Chris Bell's Blog (5)

8 Attributes of Transformational Talent

Recently a co-worker told me about one of his hiring managers.  This leader wanted to see industry profiles of talent that could potentially meet the future needs of the organization.  Having limited information around the attributes, skills or experience needed for this exercise and armed with several target companies. My colleague worked for a few…

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Added by Chris Bell on April 9, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Experience is Nothing Without Ability and Motivation

Let’s just be honest, assessing talent is hard and not many people are good at it.  Most managers with hiring authority are the worse at making calls on talent.  It's because decisions are based on your point of view. In other words, the perspective we bring from what we've experienced.  It’s refreshing to have a manager look beyond…

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Added by Chris Bell on January 23, 2015 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Diversity Programs aka The Big Illusion and Implicit Bias

Everywhere you turn lately, you seem to come across another article on diversity (including this one which might just piss you off). It's interesting to see companies highlight their programs to the media in an effort to save face. Unfortunately, the inefficiencies of their diversity programs and the lack of effective actions behind them is evident in the…

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Added by Chris Bell on October 13, 2014 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

5 Reasons Why a LinkedIn Profile Shouldn’t Replace Your Resume

As I was going through my regular LinkedIn profile review.  It occurred to me that LinkedIn profiles have become more than just a brief description of someone’s background.  They seem to have evolved into full resumes.  I have a few different searches (job opportunities) going right now, so…

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Added by Chris Bell on August 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Storytelling, It’s a Recruiters Job

For many years, I’ve often pondered what separates good recruiters from great recruiters. As a staffing leader, you’re always tasked with things like employee development and building recruiter capability. We routinely set aside budget for investments into sourcing training, ATS systems & process development to improve time to fill metrics, or some HR Generalist…

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Added by Chris Bell on July 21, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

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