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Articles by Fay Hansen

Employers Move to RPO for Scalability and Cost Savings

November 19, 2009
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The recession has served as an urgent reminder that employers must be able to scale recruiting up and down to match radical shifts in the economy. Scalability—RPO’s strong suit—is particularly beneficial when hiring implodes and every cost comes under scrutiny.
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Recruiters Use of Criminal and Credit Checks Colliding With Legislative Constraints

October 20, 2009
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Even employers that limit the types of screening results that will lead to adverse hiring decisions may violate federal law.
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Discriminatory Twist in Networking Sites Puts Recruiters in Peril

September 21, 2009
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Sourcing applicants from Twitter or LinkedIn or screening candidates through Facebook or MySpace may open employers to discrimination charges.
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Recruiters Using 'Fresh Outs' to Replenish Staffs

August 19, 2009
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Employers can build efficiencies and cut costs with tools designed to access and engage graduates for specialized positions.
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CEO Drills Down Deep in Wholesale Overhaul of HR

July 29, 2009
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GTSI Corp., an IT provider for federal, state and local governments, was on the brink of bankruptcy three years ago. As the company moved into financial default and the employee attrition rate hit 55 percent, the board replaced the CEO with Jim Leto, who was one of its own members.
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What the CEO Wants From HR

July 29, 2009
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At successful global corporations, the CEO wants one thing from the top hr officer: a strong pipeline of high-level leaders that will drive business growth. At successful large companies, interaction between the CEO and the chief HR executive revolves around building and maintaining the very top layer of corporate leaders—and little below that.
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Sourcing Disappears as Applications Pile Up for Overwhelmed Recruiters

July 21, 2009
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With recruiting staffs running on fumes and vast numbers of workers applying for every open position, employers are cutting sourcing down to dangerously low levels.
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Adjusting for the Downturn

July 9, 2009
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While the conditions for workforce planning remain relatively stable in some industries, other industries are facing significant shifts in labor pools.
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Strategic Workforce Planning in an Uncertain World

July 9, 2009
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The financial crisis has recast the goals for strategic workforce planning, pushing them well beyond forecasting and talent-gap analysis.
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