Tag: Strategic

Are You a Strategic Recruiter? A Quick Assessment Checklist

Can you think of a more universal goal among corporate recruiters than to be recognized as a strategic recruiter? Where being classified as strategic means having a longer-term impact on corporate strategic business goals by going beyond simply meeting your monthly recruiting targets? Although there’s nothing wrong with being a tactical recruiter, being recognized as a strategic recruiter means that you have excelled as a…

Your Workforce Tools Are More Strategic Than You Might Think

This is not a typical article about attracting talented job candidates or retention — while a rich topic, it has become a little tired. There are volumes of research on employee retention – some focus on affirmative strategies; others on mistakes and pitfalls of the world’s most revered companies. And what is clear is that turnover has a cost. In fact, SHRM estimates that…

How HR Leaders In SMBs Can Make the Shift From Tactical to Strategic

Many HR practitioners who find themselves working in small or medium-sized companies share a common frustration. They complain that their time is spent playing interference between faulty management practices and disgruntled or entitled employees or pitching in and helping with superfluous administrative and office management functions; neither which drive the employment brand or foster employee engagement.

You Can’t Be Strategic Without Operational Intelligence

In today’s connected business, companies implementing enterprise software need to have more than just a transactional system that can help ensure that a product arrives in the right place at the right time. Enterprise solutions should be able to go beyond functions such as training, licensing and certification documentation to bring together other data points that provide true enterprise-wide operational intelligence that can address…

HR Data Alone Won’t Make You Strategic

Embedded analytics — defined by Gartner as analytic capabilities that are “easily accessible from inside the application, without forcing users to switch between systems” — are one tactic that has been heralded as an effective approach for facilitating data-driven decisions.

The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See

Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken. That is because CEOs are laser focused on the strategic goals of the organization.

Creating Strategic Partnerships in Sourcing

In March of 2016, I decided to leave a corporate talent acquisition job that paid reasonably well to open up my own company. If I look back just a year prior, I was so focused on getting promoted and staying with the company I was with for the long term. It is amazing how much changes when you become more open and creative. I…