It’s [Past] Time to Revamp Your Talent Acquisition Approach

The labor market in 2018 is very much unlike anything seen in recent years, perhaps decades. With unemployment in many categories at all-time lows, a booming economy (4.1% growth in 2Q 2018), and more open positions than unemployed people participating in the workforce, 2018 is a great time to be a job seeker and a [...]

By |2018-08-09T12:49:37+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Recruiting 2.0 – How will AI be integrated into Talent Acquisition?

Recruiting is not easy. Effective recruiting requires specialized knowledge and experience, along with the ability to solve complex problems by making inferences based on that knowledge and experience. With increased talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over jobs, we'll discuss how recruiters will eventually benefit from working hand-in-hand with AI. For those of us in [...]

By |2018-08-02T08:32:26+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Compensation Conversation: Market Trends and Data

Last week, we started a conversation centered around compensation and today's current labor market. You may get to the offer stage of the hiring process, just to find out that the compensation expectations of your all-star candidate are staggeringly different than what you as the hiring manager were prepared to extend. You end up losing [...]

The Compensation Conversation: Put Your Cards on the Table

If you’re in Talent Acquisition or Recruiting, you’ve seen it happen 100 times: We find a great candidate, drag her through phone screens and video interviews and face-to-face meetings with everyone in the department – and finally, we have “the one” – Super Sally will soon be hired. The hiring manager works with HR, Compensation, [...]

By |2018-07-13T09:00:20+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Salary|Tags: , |1 Comment

Long Live Retail!

We’ve heard “retail is dead” shouted from the rooftops for the past several years, and the waves of retailer bankruptcies and store closures would seem to support this notion. In fact, the final Toys R Us locations will close this week, the latest in a string of closures in recent years. Here’s the thing: Retail [...]

More Time Doesn’t Mean Better Hires

A recent article in Inc. examines the obsessively grueling and extended interview and selection process used by Google, along with a statistical analysis Google completed to determine how many interviews were truly needed to identify the finalist for a position. Let’s face it: Google is perceived as one of the most sought-after employers in the [...]

It’s All in the Data – Emerging Recruiting Trends

Savvy job seekers and informed hiring companies are constantly on the search for information about the recruiting process in 2018: What works/doesn’t work in 2018, what trends are emerging, how long should a candidate wait to receive an offer, how can we boost our acceptance ratio, how important is compensation to a candidate, and more. [...]

Head and Heart – Emerging Trends in Candidate Selection

Finally! Samantha hangs up the phone and immediately adds the just-scheduled interview to her calendar. She really wants this job, and she can’t wait to meet the hiring manager! It’s been a journey – a week for the first call-back, 2 phone screens over 2 weeks, then another week waiting to get the interview scheduled [...]

By |2018-05-30T17:34:35+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Interview tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

A New World: The US has a job available for everyone looking for work

For those of us involved in recruiting/talent acquisition, we’re now entering uncharted waters, folks.  No GPS, no map, no directions. It's a new world. We’ve sailed over the horizon into the unknown, those blank areas depicted on ancient nautical charts with a monster or two thrown in for good measure. The U.S. Department of Labor [...]

By |2018-05-23T09:01:55+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hiring Exceptional Talent Requires Exceptional Thinking

This blog will make some readers unhappy. It will argue adamantly against “the way it really works in this company,” it will challenge their long-held beliefs and “what their boss always told them” about how talent management and compensation are supposed to work. That’s good, and it’s about time. Let’s start with the problem, or [...]

By |2018-05-17T09:31:32+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments