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What’s Next for Talent Acquisition in 2017?

Talent acquisition has become big business. More than $240 billion are spent annually on it in the United States. What’s behind this explosive growth? The answers are nothing…

Is It “Code Red” for Talent Management and HR?

  Talent management is in a “state of confusion.” Those were the words of Mike Haberman, a long term friend and colleague of mine. I respect Mike a lot and…

6 Employees Will Quit Their Jobs Before You Finish Reading This!

In the time it takes most of you to read this article – about a minute or two, here’s what will change around the world and inside our bodies. There…

New Technologies Rewrite Business Playbook

R.I.P. to the way it was. An epic shift is underway.  From social media to the Internet of Things, digital fabrication to robotics, virtual reality to synthetic biology…

Is It True What They Say About Millennials?

Published in the November 9, 2015 issue of Lehigh Valley Business Journal What you hear (and maybe even believe) about millennials is not always true. That was the gist of…

4 Lessons Employers Can Learn from the Hiring and Firing of Ann Curry

Ann Curry’s dismissal from the “Today” show epitomizes what goes wrong when an employer hires or promotes the wrong person into a job. Curry was co-host with Matt…

A Plea for Common Sense When Screening Employees

Many Human Resource Departments are so busy guarding their houses against discriminatory hiring and unlawful firing that the competition is just walking in and raiding their chicken coop of talent…

Hiring the Wrong Employee is the Mistake That Keeps On Giving

Hiring the wrong employee is an expensive mistake. For example, let’s say a professional services firm recruits and hires a new customer service representative (CSR).  After 2 months…

Is it okay to use Facebook to screen applicants?

Facebook is back in the news. And guess what? The stories have to do with privacy. (So what else is new?) But this time the shoe is on the other…

What’s Better: Internal or External Recruiters?

Recruiting employees has become so complex that many organizations don’t have the internal experience and knowledge to source and screen efficiently and effectively.  But does that mean retaining…