All Blog Posts Tagged 'Business' (72)

US Adds 248,000 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.9%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics September Employment Situation Summary, 248,000 jobs were added to the economy, the unemployment rate dropped .2 percentage points to 5.9%, and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 329,000. Compared to a year ago, the unemployment rate is down by 1.3%. Job growth in the US marks a 12-month average monthly gain of…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 3, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

The Stress of Business Travel is Costing You!

Business travel is simply a part of many of our professional lives. Whether you enjoy getting out of the state for a bit, or dread the time away, traveling today presents its stressors for everyone. HEC and Carlson Wagonlit did a pretty rad job of putting this infographic together by gender and professional level on the stresses of…

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Added by Julie Salerno on May 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Your Recruitment Team Gang Members

As the war for talent amps up, recruiting gangs are popping up across the nation. Recruitment is beefing up by blurring the departmental lines and creating entire gangs dedicated to their efforts. Traditional recruitment efforts aren’t cutting it anymore and recruiters are getting serious about their attraction tools…

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Added by Raj Sheth on May 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Actions have Consequences, choose wisely

The source for many of my posts over the years has been the local churches announcing their upcoming sermons for the Sunday services and this one is no different. Originally I thought about this in a different context but the events of the past week have changed my focus.

We are involved in an ever-changing world and these changes require that we change our focus and approaches in order to successfully deal with those changes.  They require us to change our corporate culture. Newton’s…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Want To Win The Talent War? Identify Top Talent Faster. Here’s How.

Imagine 100 stones were dropped on the ground and 40 people were allowed to look through them. Some of the stones were precious gems, others valuable – but not as valuable – quartz and others were worthless fool’s gold; although they all look similar to the untrained eye. In that case, who…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

How 3 Major Companies Do Telework

Do you remember reading about Robert Crandall, former head of American Airlines, calculating that if they removed just one olive from every salad served to passengers, nobody would notice, and the airline would save $100,000 a year? Innovative thinkers like Crandall have made telecommuting their olive. The larger the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Honesty in little things is not a little thing

If we poll our employee population, you are very likely going to hear the response that they are looking for an authentic work environment. But just what does authentic mean?

Dictionary.com defines the term as “not false or copied; genuine; real” So look at your organization or your functional area of…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Human Capital: Assets or Chattel?

Like most HR professionals my inbox is bombarded with data almost all day. But one caught my eye the other day, which led me to begin to think about the question I posed in the title to this post.

One of the posts I get is from the Networked Lawyer…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on January 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Engineering Innovation, The Real Way To Create More Jobs: Part 1 of 3

This is the first in a series of three articles I have created for you to cultivate your inventiveness. Research has shown that innovation can be nurtured with coaching. Furthermore, new innovations give rise to new companies and plenty of new jobs.

Many large companies like General Motors (GM) have had their “hands out” looking for bailouts during this and past recessions. However, research from the Small…

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Added by Scott Sargis on December 14, 2013 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

You Have an Exit Plan, But What About a Growth Plan?

There are several metrics that small business owners can use to gauge their success, but growth has always been a strong indicator of how a small business is doing. Hiring has and always will be the strongest indicator of growth, which is in turn an indicator of success.

Regardless of…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 8, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

Making Your First Hire

We all have to start somewhere. Making that first hire is vital because it sets the tone for all future hires. This is the point where small companies will start building their company culture, so it’s important to start off right. There comes a time when small business owners have to make the decision to grow and…

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Added by Raj Sheth on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The REKRUTR Vault : Name Gathering - What's the Magic Word?

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Added by Amy McDonald on July 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Becoming More Transparent

 Transparency in business is steadily becoming common practice. Businesses currently have a decision to make, they can keep those doors closed, or let it all hang out. Globalization, social media and the advent of sites like …

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Handling business calls the right way

I am constantly amazed at how poorly many company switchboards handle incoming telephone calls. How your phone is answered and how that call is handled says so much about your business.

Just today whilst phoning clients and prospective clients I have had company names barked at me, been put on hold…

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Added by james nathan on May 17, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

What Does Your Business Say About You?

One reason I find business so fascinating is the intrinsic ability to create something so unique and specific.

Enzo Ferrari created a company that sells and races absolutely mad expensive cars and carries enormous prestige. It didn't just "happen". He envisioned it, he planned it, he worked at it, and he enjoyed it. The same applies to every other great company. The inverse is true for the mentally handicapped companies.

Anyone who thinks great companies are a matter of "right…

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Added by TJ on May 12, 2013 at 3:47am — No Comments

Do Your Employees Even Need a Social Media Policy?

Social media policies weren’t something companies even needed to deal with just a few short years ago. Now they’re a hot topic for most HR pros, especially if you’re the first one hiring in your company. Setting up an HR Department requires thinking through this potentially thorny issue. And it’s not just for small companies, when attracting the right talent, all companies need to recognize the importance of…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

7 ways to make networking a pleasant experience

They say timing is everything. Nothing illustrated this more than when I entered a hall full of networkers today, and a woman I had never met approached me before I even put my dollar in the contribution jar. It was as if she came out of nowhere like a dive-bombing sparrow from the sky.

Honestly, I…

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Added by Bob McIntosh on March 17, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Tuesday Tip: Customer Service IS Key (From both sides of the Counter) #fail,#nofail

 One of the first things that you really should concern yourself with as a new employee is how you provide service to your client. I know this can be seen as a two-way street; as most of us spend numerous hours when we are not working, spending our hard-earned money as consumers. Don't let what you experience become…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on September 25, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

The 'Lucky Seven' Business Development Strategies for Recruiters

Nothing interests a CEO more than the topic of increasing revenue. Nothing.  If anyone tries to tell you different, they may be fooling themselves.  Sure, leading a company to greatness takes specific skills that are both innate and learned but the most important aspect of being a CEO is creating the pathways that will…

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Added by Reena Gupta on August 3, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The Leadership Needle in the Haystack

How do we know when we’ve found a great leader? What differentiates the effective leader from the high performer, the effective manager, the superb executor? The great leader is the proverbial needle in the haystack. But when you know what sets them apart, they can be identified with confidence.

What defines a great leader? The answer is surprisingly simple: followers. There is great wisdom in that observation. Leaders engage in five consistent and specific…

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Added by Thomas Spry on December 1, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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