A great piece on CBC this morning discussing the effectiveness and validity of using credit checks to screen job applicants. From CBC, “Checking out a potential employee’s credit history before hiring them is a practice that’s been around longer in the United States. But courts and lawmakers there have been pushing back on the practice […]Read more "Using Credit Checks to Screen Job Applicants"
You’ve likely noticed things are a little quiet at Glen-Harrison.com lately. Well, that’s because we are working on a new website for Sigma Assessment Systems with a fresh new look and (more importantly) some great new resources to help you to Build Better Leaders and Hire Better. Watch for the new site coming in early […]Read more "New Resources Coming In May"
Silkroad released a great infographic (see below) about the state of talent technology and some interesting talent management stats. Check it out. A few quick hits from Silkroad’s study: Just 28% of respondents are fully automated for HR functions Engagement and retention remains top concern Integrating HR systems and data is a top priority A “place at the […]Read more "2015 Talent Technology Infographic"
It’s Friday again, only 21 more sleep ’til Christmas and time for 3 Good Reads. IN LEADERSHIP 9 Reason Organizations Don’t Train Their Leaders. Kevin Eikenberry writes about “some of the reasons I have heard, and more accurately the reasons that are unspoken, as to why so many provide so little to support the development […]Read more "3 GOOD READS – FRI.DEC.5"
CIO’s Sharon Florentine writes that a “A whopping 93 percent of the 1,855 recruiting pros surveyed in Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey use or plan to use social media in their recruiting efforts” because it produces higher quality candidates. The article outline how to use social media to: Evaluate Cultural Fit Evangelize Your Business, Mission, […]Read more "3 Ways to Use Social Media to Recruit Better Tech Talent"
The following data from a recent Globe & Mail article shows progress but very slow progress in the number of women on Canadian Boards. There are a staggering percentage of companies – specifically in industries like energy, materials, and consumer discretionary – without a single women in a board seat. The consumer discretionary numbers baffle […]Read more "Women on Boards: How Canadian Industries Stack Up"