Recruitment and Retention Remain Top Public Sector Employer Challenges

WFI board member and Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) shares research on the state of recruitment and retention challenges for public sector employers.

The Difference Between A Conversation Starter and a Hiring Strategy

Today's post comes to us from board member David Creelman. Dr. Rob Briner recently kicked off a conversation on LinkedIn about personality tools such as this one used by the National Health Service in the UK:   If you’ve been around HR for any length of time you’ll have seen dozens of similar models. If … Continue reading The Difference Between A Conversation Starter and a Hiring Strategy

Avoiding Hiring Mistakes- and Recovering from Them

I've seen a recent flurry of articles about strategies to avoid bad hires, perhaps in response to those oft-cited disengaged employees deciding that the economy has recovered enough that they can take a chance on a new position.  In this blog post at  Fistful of Talent from Steve Boese, Jonathan Kaplan, founder and CEO of … Continue reading Avoiding Hiring Mistakes- and Recovering from Them

Hiring by Design – Finding Job Candidates with the Right Fit

Why the quilt picture?  I'm a quilter.  While I didn't make this quilt, it's by one of my favorite textile artists, Kaffee Fasset.  He makes beautiful quilts, knits, pottery and other wildly colored beautiful objects.  Like the quilt shown here, they may look somewhat ad hoc.  They are all, however, carefully designed in order to … Continue reading Hiring by Design – Finding Job Candidates with the Right Fit

Measure Twice, Cut Once – Thoughts on Candidate Assessment

We have just posted a chapter from Steve Hunt's book, Hiring Success, in the tools section of this site.   The book is a great read for any manager interested in improving his/her skills in selecting candidates who can do the job at hand.  Candidate assessment - and specifically the use of science based tools to … Continue reading Measure Twice, Cut Once – Thoughts on Candidate Assessment