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ERE Conference
                                               March 2009




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Let’s listen to some music!



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My most controversial, surprising,
        “crazy” statement as Microsoft’s head of
        staffing …
        •  June 200...
What That Means

        •  Filling the req is only one aspect of the role
        •  Difference between hiring a great pe...
Playing Chess




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1. Know where you want to go

        •           Define the future or get what you get
        •           Know the marke...
Know The Market

   Workforce planning has two sides

   Don’t take their word for it … research
    has stakeholder bias,...
2. QOH vs QOHing

        •           QOH is important to know
                 •          We measure based on 2 years of ...
3. Be NICE

        •           Success is a function of what you measure
        •           It is NOT all about the numb...
4. Tell your story

              •  Employment brand is not the same thing as corporate
                 brand
          ...
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Are you succeeding yourself into
        trouble?




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Trapped by Success: How Hitting Your Numbers Can Lead to Failure
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  1. 1. ERE Conference March 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Let’s listen to some music! Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. My most controversial, surprising, “crazy” statement as Microsoft’s head of staffing … •  June 2007 •  Global All Hands Meeting •  500+ recruiters around the world “I don’t care how many people you hire!!” Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. What That Means •  Filling the req is only one aspect of the role •  Difference between hiring a great person and making a great hire •  Success can be defined in a number of different ways •  You may be working in a way that sets the wrong expectations … “succeeding yourself into trouble” •  We need to think differently about recruiting … •  Checkers or Chess Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Playing Chess Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. 1. Know where you want to go •  Define the future or get what you get •  Know the market Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Know The Market   Workforce planning has two sides   Don’t take their word for it … research has stakeholder bias, validate the funnel   Think about “talent share”   Project movement in pools   CS grads down 40%   Assess impact on talent acquisition and your overall business   Boston Development Center
  8. 8. 2. QOH vs QOHing •  QOH is important to know •  We measure based on 2 years of performance, potential and attrition •  High/Middle/Low quality hire •  Index of High to Low •  Tells a lot about quality of person and source •  Are you hiring for the right job? •  Right Person + Right Job = QOHing Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. 3. Be NICE •  Success is a function of what you measure •  It is NOT all about the numbers … then what? •  Numbers - hires, diverse hires, senior hires •  Impact on the biz – consulting, hiring mgr and candidate satisfaction •  Collaboration – sharing candidates, working w/ generalists •  Excellence in operations Takes some time to go from Nice to NICE •  Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. 4. Tell your story •  Employment brand is not the same thing as corporate brand •  Do you have one … did you create it or is it being created for you? •  Think about segmentation •  Genuine and aspirational … show the real you Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
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  13. 13. Are you succeeding yourself into trouble? Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
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