer Brand,' the 'Employee Value Proposition,' and the 'Candidate Experience' are trendy topics in HR circles these days, and while some may put down the terms as marketing-speak, marketing is a valuable metaphor for reorienting HR to drive business outcomes. Just as marketing has become more relevant and able to quantify its value to the business through owning and orchestrating 'customer experience,' HR can do the same by addressing the ways all workers get the support they need to have a positive and productive relationship with a company. How about a net promoter score (NPS) for the employee experience?"

3) How To Hire The Right Leaders For Your Startup from Spark Hire

"Hiring leaders in any company can be a challenge.  Hiring the wrong leader can cost the company a lot of money and waste a lot of time and production.  When it comes to hiring leaders for your startup company, hiring the wrong person can be detrimental. Success states that “of all the people who get hired in the next 18 months, 46 percent will fail.”  This means that companies are missing something during the hiring process, whether it’s assessing the candidate’s experience, motivation, ability to learn, or by not explaining the job accurately to the candidate."

4) Leadership Secrets From Yum! Brands CEO David Novak from Forbes

"Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and author of Taking People With You, David Novak, shared his leadership advice this week in a keynote for the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. In his role at Yum! Brands, Novak leads 1.5 million employees who work in over 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations in 120 countries around the world. 'When you think about what you need to get done in your company, you know you can’t get it done by yourself,' Novak said. 'There is no way you can get something done without taking people with you.'"

5) The Real Costs of Hiring Versus Making Leaders (and How to Reduce Them) from Wharton @ Work

"Recent research by Wharton management professor Matthew Bidwell reveals the real costs of hiring senior leaders. Not only are they paid significantly more than those promoted from within an organization, but they are less likely to stay at the firm and get much lower performance evaluations compared to internally promoted peers. But for many companies, building a solid leadership pipeline is a formidable challenge. Bidwell says, 'Internal staffing requires a long-term strategy and long-term investment. If you lack people inside who are ready to step into the role, it is often because they don’t have the necessary skills. They haven’t been given stretch assignments that would help them grow those skills.'"

6) Six Signs You’re Doing HR Wrong from Acacia HR Solutions

"If Any of These Sound Like You it Might Be Time to Re-Evaluate…HR pro’s come in all shapes and sizes – company shapes and sizes of course. From the CHRO of the multi-billion dollar company with a team of 200 HR staff members to the sole practitioner of the 100 person mom and pop owned small business, each individual has a different background, education, experiences that shape them into the HR person that they are. Yet one thing I know to be true is that at any level, in any size org there are HR people doing it wrong."

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps startups and high-growth companies build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about how we can help you build a workforce that’s aligned with your company culture and develop an employer brand that will allow your business to scale the right way. 

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