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Month: August 2015

“Don’t focus on making the candidates happy!”

Interview series with candidate experience pioneer Gerry Crispin (part 3 – future of the candidate experience)

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This week our little journey through time, talking about the past and present of candidate experience, ends with future prospects on the topic. In the final interview Wolfgang Brickwedde (ICR), co-organizer of the theme day “candidate experience” at the HRM Expo | Zukunft Personal, is asking Gerry Crispin, one of the “founding fathers” of Candidate Experience Awards (CEA) whether candidates can expect a land of milk and honey due to professional candidate experience.

HR practitioner, blogger, author and general networker Gerry Crispin is convinced there will be no paradise for candidates. “This is one of those things where the future is already here. It is just not evenly distributed and only a small number of companies are so focused on the candidate experience that it is an integrated part of their recruiting process”, Crispin explains. Those organisations should gain acknowledgement for their effort by sharing their stories. The main challenge is to get more companies to start thinking about the benefits of improving their recruitment process and to find a way that will work for them. >>MORE>>

Why do we make things unnecessarily complicated in organisations?

Roebuck-Chris-onlinePodcast with Chris Roebuck about his key principles of transformational leadership

We are in a situation where the world chances significantly. But organisations are not adapting that fast. “One reason is that we have the amazing ability to make things more complicated than they really need to be”, says Chris Roebuck,  Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London. He has held senior roles at UBS, HSBC and KPMG, has served in the British Army, and is one of the top Human Resources (HR) thinkers in Europe. He is a sought after advisor and the developer of “Mach 2 leadership” – “twice the speed of sound, going to the limits of what’s possible”.

We talked to Chris Roebuck ahead of his keynote speech on “Mach 2 leadership” at the HRM Expo in Cologne, on the 16th September.
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“Candidates like to be asked!”

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Interview series with candidate experience pioneer Gerry Crispin (part 2 – current status of the candidate experience)

After we started last week our video interview series with the co-organizer of the theme day “candidate experience” at the HRM Expo Zukunft Personal, Wolfgang Brickwedde (ICR), interviewing Gerry Crispin on the past of candidate experience, we now bring the discussion back to the present. The term candidate experience is becoming much more popular these days, people are more aware of it. By providing data, candidate experience pioneer Gerry Crispin, wants to prevent it from becoming a cliché. “Whenever I see someone using those terms, talking about the five things that are most important in candidate experience, I am compelled to send them data”, says Gerry Crispin. For he is convinced only science-based data allows us to see what can be supported and what yet has to be determined as actually being connected to treating candidates well. This data is been delivered by the candidate experience awards, who have been able to collect more than 120.000 voices of the candidates in this year’s program in the US alone.

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Digital Technology is not a function, HR needs to be prepared!

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New digital technologies and social media are really people-based industries, allowing the sharing of information and ideas between groups. This brings a new role to those working in HR, as businesses begin to transform themselves into socially digital work environments.

The rise of social networks in mainstream society is undeniable, the Pew Research Center reports that 71% of adults were using Facebook in 2014.

This leaves us with a huge majority of the workplace community as social media interactors, gathering and sharing information and ideas, while transforming the role of HR in many organizations (so-called employee brand advocates).

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“Nobody cared about the candidate”

Gerry Crispin PorträtInterview series with candidate experience pioneer Gerry Crispin (part 1 – the past of the candidate experience)

2015 is proclaimed as “the year of the candidates”. Skills shortage and the changing job market forces corporations to compete for qualified employees. To be able to survive in the war for talents companies have to improve their recruiting process and treat their candidates in a way that they would want to reapply and share a positive experience. One of the “founding fathers” of Candidate Experience (CE) is HR practitioner, blogger, author and general networker Gerry Crispin. He will be present to speak on this subject at this year’s HRM Expo | Zukunft Personal, opening the theme day “Candidate Experience” on Wednesday, 16 September 2015. Co-organizer Wolfgang Brickwedde (ICR) interviewed him about the past, presence and future of CE. We start this video interview series with Gerry’s view on the past. >>MORE>>

Fail fast and learn from the experience! Interview and Podcast with Rudy De Waele

Rudy-de-Waele-onlineThese days, everyone’s talking about digital transformation. It seems that everything that can be digitised is being digitised – this affects the workplace too. But what are the main technical trends that really matter? And what have HR professionals and executives got to do with it? We interviewed Rudy De Waele, Digital Transformation Strategist and keynote of the HRM Expo | Zukunft Personal, who helps company managers keep ahead of the competition in a time of digital change. Over the past 18 years, he has been coaching CXOs on digital transformation and open innovation strategies and has also mentored many start-ups. His book “shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future” provides a valuable insight into how emerging technologies such as IOT (Internet of Things), robotics or AI (Artificial Intelligence) will influence our daily lives.

In our interview and in a podcast of Worklife Hub he talks about the impact of technology on the workplace and what HR can learn from start-ups.  >>MORE>>