Stop Overlooking this Talent Pool

If you read employment headlines, you know the importance of creating a competitive advantage with a targeted, aggressive hiring strategy - typically focused on external candidates.  I believe too many employers are overlooking one of the critical talent pools available to them: their current employees. 

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Ilana Meskin
The Real Reason Most Employers Aren't Embracing Flexibility

I was recently reminded of how difficult it is to “have it all” - career and family.  Last month, I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law and incredible grandchildren, and it all came rushing back as if it were yesterday.  The endless logistics of who is picking up, stress of what to do with a sick kid, how to beat the clock to arrive at daycare before it closes. 

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Ilana Meskin
When Scaling, Don’t Make this Hiring Mistake

There is a major hiring mistake that I see repeatedly, and I confess, I  have made myself.  Despite many years of experience in HR in a high growth, high chaos environment, I fell into this very trap as a manager.  I was facing management pressure to fill a role requiring extensive experience. I interviewed a candidate with the perfect CV.

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Employers Beware: The War for Talent is Back

In today’s thriving economy, there is a shortage of skills and experience, not a shortage of jobs. The rate of unemployment is at an all time low, and the rate of voluntary resignations is climbing.  Demand outstrips supply, so employers can no longer call all the shots. Leverage has shifted to employees and candidates.

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