The Must-Read Articles for Talent Professionals This Week

When it comes to skills-first hiring, many companies talk a good game. They announce they’re dropping degree requirements and insist they’re evaluating candidates based on all they have to offer. But a recent study by The Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School found that even though these companies talk the talk, they don’t always

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Internal Mobility Is Booming — But Not for Everybody

If you’re a talent professional, you’ve probably heard the recent buzz around internal mobility. (For those who don’t already know, internal mobility is when an employee moves to a new job within the same company.)  Why is internal mobility getting so much more attention lately? In short, it’s being recognized as an underutilized way to

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Why ‘Throwing Candidates Off’ with Curveball Questions Is a Bad Idea

“I like to start with an unusual, thought-provoking question — something that shakes it up and throws the candidate off a bit. I want to see how they react.” This comment, from an investor I recently trained, sums up a common but fundamentally flawed approach to interviewing. And guess what this investor’s top complaint was,

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7 Ways to Promote an Equitable Employee Development Program

People from historically marginalized groups are underrepresented in every level of company leadership, creating a sizable opportunity gap. For example, women hold nearly half (48%) of entry-level roles, but only 40% of manager roles and 28% of C-suite roles. Their representation drops at each job level. We see a similar trend for men of color,

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The Must-Read Articles for Talent Professionals This Week

ChatGPT, Copilot, and other GAI tools are all the rage these days, helping workers across industries with everything from writing cover letters and editing job descriptions to building decks and obtaining career advice. Yes, you read that last one correctly. According to a new survey conducted by Workplace Intelligence and INTOO, many workers — specifically

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How to Start Determining the ROI of Your Learning Programs

What is the ROI on learning? At a time when learning and development budgets remain relatively flat and spending has come under increased scrutiny, this question feels more urgent than ever.  It’s one of the reasons the L&D team at MJH Life Sciences, a healthcare publishing company based in Cranbury, New Jersey, looked more closely

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6 Best Practices for Using LinkedIn’s AI-Assisted Messages

Three in four hiring professionals (74%) hope that generative AI can automate repetitive tasks to prioritize more strategic work. That’s why LinkedIn Recruiter is rolling out AI-Assisted Messages to help you personalize at scale, increase efficiency, and boost candidate engagement. Once you’ve selected a candidate in Recruiter, the AI model will take into account all

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