How far in advance should we be forecasting our skills needs?
— Soothsayer, Health care, Atlanta
What do recruits want most today? Is money still the key factor or is professional development more important? It's sometimes hard to tell what we should tout.
—Inquiring Mind, manager, consumer products, Sri Lanka
We've completed our skills gap analysis and competency profile - but we can't find enough good candidates in the job market who have the right skills. Now that we have all this information, where do we go from here?
— Only Half the Problem, HR consultant, Nairobi
We need a strategy that is effective but won't be cumbersome or costly. What are the keys to using social tools to recruit?
—Behind the Curve, human resources representative, finance/insurance/real estate, North Hollywood, California
Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches, scrub all protected information, and provide a sanitized report to those responsible for making the hiring decision.