All Blog Posts Tagged 'HR' (796)

Why companies have unfilled jobs

My fellow blogger, Cindy Kraft of CFO-Coach, was kind enough to ask me my thoughts on this topic, which she blogged about.

Her starting point was a recent SmartBrief poll, in which 72.5% of surveyed companies indicated they had unfilled openings.

My first impression on seeing the poll was…


Added by Samuel Dergel - CFO2Grow on December 15, 2010 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

What if the Unemployed possessed Killer Recruiter Skills?

The holidays are right around the corner where it’s now a time to reflect on the year that is near its end and, 2011, the new year to come. A time to get together with close friends and family and perhaps ... A time to think of those not so fortunate - where volunteering to help those in need might be a reminder of how thankful and grateful we should be..., for what we do have.…


Added by Paul Alfred on December 12, 2010 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Is Staffing HR’s Rebellious Child?

In the corporate world, the staffing department is almost always part of the HR department. Over the years, some protagonists have argued that the staffing department should be separate to HR. That discussion is not the subject of this particular post. This post is about the relationship between the staffing department and HR, a relationship that is often tenuous at best and a relationship that often doesn't work as well as it should.

Staffing is responsible for…


Added by Simon Meth on December 11, 2010 at 1:24pm — 10 Comments

Recommendations do they really work???

Recommendations do they really work???…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 7, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Recruiter-candidate relationship Q & A


Added by Samantha Poliseno on December 7, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Reference checks do they really work???

Reference Checks do they really work???

This is the 2nd…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

On the Trail for “Qualified” Candidates ...!

You just got off the phone from a Client who has not had the need to call you in 8 months a…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 28, 2010 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

Can You Avoid Moonlighting In Your Organization?

Nowadays, many employers are confronted with a situation where their employees have a

second job or engage in multiple job-holding, commonly known as “moonlighting”.

Employees may moonlight for several reasons, including:

  • To gain experience or “test the water” in different jobs before making a final career decision.
  • To obtain additional income.(This reason seems to be more prevalent these days as the number of moonlighters rises.)
  • To fulfill a…

Added by Ilona Jerabek on November 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Reference checks, Background checks and Recommendations, do they really work???

Over the next several posts we are going to discuss Background checks, Reference checks,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 23, 2010 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment

Five Frustrating Employee Habits

Sometimes the simplest of employee problems can end up making big waves down the line – here are five common employee problems and suggestions on how to diffuse them before they end up causing you more trouble than you would like.

1. Absenteeism and Tardiness. When an employee misses work, it not only costs money but can inconvenience customers and co-workers. When it comes to issues with tardiness and absenteeism, strict policy…


Added by Tim Giehll on November 22, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Are you contemplating changing lanes? Is it time for a career change?

The last two years our economy has really given us all a good shake. It was a cold hard slap for many who believed they were secure in their careers but received the “golden boot” out the door instead. Others went to great lengths to remain under the radar for fear of being the next on the booting block, if Bob the company’s most committed employee got the pink slip everyone knows no one is safe!

One of the strangest but arguably potentially coolest side-effects of being the receiver…


Added by Lisa Switzer on November 22, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

And now You’re Director of Talent Management!

Its 5 am on Monday morning and you’re up ... But Holdup! (My Jamaican expression for wait a minute) You don’t get up this early on a Monday for work, after all you’re one of the Recruitment Player Veterans who normally strolls in at 10am for work after you’ve had your work out at the gym, Juice, coffee and bagel with cream cheese; oh yea let`s not forget your morning newspaper...…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 21, 2010 at 11:47am — 10 Comments

Your Online Image - The Real Job Board

By Tim Yandel

Remember when using the internet while at work was restricted? You know, the dark days when you only had a few sites you could go to that

were "allowed" in your organization and any attempt to educate the

Internet Warden (boss) was a disaster that ended up backfiring in some

ridiculous way that you never saw coming. I'm not talking about porn

sites here, but the new "social networking" fad that everyone… Continue

Added by Justin Miller on November 19, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments

Hiring The Right Personality

A large part of the human capital supply chain is the acquisition and sourcing of many talents – but the process of obtaining these assets in the first place is also an important detail. Resumes are read, interviewees are spoken to, and decisions are made. Quality hiring practices are too frequently abandoned because of the inconvenience of finding the proper employee in a sufficient amount of time. There are a number of ways to ease the process and the one I’m addressing today is…


Added by Tim Giehll on November 17, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Preparing for Counter Offers before they Occur!

Slouch’s blog post on “ A Counter Offer of Biblical Proportions” enticed me to share some thoughts on why it’s important to deal with the Counter Offer issue very early on in the recruitment cycle; regardless of whether or not your candidate will get a Counter Offer.…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 17, 2010 at 9:38am — 35 Comments

Hiring Managers and the Matrix !!

Hiring Managers and the Matrix !!

In this, the last of the four part series on metrics' and goals, we will discuss a little know, but important metric. The metrics' by which we measure our hiring managers. That is right; your hiring manager should be goaled on staffing orientated metrics also. After all, they play a very important part in hiring and in the end, it is for them.

In one of my previous blog entries, I mentioned the team "hiring team".…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 16, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Unemployment Pays Better Than Working!

Staffing Software

A recent article on has some interesting numbers:

  • 17% of unemployed…

Added by Tim Giehll on November 15, 2010 at 11:04am — 2 Comments

TOPGUN Peak Pressure Performance

Recently I attended a banquet and had the opportunity to meet and listen to Commander Bill Driscoll present on "How to maximize your peak pressure performance." Commander Driscoll is a member of the Navy's first and only team of jet-missile aces with the shoot down of five enemy fighters in combat. He is one of the highest decorated living Naval Flight Officers of the past 50 years. His major awards include the Navy Cross, two Silver… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on November 11, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Is your Professional and Personal Identity online the same and why?

Lets paint the scene with a little fiction ...

Jane a Manager of HR for a prestigious advertising firm had finally been given the go ahead from the HR…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 11, 2010 at 12:42pm — 12 Comments

Where do job descriptions go to die?

I wish I could find a lovely place to send job descriptions to die.

You know what I want instead? Job clouds.

Doesn't that sound lovely?

A job cloud is a lovely, puffy arrangement of projects and functions that need to be completed in order for a company to be successful. Job clouds can overlap across functional areas as the needs of the company change and the people in each cloud can change as their experience and education…


Added by Jessica Nicholas on November 11, 2010 at 10:53am — 4 Comments

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