For years there have been arguments for and against the performance review. There are many who diss the process, wanting to get rid of the actual review itself. There are others who feel it is a bedrock of information for both employee development, self checks, collecting historical data on the employee and as a way to evaluate the way a manager simply manages.
The performance review can be bad but it can also be great.
Idiots lay blame solely on a tool
if you… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on September 1, 2010 at 12:40am —
Hiring Managers, Please get a Clue!!!!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2010 at 2:13pm —
In the course of the staffing portion of our business, occasionally we are asked to be part of a VMS (vendor management system) program. While we normally decline the business at that point, for a variety of reasons we have chosen to be part of a few of these over the years. Nearly every time I regret being convinced that this next account will be different. Now I will say, with my finance background, I get the logic that managing rogue spend is important and a system can be a good way to do… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on June 28, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Leaders VS Managers
Recently I was asked by a fellow… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 9, 2010 at 1:32pm —
For many years I wondered what the real difference was between being good and being great. How do you clearly define it? What is it that puts a person or an organization at a different level than the rest? And I did read Jim Collins’ book which addresses the subject but I got my simple answer in a Homer Simpson DUH! moment watching TV. (How else do you achieve a Homer Simpson DUH! moment?) Ironically it was a General Motors… Continue
Added by Jose J. Ruiz on May 14, 2010 at 7:57pm —
Having helped more than 800 staffing and recruiting firms automate their operations, Tim Giehll, CEO of Bond Talent US
, brings an interesting perspective to the subject of continuous process improvement, and he does not believe the days of Six Sigma are over. He does acknowledge that, without the star power of Jack Welch and Larry Bossidy, Six Sigma is no longer grabbing the attention of the media the way it did in its heyday, but says it is still "alive and… Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on April 27, 2010 at 11:00am —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include the top Talent Management influencers , Twitter’s new… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 16, 2010 at 10:49am —
The concept of Six Sigma is not merely a quality initiative for
manufacturing or distribution organizations, but it is a business
initiative for any strategic business process, including Human Capital
Supply Chains. The real message of Six Sigma for HR goes beyond
statistics. Six Sigma for HR is a total management commitment and
Added by Tim Giehll on March 23, 2010 at 10:30am —
With the unemployment rate in South Africa currently at its highest in over twenty five years it is estimated that around one million Job Seekers lost their jobs last year as a result of the Continue
recession. Before the recession, job seekers were careful not to apply for jobs that they were not suited to, however with so many unemployed job seekers in the marketplace companies are now being inundated with job applications, many of which are not…
Added by Gillian Meier on March 8, 2010 at 3:30am —
So last week saw The Recruitment Unconference
AKA TRU London 2 come to town on Thursday and Friday. This was an event dedicated to Social Resourcing and other related topics and brought like-minded people together, many of whom have only ever connected online.…
Added by Michelle Fischer on February 23, 2010 at 10:26am —
by Steve Hazelton, Head of Products, Newton Software
“Please contact support.” Makes you cringe, doesn’t it? At Newton
we encourage people to contact support—by email or phone. No, I’m not kidding.
We call it “Support Driven Design”. I’ll explain this concept in just a bit, but first I’d like to give you some background on how we came to believe that free technical… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on November 6, 2009 at 2:03pm —
To read all my posts see 'The SavageTruth'
We are going to recover from this downturn, and when we do, the talent shortage is going to be more severe than anything we experienced a year or two ago. Finding talent, connecting with those talent and building talent communities is going to be what separates the winners from the losers in the recruitment industry, in my opinion.
Sourcing talent will become… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on November 2, 2009 at 9:47pm —
Added by Mark Spoor on October 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Last week we joined the Silicon Valley chapter of the NCHRA at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. The evening event billed as the Summer Social brought together members of the regional HR community including some interesting guest speakers and local vendors.
We want to quickly share some of our takeaways from the event.
Project Hired is a great organization and it’s time to get involved
For those of you… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on September 22, 2009 at 11:55am —
Incorporate the following steps as part of your talent management strategy
and you're sure to have employee retention.
1. Set Expectations; have a clear, concise description of the job and the expectations of the person in that job.
2. Move your talented people around the organization, let them experience other jobs in the… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on September 6, 2009 at 3:58pm —
OG Newton Interface Circa 2005. We've since ome out of the dark ages.
Does the industry need more recruiting software? Many think not.
We think that as long as the current offerings do solve the major problems, there is room for competition.
Recently, I received a request from an industry analyst to outline our history. Unknowingly, she made a in January 2009. Little did she know. But, how would she know? No one… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on August 26, 2009 at 6:12pm —
Are you a NAPS member?
The National Association of Personnel Services is committed to you being the best recruitment professional you can be and is amping up their benefits so you can leverage your power!
Effective July 15, 2009 every NAPS member will receive a 20% reduction on all KeenHire Assessment & Pre-Employment Screening product or service, every training product, seminar, and tool.
Check out the… Continue
Added by Margaret Graziano on July 13, 2009 at 11:59pm —
“You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin’”
A couple of weeks ago I learned that my co-workers call the office that I share with our CEO, “The Fishbowl”. The Fishbowl is the nerve center of Newton Software. Given our small footprint, the Fishbowl acts as the design studio, front office, communications center and test lab. Sometimes our co-workers might say it more resembles an… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on July 13, 2009 at 2:00pm —
“Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools.” Marshall McLuhan
I was at a barbeque in San Francisco this weekend and while everyone agreed that it’s nice that summer has finally arrived, our conversation inevitably meandered into talk of work and our summer work intentions. Alex, a partner in a small marketing consultancy, remarked how he planned to lay low and enjoy the summer, taking… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on June 30, 2009 at 7:44pm —
Newton Software has debuted the Newton® Affiliate Program, a third-party sales program for its smart, easy-to-use, recruiting technology, Newton®. The program allows qualified individuals to refer Newton® to friends, contacts, and companies and earn a percentage of the revenue generated from each sale. Ideal affiliate partners include agency recruiters, contract recruiters, human resources consultants, and other service providers.
Interested parties can sign up for the program on the… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on June 25, 2009 at 1:00pm —