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Let Job Candidates Sell Themselves On Your Company

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:00

Hiring is a form of selling: You’re selling opportunity. The hope is that your best prospective buyers — top talent –choose you. During interviews, you walk a tightrope, balancing the need to sell the job, while confirming that the candidate is a good fit. Not an easy task when good candidates have many options.

Drones Are Coming. Here’s How to Be Ready

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:35

A new employee may be joining your workplace soon – the drone pilot.

5 Tips to Help Your Employees Get Through The Holidays With Less Stress

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:34

It’s that time of year again. Time to start preparing (and indulging in) lavish meals, fighting over the last Black Friday deal, holiday parties and  after holiday party, and making jolly when out of town guests arrive It’s the holiday season.

HR Roundtable: Making Values Real

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:45

Steve was particularly excited about the October Cincinnati HR Roundtable because the topic was trying to take a look at how companies can get company values off of plaques on a wall and into the hearts of employees. To get everyone ready to discuss the topic, we started with these three starter questions:

High Volume Sourcing for Minimum Wage Employees

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:00

Depending on your geographical location, the minimum wage can mean a lot of different things. While some areas in the US have taken steps to raise the minimum to a more attractive number, the bulk of us are still working around the federal minimum of $7.25/ hour. Finding staff who are quality and reliable at this rate can raise significant challenges. Here are a few ways to try to get ahead of the curve.

Facebook, Google On Tour to Win Over Local Employers, Job Seekers

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:58

Facebook recently unveiled a new program geared toward aiding small business hiring in the U.S. The program is called Facebook Community Boost. The social media’s newest initiative aims to help companies grow through Facebook’s network, which includes Workplace, while also educating job seekers in the digital skills they need for an increasingly internet-driven job market.

Talking to Yourself Can Improve Your Performance and Calm Fears

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:39

Think back to your last high-stakes encounter. A major job interview. A nail-biting presentation. Maybe it was talking to your teen about his risky choices, or a colleague about her unwanted behavior. When forced to confront these moments, we face a jarring mix of dread, uncertainty and self-doubt. We start to wonder: Am I up to this? What if I say the wrong thing? And while research shows the benefits of embracing those pre-performance jitters, most people would rather find ways to take the pressure off. Here are three:

The Future of Hiring Is Quality of Hire

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:30

The function responsible for identifying, engaging, and bringing talent into an organization has lived under a variety of names over the decades, ranging from staffing to recruitment to talent acquisition to search operations to future state buzz-heavy names like talent fulfillment and career engineering. The processes and designs behind these functions exist anywhere along a spectrum of how and what and why wherein some organizations still rely on paper applications (I, too, shudder to think about it) to workplaces that have moved the candidate experience to places built on VR and gamification. While the names and the way the functions get their work done may vary, one commonality for any and all of these functions is the overarching desire to:

Where Was HR In All These Sexual Harassment Scandals?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:30

With the number of reports of sexual harassment now a tidal wave, some very pointed questions are being asked:

Transparency Means Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:25

When it comes to transparency, many organizations struggle with determining how much information (financials, operational activity, organizational changes, etc.) is appropriate to disclose. Fearing backlash from employees and the public alike, many companies choose to disclose as little as possible.

Microsoft and LinkedIn May Have Just Leapfrogged Google for Job Search Supremacy

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:00

Sometimes brilliance is right at the tip of your nose; the kind that makes everyone wonder why it took so long to happen. Combined with the kind of strategic excellence that would make Sun Tzu blush, and the whole game can change. That’s what Microsoft and LinkedIn just dropped on the industry this month with Resume Assistant.

When Managers Want More Resumes; the Three Enchilada Dilemma

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:00

Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony. Jonah Goldberg

Before You Buy a Solution, Know What the Problem Is First

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:39

Conferences. Every presenter and exhibitor have THE solution for whatever ails your organization. It might be a technology dashboard that presents all of the KPIs in graphic form, or a customer service training program that has “proven” to increase sales.

The Future of Recruiting — The Talent Advisor Model Dominates (Part 2 of 2)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 07:45

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of recruiting

EEOC Soon to Issue New Sexual Harassment Guidelines

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:47

And here I thought we’d be able to make it to the weekend without another above-the-fold allegation of sexual harassment.

Resourcing Sources For The Modern Sourcer

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:00

While eating my favorite Italian food for lunch, I found myself wondering what tools I could use to identify information regarding companies and potential company contacts.

When It’s Safe to Speak Up, Everyone Benefits

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:38

Fear is a powerful emotion. It makes us feel defenseless. When we are under attack, we become more alert. Vulnerability heightens our focus.

Yes, You Can Fire Someone For What They Post Online

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:35

Juli Briskman was out riding her bicycle last month when she was passed on the road by Donald Trump’s motorcade. So, she showed ’em the middle finger.

3 Factors for Improving Employee Engagement

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:40

People often ask me how a chemical engineer wound up in talent. The short answer is, like many people, I naturally gravitated towards human resources and talent development roles in the companies I’ve worked for because I wanted to make work a better place. But the more detailed answer is rooted in the surprising similarities between these two fields.

Employers Operating in England (and the U.S. Too) Should Get to Know the Apprenticeship Levy

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:59

A crucial part of reforming the Apprenticeship Program, the Apprenticeship Levy was created to help grow the quantity and quality of apprenticeships across England. The Apprenticeship Levy serves to help fund training programs in organizations across England, large and small. If you’re an employer with a workforce in England, this levy impacts you. And, if you’re an employer with over £3 million in UK payroll, there’s additional information you should be aware of.