I'm talking about motivation. Do you know what motivates your employees to get out of bed in the morning? With Millennials in the workforce, employers are scrambling to "figure them out." What do they like and dislike? What are their goals? What motivates them? But when you attempt to answer these questions, generalization isn't effective. Each person is unique and it is the understanding of what makes them an individual will will make or break your… Continue
Last week we joined the Silicon Valley chapter of the NCHRA at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. The evening event billed as the Summer Social brought together members of the regional HR community including some interesting guest speakers and local vendors.
We want to quickly share some of our takeaways from the event.
Project Hired is a great organization and it’s time to get involved
For those of you… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on September 22, 2009 at 11:55am —
One of the systemic errors that I see corporations and Recruiting departments making is that they are treating hiring as a "zero sum game".
The name comes from the fact that there are some games where the sum of the player's payoffs at the end of the game sum to zero. Poker is a good example. Imagine you and I play head's up poker. If at the end of the night I'm up $20 then, by definition, you are down $20. Our payoffs, plus… Continue
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Systel is an IT Solutions organization, which offers a variety of products and services to premium customers globally. With its relentless focus on customer satisfaction, acquisition of the best DNA and robust processes, the company has moved from strength to strength expanding its offerings and customer base. We offer full life cycle of solutions to our customers from conception to maintenance.
Systel today has… Continue
Added by Sabareesh on September 22, 2009 at 5:35am —
With a career span of 36 years in global IT industry gained from industry stalwarts like HCL India, HP, and Groupe Bull Middle East Vijay Kumar is a practising Consultant who helps his client companies expand their horizons, literally. Consult Genie gleans some first hand experiences from him to see what it is like to be a consultant:
Read full interview at http://blog.consultgenie.com/2009/09/07/essentials-for-success-in-consulting/
Added by Sia Collins on September 22, 2009 at 3:36am —
Small glimpses of a recovery for both the Australian and UK recruitment industry may be coming into view, but times remain tight and recruiters have to scrap for every client, every order. One thing the recession has done, is highlight the paucity of true consulting skills across our profession. Years of talent shortages and desperate clients have allowed ‘résumé shufflers’ to succeed, even thrive, and the ability to actually connect with clients, service them as “trusted advisors” has been… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on September 21, 2009 at 10:19pm —
An unnamed number of years ago when I ventured into my first social media outlet (the uber-trendy Xanga world that all the cool kids were into), it never would have dawned on me to include business associates and coworkers in my list of “friends.” I was fairly certain that these professionals weren’t all that likely to be interested in my ever-changing sparkly kitten-themed pages with 80’s hair band music, nor I theirs. And heart-wrenching public updates about how a certain dysfunctional family… Continue
I currently have an opportunity with a high priority telecom client for the position of BREW Support Engineer. The hiring manager is looking for a BREW Engineer with BREW development experience to expedite BREW Application development for Verizon Wireless products.
1. Functional testing of BREW applications for Verizon Wireless products
2. Support troubleshooting process for issues regarding BREW Development and Verizon Wireless
3. General support on… Continue
Added by Nikki Brown on September 21, 2009 at 4:39pm —
In reviewing your resume and discussing with you your experiences and areas of interest, I’ve come to the determination that you seem to have a gap between what you have done, what you’re capable of doing and what you ultimately want to do.
Often times, I visit with professionals who don’t have a clear idea of what their true capabilities or strengths are. Your case is different. While you clearly know and can prove via your established track record what… Continue
The New York Times recently covered a story on a “new species” of social clubs that have been popping up throughout the country. In light of high unemployment rates, job seekers everywhere have been forming clubs to cope, vent, and attempt to network their way back into the work force.
Job clubs, or what might be more appropriately deemed “jobless” clubs, are not an entirely new phenomenon, but their popularity has grown tremendously in 2009.… Continue
As I referenced in my free September newsletter (contact me if you are not already on the e-mailing list)...surveys of top level executives show that one of the biggest fears with the "down" economy is......what impact the recovery will have on their own staff!
It only makes sense that since many employees go into lock-down mode during a tough economy, as the market recovers and companies begin to hire again, employees become curious about checking out other options for career advancement.… Continue
Amongst constant media attention and countless blog posts, Social media is here to stay. And you better get used to it. I here a great deal of job seekers still asking “WHY DO I NEED TO DO THAT?” If that is a question on your mind or if you simply do not know how to get involved, this series is for you. The focus will be to understand the importance of social media in the job search and workplace environments, plus how to leverage that to achieve your next job or enhance your current… Continue
If you write a lousy job description, chances are you'll get a lousy response rate. Having run my own local job boards for the past 10 years I cant tell you how many times I've seen bad job descriptions.
Job postings should inspire people to apply, not the opposite. The branding you place on these 'mini-stories' should mirror your corporate culture and promote your company as a great place to… Continue
Find yourself drunk with envy at your highly successful working friends? Having trouble saying “No” to every network invite you receive? Tired of the rejection, invitation, rejection? Too busy counting the increase in the number of unemployed this week? Well, I’m sorry to say the diagnosis is in, you are a jobaholic! Obsessed, worrying about the job you have or the one you are about to lose. Don’t worry, there is a guaranteed 3 step program that will help you combat your addiction no matter… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on September 20, 2009 at 11:16pm —
The definition and very nature of contact information is changing.
Why is this important? If you are not able to connect with people, you cannot sell to them, you cannot recruit them, you cannot market to them. As I talked about in the video intro, things are changing. If there was a contact information historian, it would be me.
What gets me irritated is when something gets reported as the "next best thing", when in reality, it is simply, the… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on September 19, 2009 at 11:57pm —