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Talent Acquisition: Earning a Seat at the Table

As resourceful as talent acquisition (TA) is to a company, you have to prove your value and that of TA before you can even consider fraternizing with the big wigs. You can no longer think of yourself and your team as just doers, but as leaders. In environments where TA is a supplier of updates on tasks or executing on initiatives that others create, you have to understand the larger picture and ask yourself these questions:

How does talent acquisition fit into the company’s strategy? How will decisions made by other lines of business affect talent acquisition? What can we do to impact other business units’ success? What are the risks associated with not voicing concerns in a quantifiable and impactful way?

In order to get to the root of this and start setting your place among your peers or higher ranking business leaders, you need to start by acknowledging why Talent Acquisition has not been at the table in the past. If you are in an environment where you have been with a company for a while and TA is an afterthought or only called upon as needed, getting included in these conversations now will take more time but it can be done. Here is how:...  read more

HP's divide, layoff and conquer strategy a challenge for managers

HP CEO Meg Whitman announced layoffs of 30,000 workers in an attempt to refocus and restructure the company. But is it already too late? And how will front-line managers handle retaining and motivating workers?...  read more

HP's divide, layoff and conquer strategy a challenge for managers

HP CEO Meg Whitman announced layoffs of 30,000 workers in an attempt to refocus and restructure the company. But is it already too late? And how will front-line managers handle retaining and motivating workers?...  read more

HR, IT Weigh in on Google, Apple $415 Million Settlement in Antitrust Suit


HR professionals, legal experts and others are weighing in on a reported $415 million antitrust settlement in which Apple, Google and other tech giants agreed to pay 65,000 highly-skilled technology workers for colluding to restrict workers’ wages and prohibit them from getting better job offers....  read more

5 Essential Steps To Develop Your Recruiting Team

You’ve finally become a manager, now what? Now, it is time to build your team. It can be scary, but knowing what steps and what to look for in a potential hire can alleviate a lot of pressure. To become a good manager, it’s critical to know what to look for in a potential employee. Your team is a reflection of your management style and the rate of your success as a business. Donna Decosta, Strategic Director for Seven Step RPO, lists five essential tips regarding how to hire a team that will succeed with different experience levels....  read more

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