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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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The future of interviewing

By Yves Lermusi

I was made aware recently of the Avatar Zara that was showcased at Davos.

Will this immersive bubble become the future super interviewer?

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Chatbot Recruiters

By Yves Lermusi

Recently, the conversation of a head of technology for a large staffing firm went into the topic of Chatbots and their usage for recruiting.  According to him, the Chatbot they use for engaging and screening candidates from their website is better than a human.

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GDPR, Facebook, CA, and Talent Acquisition

By Yves Lermusi

The new GDPR Benchmark report brings some interesting points to the surface. The fastest growing concern for executives today is the "enhanced individual rights" and the "restriction on profiling."

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3 innovative practices covered at ERE during the ATAP session

By Yves Lermusi

ATAP is a new Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (Checkster supports ATAP) and they presented at ERE a session where they covered innovative practices in TA that they collected during a survey:

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