Curated HR & Recruiting Blogs for January 2017

Starting in January of 2017 Crelate will provide a curated list of some of the best Blog Posts and other Content that recruiters, hiring managers, sourcers, and HR professionals will benefit from reading. No one has time to read or scan all of the good recruiting blog content in any given month. To rectify this problem the Crelate team will put together ‘Must Read Recruiting Articles’ on a monthly basis so you don’t have to do all the searching/scanning on your own. There is a plethora of great information for recruiting professionals and we hope you benefit from the voices we have singled out as superior.

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

Recruiting Daily – Matt Charney (@mattcharney) –  Why “Talent Acquisition” Isn’t Actually Recruiting

I spent years in recruiting without every actually being a ‘recruiter’, and suspect that I’m far from an anomaly, statistically speaking in our industry. Instead most recruiters and recruiting departments have adopted the haute term ‘talent acquisition’, which, of course, sounds far more strategic and sexier than plain old ‘recruiting.’

Talent Culture – Steffen Maier (@stgmaier) – How to Give 360-Degree Feedback to Different Personality Types

In one survey, 78% of respondents rated personality as the most important criteria when hiring someone, voting it even more important than a potential candidate’s’ skill set.

HR Bartender – Sharlyn Lauby (@sharlyn_lauby) – The Top 7 Things on HR’s To-do-List for 2017

Top trend lists are very popular in the new year, but what about action? Don’t get me wrong, trends are important. But they simple tell us the direction something is going. In order to be successful, we have to know more than the trend.

Sourcecon – Tangie Pettis (@TangieRecruiter) – Do These 3 Things and Your Sourcing Life Will be Forever Changes

Have you ever reached a point in sourcing where you are stumped? Have you become complacent with your so-called bag of tricks that has ‘dust’ everywhere that everyone sees except you?

LinkedIn Talent Blog – Lydia Abbot (@Lydia_Abbot) – The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters this Week 

We took a look at the articles and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on Linkedin during the last 7 days.

HR Tech Weekly – Todd Giannattasio (@tresnic) – 2017: The Year of Employee Engagement

A recent Gallup poll found that 87% of millennials, in fact, say development is important in a job. And though they are practically yelling from the rooftops for growth opportunities (more so than any previous generation, mind you), most organizations simply aren’t listening.

Harvard Business ReviewDaisy Wademan Dowling – The Best Ways Your Organization Can Support Working Parents

Unlimited leave. Executive coaches for new mothers. Food takeout vouchers. ‘Flying nannies’ who join their executive employers on business trips. In their efforts to do the right thing and woo talent, organizations of all kinds are reaching for headline-grabbing solutions. But what if your organization can’t offer glossy, cutting-edge benefits? Not to worry: The most powerful work-life solutions are ones every organization can implement.

The HR Capitalist – Kris Dunn (@kris_dunn) – The Heinsenberg Rules: What HR Can Learn from Breaking Bad #1 and The Heinsenberg Rules: What HR Can Learn from Breaking Bad #2

We routinely error in our companies by failing to: recognize what individuals are best at and what makes them unique (from a performance perspective), use references to what people are best at when we are coaching them on things they need to improve on, and understand the need for recognition – about true high performance (however small it may be in some cases)

If you’re treating someone valuable on your team like a commodity, just know this – if there’s a market for their skills, all it takes is for someone who needs them (or needs to hurt you) to show them love, affiliation and respect. Once that happens, they’re probably gone. Or as Jessie Pinkman says, ‘Yo managing people 101…’

Huffington Post – Richard L. Tso (@pseudosound) – What Workplace Networks Reveal About Your Collaboration Patters and Influence 

After analyzing the informal networks of more than 50 large organizations over a span of 5 years, Cross identified four common personas of employees who drive organizational productivity – central connectors, boundary spanners, information brokers and peripheral specialists.

Women of HR – Jennifer Payne (@JennyJensHR) – Sometimes You Need a Break…And That’s Okay

The truth is, life is short and time is fleeting. And I’m learning that it’s perfectly okay to take that break when you need it, to put things on the back burner for a while. As long as you’ve established a solid base, they’ll still be there waiting for you when you return.

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