BCG Global Study – Managing Talent Most Critical HR Challenge Worldwide, But What’s the Definition?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Retention

You know when the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) identifies Managing Talent as the top business concern for companies worldwide, two things are true: 1.  Talent’s a real issue;2.  It’s an issue that will be a revenue driver for BCG moving forward. Here’s the breakdown from the BCG: "Managing talent is the most critical human resources (HR) challenge worldwide and will …

Candidate Diversity 101 – Simply Placing Ads Is Never Enough…

Jessica Lee Candidate Pool, Culture, Jessica Lee, Sourcing

In light of the presidential election, the topic of diversity is more salient than ever. Elect a black man or, possibly, a woman for president?  Fast Company partially tackled the issue in its cover story on the brand of Obama. This particular passage got me thinking: “… With census data projecting that 40% of Americans will be nonwhite by 2010, …

Candidates Who Are “Twits”- Good Thing or Bad Thing?

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

Whether you are a recruiter or a HR pro, you look at resumes all day.  More and more, we’re exposed to candidates who have digital profiles and footprints as well  – which is one of the reasons I was drawn to Lisa Barone’s recent post on Twittering, and whether that’s a positive for a candidate you are considering for one …

Add “Tweeting” To Your Recruiting Toolkit…

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Sourcing

Before Al Gore won an Oscar and a share of The Nobel Peace prize for the granddaddy of all Power Point presentations, he said he "created the Internet". For that alone, he must be praised. Without the Internet, recruiting would still be in the dark ages, and unfortunately, many of our human resources and recruiting comrades are likely still there …

2Pac, The Recruiter? Ain’t No School Like The Old School.

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Maren Hogan, Sourcing

Ain’t No School Like the Old School…. I hardly ever used to pay attention to this statement, because where I grew up it largely applied to billiards. Mostly old men said it, that or young boys trying to pretend they’d been around the block. In any case, the sentiment is revived in this Adamsky post alluded to by Jason Dupree …

Pick Up the Phone, Dammit!

timtolan Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Tolan

It is truly amazing how many tools, databases, associations and other on-line resources we all have to find and locate great talent.  I can NOT imagine what it must have been like 25-30 years ago in the executive search business.  Manually tracking resumes, interview notes – not to mention keeping track of sourcing candidates AND ONLY using pen and paper! …

Defining Talent Management – Time to Make the Donuts….

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Sourcing, Succession Planning

Probably one of the biggest things to get our head around at Fistful of Talent is the whole definition thing.  After all, talent management has all the underpinnings for inclusion in buzzword bingo.  With that in mind, what the h#*l does it actually mean? For me, the definition of talent management is pretty simple at a top level.  It starts …

Semantics, Monikers and Confusion… Just Sell the Freaking Popsicles, People!!!

Maren Hogan Candidate Pool, Leadership, Maren Hogan

As in LOTS of other fields, title inflation and semantics reign in HR. Actually, there are some (and you know who you are) that would rail against a recruiting firm even attempting to bandy the term HR about, but I digress. Talent Management, Human Capital, Recruiting, Headhunting, Employee Relations, Onboarding. And on and on we go. Our spellcheckers can’t even …