Category Archives: Operations

This article highlighting Japan’s aging demographics and how they are expanding their notion of an aging workforce is one of a series the Wall Street Journal is publishing in its exploration of the world of work in 2050. Deep in the author’s analysis is this gem: “The United Nations projects that by 2050, 32 countries […]

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Or, at least one of Seven Secrets of Success as this 2013 book by Charles Ellis promises to share. McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Capital Group, Mayo Clinic and Cravath, Swain & Moore are the firms studied and yes, recruiting excellence was what Charles, not a recruiter, believed and described that they all had in common. A […]

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According to a CareerBuilder survey of 2,148 hiring managers, 1 in 4 were more likely to hire someone from a ‘prestigious’ school and 1 in 5 were more likely to hire from their alma mater… all things considered. So, the question to ask yourself is whether diversity training is in order or are these simply […]

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Testing is once again on the rise. A good thing too since it appears that there is a new inherent danger: letting Line Managers select candidates even when (and especially when) test data is available. Writing in HR Executive, Peter Cappelli, the George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director of the Center for Human […]

Executive Search, Operations 0

TalentRocket is a UK Job Board with a bit of a twist. Lots of startups are featured in their news feed. Oddly the newsfeed author spends no time at all describing the ‘work’ of the featured employer and instead focuses on their location, coolness of the office space, amenities employees can take advantage of and […]

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Jeremy Shapiro, Exec. Director and Global Head of Talent Analytics at JP Morgan, moderates a LinkedIn group for quants, Measuring Human Capital. His latest post and link to the 2015 Data Science Salary Survey is well worth the time spent unless you’ve given up on trying to understand why your comp experts can never get […]

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When an employer can say “This is exactly what you can expect from us [in return for x]” and then deliver on it, the candidate’s rating of their experience will skyrocket… even when they aren’t hired. So, it makes sense to let the candidate know what will happen if they were to apply or if […]

Branding & Marketing, Candidate Experience, Operations 0

April 1, 2015 – the date applications opened 233,000 – The # of H1B applications received in the first 7 days 85,000 – The # of H1Bs granted by lottery in 2015 (65,000 foreign workers and 20,000 foreign students graduating with advanced degrees in the US) $60,000 – The salary an employer must pay to […]

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It’s the Customer’s Context not the Employer’s Content that Makes the Difference After examining the website staffing pages for each company on Fortune magazine’s 500 “list”, we concluded that the promise of internet recruiting for the job seeker is still more smoke and mirrors than reality. The candidate experience of the recruiting process on the […]

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