Category Archives: Diversity

Why Intel’s Double Referral Bonus for Diverse Hires Will Fail

By | Diversity, Employee Referral Programs, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy | One Comment

On Tuesday, Intel announced that it double the normal employee referral bonus for women and ethnic minority hires. While this double bonus is driven by good intentions and seeks to improve the make-up of the company’s workforce, it is a bad idea. It is not going to achieve their goal. Here’s why: 1. Numerous studies (and anecdotes from my clients…

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Become a Rock Star Talent Acquisition Operations or Program Manager

By | Data and Measurements, Diversity, Employee Referral Programs, Leadership, Recruitment Process, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

The talent acquisition world is overwhelmed with conferences. There are great conferences for recruiters, specialty conferences for sourcers, and numerous conferences for recruiting managers, directors, and VPs. However, one major portion of the talent acquisition team is left out of the conference scene – those individuals and teams who run recruiting operations and programs. The existing conferences may occasionally have…

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Minimalist Guide to Innovating Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Diversity, Employee Referral Programs, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy | No Comments

When you’re caught up in the daily minutia of running your talent acquisition program, it makes it almost impossible to bring in new ideas to your organization. To innovate your program, you’ll need to look to the outside world. External research inspires, gives perspective and energizes you to keep innovating. It helps push you beyond the “we have always done…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for January 19, 2015

By | Careers in TA, Digest, Diversity, Leadership, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Over the last week or so, there have been several great articles that are relevant to our space.  Here are a few of my favorite that you should check out: We all saw the great news last week about job openings being at a 14-year high.  I think this Houston Chronicle article raised some interesting thoughts about the situation, as…

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Become an Expert Talent Acquisition Program Manager in 14 Days

By | Data and Measurements, Diversity, Employee Referral Programs, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy | No Comments

Are you responsible for managing a key talent acquisition sourcing or pipeline program – like employee referrals, the intern program, military and veteran recruiting, or contingent labor? If your experience is like mine, you really had no blueprint or outline to help you effectively manage the program. The very first program I ever managed was a small intern program, mainly…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for January 23, 2014

By | Digest, Diversity, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

Here are some of my favorite articles and posts from this week: Are you using Google+ to recruit?  Probably not.  I’ve read many articles that state far fewer recruiters are on Google+, as compared to LinkedIn, yet those that use it find it to be a great source of talent.  Not sure where to start?  The UK’s Andy Headworth breaks…

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Talent Acquisition Digest for January 9, 2014

By | Digest, Diversity, Social Media, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology | One Comment

It has been a busy week for relevant and interesting articles for talent acquisition. PewResearch Center’s study on social media usage in the U.S. is out.  The folks at MarketingProfs provide a great summary.  If you follow the link in the article to the full report from Pew, I encourage to look at the data from a diversity perspective.  If…

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Want a More Inclusive Workforce? Kill Your Employee Referral Program

By | Diversity, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy | No Comments

If your company is happy with the diversity of your workforce, you can stop reading now.  For the rest of you who every year strive to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce only to achieve the status quo or make minimal progress, you clearly need to make a radical change.  Kill your employee referral program. Yes, yes, I…

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