All Blog Posts Tagged 'HR' (857)

The Hiring Problem That’s Killing Companies And Driving People Bananas

Not only is this problem holding back business, it's driving people nuts.

What if I told you that 80 percent of a particular workforce thought they had a great understanding of what they were doing and what was expected of them. And…


Added by Paul Petrone on January 6, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

The New Face of Veteran Community!!!

This blog was written with Marvin Smith the “godfather of Talent communities” and my coworker at Lockheed Martin. I am honored to work with, know and count Marvin as one of my friends.

 At Lockheed Martin, we’re driven by a sense of purpose and a passion for innovation to solve…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 31, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The New, Essential Quality To Look For While Hiring

The Vineyard Vines owners are  quintessential dorky white guys, and they own it. Credit: Vineyard Vines

How can Vineyard Vines get away with charging $38 for a shirt with a …


Added by Paul Petrone on December 29, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list as of 12/23/14 and there will be more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Top 10 Hiring Trends of 2014

2014 is about to end, here’s what changed from a hiring perspective.

The end of 2014 is near, and overall it has been a good year for the business world. While we still haven’t completely recovered from the “Great Recession”…


Added by Paul Petrone on December 19, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

Lockheed Martin: Research Comes First

I have always preached research comes first with regards to staffing, and sourcing in particular. You have to know what you are looking for and know what companies have what you are looking for. You need to be able to find and contact those people, know trends, perform talent mapping and basically find what…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

What You Can Learn From The U.S. Gov.’s Disastrous Hiring Process

President Barack Obama has vowed to make the government “cool again” and enticing to work for, but numbers suggest otherwise. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

The average federal employee makes …


Added by Paul Petrone on December 16, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The Island of Misfit Tools

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Rankin-Bass holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Despite its’ age, this stop-motion special still appeals to kids today and certainly evokes nostalgia amongst those who don’t believe in Santa any longer (sorry if I just ruined that for you).

There is a time and place for nostalgia and re-exploring our past,…


Added by Jed Hamilton on December 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Helping Veterans During the Holidays

As we approach this holiday time, let keep in our payers, minds and hearts all of those who have served. Let’s go out of our way to help, acknowledge, and appreciate those who proved the liberties that we live under. If you know of any who are looking for work, direct…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The “Best Places To Work” Are Working Their Employees To Death

Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” seem to all have their workers work – a lot. Credit:

Glassdoor recently released its annual “Best Places to Work” list, based off of 800,000 anonymous evaluations completed in the past…


Added by Paul Petrone on December 11, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

HR-specialist without any experience: to hire or not to hire?

Should employers hire a HR-specialist without any special experience is an issue that every head should decide for himself. And this decision can be influenced by numerous factors for and against. Here are some of them.

Arguments «for»

  1. Not in every company a HR-manager does a lot of work. There are companies where this…

Added by Jana Rookard on December 11, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Employee File Management: Automatic Audit Preparation

Many companies still keep staff files on paper, making HR audits particularly scary. Employee file management software can help keep you prepared for an audit. 

No one is ever excited to hear there is an upcoming…


Added by Dan Orso on December 9, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Is Amazon’s Data-Focused Plan The Future Of Hiring?

Amazon’s “Intelligent Recruiting Systems Team” could come up with a whole new way to hire. Credit:

In 2012, Target…


Added by Paul Petrone on December 9, 2014 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

The Motley Fool Has The Best Career Site. Period.

The Motley Fool is a financial website that puts a lot of energy into marketing its employer brand. Credit: The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool, for those who don’t know, is essentially a news site…


Added by Paul Petrone on December 5, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Sourcing On Lesser Known Sites: Xing

Xing is a professional community/social software platform for enabling a small-world network for professionals. Most of you have heard of Xing but only a few have used it to source. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

How To Write Amazing Job Postings (And Why That Matters)

There’s a new website called Cladwell that essentially serves as a personal shopper for men buying clothes. It’s pretty cool.

Cladwell asks you seven questions,…


Added by Paul Petrone on December 3, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Aunt Chippy: Gets Pranked At Ceramics Class. (Follow Up to How To Wrap a Christmas Gift)

I cannot get me enough of good ol' Aunt Chippy. This lady is of her rocker hilarious. Happy Holidays and enjoy the laugh. 

You can check out the last Aunt Chippy video I posted on How To Wrap A Christmas Gift here.…


Added by Ryan Leary on December 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why Most Stories About Millennials Are Bunk

The HBO show Silicon Valley epitomizes the stereotypical millennial. Credit HBO

We’ve all heard it before.

They only wear skinny jeans and chubbies. They can’t…


Added by Paul Petrone on December 2, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

Selecting the Ideal Candidate for Your Company

Selecting an ideal candidate for any job opening is a difficult task. One of the biggest mistakes you can make managing a company is hiring inappropriate employees. A bad employee is always a burden, he or she will waste resources of your company, and most likely you will have to spend your time and effort again looking for a new employee. A good employee will eventually increase profits…


Added by marie ochoa on December 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The importance of HR & Talent Management in the current economic conditions

"Talent management is the science of using strategic human resource planning to improve business value and to make it possible for companies and organizations to reach their goals." It is just like the joint piece of puzzle that will altogether with the rest of other HR functions contribute to the…


Added by Maya Nicole on December 1, 2014 at 11:05am — 4 Comments

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