From 2000 to 2005, I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, which included a combat tour in Iraq. Since then, I have worked in various capacities in HR and talent acquisition, including recruiting talent globally for experienced-hire roles, as well as early-career roles, for BP for the past seven years.
There is an increasing reliance on technology to find talent. Don’t get me wrong. I think the right technology is very useful in recruiting, but there must be a better balance between the use of technology and the (still) uniquely human skills needed to attract strong candidates. Unfortunately, balance rarely exists for job descriptions.
Throughout our professional career, we’ve worked with global companies that have demonstrated that they weren’t truly global by how they did — or attempted to do — business in Latin America (LATAM). That’s because many organizations failed to understand that their usual processes do not flow as smoothly in LATAM as they do in their first-world countries.
Editor’s Note: ERE is the new place where you will find the first run of the Best Hire Ever podcast, which explores a simple truth: There’s nothing that drives success at your company like making a great hire.
According to a recent survey, 35% of students who had accepted summer internships this year learned that they were canceled due to COVID-19. That’s bad news, of course, but if there’s a silver lining, it’s that the internships that are happening are taking enhanced and innovative approaches toward engaging students.
COVID-19 has changed the way companies do business, most notably by ushering in much-needed digital transformation. Sure enough, there’s been a mass adoption of video interviewing and virtual recruitment tools, many of which tout various AI features. But beware: AI is a dangerous game.
There is no debate that we are living in uncharted and unsettling times. The speed at which our world and our expectations for it have changed certainly reminds all of us that there is a good reason we’ve been talking about living in a VUCA world! Our current state is unique and offers little comparison to past events in any of our lifetimes.
Black Lives Matter. But what does — or should — that mean at your organization? You’re probably saddened, angered, and disturbed by recent racist incidents, but now what? As a talent acquisition professional, what can you do to channel your feelings into greater support for diversity and inclusion at your company?