Posts Tagged ‘ATS’

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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Bed Bugs in the Workplace – It's Real

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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Social Media Recruiting: 5 Recruiting Alternatives to LinkedIn

5 Recruiting Alternatives to LinkedIn Submitted by Michelle Arios LinkedIn is a great resource for recruiters, allowing you to search through more than 500 million members to find your next top talent. But if you are finding that it is falling short, you might want to go a bit more niche. There are lots of…

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Acquisition or Merger: The Benefit of Staying Single

The Benefit of Staying Single in a time of M&A With the completion of the Verizon acquisition of Yahoo, another telecomm just got bigger. – and then there is Amazon and Whole Foods.  Merger or acquisition is the growth strategy of choice these days, enabling enterprises to double-down on supply side and customer efficiencies.  However,…

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Pop Quiz: When Is Hiring Bias a Good Thing?

When Is Hiring Bias a Good Thing? If part of your job involves hiring or recruiting, you know personal bias is a sure-fire way to ensure you do not make the right hire, encourage diversity, or nurture innovation.  But what if you could cultivate, instead of negate, personal bias? Do a quick Google search on…

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Job Interviews—What Really Works?

Job Interviews—What Really Works? Is there a best way to interview? Panel or one-person, telephone or video, structured or unstructured?  These are just some of the variables involved with developing a fair and effective method of interviewing job candidates. The talent marketplace is tight and job interviews are being used by candidates as well as…

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How to Use Twitter for Recruiting: 5 Tips

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by Joan Herbert Joan is an Assistant Manager at Bank-Opening-Times.co.uk, a curious individual, avid reader and a passionate creative writer.  It is no secret that Twitter is a popular social media platform for staying in touch with friends, but as its usage has increased, so has its capabilities in professional use. These days, Twitter is…

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Where Does Your Company Stand with Succession?

Succession Planning

The squeeze for talent is putting an equally tight squeeze on business succession planning. Creating a blueprint for change is the primary task of any succession plan.  Whether it is a large organization or a small family business, knowing what—and who—comes next is a big part of business planning. A short list for the C-Suite…

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Five Tips for Getting the Most from Your Phone Interviews

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Five Tips for Getting the Most from Your Phone Interviews Phone interviews save time and can quickly help you develop your short list of top candidates. Lining up phone interviews with promising candidates helps you and your applicants. Relatively easy to schedule and conduct, telephone interviews give both parties a chance to ask preliminary questions…

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How to Improve Job Descriptions: Practical Tips

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How to improve job descriptions: practical tips by Jessica Gust No business is a success without the right employees. No matter how adept and skilled management and boardroom bosses are, without the right employees working day in and day out, you won’t see the results that you desire. The fact is to succeed you need to…

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