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Spoiler Alert: You Don’t Need a Crystal Ball to Forecast Hiring

Dec 15, 2016 | Lisa Susko

Whenever we walk into the offices of our clients, we ask one simple question: ‘Can you share your workforce forecast?’ Now, if you’re in talent acquisition, you’re probably smiling right now. Because you know that this question is typically answered in one of three..


5 Ways to Avoid Hunting for Purple Squirrels and Unicorns

Oct 12, 2016 | Lisa Susko

It’s not possible to talk about workforce planning without mentioning ‘purple squirrels.’ In recruiting, we use the term purple squirrel to describe a candidate who does not exist. This happens when a hiring manager sets the expectations to find a person who has a..


In the Spotlight: Lisa Susko, Senior Managing Consultant

Aug 18, 2016 | Kara Zenk

Lisa Susko serves as Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Talent Acquisition & Optimization, where she engages and leads strategic division and client initiatives through consulting and project management. Prior to this executive management role, she was a Senior..


The Workforce Planning Journey: Short Versus Long-Term Outlook

Jun 16, 2016 | Lisa Susko

It’s hard to believe that there once was a time we walked around without smart phones in our pockets. My kids are simply astounded that life was even possible in such a time. We have so much information in front of us today that you can simply get lost in content..


Adventures in Workforce Planning: Our Story Continues

Apr 08, 2016 | Lisa Susko

Our workforce planning adventure continues—and it certainly has been an adventure.


The Recruiting Roller Coaster Ride: Forecasting and Workforce Planning

Jan 21, 2016 | Lisa Susko

Are you a thrill seeker? An extremist who enjoys the fast, furious, turbulent thrill of roller coasters? Some extremists set out to find the tallest, steepest, fastest thrill ride for the pure adrenaline rush they experience while flipping, spinning and getting..


I Don't Care If You're a Millennial. I Just Want the Best Talent!

Oct 01, 2015 | Lisa Susko

With the overwhelming amount of articles out there on Millennials, I can’t help but wonder if the deluge of information is a distraction to us in talent management. Millennials are the shiny new generation, and we are all very curious about how they will change the..


Please, Don't Ask Me to Talk About Recruiting

Aug 07, 2015 | Lisa Susko

Does that sound strange? A little harsh, perhaps? Maybe I should clarify: I’d rather not talk about just recruiting. You see, when you work in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), it’s the first thing everyone always asks about. It is only one small piece of total..


Understanding Strategic Workforce Planning

Jul 16, 2015 | Lisa Susko

Back in 2010 I completed my certification in Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) with the Human Capital Institute. The opportunity came when my supervisor had registered for the course but was unable to attend. I was managing programs in Shared Services at the time...