Featured Blog Posts – September 2015 Archive (58)

What Does HR Stand for?

Have you ever been horseback riding?  I am solidly in what can only be considered the novice camp.  The last time I went horseback riding I was matched up with what appeared to be the oldest horse in the stable. The fact his name was “Old Blue” should have been a tip off.  I was joining a group ride, so as we all mounted our mighty steeds I discovered Old Blue only had 2…


Added by Daniel Fogel on September 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting: Targeting Millennials, The New Majority

It's official...there are more Millennials in the American workforce than any other generation, including Baby Boomers and Generation X. Considering that Millennials hold starkly different workplace values than the generations before them, how prepared is your company to not only survive this changing employment landscape, but attract the best…


Added by Ryan Naylor on September 29, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

4 Ways HR Practitioners Can Continue to Grow

The world is not going to …


Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 29, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

The new kids in town: a roundup of new recruiting sites

Just like that horrible Eagles song, the new recruiting sites keep rolling along. I did my last round up of new job boards and recruiting sites a few months back – and here I am again with a new list. Let’s take a look at…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

6 Ways to Stop Competitors from Poaching your Talent

A competitors poaching of new recruits is every recruiter’s nightmare, especially if it involves a lot of time and effort invested in the process on the part of the recruiter to find that right candidate. As if this isn’t enough, but now we have to watch out for new employees being poached by competitors. Now that’s just great….; that’s just what I need right…


Added by Sourcing Adda on September 29, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

7 Secrets Only Successful Onboarding Programs Know

Onboarding is like a strategic game of chess, but instead of …


Added by Christine Marino on September 28, 2015 at 9:45am — No Comments

Proactively Acquiring Employee Referrals?

Every year I see the CareerXRoad Source of Hire Survey and also recently I saw SilkRoad’s Top Sources of Hire 2015 Report, and I consistently see employee…


Added by Eric Putkonen on September 28, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Learn How the 2015 Fortune 500 Use Recruitment Marketing

Recruiters understand that the talent acquisition universe has changed. Candidates have more choices than ever before.  The labor market has improved, unemployment is at a…


Added by Lori Sylvia on September 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Employers Be Like, FML…A

Let me begin by saying, the Family and Medical Leave Act is vital in protecting employees’ rights and obligations outside of work. The workplace isn’t a vacuum in which the outside world has no effect. It is quite the opposite; most of the time, life…


Added by Maren Hogan on September 25, 2015 at 10:10am — No Comments

Not Getting Any Bites? 4 Fixes for Your Job Listing

Crafting the perfect job advert is no easy task. Not only does creating the content of job ads usually fall quite far down a priority list for recruiters and HR teams, but it’s also hard work knowing how to engage the right audience and make a job listing stand out. If the job listing that you’ve posted isn’t having the desired effect, here are four…


Added by Ron Stewart on September 25, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments

Personalizing Your Hiring Process

Has hiring got you down in the dumps?  You're likely not alone. Just do an internet search and you'll see scores of recruiters saying hiring is getting increasingly difficult.  They claim there's a lack of talent.  They claim there's too much competition.  And at the end of the day, many of these recruiters are likely not looking at the one thing that they can control: their…


Added by Catherine Hess on September 24, 2015 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Building the Best Job Advertisement in 3 Parts

The hardest part of posting a new job advertisement is building the description itself. You know what the job entails and you even have a perfect candidate in mind, but how do…


Added by Joe Weinlick on September 24, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Discerners A New Series by Steve Levy and Maureen Sharib Chapter 1 Ballscon

The Discerners A NEW Series by Steve Levy and Maureen Sharib

Chapter 1

Ballscon / Day One / Morning Session

“Omygawd she wants us to move?” the pretty twenty-something long-haired brunette hissed as she leaned in, uncrossing her long, thong-footed legs in…


Added by Maureen Sharib on September 24, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

What does Your LinkedIn Profile Picture Say about You?

In a world of increasingly complex technology, where we are more and more connected each day and our every move is documented online, why is it that so many people have a ‘blind spot’ for their LinkedIn profile? You would be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t regularly update a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, but why are so many LinkedIn profiles left forgotten…


Added by Fiona Grimmer on September 22, 2015 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Is Hiring the Most Important Thing You Do?

Yes… no…. depends? It is a question I most often ask of every manager or leader I meet for the first time, whether a prospective client, an existing client, or a new colleague. One simple answer speaks volumes about mindset and puts a stake in the ground indicating where the conversation, if there is to be one, needs to start and where it needs to lead. We are…


Added by Skip Graham on September 22, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Why Authentic Storytelling Matters for your Employer Brand

Our people are our greatest asset.

We offer great upward mobility. 

We like to work hard and play hard.

I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrases before.  Honestly there are a lot of us who have uttered them before ourselves.   The thing is, when the phrases are so commonplace and everyone is saying the same things, it strips any real meaning from the…


Added by Daniel Fogel on September 22, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Recruiting For Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a topic that comes up regularly and many companies conduct surveys in an attempt to measure employ engagement.

Unfortunately, it is reported to be low. …


Added by Eric Putkonen on September 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Make Your Online Footprint Attractive to Employers

When you apply for a job, your potential employer is going to conduct an online search of you if they're even remotely interested in hiring you.

You won't have any pre-notification that they're going to do the search, so make sure you're prepared ahead of time.

Your online footprint refers to any of the results that turn up when someone searches…


Added by Dave on September 21, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Awakening Your Hiring Managers to OFCCP Compliance and Its Importance

As HR Practitioners, we can all agree that any new legislation that adds work to our desks is generally unwelcomed. In 2013, when the OFCCP asked for increased due diligence on the part of employers where self-identification requirements, good faith efforts and applicant data collection on individuals with disabilities among other things; HR people working for federal…


Added by Janine Truitt on September 21, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hiring for Cultural Fit Doesn’t Mean You’re Hiring Friends

We hear it time and time again, …


Added by Ryan Mead on September 18, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

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