Archive for April, 2021

Gold Medal–Winning Paralympian Shares 5 Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

Gold Medal–Winning Paralympian Shares 5 Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

Liz Johnson has a pretty good idea of just how much people with disabilities can do.

Liz has cerebral palsy, which has left her right side much weaker than her left. She’s won gold medals in swimming at the Paralympics and the world and European championships and set world records i

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Posted in: Assessing Soft Skills, Current Articles

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These InMails Get the Best Response Rates, LinkedIn Data Reveals

These InMails Get the Best Response Rates, LinkedIn Data Reveals

They’re a good indicator of candidate engagement, but they also mean recruiters are getting more bang for their buck from their InMail allotment. Recruiters earn an InMail credit back if their message receives a response within 90 days — so response rates reflect both candidate engagement and recruiter efficiency.

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Posted in: Current Articles, Performance-based Interview

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This One Change Opens the Talent Pool to More Outstanding Diverse Talent

This One Change Opens the Talent Pool to More Outstanding Diverse Talent

I contend that the biggest reason companies struggle to hire outstanding diverse, non-traditional and high potential talent is that they continue to use job descriptions that require a skill set that puts a lid on quality of hire since most of the best people have a different mix of skills and experiences. Just as bad, the best people with the required skill-set aren’t interested in what appears to be an ill-defined lateral transfer. In essence the use of these types of job descriptions guarantees the company will hire people exactly like those they’ve already hired and not improve the quality, or the diversity of the people hired.

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Posted in: Diversity Hiring, Performance-based Interview

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The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

Wild horses are often seen as a symbol of the American West, but in what could be a first in the corporate world, Tesla is showcasing the animals as a part of a recruiting effort. “Come work at the biggest [and] most advanced factory on Earth!” tweeted CEO Elon Musk when the company opened its new plant in a remote area of Nevada. “Located by a river near the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains with wild horses roaming free.”

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Posted in: Controlling Bias, Current Articles

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No Need for the 9-5: How PwC Successfully Built a Culture of Work Flexibility

No Need for the 9-5: How PwC Successfully Built a Culture of Work Flexibility

Back in 2019, 72% of talent professionals said that work flexibility would be very important to the future of recruiting and HR. COVID-19 pushed that prediction to fruition much sooner than anyone could have anticipated. Today, 73% of workers want flexible remote work options to continue after the immediate need has passed, and 70% of managers say they’re more open to flexible models for their teams than they were prepandemic. As Leena Nair, CHRO at Unilever, commented during LinkedIn’s recent Forward event on the future of work: “It would be the tragedy of our times if we didn’t reinvent the workplace in this moment.”

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