If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even If you just want to…
Most job interviews are for positions that will pay at least several thousand more than you are currently earning. Successful job interviews can vault your career forward. Yet, most applicants leave the process to chance. That also explains why they lose out most of the time. Don't let that happen to you! Prepare by studying these simple steps toward success:
Added by Donald Sonn on January 6, 2015 at 8:25pm — No Comments
This second installment in this series is considering two issues. The first is where are we as HR professionals? The second looks at what we consider the definition of HR excellence, which will lead us to the roadmap for creating that HR Center of Excellence.
In Achieving HR Excellence…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on January 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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A business coach who often coaches top executives told me this tale:
It happens quite often that when I coach top leaders, they end up realizing…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 22, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments
There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance. Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57. We could make the…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments
This has been a very troubling last couple of weeks for me. I thought that we had progressed as a society beyond the point where we were stereotyping individuals based on our views of the world. Along with the rest of the world we watched the events unfold in reaction to New York, Ferguson, Cleveland and Phoenix. I was following a thread on Facebook in which a fellow member of the National Speakers Association was denied the opportunity to bring his powerful message to a University Campus…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 10, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even If you just want to…
Added by Donald Sonn on November 12, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments
On the way to the Veterinarian’s for an emergency run, we passed a church whose billboard stated “You can’t see the picture, if you are inside the frame.” The statement clearly applies to both our organizations and the dichotomy that exists in almost every workplace on the face of this globe we call earth.
Taiichi Ohno, the creator of the Toyota Production System, charged his managers with standing in a circle and observing the organization in real time. If we take Ohno’s charge in to…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on November 6, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments
Headhunter is defined as a person who identifies and approaches suitable individuals employed elsewhere to fill an open business position with their client.Continue
The news wires of late have been filled with stories one after another of NFL players involved in some form of domestic violence. Listening to Roger Goddell’s statement last week added to the feeling that something in this picture was missing. Like many organizations the NFL preferred their bottom line to what was morally and ethically right. Consider the reports from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the $17,000,000 they have collected in fines for a wide range of…Continue
We often hear great leaders talk about the importance of people at their organizations. Hiring great people is fundamental to an organization’s success. As Lawrence Bossidy, the former COO of General…Continue
Added by Suzanne Holloway on August 29, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments
If I said the word ‘courier’ to you, what image would this conjure up? Do you picture an unkempt driver being late with your parcel delivery, or a network of courier agents carefully handling your consignment for a timely arrival? Given these varying perceptions, this is why it’s imperative that businesses –…Continue
Listen to most organizational development professionals and they will tell you that the key to organizational change is to communicate, communicate and then to communicate again. I would pose another question, and that is how are you communicating the message and how is it being received? Are your messages being…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments
The deliverables of a HR manager are quite diverse. Their roles cannot be defined and constantly evolve with the changing business and life stage of a business. Other than the primary responsibilities, a HR is also responsible in carving the shape of an organization. The following article talks about the basic responsibilities of a HR and what competencies must one possess in today’s HR job market.
What does a Human Resource Manager do? Right from recruiting to retaining the best…Continue
Added by Akansha Arora on July 16, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments
My “daughter” likes to preface her more profound statements with the saying “ I am just sayin…” and it seemed appropriate for this post to begin with her saying. Over the past year there has been much discussion in the social media realm about the future of HR.
Recently I have read and heard an ongoing discussion about the future of the human resource profession. On one side is the school of thought that says we need to go back to the days when we were called Personnel. Back to the…Continue
I’m working on a blog post on job interviews — from the employer side of the desk. After all, there are thousands of “how-to” articles, blog posts, and advice on “acing the interview” from a candidates viewpoint. But, how about “acing the interview” as employer, while at the same time providing a great…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
An important part of every business is the human resource department. The HR department is in charge of managing many important functions of the business. An effective and well-equipped human resource department can help streamline the hiring and firing process, saving the business both time and money.
Human Resources, or HR for short, is a department within an organization or business that is in charge of managing employees. The HR department is…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Dictionary.com defines the term as “not false or copied; genuine; real” So look at your organization or your functional area of…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Holly DeMuro.
Any employee who has gone through the dramatic economic downturn that began in 2008 knows, for the last few years, the mantra has been, “keep your head down, keep working, and be glad you have a job.” During this period, employers instituted round after round of layoffs and the remaining employees continued to absorb more work…Continue