Trade tension will remain a key source of uncertainty and, in particular, how the US-China trade dispute will emerge continues to be a major risk factor. Despite this, the 2019 Asia Pacific outlook remains robust. Based on the Goldman Sachs real GDP Growth forecast for 2019, the whole Asia region (ex-Japan) will still grow moderately […]
Recruiting is not a game of chance Recruiting strategies vary by target. For lower level positions, there is usually a larger pool of talent that is easier to find, often because they are actively looking for you. This the old territory of job boards and contingent recruiters, now upgraded by such technology such as video […]
Executive recruiting today can be a minefield or a motherlode Let’s start with the minefield. Worldwide reports tell us that 70% of business leaders believe the existing talent pool is shrinking (2018 Talent Acquisition 360). Many key employment niches (lawyers, physicians, business executives, tech leaders, financial managers) are at 45-year low levels. And more companies […]
What happens to recruiting when there is no-one to recruit? In another 12 years, says a global survey, the world will be missing more than 85 million skilled workers. That’s more than the current population of Germany. The survey is the most recent of Korn Ferry’s “Future of Work” series. It’s one of many recently […]
The world has become less friendly to recruiters in recent months. Surveys have singled out many and growing challenges facing those who search to find top talent in virtually any field. Allegis Group, a $2B giant in the field, put it in memorable terms a few days ago in the new 2018 Global Workforce Trends […]
Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series by Ralf Knegtmans of Cornerstone Amsterdam, author of the recent book Agile Talent: Nine Essential Steps for Selecting Tomorrow’s Top Talent. After years in the executive recruitment field I have come to believe that the proper theoretical background and sufficient practice can help anyone to improve […]
In North America especially, LinkedIn is generally viewed as THE place for a professional to post his or her resume. No job directory has come close to its meteoric growth from 500 thousand to 500 million users. And recent stats for 2015-2017 show the growth rate of users undisturbed. But a recent study by the […]
Cornerstone London to Partner Sub-Saharan Trade Many companies with global strategies have been turning their eyes on Africa recently as the new frontier for business. Improved political environments, above average growth and the rich opportunities waiting in a continent that essentially has to start everything from scratch are predictably raising both eyebrows and interest. […]
C Happy 2018! A new year is upon us, but the old one won’t let go. Competent executives and key personnel will be as hard as ever to find. Digging for that exceptional leader will be even harder as the business world increasingly demands more than just “qualified” Most depressing, the devastating statistic that as […]
So, you up to speed with your recruitment marketing ? If you are not keeping up, that buzz phrase of 3-4 years ago has become a central element in adapting to the rapidly changing talent acquisition market. A recent survey by the Brandon Hall Group (10,000 global clients) indicates 40% of organizations regard a fully […]
There is no shortage of words about how to hire top talent – the best of the best. And there are plenty of cautionary tales about the picking the wrong one – the many thousands lost when the hire doesn’t turn out as expected. But there is really very little dealing with a different […]
In many ways, yes. But that’s a GOOD thing.” If you are one of the 16 million people who watched the season finale of Game of Thrones, you have a year to wait before finding out if the zombies take over Westeros. If your nightmares are about little green robots taking over the workspace, you […]
Research conducted by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) identifies Recruiting as the second most critical area of focus for HR leaders. As we enter the latter half of 2017, that field is getting still more challenging. Heads of HR are preparing for critical talent shortages as mid-sized companies face fierce competition from larger organizations. As […]
Preparation is arguably the most important aspect of hiring the right person. The time invested in clarifying the role, describing ideal candidates, and establishing the selection criteria ensures emotions are only an appropriate part of the hiring decision, not a significant factor. Advance planning places the focus on what is truly important for success in […]
One person who might claim to have tweeted himself into a job is US President Donald Trump. Now famous for (among other things) his distrust of almost any form of organized media, Trump counts on social media to tell his version of life directly to supporters. Socialbakers, a global social media analytics company, last month […]
Several articles have recently been published focusing on the increased trend of “In-House Recruiting” and the search for C-level talent without external recruiters. I agree that this is an increasingly popular trend, but published reports have been slow to acknowledge the challenges that have surfaced as organizations attempt to navigate this new territory. The biggest […]
“70% of today’s high performers lack critical attributes essential to their success in future roles.” Jean Martin and Conrad Schmidt, Harvard Business Review In my previous column we discussed the myth of universal talent and I explained how to take the specific context into account. In this edition we focus on step 2 of the […]
There is no such thing as universal skills and traits that will fit every single organization or match each conceivable scenario. 3rd in a series.
In my experience, almost all organizations take the selection of talent seriously. Still, the practice of everyday selection is rife with mistakes.
What does a truck have to do with hiring the best people? Plenty.