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What’s the Ideal Breakdown for Recruiting Spending?

April 29, 2014
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How could we figure out an ideal percentage for allocating our recruitment spending? We presently spend about 30 percent of our recruiting budget on search functions, 25 percent on advertising, 35 percent on referrals, and 10 percent on boomerangs. Does this sound reasonable?

— Math Problem, HR manager, wholesale trade, India


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Are Internal Promotion Rates Increasing?

April 29, 2014
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Research reports suggest companies are finding it hard to hire externally. Has this led to an increased rate of internal promotions on average? How are companies filling jobs that become available if there truly is a skills shortage? Our small firm wants to figure out the best strategy to fill jobs that may become vacant in the near future.

— Sizing Up the Future, manager, services, Amherst, Massachusetts


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How Do We Keep Up With Change?

April 29, 2014
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With dynamic change coming to the health care industry, we are looking at redesigning our training road map. How do we keep pace with the changes to make sure our career development programs are touching on the most vital things? 

— Staggered, human resource executive, health care consulting, Illinois


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With CEO Tenure, Short is Sweet

April 25, 2014
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The prospect of shortening the CEO’s tenure comes at a time when overall CEO tenure is shrinking — a development talent experts say is linked to the pace of change in the economy.
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Got Silk? Why SilkRoad Was Driven to Protect Its Name

April 24, 2014
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SilkRoad took measures to ensure people weren't confusing it with black market website Silk Road.
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The Last Word: Four Union Guys Walk Into a Bar ...

April 24, 2014
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I thought of my father and his friends as a new union movement headed into uncharted waters earlier this year.
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Getting HR Data Right Is Key to Leveraging Latest HR Technologies

April 23, 2014
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The biggest challenge isn’t which technology to adopt; it’s the quality and relevancy of the data.
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Watch and Learn: How Video Interviews Can Help Screen Candidates

April 22, 2014
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Video interviews let recruiters actually see how a candidate behaves —and how well they know their content.
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Positive Business, Positive Results: An Open Invitation

April 22, 2014
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The term 'positive business' refers to the application of this vision to the world of business — the belief that organizations can be reimagined to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
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GM's Human Resources Chief Leaves; New HR Head Appointed

April 14, 2014
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Out is Melissa Howell, who led the automaker’s HR function for 14 months. She was replaced by John Quattrone.
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