Monthly Archives: October 2014

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How Values Drive Behavior at Dignity Health

by Lizz Pellet (@Lizzpellet) Dignity Health, the fifth largest non-profit hospital system in the country with over 60,000 employees in 17 states, has recently completed a transition two years in the making. The system has rebranded itself from Catholic Healthcare West to Dignity Health. Although Dignity Health is made up of Catholic and non-Catholic care centers, there […]

It’s Not a War for Talent. It’s More Like Match.com

The problem with thinking about the current talent market as a war, is that it implies all the wrong tactics. Shock and awe, superior fire power and blitzkrieg tactics won’t win this game. Instead, the right tactics are far more in line with those used on online dating websites. First, make no mistake, job seekers […]

How Social Are You?

by Lizz Pellet (@Lizzpellet) Jobvite polled more than 1,000 human resources and recruiting professionals in a recent social recruitment survey on their social recruiting activities and intentions. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) said that they had successfully hired through social media – up from 58% in 2010. Other interesting findings from the 2012 Social Recruiting Survey from […]

Attract Top Talent: Look Beyond Benefits

By Natalie Pike, Inbound Marketing Coordinator at Hireology Paid vacation, sick time off, and health insurance are pretty much a given when it comes to benefit packages these days. It’s time to think outside the box. Say you give your top prospects a flexible schedule on Thursday afternoons to make a yoga class they signed […]

“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is Bad Advice

by George Blomgren I recently read an article promoting this advice, here on LinkedIn in fact. It’s the worst type of advice — the kind that sounds pithy and wise, but is really quite destructive. Underlying this advice is the idea that hiring decisions have a huge impact — financially, and on your company’s culture […]

Bersin’s New Report — Almost Perfect

by George Blomgren Bersin by Deloitte recently released their newest report, HR Technology for 2015: Ten Big Disruptions Ahead. As always, this report showcases the cutting-edge, strategic perspective Bersin is known for, and the report is almost as comprehensive as it is insightful. Gamification and big data, mobile and the shift in HRMS to usability […]

HR Tech Virgin

Vegas, baby, Vegas! If you work in HR, love new ideas and technology, then you already know that HR Tech is this week. The SuperBowl of HR events.  I’ve heard the stories. I’ve seen the Instragrams. And this year, I’m joining the biggest HR Party of the Year. I’m psyched to meet the best and […]

Is Two Weeks Notice Really Necessary?

by George Blomgren I had a friend who recently received a job offer. His new employer asked him if he would be willing to skip two weeks notice, and start 5 days later. He agreed and gave notice. His new employer immediately retracted their job offer — they wouldn’t hire someone who would do that. […]