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In 2010, David Cameron pledged to reduce net migration in the UK to tens of thousands. This was always going to be impossible with the freedom of movement from the European Union. In order to meet their pledge to the electorate, Cameron and Theresa May dutifully reformed the immigration system for non-EU foreigners, notably doing away with the Tier 1 (General) visa for highly skilled workers and the... (more...)

Every position needs to have a strategy on how the position will be sourced and filled. There are multiple factors to consider such as your budget and timeline. The question remains for your position, which methodology will be cost effective and fast.  Read More →

SHRM Released its Human Capital Benchmark Report recently and it’s loaded with a ton of metrics to compare your HR and TA operations against. The survey data comes from over 2,000 HR leaders and pros, and it’s pretty recent, being collected earlier this year.  Read More →

How are great salespeople able to seamlessly turn every one of your concerns into a demonstration of the prowess of their product? Are they really just that convincing or is there some type of method to their success?  Read More →

When I first heard about Snapchat, it was from younger colleagues of mine urging me to create an account and join in on the fun. My first response, “Isn’t that just for sending nude photos that you think will disappear?” was quickly followed by my second comment of warning, “… and if you really think they’re vanishing into thin air, you’re going to regret it when Snapchat is hacked and... (more...)

In a blog post Saturday, LinkedIn denied charges in a federal lawsuit that it hacked into users’ email accounts collecting addresses of their contacts in order to send them marketing messages. “Quite simply, this is not true,” writes Blake Lawit, senior director, litigation at LinkedIn. He was responding to a class action suit filed last week that alleges LinkedIn accessed users’... (more...)

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, you can’t have missed the fact that much of the world has recently become more tolerant of gay men and women. However, despite all this recent societal change, there has been no corresponding change in the corporate recruiting function, which seems unwilling to redesign its programs so that they can effectively recruit from the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay,... (more...)

In case some of you are wondering who the best is, they are up here on this plaque. That line from the 1986 film Top Gun — a film about Navy aviators — sums up the surprising problem besetting the Air Force. It can’t retain its fighter pilots. Increasingly, its pilots are remembered with retirement plaques. It wasn’t that long ago that 80 percent of the service’s fighter... (more...)

Jody Ordioni wrote a prescient view about the ROI of social recruiting which posted Monday morning. Monday night I discovered first hand just how prescient, at a recruiting roundtable that marked the opening of the ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo. I moderated two separate discussions of social media issues in 90 minutes. ROI concerns were uppermost in the minds of the recruiting leaders who joined... (more...)

TheLadders is being sued in New York federal court in a class-action consumer lawsuit alleging that for years it falsely claimed it offered only high-paying jobs. Brought by an Arkansas woman representing perhaps as many as a million customers of the job board, the suit says: From its inception until September, 2011, TheLadders scammed its customers into paying for its job board service by misrepresenting... (more...)