The Hiring Paradox (Skills Gap 1) ~ HR Examiner Weekly Edition v 3.47 November 30, 2012

HRExaminer v3.47 November 30, 2012

We’re starting a series this week on the Skills Gap with John Sumser’s article, The Hiring Paradox. Bob Corlett joins us to discuss The Amazonification of Recruiting and Heather Bussing has the Employer’s Holiday Guide. Heather also has Trash your Policy Manual — content from her speech at HR Reinvention in Omaha. We round up all the little doggies with Employment Branding and Five Links: Roundup, (highlights include: managerial insight, demographics, freeware, Big Data in HR, and rules for the new economy).


The Hiring Paradox (Skills Gap 1)The Hiring Paradox (Skills Gap 1)
Recruiting rule number 1 is that you can always solve your skills shortages with enough money. At that point, it becomes someone else’s problem. Growth in that arena is only possible with an investment of some sort.
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Five Links: RoundupFive Links: Roundup
This week’s five are a smattering of managerial insight, a whiff of demographics, a bit of freeware, a look at language, a tutorial and a bonus list of rules.
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Employment BrandingEmployment Branding
Brands only matter to the people who care about them. Mention the brand name outside of the circle of people who have the relationship and you will receive shoulder shrugs.
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Employer’s Holiday GuideEmployer’s Holiday Guide by Heather Bussing
If your company is short on funds this year, take the money you would have spent on a party and give it to the employees. There is nothing more demoralizing than going to a fancy lunch to learn there won’t be holiday bonuses this year.
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The Amazonification of RecruitingThe Amazonification of Recruiting by Bob Corlett
“Nobody selects a staffing firm because they have a great tagline or brochure. No, in staffing, your candidates are your brand to the client company; and your client companies are your brand to the candidates” – Bob Corlett
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Trash Your Policy ManualTrash Your Policy Manual by Heather Bussing
“Progressive discipline is demoralizing to the employee, requires you to set them up and forces everyone through a stupid process that never works” – Heather Bussing.
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