Get Your HR Vendors To Be Better or Get Better Vendors

RJ Morris HR Vendors, RJ Morris

Like everyone else in the free world, I made sure to read Tim Sackett’s post on FOT this week about the benefits of working in HR during tough times, including better vendor giveaways. Just this week, Warren Buffet also said that we are still deep in the recession, disagreeing with a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Check …

HR, Data and Good Ideas Three Years Too Late

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Good HR, Metrics, Recruiting, RJ Morris

So, the CEO comes to your office and asks you, the Talent Acquisition pro, “Which competitor’s employees do well when we hire them to work over here? And what’s the best university we recruit from? Last thing: Do marketing majors or communications majors seem to do better here?” I think most recruiting folks can probably answer those questions using some …

How to Overcome Your Candidates’ Fears & Getting Them to Yes.

admin Good HR, Interviewing, Making Offers, RJ Morris

A business partner once told me, “Where there is uncertainty, there is profit.”  The lesson was that clients value you for solving their fear issues or providing clarity to their uncertainty.  And these days, talent acquisition pros need to work extra hard to overcome candidate fears about making career moves. For context, Liz Ryan’s article Ten Signs of a Fear-Based …

Recruiters Love Going in for the Kill – But Should You Always?

admin Always Be Closing, Interviewing, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Working With Recruiters

I know a lot of recruiters who are pretty jaded and rarely fall in love with candidates anymore. But their clients do.  The long suffering fans of the Oakland Raiders know that Al Davis did it with JaMarcus Russell. A Division President I worked with a few years ago fell hard, too.  He chased a senior guy at a competitor …

Who Has Cultural Fit Down? The DMV!

admin Culture, Recruiting, RJ Morris

Cultural Fit is hard to describe for most folks. A company can have a culture that most observers say is “good,” but that doesn’t mean that all qualified candidates will be a good fit. And if you’re looking for an organization that gets hiring for cultural fit perfectly? I would suggest looking at… nope, not Netflix, not Google, not Target… …

Learn the Business, Deliver Business Results.

admin HR, RJ Morris, Seat at the Table

Just when I thought we are making progress at building the credibility of the HR function as it moves from transactional work to creating business impact, a friend reminded me that the best known HR person in popular society is probably Toby from The Office.  Nice.  This is the guy who had a crush on the receptionist and who mustered …

On Migrating Talent: When the Big Show Is Calling – Who Do You Send?

admin Career Paths, Leadership, Performance, RJ Morris

“Migrating Talent” is one of those phrases that non-HR folks think sounds exactly like an HR term.  It sounds like an HR “deal,” not a business process that can create a competitive advantage.  But migrating talent isn’t about relocation. It’s being able to intelligently deploy talent throughout the business. Some companies, like GE and Pepsi, have a reputation for being …