Talent Acquisition

Diane Gherson on the digital transformation of HR

Written by Dan Cheuvront | September 27, 2019 | HR Innovation, Skills, Smarter Workforce...

This story is part of Talent Pioneers, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of HR. For most of her professional life, Diane Gherson has dealt with both the pros and cons of how technology can impact people’s lives. With a U.S. patent in the field of predictive analytics, she is a leading ...read more

H&R Block’s director of talent acquisition believes strategic HR is critical for business success

Written by Ashley Patterson | May 6, 2019 | HR and AI, Talent Acquisition, Talent Pioneers

This story is part of Talent Pioneers, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of HR.  Some people might pick up a book if they want to learn about another culture. Or watch a PBS special. Or maybe just search Wikipedia. Instead, Shari Soper traveled to Bali to better understand Hindu culture — alone. ...read more

The Role for Assessments in a Tight Labor Market

Written by Nigel Guenole and others | May 3, 2019 | Skills, Talent Acquisition

Dr. James Longabaugh also contributed to this article. Assessments based upon rigor and sound science are generally a reliable and valid approach for identifying a qualified shortlist of candidates from a large talent pool. But, in today’s tight labor market, a large talent pool may be a rare luxury. When potential candidates are in short ...read more

Six Most Popular Smarter Workforce Stories of 2018

Written by Tracy Sullivan | January 28, 2019 | Diversity and Inclusion, HR and AI, Smarter Workforce...

What stories were you, our Smarter Workforce readers, spending time with in 2018? Apparently, you are a well-rounded group because topics across the HR spectrum caught your interest. You made all of our authors feel the love. That’s what we like about you. Based on our calculations, here are the most popular stories published on ...read more

How HR and Security Professionals Can Join Forces to Fix the Cyber Skills Shortage

Written by Jeff Labrador | December 18, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

Cybersecurity talent is in short supply and it’s set to get worse. According to The Wall Street Journal, there could be 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity roles by 2022. Without the right talent in this critical protection role, organizations are at risk. HR professionals can help by working closely with their security colleagues to help fix ...read more

The Same Old (And New) Candidate Experience Story

Written by Kevin Grossman | October 25, 2018 | Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

If I hear it one more time, I think I’m going to scream. This part: The research reports are great, but it’s the same old story. So, what’s new and fresh? The context of course being the Talent Board global candidate experience research. The overall data we capture, from pre-application to onboarding, hasn’t had significant ...read more

Three Critical Considerations for Evaluating Talent Assessments Today

Written by Kevin Impelman | June 25, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

Over the past several decades, many organizations have turned to psychological testing and assessment methods to improve the talent selection process. Not only do these tried and true methods increase objectivity and prediction, but they have been well-researched and identify reliable measures of ability, personality, values, interests, knowledge, and skill. Today, with the rise of ...read more

Five Ways to Improve Employee Onboarding and Reduce New Hire Regrets

Written by Haiyan Zhang | February 20, 2018 | Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

When employees have regrets about accepting their current job, they are three times as likely to say they want to leave. However, positive employee onboarding experiences could reduce those regrets, according to a global survey conducted by the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. In fact, if they had a good onboarding experience, almost twice as many employees ...read more