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Archive for February 2015

What It Takes to Build a High-Performance Workforce

Been in the workforce a while? You’ve probably had a job or two that wasn’t ideal, or maybe even one that you grew to despise. You had to endure ridiculous rules, multiple opposing and contradictory bosses, do without programs for motivation, and suffer without opportunities to grow or advance. When you didn’t have anything to…

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Exciting HR and Workforce Trends for 2015

2015 is off to a cold, cold start but there are plenty of hot topics in Human Resources (HR) this year. Employees as brand ambassadors, digitized corporate learning, wearable gadgets at work, and social HR are all developing areas that fall to HR for monitoring and guidance.   Employees as Brand Ambassadors Instead of fearing…

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Must-Reads for Recruiters

Recruiters are busy multi-taskers, on the phone, email, text, and online all day, working in social media, meeting with clients and candidates. There’s not a lot of time to squeeze in any extracurricular activities but recruiters have to keep up with the latest books and studies about recruiting. Why? To stay current on the newest…

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3 Employee Engagement Killers to Avoid

We’ve all heard about the crisis of employee disengagement. Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report found that almost three quarters of U.S. workers are disengaged at work, costing employers a whopping $550 billion a year. While there are plenty of things employers can do to improve employee engagement, it’s even more important to be…

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What Does the Future of Human Resources Look Like?

Whether you’re an entry-level human resources representative fresh out of college, a one-stop HR shop in a small business, or a talent management professional for a national or global organization, your job in human resources as we know it today will change as surely as business technologies and trends are changing even as you read…

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Improve your Hiring Process with One-Day Offers

Be honest about your hiring process. How long does it take to extend an offer to a candidate at your company? Three weeks? Longer?  All your efforts to find top salespeople or the best software developers  won’t matter if your hiring process takes too long in regard to extending job offers. Recruiting and HR expert…

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What Does a Top Employer Brand Look Like?

Do you know what candidates think of your company as a place to work? Do your employees talk about your company in glowing terms, able to cite the corporate mission and vision? If you’ve developed a strong employer brand, you’ll be able to answer yes to both of these questions. If not, you’re not taking…

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Do your Job Descriptions Stink?

Do your job descriptions consist of major objectives, essential functions, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities, and prerequisites? Do you use them on the career section of your website, during the recruiting process, and in employment advertising? This document has more impact during the recruiting process than many realize, and it’s a mistake to use long,…

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IT Recruiting – You're Doing It Wrong

Dice reports that tech unemployment was 2.5 percent at the end of 2014 and has been declining steadily since the end of 2013. All tech specialties have enjoyed unemployment lower than the national rate even during the worst of the recession, making recruiting for IT very competitive. Do you understand IT recruiting today? HR and…

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Why You Should Use Twitter for Recruiting?

Are you using Twitter for recruiting? If not, maybe you need to see some statistics. 34 percent of job seekers use Twitter to find work, a 26 percent increase from 2011 according to Jobvite. 11 percent found out about a job from a Twitter share, also according to Jobvite. And Twitter reports that there are…

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