24 04, 2017

Three Insightful Metrics to Boost Your Talent Acquisition

By | 2017-04-24T22:46:17-04:00 April 24th, 2017|Gail Jacobs|

Thought leaders have been promoting the need for Human Resources to get on the bandwagon for using analytics in decision-making. Dr. John Sullivan has an interesting take on HR’s need to use metrics, especially in Talent Acquisition. Dr. Sullivan cites the Boston Consulting Group’s work with the World Federation of People Management Association “From Capability [...]

15 03, 2017

Four Steps for Recruiters to Move from Order-Taker to Talent Advisor

By | 2017-04-13T08:15:56-04:00 March 15th, 2017|Gail Jacobs|

You have probably read that Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 people this year, or that tech companies in Silicon Valley are having a war for women talent in the engineering fields. With these increased demands on recruiting teams, it can be easy for recruiters to fall into a reactive “order-taker” trap rather than assuming [...]

1 03, 2017

Three Strategies to Successfully Manage Distributed Teams

By | 2017-03-23T12:18:31-04:00 March 1st, 2017|Gail Jacobs|

In today’s global economy, you may find yourself leading teams with members spread across multiple time zones and countries. Both the different time zones and the diverse cultures can present huge logistical problems. Inevitably, someone always seems to be inconvenienced when asked to either wake up early in the morning or stay up late at [...]

22 02, 2017

Looking to Develop a Human Resources Roadmap? Start with Listening

By | 2017-03-23T12:18:39-04:00 February 22nd, 2017|Gail Jacobs|

When I began my last position in Human Resources Operations, the leadership team asked me to develop a new HR Information Systems roadmap as my first mission.  Since I lacked a deep technical understanding of the components of Workday, Jobvite, Taleo Learning Management, and various other information systems, the task presented a daunting challenge. To [...]

7 02, 2017

How to Support Your Talent Acquisition Team with Flight-Risk Models

By | 2017-03-23T12:17:39-04:00 February 7th, 2017|Gail Jacobs|

Last year at the ERE Recruiting Conference in Las Vegas, I presented a session about how analytics such as those associated with a Flight Risk model can help drive a comprehensive Human Resources strategy. Though Flight Risk models are a relatively new concept for HR, monitoring the “degree to which a top-performing leader or employee [...]

2 02, 2017

Four Tips to Ensure a Great Candidate Experience

By | 2017-03-23T12:18:51-04:00 February 2nd, 2017|Gail Jacobs|

Though not every job candidate will end up working for your company, how they perceive the hiring experience can have a lasting impact on Talent Acquisition. A great candidate experience often leads to a larger candidate pool and a stronger company brand. Since every company has the opportunity to make a positive impression, the Talent [...]

31 01, 2017

6 Tips for a Successful HR Initiative

By | 2017-03-23T12:13:46-04:00 January 31st, 2017|Gail Jacobs|

Over the past 15-20 years, I have seen numerous important Human Resources initiatives fail due to a lack of planning and project management. Without clear organization, teams often attempt to launch an initiative fraught with issues and plagued by missing details. At other times, plans end up “dying on the vine” due to lack of [...]