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Jack be Quick Jack be Nimble

A month ago, many of us were glued to the tube watching the finals of the World Cup from Brazil. It gave us an insight into how in order to win, the players had to be quick and nimble. Every second of the game, the players had to be alert to what was happening on the field. The goalie had to forecast the moves that…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 23, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Work is no longer a place or an activity , it is an attitude of the mind

In the past couple of months my professional world has been turned upside down by two different organizations calling for changes. The first was the Society for Human Resource Management making the decision that after 130,000 certifications they needed to bring the process in house. The second was the National…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 12, 2014 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

I am just sayin....

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…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 19, 2014 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

The REKRUTR Vault : The Importance of Notes In Recruiting

Last week I received a message from a candidate I placed in 2003 about where she might send a friend who was job searching. Her email indicated that her career had advanced significantly since we last met and she is someone that I might market my services to. We had a nice time catching up when I called her.  I softened my questions about her own hiring needs by  getting reacquainted. I…

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Added by Amy McDonald on June 4, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Actions have Consequences, choose wisely

The source for many of my posts over the years has been the local churches announcing their upcoming sermons for the Sunday services and this one is no different. Originally I thought about this in a different context but the events of the past week have changed my focus.

We are involved in an ever-changing world and these changes require that we change our focus and approaches in order to successfully deal with those changes.  They require us to change our corporate culture. Newton’s…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The Top 5 Leadership Skills Every Recruiter Needs To Survive (And Thrive)

1 Possibility PRO- Taking cue from @AlliPolin, here’s what she said; Answers are over-rated. If you're so sure you're right, you stop looking for new possibilities. Leaders always hunt down and epitomize possibilities. They are known for this…

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Added by Rchilli Parser on April 22, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

5 Project Management Skills They Won’t Say They’re Looking For

In today’s tough job market, putting your best foot forward at every interview is crucial. There are job sectors where this is more true than in project management. Project management is a highly lucrative position, and the competition is fierce. While you may have the degrees, the experience and say all the right things, today’s companies and recruiters are looking for just a bit more. When they’re looking for their next project manager, everything from your personality to…

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Added by Simon Hopes on April 7, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Why Would We Do That?

I recently picked up a copy of the local Tampa newspaper and found an article regarding the teachers being upset with the new accountability system. It was not that they were upset about the system.

They were upset about the fact that the data collected was not compared to anyone outside of their…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Honesty in little things is not a little thing

If we poll our employee population, you are very likely going to hear the response that they are looking for an authentic work environment. But just what does authentic mean?

Dictionary.com defines the term as “not false or copied; genuine; real” So look at your organization or your functional area of…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

See it!!! Feel it!!! Change it!!!

See It!! Feel It!!! Change it!!!

In the beginning of March I will be traveling to Raleigh to participate in the Capital Associated Industries Conference "HR 20/20: Focus, Evolve, Lead, facilitating a breakout session on identifying waste in your organization. As I look around the HR space many conferences are including similar programs on change management. However the…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 24, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Nothing can be legally right if it is morally wrong

Let me begin by stating that in no way am I espousing one religious view over another. Further those of you, who have followed my blog since its inception in 2007, know that I rarely touch on the ethics end of our profession. Having said that one of my local churches once again posted the Sunday sermon topic,…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

How To Deal with Embarrassing Interview Consequences

You may often come across situations where you cannot cope with the stress of facing an interview. In such circumstances, you are likely to make mistakes or even worse, blunders.

An interview is always stressful for people who have a tendency to get panic attacks. Some people might have a…

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Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

2014 is the Year of the Candidate

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…

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Added by Elise Jennings on February 3, 2014 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Human Capital: Assets or Chattel?

Like most HR professionals my inbox is bombarded with data almost all day. But one caught my eye the other day, which led me to begin to think about the question I posed in the title to this post.

One of the posts I get is from the Networked Lawyer…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on January 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Determining How Much Time to Dedicate to Innovation

Companies know innovation is critical to long-term survival, but even creative giants like 3M and Google have struggled with policies that give their engineers time to tinker.

While popular creative wisdom suggests leaders must schedule time for innovation to occur, the question becomes how much…

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Added by Drew Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gratitude Gone Wrong

'Tis the season to show your team gratitude! There is a ridiculous amount of value in showing value, but we just don’t seem to do it enough. There are countless ways to let your team know that you see their hard work and appreciate it, but I bet you…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on January 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

HR and the Holidays: Showing Your Team Gratitude

We all know what Thanksgiving is about…food. Just kidding, it’s about being grateful andshowingthat gratitude. Hopefully that spirit lasts longer than the leftovers and you’re returning to the office with thanks. This time of year we are all made aware that we need to show those around us that we value them. As a family member or best friend, that is pretty easy to do. It…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 7, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are You a Fair-Weather Boss?

As football season comes to an end, the fair weather fans are coming out of the woodwork. Your coach is a hero…unless they lose. Your fantasy football QB is amazing…until he gets sacked. We’re all there screaming and buying t-shirts when the times are good, but do you leave the stadium to beat traffic in the 4th of a bad game? No one wants…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on January 6, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

I Know I am right, that is my job!!!!!

Several years ago I walked into my favorite bookstore and was fascinated by a book on the shelf.What caught my eye was the bright orange cover and the band of duct tape across the cover. The book was Chip and Dan Heath’s first book titled “Made to Stick.” Since then I have been looking forward to reading their other works. It is no different for their newest work titled “Decisive.”

In Chapter 7 titled“Ooch”, they talk about a company which scheduled interviews for an open…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 3, 2013 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

There is something missing out there

Human Resource Executive magazine in their September 16 issue reported the results of the 2013 “What’s Keeping You Up at Night” survey. As in past years 35% of the respondents replied that getting employees engaged within the organization. The ongoing solution was employee engagement surveys every 12-16months. While surveys are fine, they tend not to explain some of the reasons for the non-engagement

Without exception every organization is seeking to find and retain engaged employees…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 13, 2013 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

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