“Screw your cubicle farm!” The free agent nation is here.
In 2001, Dan Pink published a bestselling and forward-thinking business book titled Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. By all current reports, that future has arrived.
If the millennial generation will become predominantly free agents, how will this impact recruiting and HR over the next decade?
“Contingent labor is king," writes Russ Banham in the May issue of HRO…Continue
I recently gave a presentation on this topic as I often feel that much of the HR vernacular is always around employee engagement and should be much more about employee happiness. Now my written word is about as eloquent as a line backer ice skating but try to bear with…Continue
Your resume, think of it as the key to opening doors to new possibilities and opportunities. So given it is the key, you should probably learn how to write a great resume. First there are 3 main styles…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
There is no shortage of zombies in pop culture today: The Walking Dead, World War Z, Warm Bodies, etc. But think about if an actual zombie apocalypse really came about, and there was just you and your neighborhood to protect yourselves against the “walkers” and…Continue
Michael Sam as a player for the University of Missouri. Credit: Marcus Qwertyus
There was a lot of news this past weekend …Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on May 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
I went to the Tri-State Society for Human Resources Management Conference last week. And the number one topic?
Human resources, as a department, wants a “seat at the table.” In other words, they want the same voice that marketing, finance, operations, etc gets at a company.
So how will they get it? It is all about one thing: revenue. Or, more accurately, tracking and then taking credit for revenue that human…Continue
Take a second and think about recruitment twenty years ago, before the Internet. How did people build their talent pools?
They could put an ad in a newspaper or promote from within or ask people they knew; maybe go to a job fair. Or they could hire a recruitment firm and that…Continue
Recruiting and hiring are highly competitive fields, and those parties on both sides of the transaction have a vested interest in getting ahead. Companies are eager to beat out their competitors by hiring the best possible people, and meanwhile, job hopefuls are looking to do everything they can to find the ideal…Continue
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There is no more crucial aspect to any organization’s long-term success than hiring. Just one stat: a top-performer at a company, on average, is worth…Continue
As you know, healthcare costs continue to rise, due mostly to chronic diseases, described by the Center of Disease Control as the most preventable health problems in the United…Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on April 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Look at it from a 10,000-foot perspective. Let’s say you have a lack of customers and you think it is time to…Continue
Hiring, as we have argued before, should be treated like a zero-tolerance industry. Making strong hiring decisions is crucial to any organization’s success and wrong hires are incredible expensive mistakes that bring down…Continue
That’s right; I said it, “The dumbing down of Staffing”. As much as we all love technology, and tools, I mean one of my monikers is “the Tool Guy”, technology and tools are dumbing us down. What I mean by that is we have a breed of staffing professional, that all they know is checking their ATS, checking the…Continue
Tomorrow, hundreds of in-house HR and recruiting professionals will converge on San Diego for the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo – “the only conference designed specifically to help talent acquisition leaders improve the performance, value and recognition of the in-house recruiting function.”…Continue
Here’s the question of the day – what if we treated hiring like a zero-tolerance industry?
A zero-tolerance industry is an industry where mistakes are not tolerated. Nuclear engineers work in a zero-tolerance industry. Air traffic controllers work in a zero-tolerance industry. Police officers work in a zero-tolerance industry.
Those jobs are zero-tolerance industries because they are literally matters of life and death. Hiring isn’t.…Continue
What does the second law of thermodynamics have to do with hiring?
A lot, really.
For those of you who have not been brushing up on your physics lately, one of the takeaways of the second law of thermodynamics is that no system can…Continue
A quick story.
I knew a woman who worked at a finance company. While working at the company, she went to school at night and eventually earned her MBA. After she graduated and earned her degree, she walked into her boss’s office and asked for a raise based on her new degree.
Yet the boss instead focused on the money she brought into the company. He pointed out that her output was essentially the same as last year. He declined the…Continue
This is the 4th in the series on lesser known sites to source from. As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free.
The 4th site we will discuss is…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 17, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Let me guess. You already are using social media to screen candidates. And you are not alone. According to a recent survey by Reppler, 91 percent of people involved in hiring decisions at their company said they do too.
The problem is that recent studies have shown that this can be a highly…Continue