7 Ways of Designing Workplaces to Attract Young Talent
By: Donald Sonn
Employment goes both ways these days– companies are seeking talent and the right cultural fit, and so are candidates. In fact the workforce of millennials is so particular that 70% of them are already planning their next change in jobs, according to polls. It’s crucial for employers…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on July 21, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Let's be honest, if we took a look at the technology you're using to interview even 5 years ago, I bet it would look almost the same as it does today. Maybe a new platform or two but essentially the same sh*t, different year, despite the blogging community and a ton of startups who have spent…Continue
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1) If your boss doesn’t know you want to move up in the company you are unlikely to get a promotion or even recognition for doing good work. Bosses annot read your mind. Our attention is split all over in this time of electronic communications, and the same is true of your supervisor;The bosses attention is focused on their team, politics, performance, paperwork, compliance, strategy, competition, profile building, hiring and firing, and many other items. If you don’t get feedback…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on January 29, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments
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
In the 21st century, with growing awareness of the importance of staying fit and healthy, fitness freaks have no dearth of opportunities or careers. Be it personal training, counselling or guidance, there is now a whole world of careers centered on fitness and health. Sports Nutrition is one of these many fields which offer careers for experts. If you are a fitness freak yourself, well-versed in the tricks of the trade, and would like to inspire…Continue
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Posted by Donald Sonn
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
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics September Employment Situation Summary, 248,000 jobs were added to the economy, the unemployment rate dropped .2 percentage points to 5.9%, and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 329,000. Compared to a year ago, the unemployment rate is down by 1.3%. Job growth in the US marks a 12-month average monthly gain of…Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 3, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments
The oil and gas industry is considered to be booming and it's reflected in hiring trends. When comparing the past 90 days to the same 90-day period last year, the number of job ads posted online in the US grew 17%, according to data from WANTED Analytics. Over the long term, the growth is even more apparent. Oil and gas demand…Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 11, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments
The face of the up and coming American and Canadian worker is changing and it’s often decorated with ink and metal. A recent study in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology has found that just under half of people in their 20’s have either a…Continue
In Washington, a bipartisan bill encouraging energy efficiency, the Shaheen and Portman's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, was recently stalled due to disagreement over amendments to the bill.
According to …Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
When have you been most confident at work, in any job?
I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job.
I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment agency career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was working in an office for the first time. I was living out of home for the first time. I was resident in a country that was not my own. I was in a job that I had zero previous experience in…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on May 27, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments
Once upon a time, and a beri-beri good time it was, there was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the…Continue
According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, the unemployment rate dropped a staggering .3% to 7%. In the process 203,000 new jobs were created. This brings the total to 1,235,000 new jobs created over the last seven months!
Job creation was across the board in most sectors including:
Winning Formalized Internship Programs
These methods are based on organization's goal is to convert interns to full-time hires and is therefore paying its interns.
Unpaid internships present a number of problems for organizations focused on intern conversion.
Rich Peterson firmly believes, if you follow these simple rules, you will Hit a Home Run.
1. Furnish interns with real work assignments:
Furnishing interns with…Continue
Added by Richard Peterson on October 15, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Rich Peterson knows there are loads of articles about how the metrics behind recruiting drive the hiring process.
Recruiting metrics provide us an opportunity to take a analytical approach to hiring by allowing us to quantify the hiring process. Tracking day-to-day details provide us a look at the big picture.
Almost all HR metrics record history. It has little value in the fast-changing business world where any of your numbers, positive or…Continue
That’s the case in this latest awarding of Radical Accountability Zeroes to the UFT, the New York City affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, and the New York State…Continue
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Earlier this week, a salesperson told me about a difficult conversation she was about to have with a client. In asking for my advice, she said there was a chance this customer will ask for a price reduction and that she’d have to do a “dog and pony show” to convince them to keep working with her at the current rate.
I told her she needed to “kill the dog and corral the pony.” As you may suspect, there was a long pause on the other end of the phone after such a startling…Continue
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