• How Best to Vet a Candidate

    Thanks to the Internet and other transformative technological advances, today’s world is fundamentally different from the world of just 25 years ago. But what about job interviews? They actually haven’t changed much at all. You identify an intriguing resume, call the person in and ask a series of questions. If...

  • The Pitfalls of Do It Yourself Recruiting

    Platforms such as LinkedIn and new software tools have made do-it-yourself recruiting seem like a viable option under some circumstances. Opting for self-directed recruiting means you will have plenty of control over the process and may appear at face value to be the more economical approach. Unfortunately, things aren’t always...

  • How the Death of Annual Performance Reviews Improves Worker Morale

    Last year, General Electric announced it would completely re-engineer its longstanding employee performance review program. This decision—which is in line with similar changes from other prominent firms such as Goldman Sachs, Adobe and Accenture—signals a shift away from the traditional performance review system that has been embedded in corporate culture...

  • Will People Analytics Impact Managing Employees?

    Much has been written about the way data analytics is transforming the way companies produce and market their products and services. For example, think about how marketing departments track your spending patterns and preferences to figure out the optimal way to cultivate your business. Today, human resource professionals are wielding...