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The Expectation of Excellence: Creating a High Performance Culture

Download the new PeopleTalk article by Eitan Sharir As a leader you don’t head to work everyday intending to achieve mediocre results. Nonetheless, are you inadvertently setting mediocre expectations through your actions or focus? Unfortunately, this is a trap that snags many organizational and business leaders….

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Build a Vertical Organization: Achieve a Culture of Innovation

Download the new PeopleTalk article by Eitan Sharir “On a Monday in July, a pair of newlyweds headed to Grouse Mountain to meet and greet their guests for the reception atop the peak. When new groom Greg and his bride Aleta arrived to find the…

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Rethinking Recruitment: Step 8 – Innovate vs. Invent

If we truly want to evolve recruitment—and evolve it into a function that proactively engages the market as an evangelist for our employment brand—HR needs to ‘borrow a page’ from elsewhere in an organization versus create wholly anew. By leveraging the sales and marketing functions…

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Rethinking Recruitment: Step 7 – Redefine Hiring Metrics

Should we continue to measure time-to-fill and cost per hire? If the objective is to hire great candidates that are engaged and contributing to the organization’s bottom line and customer experience, perhaps we might consider grading recruitment departments on the customer impact of a new…

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Rethinking Recruitment: Step 6 – Look Within to Promote Internal Mobility

Why would organizations want to limit the internal mobility of their employees by requiring them to be in their role for a predetermined length of time or to get their manager’s approval before pursuing an internal role? In light of the expense of the initial…

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Rethinking Recruitment: Step 5 – Create a More Collaborative Hiring Environment

Create a more collaborative hiring environment with a focus on hiring for culture. Alignment of values and culture fit, hiring for passion, engagement and ambition trump all aforementioned criteria. Hiring a candidate with great technical skills and experience, but a poor fit, can have disastrous…

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The Vertical Leader Program – A Sustainable & High ROI Approach to Leadership Development

How can our Vertical Leader Program  be both sustainable and deliver a positive ROI? We know that Vertical Leaders have a deep desire to LEARN: Vertical Leaders are never just “a leader” in title. To inspire and influence others to perform at their highest possible…

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Rethinking Recruitment: Step 4 – Revise Hiring Policies and Practices

When modifying strategy with new tools, it makes sense to revise policies and practices. Leveraging applicant tracking systems (ATSs), HR can streamline and enhance the candidate experience and hiring processes, but also leverage the ATS to build out a robust candidate and hiring manager communication…

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Rethinking Recruitment: Step 3 – Explore and Adopt the Use of Social Media

Explore and adopt the use of social media, mobile technology and gamification in the recruitment process. Social media has made it very easy for candidates to share their experiences (good and bad) with the world, hence the need for a solid candidate experience. Utilizing social…

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Rethinking Recruitment: Step 2 – Eliminate the Black Hole of Recruiting

Eliminate the “black hole” of recruiting by adopting the position that all candidates are people, have applied to your organization and deserve to be updated as to the status of their application. In a word: communicate. Candidates may not be thrilled that you elected to…

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