Curated HR & Recruiting Blogs for February 2017

 

As I write this post the Northeastern seaboard, in the U.S., is facing a foot to two feet of snow, so spring doesn’t seem ‘upon us’. However, here’s hoping that the weather will begin to change soon and the flowers get to blooming! February was another solid month for interesting, useful, and amazing blog fodder in the HR and Recruiting world.

Again we have picked out the articles below we think you will enjoy and hope you benefit from the voices singled out as superior this month. Thanks to the authors for sharing their expertise with us.

We’ve included the publication, author, Twitter name, title of the article, and a quick snippet of each article. Enjoy!

 

EREJim D’Amico

How to Build A Talent-Acquisition Strategy

That is why I want to focus on how I build TA strategy, in order to pass on what I’ve learned. Now, full disclaimer, there is no “one right way,” and you will find a plethora of contrary advice out there, so you will need to choose what you feel works best for you and your specific situation. However, these have served me very well during a successful career, and I believe with slight necessary modifications, they can serve you also.

HR Times – Robert B. David & Rick Wald

Repealing and Replacing the ACA: A First Look at what it Might Mean for Employers 

The Trump Administration and Republican congressional leaders are moving forward with plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like other stakeholders, employers are beginning to think about what a post-ACA world might mean for them and their employees.

Evil HR Lady – Suzanne Lucas (@RealEvilHRLady)

Glassdoor’s Top 20 Employee Perks

Glassdoor pulled together a list of some pretty great perks that it describes as going “beyond the basics” and entering “legendary status.” While I’m not quite sure all of these reach legendary status, I will say that most are pretty awesome.

HR Bartender – Sharlyn Lauby (@sharlyn_lauby)

10 Recruiting Tips for First Time Managers

One of the things that often happens when you become a supervisor or manager is that you’re invited to participate in the recruiting process. It could be because you’re now responsible for a team of employees. Or another manager will ask you to participate because you will work closely with one of their employees. Regardless of the reason, there are a few things that new managers need to understand about their role in hiring.

HR Tech WeeklyNCC Home Learning

Simple Steps to Subside Stress

There are many techniques that you can use to release stress at work and at home. As stress is a very personal issue, the methods and techniques that work for one person, may not work for another. However, experts agree that the first step is identify what stress is that person, and to identify the cause or triggers to a stress reaction.

Recruiting Blogs – Dana Roth (@roth_84)

The Top 4 Recruiting Tips for Lead Generation

In today’s super competitive hiring market, recruiters need to fight to find high quality candidates, which is why it’s more important than ever that you use all the resources you have to stay on top of the competition. One way to guarantee an awesome hire, is to proactively source candidates.

Fistful of TalentJohn Hollon (@johnhollon)

The One Thing it Takes to Be a Real Manager

Real managers confront problems directly. Sound too confrontational? Perhaps, but I’ve found that if you are too subtle with passive-aggressive people, it only encourages them to continue with their shenanigans. If you don’t confront the behavior head on and read them the riot act about what will happen if it doesn’t stop, you’ll never get it to end.

Jim Stroud.com – Jim Stroud (@jimstroud)

I Have Seen the Future of Recruiting and I am Not In It

I have seen the future of recruiting and I am not in it. A robot, an algorithm or some other form of automation has replaced me and I am okay with that. Why? Simply put, as old jobs fade away due to technology upgrades, new processes, new jobs replace them. It has happened before and it will happen again; such is the way of the world.

 

Advancements in technology always displaces the former trend and I am seeing more of that each day. Take for example, the disruptive nature of Uber to the taxi industry and how people are making serious incomes driving their own cars. Very soon however, with the advent of robot cars, that income will disappear for many who rely on it.

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) – Stephen Miller (@SHRMsmiller)

Facebook’s Generous Bereavement Leave Sets a High Standard

According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Employee Benefits survey report, based on a poll of SHRM members, 81 percent of organizations provided any paid days for bereavement leave last year.

Marenated – Maren Hogan (@marenhogan)

Performance Reviews, Hollywood Style 

But even though we have a really great framework for performance sometimes I look for ways to spice things up. Here are some, erm, interesting ways to break criticism to employees, based on movies.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Top 10 Recruiting Articles for February 2017!