All Blog Posts Tagged 'HR' (986)

It is choice not chance that defines our destiny

Awhile back we posted a blog entry in this space based on the marque of a local church. When I drove by it the other day the announcement of this Sunday's sermon was on the marque and is the title of this post.

I hear everyday people telling me that they know things need to change within the organization, but it will take time and they will wait it out until the organization gets around to changing the culture or the policy, usually by managerial edict.

The problem is that is…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 6, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Can you look at yourself in the mirror?


Can you look at yourself in the mirror?

Long ago I made a promise to myself. I promised myself I would live by 4 simple rules.

  1. I would never do or say anything that would make me not like the person I see when looking in the mirror
  2. I would not  do…

Added by Dean Da Costa on March 2, 2013 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

What is HR Excellence?

We had in one of the first posts here asked you to define what you thought HR Excellence was. From the level of responses I am assuming ( I know the problems with assumptions) that you are having a hard time coming to some sort of consensus. So let me tell you what I feel the components of the definition of HR excellence are:

Achieving HR EXCELLENCE is the result of:

CARING more about your organization than others think wise;

What are…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 28, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recruiting 101: The Secret Hiring Sauce

Recruiting is something that many folks simply happen in to. Expedia's Jeremy Langhan did, I did and countless other recruiters will tell you a similar tale. While some of us are naturally gifted and others need a bit more polish the truth is, there are basics that everyone needs to learn. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of corporate recruiting.

The secret hiring sauce is like any other finely tuned recipe, it changes subtly over time. It may have different high and low…


Added by Raj Sheth on February 26, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Want to write a great HR blog? Leave the Industry

I was…


Added by Michael Wright on February 26, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

What is HR in Charge of?

Human Resources is different than recruiting which is different than hiring. If you find yourself at a small company, chances are you may find yourself doing all three jobs, sometimes all in one day. Here are some basic primers on each job and how to manage them when you're wearing more than one hat in the hiring department.

Breaking down HR: in some corners of the internet you will find a nested menu of all the categories that HR has ever been responsible for. And then, if you are…


Added by Raj Sheth on February 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Why do I Love being a Staffing Professional!!

                                                         Why do I Love being a Staffing Professional!!

So I have been in staffing for over 20 years. In fact it was 20 years last week. It started me thinking why did I get involved in staffing, why do I love it so much. Now some who are in staffing will say it is…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 20, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments

A Death in the Work Family

Whenever you walk in on someone crying, you can’t help but think “who died"? Yesterday, tragically, my question was the right one. I learned that a very close co-worker had passed unexpectedly the night before.

This news comes on the heels of a previous loss last week – one of our sales people died. HR had already done what they do in these instances – made sure everyone had the EAP number, worked with leadership to pass along information while retaining privacy for the family, looked…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on February 14, 2013 at 9:43am — 13 Comments

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Evolution Of Reference Checking Into A Strategic Hiring Solution

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Added by Ryan Leary on February 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The 13 Documents You Need to Start Your HR Department

Remember when you got to go to camp or on a field trip as a kid and there was always that handy dandy checklist to help you pack? Wouldn't it be nice if that were something that you got in real life too? Just like we talked about last week, we're doing a great series called "The First in HR" and we want to give you real tools that you can use every day. 

Building an HR Department within a new or established company is going to take some work, but with a solid plan and…


Added by Raj Sheth on February 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Those People

While checking my LinkedIn groups this morning I found this post from Seth Godin

At a recent seminar, a woman who helps run a community college stood up to ask a question.

"Well, the bad news," she said, "is that we have to let everyone in. And the truth is, many of these kids just can't be the leaders you're describing, can't make art. We need people to do manual…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 12, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments

Let's Play HR

To my HR purist friends I apologize if you think I believe that HR does not have a vital role within our organizations.I am in no way equating HR to playing the child game of house. What I am suggesting is that there is a new visitor in  the neighborhood.

For some time I have had some elementary interest in a new tool to increase employee engagement called gamification. It came to the forefront when I received a LinkedIn Invite from Noreen Poli of…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 10, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

UK Employment: The Jobs, The Money, The Issues [Infographic]

Added by Tim Spagnola on February 5, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Mirror , Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fairest of them all?

On two separate times in the past week, my inbox contained entries which centered around the image that the corporation puts forth to the marketplace. In each one to some degree the organizations involved forgot what their purpose is -- to acquire and maintain customers. To do that we need to have the "right person, in the right job, at the right time and in the right place."

Consider these events. The first involved a cheerleader on the Baltimore Ravens. She was banned from being…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 3, 2013 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

The moving target that is the job Description!!

The moving target that is the job Description!!

We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments



I almost can't believe I am actually saying those words, but YES(!) I am retired.

My LinkedIn account  is closed (can't seem to figure out how to actually close it so I just deleted everything) and I will no longer be on Twitter.  This will be my last entry on Recruiting Blogs…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on February 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 15 Comments

The Impact of Your Footprint on Your Workforce

Some business owners and HR managers may think that getting the best employees means offering the best benefits, including 401(k) contribution plans and an easy-going working environment. However, those aren’t the only things applicants want to see. Those types of benefits make something a good job. More and more, people want to work for companies that are environmentally-conscience and contribute to product/service…


Added by Erica Bell on January 29, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 1.19.13 to 1.25.13

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about candidate experience, social recruiting, HR’s future, Facebook vs. LinkedIn and HR / recruiting conferences.

And as it was released before this one, here is…


Added by Chris Brablc on January 25, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Constructive versus Destructive!!

Constructive versus Destructive!!

So over the last few months, I have read allot of posts, replies to posts, etc that have been made in various social media sites, from Twitter, ere, facebook and more. Over that time I have come to realize there are basically 3 types of…


Added by Dean Da Costa on January 24, 2013 at 10:33pm — No Comments

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