Archive for August 2017

Five-Year Plan — Who Has It? A Focus on the Future

In theory, HR units and employees have a five-year plan.  But how important is a five-year plan and what does it mean in a chronically unstable marketplace? The answer is very. Planning is a great thing.  Having a blueprint for life or business is a fine idea.  As a tabletop exercise, employment planning cannot be…

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Middle-Skill Workers: The Backbone of Company Work Teams

Hire Education:  What Do Your Candidates Really Need?  Is it possible that the right candidate for your company or your client might not have a college degree? We all know that a college degree equates to a higher income later in life, right?  For years, the media has reported the benefits of higher education, which…

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Flash Teams — Recruiting for Pop Up Companies

Flash Drive—Recruiting for Pop Up Companies Pop up stores, mobs, and restaurants—they’re all momentarily here and gone. The current economy favors projects that can scale up fast, get the job done, and dissolve with a profit.  The same now applies for so-called “temporary organizations.” A recent New York Times piece describes pop-up organizations as an…

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Build Your Talent Acquisition Strategy to Improve Performance

How to Build Your Talent Acquisition Strategy to improve your HR Performance? “With great workforce comes great business”, however cliché this phrase may sound, it doesn’t change the fact that employees are the soul of any corporation or business. Investing in the top talents of the industry not just gives businesses a competitive edge over…

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What to Do If A Candidate Has a Misdemeanor Conviction

What to Do If You Discover That an Employee or Candidate Has a Misdemeanor Conviction Description: A recent pre-employment background screening pulled up a misdemeanor conviction on a candidate’s record. How should you react? Picture this scenario: After weeks of sifting through resumes and conducting job interviews, you find a candidate who you think is…

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Getting The Most From Text Messaging As A Recruiter

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Text Messaging When You’re a Recruiter When you want to find ways to improve your recruitment process, it’s time to look at how you communicate with potential job recruits. When you use text messaging to reach out to potential candidates, you are going to reach a wider audience. While most text messages are going to…

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The Value of Perks in the Workplace

Perks can make or break a job offer.  But perks are not a one-size-fits all proposition.  Depending on the life stage of your employee—or your workforce—different perks work for different folks. In a recruiting marketplace that continues to tighten, businesses of all size are looking for ways to improve their competitive edge.  Some more expensive…

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Bed Bugs in the Workplace – It's Real

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Bed bugs – They are creepy and crawly, and if you are not careful, they could be coming home from work with you.  At least that is what happened at New-York-based media firm, Buzzfeed, last month. In mid-June, Buzzfeed employees logged on to find an email from the company communications officer alerting workers that the…

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