Workforce Management

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Articles from Vol. 90, No. 2, February

Companies, Again, Giving It the Old College Try
On a recent snowy morning, Scott French, a 32-year-old first-year MBA student at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, rode the train to downtown Chicago to prepare for an internship interview at a top consulting firm. Dressed in a...
COMPANIES FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION ON FLEXIBILITY: To Limit Contingent Staffing, Some Companies Are Making Permanent Employees More Agile
Staffing flexibility has a new look these days. You might call it a vintage approach to workforce planning.In recent years, companies have sought greater labor force agility largely by paring back their payrolls and tapping temporary workers or independent...
Goin' Mobile: In Today's High-Tech World, Recruiting Is a 24/7 Proposition. Mobile Apps Are Helping Recruiters Stay Ahead of the Game and Keep Movin' toward the Best Candidates
DURING THE THREE-BLOCK WALK BETWEEN HIS office and parking spot, Macy's Inc. executive recruiting director Owen Williams routinely uses his BlackBerry and the mobile version of LinkedIn to post job listings and extend invitations to connect to potential...
Linkedin: Recommend This Person
LINKEDIN RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A CATCH-22 FOR COMPANIES: PREVENTING EMPLOYEES FROM WRITING THEM COULD LEAD TO DISSENT BUT ALLOWING THEM RAISES LEGAL CONCERNS.THE RECOMMENDATIONS on LinkedIn pages are usually pretty straightforward: current and former business...
Not-for-Profits Woo Veteran Executives
When IFF began its search for a chief financial officer, it posted the position on its website and online sites geared to not-for-profits. Because those postings didn't yield the right talent, the organization hired an executive search firm.The headhunter...
Recruitment Outsourcing Is the Wave of the Present
Recruitment process outsourcing, or RPO, has matured and grown quickly over the past few years, with no small help from the economy, which drove many companies to limit or even dismantle their internal recruitment efforts in cost-saving measures.Now...
Special Issue: Star Search 2011
RECRUITING FOR TALENT will never be the same.The changes wrought by the Great Recession, coupled with the rise of social media and the constant stream of new tech tools, have shaken up the traditional recruiting model and forced employers to develop...
The Bait Debate: While Some Folks Are Hooked on Social Media for Getting Top Recruits to Bite, Others Say the Concept Is Overhyped and Old-Fashioned Methods Still Reel in the Best Candidates
DAWN MITCHELL, A RECRUITER FOR BUSINESS software maker Red Hat Inc., knows that using social media to search for talent goes well beyond tweeting jobs. For her, it's about "living where the candidates are," which means reading industry blogs, joining...
The Sourcer Knows: WHO KNOWS WHAT TALENT LURKS IN THE HEART OF THE WEB?
THERE MAY NOT BE A MAGIC BULLET WHEN it comes to finding talent, but according to some, there is a secret weapon and it's called "sourcing."Part sleuth, part stalker, as Kelly Dingee calls herself, sourcers are researchers who use both traditional means...
Virtual Job Fairs Becoming More of a Reality
After failing to find a supply-chain or purchasing-agent job through networking and career websites, Antonio Beasley turned to the Big East Virtual Career Fair last November.The 30-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, resident was pleasantly surprised to find...
Youth and Consequences
Some cynics have taken to calling today's teenagers and 20-somethings "the lost generation." They believe unemployed and underemployed members of the millennial generation will never recover--financially or emotionally--from the deep recession.It's a...
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