October 2020 Blog Posts (62)

25 Articles for HR Tech Nerds from September 2020

HR Tech articles being read

At SelectSoftware, we aim to stay on the forefront of HR Tech. Usually it’s by providing unbiased, researched-based guides on every tool from HR chatbots to applicant tracking systems. This time however, we’re shifting the focus to voices other than our own. 

The articles listed below are written by our favorite content creators, thought leaders and innovators in the HR blogosphere. In an industry that’s constantly moving forward, these “People people” keep readers…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on October 31, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

4 Times When Starting Your Career in the Military Is the Right Choice for You

Military life can be a mixture of strenuous activity, rigorous discipline, and a profound sense of duty or accomplishment. Although many people choose to serve for a few years and return to civilian life, others can make a lifelong career out of it. Whatever your choice,…


Added by Anica Oaks on October 29, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments


Is LinkedIn still the best networking platform for senior professionals? Or is it more fine-tuned towards recruitment at a junior to medium level, rather than adding networking value for the highly experienced individual? Vanessa Rogers investigates.

Did you know that it’s really not feasible for us to attempt to relate to, or to nurture, as many as 150 connections? But a recent study of over 2 000 LinkedIn users has shown that most 35- to 44-year-olds have as many as 270 connections;…


Added by Vanessa on October 29, 2020 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Is HR Getting Back To Normal?

Active jobs and jobs per recruiter increasing

A lot of the conversations I have these days with HR leaders, VCs, and entrepreneurs are all about what the next six months is going to look like and if we are "getting back to normal."

While it's impossible to predict the future, sometimes the trends in various datasets can shed insights, and lucky for us we have some data this week :)

CloserIQ is an organizational strategy firm focused on building growth and…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on October 28, 2020 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

10 Benefits of Social Media Marketing For Your Business

Social Media is considered to be one of the most powerful marketing tools because of its usage by the world. According to the HubSpot report, around 2.5 billion users actively use social media daily. These statistics cannot be missed by any marketer and if anyone is missing this tool for the promotion of its business then it is a big mistake. Social media is of great importance which cannot be underestimated as one cannot think to spend a day without scrolling Facebook at least once a day.…


Added by David Simmons on October 28, 2020 at 6:31am — No Comments

Workplace harassment: what every manager needs to know

In recent decades, Australian businesses have become increasingly sensitive to instances of workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying. Whereas not so long ago the bulk of workplace issues and conflicts were typically left to be ‘managed’ in-house, nowadays things are considerably different, forcing CEOs and HR departments…


Added by Debbie Morrison on October 27, 2020 at 11:11pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!!Stachshare!!

Stackshare is a Open Source Software as a Service (SaaS) and developer tool site. By developers for

developer ranked by developers. Stackshare is a little-known site and few have tried to source in it.

Well to do this without worry you need gono further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an…


Added by Dean Da Costa on October 26, 2020 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Picking the right Supply Chain Recruiting Firm

Selecting the right supply chain headhunter or recruiting firm or can be a daunting task these days as there are so many firms to choose from plus each firm is unique in terms of specialization, service offerings, markets and industries served, etc. The consequences of hiring the…


Added by Brian on October 26, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

HR Tech in COVID's New Normal, Week of Sept 23rd

Returning to office during Covid-19 pandemic

Each week we highlight a few of the most interesting HR Tech stories that our readers should be aware of.

This week we're covering the continued release of HR tech solutions during the new normal, even amidst calls for the return to the office.

From diversity and inclusion initiatives to employee engagement tools, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed the rapid pace of HR innovation as we inch nearer to Q4 of 2020.…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on October 26, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Digital Recruitment Strategies for Hiring the Best Tech Talent

Recruiters today perhaps hold one of the most critical and challenging roles in the organization. With thousands of new jobs emerging owing to rapid technological change and consequent scarcity of good technical talent, attracting and hiring quality talent is a…


Added by Pankaj Deshmukh on October 26, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

Top Tips When Writing a Resignation Letter in 2020 and 2021

Offer to assist with the transition

Always offer the employer or manager assistance with transitioning the job duties and responsibilities to another colleague or a new hire. Place this question within the resignation letter's second or third paragraph. And include an offer to help with the transition inside the resignation…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Starbucks Interview Questions

Why do you want to be a Starbucks barista?

Answer: I love coffee. I’ve enjoyed coffee for almost my entire life. And the art of it is something I appreciate. There are subtle differences in the way that coffee can be prepared. And this is what makes every single cup special.

What part of our core values do you resonate…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The 10 Basics of Writing a CV - To Help You Land Your Next Career.

A CV commonly contains the following information:

  • Contact information or resume header
  • Education
  • Relevant experience
  • Research interests
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • References
  • Professional…

Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

10 Weaknesses to Use for the "Strengths and Weaknesses" Interview Question

1. I can be too detail-oriented.

Sample answer: “I can find myself getting too heavily involved in the details of a project. While this is an indicator of my passion for the project, I can spend too much time focusing on the minor details and forget about the holistic needs of the team.”

2. I can care a little too much about our…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

15 Inspirational Quotes to Use at Work to Motivate Employees or Colleagues

Inspirational quotes can be a great way to motivate a colleague, employee, or friend at work. Below are the top 15 inspirational quotes for work taken from the careers website Algrim.co.

Our favorite motivational quote and favorite quote for inspiring great work out of a person or employee.



Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

7 Common Resume Summary Writing Mistakes YOU CANNOT afford to make!

Writing a long story

A resume objective should be three to five sentences, equaling a paragraph at most. A long story describing previous life and current life is going to make for a much longer paragraph. This will distract from the other sections on the resume that are vital to the hiring manager.

Balance the resume objective out…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The 5 Must Read HRTech Stories from This Week

Six Months of COVID-19 Later, Where Are We Now?

Woman working with mask during Covid-19

HCM Technology Report looks back at where we started and where we are now as a workforce during a pandemic. Work days…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on October 23, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Major Things Recruiters Need To Know About Diversity Hiring

Recruiters need to understand that a high-quality workforce is significant to any company. Confusion and concern arise only when you provide employees that the company is unable to retain and your employee-retention graph starts falling way down expectation. Diversity is really important in case of hiring since it provides certain tangible benefits to the company. For example, once a company starts expanding globally, being able to understand and being able to reach out to a wider…


Added by Eli Franklin on October 23, 2020 at 7:12am — No Comments

Innovating Education Access Norms: Income-Sharing Agreements

Access to good education is critical to the overall development of a human being. And that’s true to any person on the planet, across geographies. Besides, access to education decides our earning power, or the ability to earn a livelihood. The future of your next three to four generations depends on what level of education you acquire today. And hence, access to world-class education becomes of paramount importance. But then, the biggest problem with having access to higher education is the…


Added by Lucia Adams on October 23, 2020 at 3:12am — No Comments

Varied Job Roles Associated With a Big Data Career

In the past few years, a plethora of data science job roles have originated, but it’s really difficult to differentiate among them distinctly. Besides, the skill set required is different for different data science job roles. For big data aspirants, fortunately, the job market had kept hot in the past several years, given the unprecedented rise in the generation of digital data. As a matter of fact, 90% of all the world’s data has been produced in the last two years alone. Herein, we will be…


Added by Lucia Adams on October 23, 2020 at 1:22am — No Comments

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