American Society of Employers - Tom Jackson
Are Your Managers an Asset?

17 January 2023

Are Your Managers an Asset?

Author: Tom Jackson

One of the top five reasons employees leave jobs is because they don’t like their immediate boss. So, with an estimated 25-40% percent of employees saying they would like to change jobs in 2023, it might be a good time to assess what kind of frontline managers your company has.

Change Management – Which Way Do You Go?

20 December 2022

Change Management – Which Way Do You Go?

Author: Tom Jackson

If you look around the business world today, you will find that all companies are changing and evolving whether it is implementing an integration of digital transformation plans, DEI programs, company culture initiatives, remote worker programs, or changes in organizational structure. You name it – there is a plethora of other changes occurring as well.

Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2023

29 November 2022

Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2023

Author: Tom Jackson

Gartner surveyed more than 800 HR leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify their priorities and challenges for 2023. The largest share of respondents put “leader and manager effectiveness” on their list, but many HR leaders also prioritize organizational design and change management, employee experience, recruiting, and the future of work

Hiring For Abilities Versus Experience

8 November 2022

Hiring For Abilities Versus Experience

Author: Tom Jackson

Have you ever looked at a job posting online and wondered why there is a never-ending laundry list of job duties, required experience, and a plethora of other skill requirements attached to the position? Well, the answer is the job posting is serving to screen out candidates rather than screening them in because the job posting is only looking for experience rather than ability.

Talent Acquisition or Recruiting – What’s the Difference?

18 October 2022

Talent Acquisition or Recruiting – What’s the Difference?

Author: Tom Jackson

Many companies think talent acquisition is something new – a term that corporate America devised in order to replace recruiting with something more sophisticated sounding. But, in fact, it is not new at all. When properly put into practice, talent acquisition and recruiting are completely different.

Are You Fishing with the Wrong Bait? Make Your Job Postings Sizzle

27 September 2022

Are You Fishing with the Wrong Bait? Make Your Job Postings Sizzle

Author: Tom Jackson

Finding talent is a lot like fishing. You may look around at people fishing near you and wonder why they are being successful, and you are not. Well, the reason is simple. You need to be in the right place at the right time, and you need to be using the right bait.

What is the Real Cost of A Bad Hire?

6 September 2022

What is the Real Cost of A Bad Hire?

Author: Tom Jackson

With three out of four hiring managers saying they have made a bad hire, coupled with 40% of the workforce seeking new opportunities, the current scenario of finding replacements for your company’s attrition is the perfect set-up for a tidal wave of potential bad hires.

Warren Buffett Says Hire Integrity First

16 August 2022

Warren Buffett Says Hire Integrity First

Author: Tom Jackson

When a company assesses new talent, they look at hard skills, soft skills, work experience, reasons for making particular career moves, cultural fit, and a plethora of other criteria before making a hiring decision.

Title Inflation – A Time Waster

26 July 2022

Title Inflation – A Time Waster

Author: Tom Jackson

Not long ago, job titles were relatively generic. If you sold something, you were a sales representative or an account representative. If you answered phones, you were a receptionist. Everyone knew what the title implied regarding job duties and the type of experience required to perform the position at a high level. However, in today’s business community things are changing – especially how it applies to title use in the talent acquisition process.

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