Sarah Fister Gale

Finding Agility in Employee Mobility

Busy HR professionals now have one more task to add to their to-do list — relocation manager. “When the economic crisis occurred, HR and relocation departments both took a hit,” said Melissa Seitz Medford, consulting services manager for TRC Global,…

Robots Ratchet Up Recruiting Process

Many people assume that when they apply for a job online their application won’t be viewed by a human. Turns out they are probably right, at least if they are applying to Unilever. And that could be a good thing.…

Sector Report: EAPs are Valuable but Underused

Employee assistance programs have been proven to deliver real business benefits. When companies provide resources for employees to help them deal with stress, substance abuse, family conflict and other personal issues, it improves their workplace performance and productivity. One 2008…

RPO Customers: We Want More of Everything

Big companies are increasingly relying on recruitment process outsourcing as part of a strategic approach to recruiting that allows them to tap best-in-class technology, top recruiting talent and advanced performance metrics. This is good news for RPO vendors, who’ve seen…

Sector Report: Mobility Needs a Makeover

Global relocation assignments can be a useful tool to prepare high-performing workers for leadership roles, but there is a troubling gap in the way these assignments are tied to broader talent management strategies. Only 10 percent of mobility professionals say…

Where Girls Go to Code

In late September, Accenture’s Ellyn Shook welcomed 1,200 new female engineers to the company at an onboarding event at its offices in India. “That day was one of the most memorable in my career,” the consulting giant’s chief human resources…

Turning a Blind Eye to Hiring a Good Idea

It is frustrating that in 2016, statistics still show an all-too-prevalent problem of bias in hiring. Business leaders publicly tout their diversity in hiring quotas, leadership programs and use of structured interviewing techniques, yet figures show that white males still…

The Green Screen

Background screening is a lucrative industry for providers, but it could be a costly endeavor for companies that don’t know or follow local laws.