| Management Decisions - Southwest Airlines Unique Hiring Practices
by Julie Weber and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
Southwest Airlines is recognized as having some unique hiring practices, and it certainly seems to be working. Southwest, the largest carrier in the US in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, brings in around $17 billion annually. They say the success starts with the people they hire and how they find the talent. Julie Weber, vice president in the people department, joins Tim Muma to give him a look at Southwest's...
| Management Decisions - Bias in Your Eye for Talent
by Joe Gerstandt and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
For anyone in charge of hiring or recruiting talent, it's important the focus remain on knowledge, skills, experience and fit. However, the potential for discrimination - intentional or not - is something that everyone should be aware of when weeding out a candidate or favoring one. Joe Gerstandt, a diversity and inclusion speaker and author, warns individuals in charge of hiring to check their personal bias blind spots. He ex...
| Management Decisions - How Much Should a Name Matter in Hiring?
by Sabrina Baker and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
There has been a lot of buzz in the human resources industry about an individual by the name of Jose Zamora and his inability to get a job interview. He claims that once he changed his name to Joe on his resume, the calls and emails started coming. Sabrina Baker, an experienced human resources professional and founder of Acacia HR Solutions, talks with Tim Muma about Jose's situation and the validity of his discovery. Sabrina...
| Management Decisions - Mistakes to Avoid After an Offer Has Been Accepted
by Stephen Irwin and Cady Chesney - Aug, 2014
Searching for the right candidate can take time, so the last thing a hiring manager wants to do is make a critical mistake that causes the candidate to reverse their decision. Stephen Irwin, President of New Ventures Planning, joins the show to talk about some common mistakes that hiring managers make after an offer has been accepted, and how to avoid these mistakes. On Management Decisions (formerly Executive Decisions) we...
The Innovation Generation Has Arrived
by Anthony Mills - Oct, 2014
Once upon a time, in the heyday of the Industrial Age, a young marketing, design, or engineering student would graduate from college and go to work for a large corporation, slowly melding into the steady, rhythmic din of bureaucratically-managed, organizationally-structured execution work in product development. And they were just peachy keen happy with that. They got to be a part of the steady execution of the company’s slowl...
How to Hire the Best Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When you bring in new project managers, do you do so strategically? Interviewing is subjective, of course, but for the essential job of Project Manager, you want your process to be as bulletproof as possible. After all, ending up with a bad Project Manager could cost you big time. Fortunately, PMO director Russell Harley is here to share his best practices for making the right hiring decisions upfront. Alexandra Levit: R...
When Should You Outsource Through Contracting?
by Fereidoon Shahrokh - May, 2014
The current state of the U.S. economy rests in part on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy of keeping its funds rate at near zero, which assures short-term interest rates remain low. Such an economic environment reduces the debt service burden of businesses significantly, which is the reason for especially robust business lending. Regardless of the state of the economy, outsourcing has become a strategic component of busin...
Tips for Recruiters Looking to Recruit Out-of-Town Job Candidates
by John Touey - May, 2013
Your CFO job is in Chicago, but your top candidate is in Atlanta. She has a child who’s a sophomore in high school, and her mortgage is $200,000 underwater. She loves your company and the career opportunity, but can’t get herself over the relocation hurdle. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, for many recruiters, it’s an all too familiar scenario as they go to market for top talent. Seventy-six percent of employers surveyed las...
Your Resume and the Hiring Process
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring process. I believe any insights you can get into that could prove useful in conducting a successful job search. That’s...
Top 10 Dumbest Things Recruiters Do: And the Winner Is...
by John Sullivan - Dec, 2011
by John Sullivan and Laureen Edmiston Several weeks ago ere.net published an article that asked the question “what are the dumbest things that recruiters do.” After surveying recruiters on ere.net, Twitter, and at the recent SMA symposium in Seattle, it is clear that most feel the dumbest thing recruiters do is… Not managing the candidate experience — the candidate experience is the perception of the sum of interaction...
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