Research Comes First

Research Comes First

I have always preached research comes first with regards to staffing, and sourcing in particular. You have to know what you are looking for and know what companies have what you are looking for. You need to be able to find and contact those people, know trends, perform talent mapping and basically find what cannot […]

Holiday Gift Workplace Rules

Holiday Gift Workplace Rules

Keep it secular. You should never talk about religion or politics at a dinner party, right? Both should also be avoided when purchasing a gift for a coworker as well. Audio Bibles may seem like noble presents on the surface, until you find out your colleague is atheist or agnostic. Smells Like An Insult. The newest designer […]

Young Graduates Should See This Chart

Young Graduates Should See This Chart

In the good old days, young Americans went to work for an employer who would promise a comfortable retirement in the form of a pension plan — that is, a defined benefit plan. Today, it’s increasingly become the responsibility of the worker to put money away for retirement in the form of a 401(k) plan […]

When Darth Vader Is Your Prospect

When Darth Vader Is Your Prospect

How do you sell to aggressive people who appear as though they live on the “Dark Side”? Modify your style to accommodate theirs. Here’s how the four basic personality styles can effectively sell to the Darth Vaders of the universe: Influencer style (Han Solo) You are: extroverted, relational, charming, friendly, outgoing, dynamic and prefer driving your […]

Lean Up Your Recruiting

Lean Up Your Recruiting

To trim organizational fat, here are questions to begin identifying the waste in your sales, recruiting, and leadership systems? Which processes are taking longer today than two years ago? In which aspects of the business are leaders having to constantly remind people to take action? For which customers is time-to-fill staying the same or even increasing?   […]

Fake Instagram Users Getting Deleted

Fake Instagram Users Getting Deleted

You may have noticed some of your Instagram followers disappeared, or unfollowed you. That’s because Twitter is deleting all the accounts it had previously designated as “spammy” from the follower counts of its users. Instagram’s said they have about 300 million monthly active users, excluding the spam accounts that were deleted, which accounted for less than […]

What Not To Do According To Recruiters

What Not To Do According To Recruiters

Too big for your boots – Starting a new job as you mean to go on is key to gelling in a new team. Recruiters said new employees who tell others what to do or show a tendency to be bossy to seasoned workers will often rub people up the wrong way on the first day. […]

How To Un-learn Your Worst Social Media Habits

How To Un-learn Your Worst Social Media Habits

Set Time Limits for Yourself Working on social media means dedicating time to performing certain tasks and sticking to that schedule. Tasks like: Checking your analytics/insights Auditing the links in your scheduled updates to make sure they work Checking your notifications/mentions Responding to comments Breaking down your tasks like this can actually boost your productivity and make […]

Big Companies & Corporate Pension Obligations

Big Companies & Corporate Pension Obligations

Big U.S. companies have found a way to escape the burden of ballooning pension obligations: pay an insurance company to take them over. Since 2012 corporations have transferred $41.4 billion of U.S. pensions to insurers, according to Limra, an insurance industry trade association.Prudential (PRU) has dominated the dealmaking, agreeing to acquire more than $35 billion in pension obligations from […]

What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for Future Robot-Induced ‘Jobliteration’

What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for Future Robot-Induced ‘Jobliteration’

The Coming “Jobliteration” Thanks mostly to robots, AI, other automation and technological innovation, “Nearly 50 per cent of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025. New jobs will require creative intelligence, social and emotional intelligence and ability to leverage artificial intelligence. Those jobs will be immensely more fulfilling than today’s jobs…” What Parents Can Do […]

Essential Google Chrome Add-Ons

Essential Google Chrome Add-Ons

AdBlock Chrome Web Store AdBlock may be the most popular Google Chrome extension out there. It gets rid of annoying ads on websites you visit. It can really help if a site is loading slowly or is full of particularly intrusive ads. AdBlock also works with Safari, Opera, and Firefox if you don’t have Chrome. Chrome […]

Worst Christmas Jobs Ever

Worst Christmas Jobs Ever

Puke Collector Everyone knows how extravagant and decadent Roman banquets could be. There were multiple courses and loads of wine to be consumed and the feasting lasted all night. But how did these people manage to eat non-stop for so long? Well, to put it bluntly; they vomited. They vomited so they could eat more. […]

Remember Someone’s Name By Introducing Them To Others

Remember Someone’s Name By Introducing Them To Others

When you’re at a party or a work event and you have a great conversation with someone new, you want to make sure their name sticks in your memory instead of disappearing into the dark depths of your brain. Cassy Parker at CreditDonkey suggests you grab the closest person you know and introduce them while saying their […]

Perks That Work [Infographic]

Perks That Work [Infographic]

Give employees more control over their schedules and everyone wins.   We recommend you also read “Smaller Is Smarter”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at inc.com

How To Sniff Out The Real Company Culture

How To Sniff Out The Real Company Culture

Ask a LOT of questions. Ask scenario-based questions about career paths and culture and then you need to be sure that the interviewer can back it up. Ask them to tell you stories about top performers at the company and why the company considers them a top performer. Ask about what characteristics are rewarded and revered […]

Resolutions For Finding Top Talent In 2015

Resolutions For Finding Top Talent In 2015

Give applicants specific instructions. To get the most relevant information, ask for things like candidates’ three most recent career successes, why they received their last promotion or other targeted questions that will give quantifiable information, instead of a generic application that doesn’t give you insight. Identify what accomplishments indicate success. Each job vacancy will need a specific […]

How To Win At Life In Your 20s, According To A Successful Entrepreneur

How To Win At Life In Your 20s, According To A Successful Entrepreneur

John Brennan just turned 30. During his 20s, he founded and sold a startup, BuzzTable, to Sysco Foods for an undisclosed sum, likely a few million dollars. Brennan learned a lot about business and life during his 20s and wanted to help other early-stage entrepreneurs figure everything out. So he wrote down all his advice […]

Some Unflattering Research On Introverts

Some Unflattering Research On Introverts

Introverts have many wonderful qualities that help them shine in the workplace. They have a capacity for deep thought and meaningful (if fewer) relationships, they are able to intensely focus on important tasks and they have heightened emotional sensitivity, to name a few. But when it comes to supporting the success of their extroverted colleagues, […]

Boost Employee Morale For A Better Workplace

Boost Employee Morale For A Better Workplace

Recognition goes a long way in employee morale. In fact, many leave their jobs because they don’t feel properly appreciated. Declaring someone the “employee of the month” is a good idea, but it is only a start. If the title doesn’t come with a tangible bonus for the staff, then people may not bother going […]

How To Hire And Keep The Best Employees

How To Hire And Keep The Best Employees

MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you hire? is written by Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO of Hill Holliday. Look beyond your industry. Some of our best talent had no advertising experience when they came on board. […]

What’s Behind Employees Feeling Holiday Time Stress

What’s Behind Employees Feeling Holiday Time Stress

What’s behind employees’ stress? With endless obligations around the holidays, the roots of employees’ holiday season stress aren’t hard to pinpoint: 65% of respondents say shopping for gifts and necessities for events is to blame for their stress 60% say maintaining finances is the reason behind their stress, and 44% say crowds at the stores stress […]

Think Big And Small

Think Big And Small

These two threads appear to run in stark contrast to each other yet every startup CEO hears this advice every day–some days from the same advisor. How do you rationalize these disparate thoughts and build a great company? Turns out that you need to execute both. The real answer is you need both strategies even […]

Admitting You Don’t Get Along With The Boss Might Improve Your Job

Admitting You Don’t Get Along With The Boss Might Improve Your Job

Sometimes you just don’t get along with your boss. It may be you, it may be the supervisor, but either way, you aren’t compatible. A recent study says you admitting that fact to each other may improve your job performance. Michigan State University studied 280 pairs of managers and direct reports. They surveyed how employees […]

The Best Smartphone Apps to Have at your next Trade Show

The Best Smartphone Apps to Have at your next Trade Show

Cam Card  Cam Card is a free app that allows you to take pictures of business cards and save the contents to your phone. Upon photographing a card, CamCard uses optical character recognition to recognize the card data, but you can edit the data if necessary. CamCard also enables you to add custom fields and […]

Surprisingly In Demand Careers For 2015

Surprisingly In Demand Careers For 2015

Physical Therapist Logistician Public Relations Software Developer Speech-Language Pathologist Truck Driver Septic Tank Specialist   We recommend you also read “Secret Salaries”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at RecruitingBlogs

What Leaders Can Learn From Narcissists

Inc.com columnist Minda Zetlin explains how dark qualities can bring you personal success.   We recommend you also read “Improve Your Body Language With These Tips”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.

Uber To Perform Tougher Driver Background Checks

Uber To Perform Tougher Driver Background Checks

Amid scrutiny from around the globe, Uber has recognized their poor screening of drivers and agreed to improve. This comes after an Uber passenger was raped by their driver in two separate incidents earlier this month-in Boston and India. The latter led to the shutting down of Uber in New Delhi. According to Uber’s head […]

Improve Your Body Language With These Tips

Improve Your Body Language With These Tips

 Have eye contact, but don’t stare – If there are several people you are talking to, give them all some eye contact to create a better connection and see if they are listening.  Relax your shoulders – When you feel tense it’s easily winds up as tension in your shoulders. They might move up and forward a […]

Do You Want To Be A CEO?

Do You Want To Be A CEO?

Step 1: Get a Quota. Unless you plan to start your own company in the garage, you’ll need to convince someone–more likely a group of people known as a board of directors–that you are ready to take the helm. This means you have to demonstrate that you can lead organizations to hit goals. Manage People Who […]

How To Target The Right Candidate Pool

How To Target The Right Candidate Pool

Become a valuable member of communities. Once you’ve determined what communities you should be targeting, it’s time to become a valued member of these networks. It’s not enough to drop by and drop off a job posting. To really connect with the right talent and expand your candidate pool, you should be contributing in a meaningful […]

Use 2 Minutes To Take On An Unfinished Project

Use 2 Minutes To Take On An Unfinished Project

Sometimes taking on unfinished tasks is bigger than procrastination and just the feeling of being stuck. To make starting simpler, you need to take complete control of how you start. Henrik Edberg at the Positivity Blog recommends making a small, but easy to complete deal with yourself: Make a deal with yourself right now to just work […]

What You Should Wear To An HR Or Recruiting Interview

What You Should Wear To An HR Or Recruiting Interview

So, there’s a wide range of expectations. If you’re still confused, we’ve come up with a few golden rules to make sure your appearance is an asset, rather than a distraction, when you go for that interview. Find out about the dress code. Guidelines for women: Trousers or skirt are fine. The accepted skirt rule is […]

NLRB’s ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Highlights

NLRB’s ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Highlights

Some of the rule’s highlights: Parties may now file representation petitions electronically. The employer must provide the personal email addresses and phone numbers of voters on the voter list so that non-employer parties (a.k.a., organized labor organizations) can communicate with those voters about the upcoming election. The voter list must be provided within two days — […]

Measure Emotional Intelligence With These Great Interview Questions

Measure Emotional Intelligence With These Great Interview Questions

What are two personal habits that have served you well? How good are you at accepting help from others? How good are you at asking for help? What is one of the internal battles to have each day? What makes you angry?   We recommend you also read “The Perfect Job Description Recipe”. Want to […]

The Woman Behind Emma Watson’s Viral Feminism Campaign

The Woman Behind Emma Watson’s Viral Feminism Campaign

Fortune interviewed Nyamayaro. Here is an excerpt: Before actress Emma Watson turned a discussion on gender equality at the United Nations into a viral YouTube video, Elizabeth Nyamayaro, the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women, was hard at work. Nyamayaro is the lesser-known head of the HeForShe campaign, a movement aimed at getting men, not […]

Productivity Isn’t Working More

Productivity Isn’t Working More

In 2015 you (and the people in your organization) should resolve to work less. Some backstory that leads us to that recommendation: For some time now, researchers (as well as many of our own experience and anecdotal evidence), suggest that after some period of work in a day/week, that we begin to actually get less […]

Top HR Influencers On Twitter

Top HR Influencers On Twitter

WittyParrot have compiled a list of 100 Human Resources and Recruiting Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2014 and 2015.   Top 100 HR Influencers To Follow On Twitter from WittyParrot   We recommend you also read “25 Hottest Skills On LinkedIn 2015″. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.  […]

Telecommuting Is The Future

Telecommuting Is The Future

In many companies I partner with, a certain percentage of employees work from home or are virtual employees – contractors or long-term freelancers. The percentage varies (ASTD, SHRM), from 30 to 45 percent, which seems consistent with what I hear from the HR practitioners and leaders that I collaborate with. It seems inevitable, then, that working […]

How Do You Manage Depression In The Workplace?

How Do You Manage Depression In The Workplace?

Long, dark days can exacerbate depression issues. Here’s what you as a manager need to know. Managers and Human Resources departments aren’t counselors or experts in mental health, any more than we’re experts in skin cancer. We don’t spend a great deal of time talking with our employees about how to prevent or treat skin […]

2 Studies On College Recruiting

2 Studies On College Recruiting

Two studies were released this fall that point to a healthy increase in college recruiting for the 2014-2015 school year. One study conducted by Michigan State University’s College Employment Research Institute predicts a 16 percent jump in the hiring of college graduates with bachelor’s degrees for 2014-2015, levels that haven’t been seen since the dot-com […]

Insecurity Is A Compass For Improving Yourself

Insecurity Is A Compass For Improving Yourself

n our modern self-help-infused culture, we treat insecurity like the archenemy. Everyone seems to be in agreement that it’s not only un-evolved or distasteful to feel insecure, but that insecurity itself is hindering us from happiness, love, and success. Here’s why insecurity is a good thing in disguise: Insecurity is a call to action. It’s […]

The World Is Your Office

The World Is Your Office

Where you work is how you think. Your immediate surroundings determine your mindset, the way you generate ideas and solve problems. You can’t break institutional barriers within the walls of your everyday workspace.  Idea spaces come in many forms, but often fall into one of four categories: Stimulation: Spaces that stimulate people’s imagination through new […]

Recruitment Marketing Mistake: Refreshing The Real Thing

Recruitment Marketing Mistake: Refreshing The Real Thing

You probably recognize the logo  – after all, it’s the world’s biggest brand. But you might not have seen it like this before – and the fact that something as simple as switching from red to blue threw you off or confused you for a minute should show how important brand consistency really is. If you […]

1 Reason Why You Should Never Drink At An Office Party

1 Reason Why You Should Never Drink At An Office Party

Tim Sackett posted full version of this funny piece on TLNT: People who drink say the darndest things. Yes you do! That’s why you said it when you were drunk – you didn’t have any filters to stop you from saying it! As an HR Pro, I love going to work functions that involve alcohol. […]

3 Stories That Impacted HR In 2014

3 Stories That Impacted HR In 2014

In May, the big topic, and one that continued for several more months, was HR Certification. SHRM’s announcement that it would be launching its own certification program, in direct competition with the longstanding HRCI, was like “dropping a bomb on the HR community,” John Hollon of TLNT stated. And the ripple effects are still being felt. In August, the […]

5 Hilarious Recruitment Memes

5 Hilarious Recruitment Memes

 Puts some bounce in your Thursday, with these epic recruiting memes collected by Social Talent.             We recommend you also read “Salary Secrets”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at Social Talent

Tips For Writing A CV

Tips For Writing A CV

When providing information on your employment history give as much information as possible on your most recent job providing details on your relevant skills to the job you’re after. Send a covering letter accompanying your CV highlighting your relevant skills for the position you are applying for. Always remember to put your name and contact […]

1 Minute Job Tips

1 Minute Job Tips

It’s not all about what you’ve done in the past; it’s what you can do for the company now. Prepare your references; a bad reference will kill a good offer. Negotiate; starting off a good job with bad benefits can make you bitter. Sleep on it; if they won’t give you a day to ponder […]

Stop Using These Annoying Business Clichés

Stop Using These Annoying Business Clichés

“Drink the Kool-Aid.” “Do you really want to refer to the tragic 1978 Jonestown suicides?” Price asks. If not, say what you really mean. Either, “I agree and give you my full support,” or conversely, “We need more critical examination before making this decision.” “Break down the silos.” “What’s a silo?” asked the employee to her boss, […]

Changes In The Job Search Landscape [Infographic]

Changes In The Job Search Landscape [Infographic]

This is the story of two job seekers. One setting out on his job hunt in 1994, the other in 2014.   We recommend you also read “Create Personal Brand Visibility”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.    Read the source aritcle at Social Talent

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