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Most ‘AI’ Companies Are Not AI Companies. Here’s How to Tell

By Yves Lermusi

We read this great article and it applies to talent management and recruiting/Talent Acquisition as any other industry.

AI is the new buzzword. Many companies are supposedly using AI, but are they really?

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Ready for Total Workforce Management VMS + ATS ?

By Yves Lermusi

About 15 years ago, when I was still at the ATS Taleo (now part of Oracle), we came up with a vision: any workforce need should come through one platform.

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Comic Relief - Heineken Assessment Center

By Yves Lermusi

I was recently forwarded a video about the assessment process at Heineken.

While the video is very funny it raises a serious question.

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How to have a TA org. structure that is more candidate-centric and on time?

By Yves Lermusi

I recently spoke with a leader of Talent Acquisition that changed the way they are servicing their divisions. Instead of being organized to service each division individually they organized their staff to support their internal needs according to the qualification of the candidates.

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Social Media Candidate Check Becoming More Formalized

By Yves Lermusi

An interesting report mentioned the behavior that most hiring managers will Google their candidates. They will look for applicant's questionable statements or behaviors (39%), as well as engagement in professional networks (27%) and political views (19%). Candidates are well aware of this.

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J&J NPS for best candidate experience

By Yves Lermusi

I recently co-presented with Trevor Higgs, the Director of Candidate Experience at Johnson & Johnson, at an Onconference event, and was delighted to understand how they use the concept of Net Promoter Score (or NPS) for candidate experience.  

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Fake News & the Impact on Talent Acquisition

By Yves Lermusi

A leader from a F500 TA company recently referred to the chart below, describing the rise of fake news and the impact this has on how candidates perceive what they read with skepticism.

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Hiring from within - how to boost it?

By Yves Lermusi

A Talent Acquisition leader in an industry with a high turnover rater has recently reminded me: when you need to fill a job, make sure to look inside, first.

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Compensate your recruiters like salespeople?

By Yves Lermusi

I was recently speaking with a TA leader who was previously a sales leader. Turns out, she put in place compensation plans for her recruiters that would make many TA leaders uncomfortable...

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Netflix on Strategic Talent Management

By Yves Lermusi
I was reading an article about Patty McCord's book -- Patty is the ex Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, who co-wrote the famous slide deck on Netflix culture. What was the most stunning to me is how she answered the objection I hear often when I speak about quality of hire:
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