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4 Storylines to Tackle That Tough Recruiting Challenge

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:47

Picture a hiring manager who has come to you complaining about applicant quality for the open positions on her team. She believes that her team specifically provides a unique opportunity given its vantage point within the organization, and — while she’s tried to communicate this opportunity in job description text — the messaging is not making it through to top talent.

3 Challenges to Successful Onboarding

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:13

Effectively incorporating new employees can be a challenging task for HR and managers alike.

How Not to Hate Change: Communicate. Then Communicate Again. And Again.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:36

This is part three of a three-part look at how companies can manage change in meaningful ways that make sense for individual employees and the organization as a whole. Today’s post focuses on the role of communications in change management.

Why the Change Averse May Be Better at Change

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:35

Let’s admit it: Almost none of us much like change. Oh sure, we say we do, especially when the change is our idea. And we can even enthusiastically get behind some types of change.

Sourcing for Retail – Tis the Season

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:30

With fall right around the corner, you can practically smell pumpkin spice and seasonal hiring in the air. Retailers everywhere are putting the finishing touches on sourcing strategies to grab the much-needed workforce to see them through the holidays. The National Retail Federation estimated that over 730,000 jobs were added in 2016 during peak seasonal hiring, that number is expected to grow in the 2017 hiring seasons. To find and capture this preferred type of worker, it’s important to become a master at different tactics.

Forget LinkedIn, Here’s Who Facebook Is Really Aiming For

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:29

Facebook recently partnered with a slew of job sites and technologies with the goal of getting more job content onto the world’s most popular social network. In front of a roomful of industry veterans at the TAtech conference in Denver last month, the initiative’s project manager, Gaurav Dosi, revealed integrations with ZipRecruiter, Work4, Jobscore, Recruitology, Appcast, and others.

Breezy HR Jumps Into Chatbot Recruiting Race with ‘Hello’

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:00

The bots are multiplying.

Only Hardworkers With a BMI Under 25 May Read This

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:46
  • No overtime claim.
  • Do whatever your manager asks you to do.
  • Report to Manager
  • STRICTLY FOR HARDWORKING PROGRAMMER ONLY !!!!!! If you are not please do not apply for this job! [bold and uppercase]

This, believe it or not, was a job ad posted at the website jobstreet.com based in Malaysia.

Instagram – There’s Power In that Heart!

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:00

Everyone reading this is well aware that Instagram has outgrown its beginnings as a fun app for kids and has become a serious content marketing, networking and audience building tool for recruiters and brands. It’s one of the most popular social networking sites on the planet and what is not to like about that kind of reach?

How Not to Hate Change: Be Ready For It

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:47

This is part two of a three-part look at how companies can manage change in meaningful ways that make sense for individual employees and the organization as a whole. Today’s post focuses on the role of learning and development in change management. Part one is here.

Use These 6 ‘D’s to Be Ready In Case Things Go South

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:35

While the economy has been growing steadily stronger since the 2008 recession, few would label the current economic environment as “certain.” National leadership is staggering from left to right, foreign powers are threatening, and business leaders are less confident about the strength of the economy.

14 Questions I Ask Managers in Intake Meetings

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:45

When it comes to intake meetings, I never rely on job descriptions because they’re often outdated or inaccurate wish lists. I don’t even read job descriptions until after I complete the meeting, so that I don’t have any pre-conceived ideas or thought-bias about the role. As well as gaining a strong understanding of the role, I’ll also gather information to include in my elevator pitch for passive candidates.

How Not to Hate Change: Make Better Decisions

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:43

This is part one of a three-part look at how companies can manage change in meaningful ways that make sense for individual employees and the organization as a whole. Today’s post focuses on the role of decision-making in change management.

10 Steps to Success With a New LMS

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:00

A learning management system (LMS) is more than just software to help deliver training and automate training administration — it should be an integral part of every company’s learning and development (L&D) strategy. Unfortunately, organizations sometimes don’t realize that a successful LMS implementation can help drive business results.

Wellness Is Mainstream, Benefiting the Employer and the Worker

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:35

If you suspect wellness is something of a fad benefit, just a few minutes of walking around at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress that ended last week would have disabused you of that thinking.

WOW Hiring Managers by Projecting the Retention Trajectory of Candidates

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:46

Add a Future Focused Element to Your Hiring Assessments

Rules for Contacting a Candidate

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:30

Give it a Google, and you’ll find article after article on the rules for conducting yourself in an interview – as a candidate. But a good impression goes both ways when it comes to contacting a candidate. You don’t want to give yourself or your organization a bad reputation because you simply didn’t take the necessary precautions to be courteous and professional in an email or phone call. So, what are the rules for contacting a candidate? Obviously, every situation and every candidate is unique, but here are some basic rules that can’t go wrong with that initial contact.

Variable Pay Is Becoming More Common and More Frequent

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:13

A rich compensation mix encompasses much more than base pay alone, there are bonuses, incentives, benefits and much more to consider. Together, all these pay elements create a total rewards package for employees.

EEOC Sues to Protect Recovering Addict

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:45

As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s fiscal year was coming to a close, the agency filed a slew of discrimination lawsuits. One that caught my eye involves an employer that allegedly rescinded an offer of employment once it found out the individual was using prescription drugs to treat his prior heroin addiction.

Sourcing from Home

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:00

Sourcing from home is a dream come true for many. There is something about not having to take a shower before “going into work” that appeals to the inner sloth in us all. While it is true, certain freedoms are created via a work from home lifestyle, in turn, new boundaries have to be established.