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Is Your Hiring Test a Joke??

Is Your Hiring Test a Joke?? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
When something looks good on the surface, but completely without merit, it is called a joke. You might not have thought of this before, but many hiring tests fit that bill.
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Hiring and Retention

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Hiring and Retention | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it

We provide training programs for leaders and managers that are based on best practices with a heavy emphasis on assessment, practical application, and experiential learning.


Our most popular training programs are on hiring, interviewing, retention, performance appraisal, coaching, and on-the-job training.

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Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t Going Anywhere

Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t Going Anywhere | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
A lot of companies use an ever-more-sophisticated array of online social tools in an attempt to connect their people, get a flow of ideas going, and spur innovation.
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Amazon Doesn’t Have a Culture Problem; It has a Hiring Problem.

Amazon Doesn’t Have a Culture Problem; It has a Hiring Problem. | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Too many people are making too big a deal about Amazon’s so-called culture problem. I’ve read some posts from academics and reporters who quite frankly don’t have a clue. Jeff Bezos has it right. Amazon doesn’t have a culture problem. However, Amazon does have a hiring problem at least when it comes to hiring and promoting people for management positions.First off, culture is driven by a number of internal and external factors. Specifically, 
The CEO’s leadership style
The pace of the organization
The competitive intensity of the industry
Whether the company
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It’s Official: Millennials Are Now the Largest Part of the U.S. Workforce

It’s Official: Millennials Are Now the Largest Part of the U.S. Workforce | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures, Gen Y has officially edged out Gen X in 2015 to nab the largest share of the w
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15 Dumb Things that Absolutely Don’t Predict Job Success

15 Dumb Things that Absolutely Don’t Predict Job Success | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
For the past 40 years I’ve been working with hiring managers, recruiters and candidates on all types of jobs from camp counselors to senior executives. Part of this has been tracking the results of their hiring decisions including what happens to people who didn’t get hired for a dumb reason at company A, but did get hired at company B for the right reasons.Given this perspective, here are 15 things I’ve found that absolutely don’t predict on-the-job success. Despite the obvious, companies, recruiters and hiring managers still use these factors to make critical yes/no
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This incredibly accurate article from Lou Adler should be required reading for all HR professionals, hiring managers, and CEO's who should make sure it's understood throughout the organization.  Many of the hiring mistakes and poor hiring decisions made every day can easily be traced to these "dumb things."

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Senators Introduce Legislation Targeting Worker Misclassification

Senators Introduce Legislation Targeting Worker Misclassification | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
By Ilyse Wolens Schuman Two weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator's Interpretation cautioning that "most workers are employees," S
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Simply the BEST Personality Type Indicator for Hiring Anyone

Simply the BEST Personality Type Indicator for Hiring Anyone | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
When used properly personality-type indicators like BEST and DISC are useful for hiring. However, they are not predictive indicators of performance, only confirming indicators.
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Employees not paid for jury service

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Doing jury service? There's a chance your employer won't pay you for doing your civic duty http://t.co/yjFcD0CZMH
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3 Keys to Motivating Multi-Generational Teams in the Workplace

3 Keys to Motivating Multi-Generational Teams in the Workplace | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Today’s managers’ face a unique challenge — motivating a multi-generational workforce.
For the first time in history, there are four generations making up our nation’s workforce.
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There are Only 4 Basic Jobs - Make Sure You Have the Right One.

There are Only 4 Basic Jobs - Make Sure You Have the Right One. | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Achieving "flow," or a state of full engagement with the work, starts by matching work types. If you don't get this part right, nothing else matters. You'll have hired the wrong person. Last year I suggested there were only four jobs in the world and getting the right person in the right one is the best way to maximize individual performance, satisfaction and engagement. Companies are obviously doing a poor job of this as evidenced by the Gallup Group reporting that 70% of the U.S. workforce is disengaged. The root cause is obvious: An emphasis on attracting and hiring peo
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Superman Doesn’t Belong On Your Resume

Superman Doesn’t Belong On Your Resume | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
I am currently evaluating the resume of an individual who is making a major career transition. He sent me the current version of his resume and upon careful reading it is filled with significant accomplishments.
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I wrote this article for job seekers, but there's a message for HR professionals here.  The "Superman" resume makes it almost impossible for HR to accurately assess a good fit for a potential employee.  Hoping "Superman" (or "Wonder Woman") will fit in somewhere is not a good hiring practice.

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Help Wanted: Need Good Decision-Making Skills

Help Wanted: Need Good Decision-Making Skills | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Participant feedback in our webcasts shows 9 out of 10 companies don’t have a way to assess or develop critical thinking and decision-making skills. This is a h
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Inside the Millennial Mind: The Millennial Manager – Part III

Inside the Millennial Mind: The Millennial Manager – Part III | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
In my two previous posts, I shared ideas on attracting and retaining millennials. So your millennials have their feet under the desk, and many of them may be moving into a managerial or leadership role.
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These 12 Interviewing Tips Reveal Management Potential

These 12 Interviewing Tips Reveal Management Potential | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The best managers are rarely the best techies or subject matter experts. Instead, they make the best techies and subject matter experts even better.
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Again, absolutely on target advice from Lou Adler

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Accenture Canned Annual Reviews — Should You?

Accenture Canned Annual Reviews — Should You? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
As Accenture ditches annual performance reviews, learning leaders in all companies need to be prepared for how such a shift can affect their jobs.
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What Amazon’s workplace controversy says about the future of work

What Amazon’s workplace controversy says about the future of work | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The harsh workplace that a New York Times recently described plaguing Amazon represents an old-fashioned business model that will almost certainly disappear soon.
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Want to Hire Great People? Stop Asking Stupid Interview Questions!

Want to Hire Great People? Stop Asking Stupid Interview Questions! | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
If you can make one shift in your thinking, you can hire great people whenever you want to. It isn't hard and it doesn't cost a dime.Here's the shift:You have to give up the idea that as a recruiter or a hiring manager, you're in charge. You have to drop the idea that you're the only person in the interview room with a decision to make.You have to be willing to stop treating a job-seeker like a supplicant, or someone who's expected to sit in the chair and answer questions like a fourth-grader taking an oral exam. You have to stop expecting job applicants to impress you.You have to be human an
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10 Productive Things HR Can Do Instead of Performance Management

10 Productive Things HR Can Do Instead of Performance Management | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
My former employer announced recently that they are doing away with forced rankings and the annual performance management process. Hallelujah! I congratulate
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Hiring Wisdom: Getting Applicants to Talk Truthfully About Tough Topics

Hiring Wisdom: Getting Applicants to Talk Truthfully About Tough Topics | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
People have a propensity to meet our expectations, so make sure you tell interviewees that you expect the truth. When you do this, you change their mindset.
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Interesting opening to an interview --going to do some thinking about this one.  Is it prompted by an increase in "lies" during an interview.  It's also prefaced on the clear statement that interviewer is going to tell the truth about the position, the response time, the company's culture, the salary, etc.

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Dementia a key concern for businesses

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Dementia is becoming a key concern for businesses - what is your organisation doing to tackle it? http://t.co/B0mZvJmKOh
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I'm actually a little surprised to see this article in 2015.  Over ten years ago I worked with an organization that was facing several incidents involving customers with dementia.  We began having discussions about training for supervisors, managers, and key customer service personnel to understand the potential problem and how to deal with it.  Seems like another issue that is clearly going to grow in importance -- the implications of which need to be explored.

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Is This What Next Generation HR Software is Going to Look Like?

Is This What Next Generation HR Software is Going to Look Like? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
On the face of it, Marcus Buckingham, with his improbable Beverly Hills office address and Hollywood good looks, is the most unlikely HR software pioneer. But as one of the country's top experts for decades in measuring employee engagement and performance and as a leader of the ''strengths'' movement in organizational development, he has the HR chops to create the next generation of software and a new executive team that can make it happen.
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When It's Okay To Lose An Employee

When It's Okay To Lose An Employee | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Joni Klippert, vice president of products at VictorOps, shares how to successfully lead a tech startup through a transition.
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Recruiter Competency Model Form

Recruiter Competency Model Form It takes advanced recruiting skills to compete for the best people in a scarcity of talent world. Performance-based Hiring can
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Highly recommended!!!

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10 Reasons Why Time's XQ Article on Hiring is Based on False Logic

10 Reasons Why Time's XQ Article on Hiring is Based on False Logic | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Many years ago I took a bunch of personality-type assessments including Myers Briggs, Calipers, Predictive Index and DISC. They all came back with the same general assessment – extroverted, dominant, influencing, intuitive and creative. It also turned out I was far below average on the analytical and attention-to-detail side for any jobs these traits required. I knew this was totally backwards.The tests all showed that given the choice I’d rather go to a party and debate all night long, which was true. But these were just preferences and in no way reflected ability. At the ti
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As always, Lou Adler nails it with his "same old narrow HR-in-a-Box" thinking.  As Lou states, this "puts back hiring 40 years."

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How Uber Is Pushing Us to Answer the Challenges of the “Freelancer Economy”

How Uber Is Pushing Us to Answer the Challenges of the “Freelancer Economy” | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
While reviewing a client’s policy manual the other day, I asked whether the sick leave policy — which allows employees to use sick time to care for unwell f
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