Kicking It Old School

Guest: Ed Baldwin Change, Ed Baldwin, Recruiting

There is an email that occasionally makes the circuit in the HR community.  The content of this email is an amusing excerpt from a 1940’s transportation magazine article entitled Guide to Hiring Women. The point of this forwarded email isn’t about how atrocious the recruiting practices of women were in the 1940’s, but rather to challenge its readers (recruiters, HR …

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Hire the Overqualified to Maximize Talent ROI

Guest: Ed Baldwin Candidate Pool, Ed Baldwin

Virtually all companies want to hire the very best talent available.  Most have some version of this statement proudly displayed on their careers page. But we all know that there are constraints in terms of the price you can afford to pay for that available talent.  That’s the crux of achieving your company’s talent strategy, maximizing the talent you bring …

Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes

Guest: Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a recruiter and your company is part of the chorus of employers that sing the ‘our greatest asset is our people’ mantra, then you owe applicants who show interest in working for your company something – you owe them a great candidate experience. It amazes me how many recruiting shops out there suck at creating …

Getting Change To Stick

Guest: Ed Baldwin Change, Change Management, Ed Baldwin, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation

Everyone is either leading change or trying to adapt to it. Very little in our world today remains constant. And yet, change is hard for all of us. Any change is hard, but large scale change can be particularly challenging.  Change is in front of us every waking moment of our day, from the new brand of coffee you thought you …

A Simple Formula For Becoming An Enviable Place To Work

Guest: Ed Baldwin Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, employee experience, HR, Innovation, Workplace Flexibilty

Eventually, all leadership teams come to a realization that if they “win” in attracting higher caliber people than their competitors to their company then they will also “win” in their marketplace. Having a better team of people in place than your competitors is a sure-fire way to create a sustainable competitive advantage. But doing so is tricky. Why? Look no …

Do Not Reply To This Mailbox

Guest: Ed Baldwin Candidate Pool, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Recruiting

When it comes to recruitment it should always be about the applicant, ALWAYS.  It isn’t that way, but it should be. If you’re not a consumer-based business it might just be the most prolific connection your company has with the general population.  It definitely is for the HR function. Candidate experience should be at the top of the heaping list …

Go Young Or Go Home

Guest: Ed Baldwin Communication, Generations, Influence

When most people think about mentoring programs they think about an old school traditionalist attempting to talk a little real world sense into a millennial with lofty, impractical albeit creative ideas.  A gray haired fifty-something in business dress offering school of hard knocks knowledge transfer to a t-shirt clad tattooed twenty-something who considers the information being provided by his mentor …