September 2013 Blog Posts (145)

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

College Grads Looking

Rich Peterson strongly believes getting off of Facebook and YouTube and landing on LinkedIn is the first step to securing a job. It’s an absolute must to create a LinkedIn profile by the time you’re a senior in college, but it’s an even better idea to start as a freshman.

Link into as many people as you possibly can. Start to…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Meaningless Interview Questions

Rich Peterson shared that all those meaningless interview questions actually have a purpose. That’s why everyone uses them. The interviewer is testing your ability to interact with others. By putting you on the spot, your answer gives the interviewer an idea of how you present yourself in a social and professional setting and a glimpse of what you think the most important facts about yourself…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments



Rich Peterson says, "Encouraging maternity leave during the last month of pregnancy and well into the postpartum period may foster better outcomes for mother and child alike."

Maternity leave makes good health sense, as well as good  economic sense.

Many women from low- and middle-income families can't  afford to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave, as…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Social Media Owns Us!

Rich Peterson says, "Social Media basically owns us and influences everything we do."

Prior to the Internet, we relied on the people around us. Today, it's too easy to be "Liked" and have anyone publish anything they want anywhere. We need to return to our roots and stick with the folks we trust.

Social Media owns us. It…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Technical School vs. Four-Year Colleges: Which One is Right for You?

Education has never been more important for finding a rewarding and well-paying job. Job opportunities for those with only a high school education are increasingly more disposed to get part time and minimum wage jobs. If you are looking to start a career or switch careers, obtaining additional education and learning new skill sets is all…


Added by Rosie Wells on September 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Ways to help you get an Employee !!

Are you new to the field of business? Wondering what would it take to run your organization? Setting up a new branch in a different city? It might be a bit difficult in finding a potential employee, especially for those companies which are new to business. Unless or until any kind of special facilities are provided there won’t be much turn out. If the company…


Added by Neelam Mestry on September 14, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

[WEBINAR] What to do during the first 30 days of a job

First impressions count, even after landing a dream job. To help current and prospective students and job seekers build a lasting career, Bryant & Stratton College Online today announced a new session focused on the first 30 days of a new job. The webinar titled “Your First 30 Days on the Job,” is part of its ongoing free employ ability…


Added by Kavitha T on September 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Social Collaboration and Learning

Social networking and the ease of communication that technology has brought have forever changed the way we interact. These tools have also changed the way we learn. Social collaboration integrated with learning management is a new trend in interactive learning management systems.

Leaders in the …


Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Get off the Bench

My local churches have come through again. One of them has a sermon posted for this weekend titled Get off the Bench. It made me think for a moment about how that would apply to HR. When you think about it that is where HR is today. We are on that bench. We as HR professionals seem to be complacent with staying in one position even if that leads us to be…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on September 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

On Becoming Discoverable - advice for job applicants

Eventually there comes a time in every period of employment that an employee starts to imagine the greener pastures that exist in other offices.  It's not that they've been courted by an unscrupulous recruiter, it's not that they are moving town or countries, it's not even that they've been fired for stealing stationery supplies and selling them on eBay. They've…


Added by Matt Buckland on September 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

On the Cultural Normalization of the Recruitment Process

The recruitment process of old is long dead. The didactic hierarchy of employer as king and the cowering potential employee grateful for the opportunity "just to be here" is over.  In the tired metaphor of the "War for Talent", talent has won. Employers must now be more venturesome than ever before in their sourcing and courting of talent to add to their organisations.  We have seen the growth of…


Added by Matt Buckland on September 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Finding "The One" in Recruiting - It's all About Fit.

It's nearing the end of a very interesting week.  There were offers, an offer rescind, a few twists and turns, and moments where I look back to say I still love my job, and yet the rewards far outweigh the challenges.

What is it about staffing that keeps us up at night?  What is it that propels us to come to work each day, slog out a few more screens, try to keep offers coming, and keep all links and cogs in the moving pattern of our staffing momentum up? …


Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 12, 2013 at 8:32pm — 1 Comment

Linkedin Jobseeker Premium

I read an interesting article the other day about how LinkedIn is offering a premium to jobseekers to highlight their profile and ranking them higher in the results than those more qualified in the search results for employers paying for posts.


Is Linkedin Cheating Employers and Job Seekers…


Added by Roni Zapin on September 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Virtual Career Fairs: Are They Worth Your Time?

The traditional job fair has a long history. It used to be that candidates would meet at a specific location selected by a company or group of companies and recruiters would make contact and begin the vetting and selection of the right candidate for specific job positions.

Today, virtual career fairs are attracting both job seekers and recruiters for a variety of reasons, not the least…


Added by Bev R. Sninchak on September 12, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is Your Interviewing As Bad As Google's?

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger George Ehinger.

Stop the interviewing! Right now. Cancel any that you have your calendar, tell the candidate to leave, whatever it takes.

I mean it.  Before you spend another minute interviewing you need to be sure that this critical step in your hiring process isn’t falling prey to the bias…


Added by Elise Jennings on September 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Obamacare Deadline: Do Recruiters with Employees Have to Comply?

A major deadline for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the healthcare reform law also known as Obamacare, is coming up fast. If a recruiter has even one employee, they will likely have to comply.

The ACA requires employers to provide employees with a notice about coverage options available through the Marketplace,…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Some Fantastic Pearls of Management Wisdom From Phil Libin

Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote has a reputation for his untraditional management style. Instead of following the mold of those before him, Libin decided to take a step back and really concentrate on what he wanted the culture of Evernote…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Perfect Job Title

Organizations from big to small have their own way of doing things. Smaller companies might call a receptionist a “Front Desk Warrior” while a larger company’s job ad might say “Administrative Clerk”. There are dozens of titles for the same position. As recruiters and hiring managers get more creative with their titles, their jobs ads get less and less…


Added by Raj Sheth on September 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Online media: Where candidates have a voice…

Over the last week, the news stations have been reporting on two separate incidents when candidates and customers have taken to social and online media to make themselves heard. The global coverage and influence these events have had highlight the ease at which candidates and customers can now share their views. Online media has long given the everyday individual a public voice but these…


Added by Laura Purt on September 12, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

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