This week, while you were busy asking, “Where are all of these creepy dolls coming from?”…pondering a very different “The Shawshank Redemption” with Morgan Freeman on helium…or wondering how in the world you managed to get caught by the police…here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:
What does my office jargon say about me? From “thinking outside the box” and “taking this offline” to “circling back” and “synergizing,” office lingo is as much of the corporate landscape as boardrooms and business cards. What does yours say about you?
Should we do away with resumes? Resumes aren’t bad, per se, but they’re not the best – at least when it comes to evaluating a potential hire. The folks at Harvard Business Review explain how companies can go beyond resumes to make better hires.
Does our company suffer from “commitment drift”? Despite their best intentions, companies aren’t always great about keeping their promises to employees. Strategy+Business offers tips for preventing commitment drift at your company.
How much do employee absences cost us? Sure, you know the cost of a bad hire and the cost of leaving a position unfilled, but do you track how much employee absences affect the bottom line? A new study shows just how much absenteeism costs companies.
Are we over-thinking the candidate experience? Yes, the candidate experience matters, and it’s a worthwhile investment, but employers tend to over-complicate it, argues ERE’s Jim D’Amico. “The candidate experience,” he writes, “can be summed up in one word.” Find out what it is.
What did we miss? What questions were you asking this week?