In the human side of things we regularly hear about medical conditions that can result in death yet we can overlook their presence because they are asymptomatic. The condition is present but unless a series of diagnostic tests are performed the patient never knows the problem exists.
Our organizations are no different. Every corporation has hidden in its processes; there are every day non-value added activities that serve no customer demands. Which serve no benefit to the… Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 10, 2015 at 3:01pm —
One side of my family is from Montreal. They are proud French Canadians through and through. Some of my cousins don't speak English.
My old Aunt was a nun. English was her second language. Traveling through France, she quickly found out that the French felt that her French, the Canadian French, was in… Continue
Added by Barbara Goldman on December 7, 2014 at 10:30am —
I recently had the pleasure of talking to the members of the Mobile, AL chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to my presentation, during the networking opportunity I walked the room stopping at each table and asking whether they were ready to go back to work and empower change in their organization. At one of the tables I stopped at, I received the response “sure as long as I don’t have to resign.”
We can’t remove the organizational inefficiencies unless we… Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 22, 2014 at 1:36pm —
I attended a recruitment conference / technology event in London today. I didn't stay long, just for the first hour or so. The event organisers started the day with a set of "speed pitches" from the various vendors involved in sponsoring / exhibiting at the event. As someone who is involved in both recruiting and implement inbound marketing strategies for technology companies, this would be interesting exercise.
And it certainly was for a number of reasons but perhaps not for the… Continue
Added by Julian Bradder on October 16, 2014 at 12:50pm —
Hire Slow and Fire Fast
The latest buzz words in recruiting ...
I have an idea for you. If you have the luxury of hiring slow, don't fill the job at… Continue
Added by Barbara Goldman on October 2, 2014 at 9:30am —
There are best and worst practices for every business. The recruiting and HR space is no different. Candidates take note of the things you do well… and not so well. With the consistent development of new tools for the space, the hiring process is constantly under construction. The best practices change and evolve along with the technology. There are easy solutions to these poor… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 30, 2014 at 3:40pm —
Has your company seen a decrease in the number of qualified candidates recently? Having a career page and posting open positions to social media isn’t enough. Did you know that on average 46% of candidates rate their experience poor or very poor? Why… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm —
The three-headed watchdog for the afterlife, Cerberus, guarded the entrance to Hades. The mythical creature ensured no one entered who wasn’t qualified to do so. He assisted the god of the underworld, not the poor souls who passed by. Just the same, recruiters serve as… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 15, 2014 at 2:13pm —
Time travel is possible! How do I know? Because last night, I was transported back to 1982 as I went to see Journey in concert.
Back in 1982, just a freshman in high school at the time, I went to see Journey. They were my favorite band and Steve Perry was my favorite singer. Now, at the time, my… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on May 23, 2014 at 12:20pm —
We’re cleaning out our garages, homes and probably Dropboxes; so why not the recruiting process? Recruiters can add all the great new recruiting tech to their processes, but maintenance and upkeep are just a fact of life. Don’t let your recruiting process get cluttered with old practices, redundancies and inefficient ways of getting to your goals.
Are your canned… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on April 18, 2014 at 1:06pm —
I've never found that to be a good "call"
I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.
In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm —
At the recently concluded CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Dick Tracy’s wristwatch phones came ever closer to reality.
A plethora of companies introduced new products. Pebble Technology Corporation,… Continue
Added by Scott Sargis on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am —
Recruitment Process Outsourcing. This phrase burst onto the recruiting scene in the past 10-15 years or so, but the concept of it has been around for much longer. It was consistently used in the 1970’s during Silicon Valley’s very competitive market for high tech labor – it was very hard to find… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on December 14, 2013 at 4:08pm —
What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am —
We’ve all seen them. Those annoyingly entertaining mimes who pull themselves down a sidewalk with an imaginary rope, or ride an imaginary escalator down behind a barricade. But the one they are probably the most well-known for is the imaginary box that has seemed to trap them. They can press on the walls, scream, pound their fists – but nothing penetrates that box!
If you are a HR… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on December 3, 2013 at 3:23pm —
Recruiting new staff is challenging and stressful…To avoid making hiring mistakes, it’s best to plan ahead. So apart from advertising the vacancies, looking at the time it takes to hire, getting the right number and quality of applicants and dealing with the admin burden, what else do employers need to look at? If handled properly, the hiring process can deliver a constant… Continue
Added by Irina Nagy on November 28, 2013 at 9:17am —
These days a lot of importance is given to the word Performance Management
in the corporate companies especially as they use it as one of the strategies to improve the productivity of the company. Some find this to be a complicated process as there is no specific indication of what this process deals with. Does it deal with some product / service or some department or employees or anything else? To remove…
Added by Neelam Mestry on November 15, 2013 at 4:05am —
Have you ever heard that people got fired for in effective communication? Continue
Or a sales executive was fired for his incapability to express in a business meeting? Or a professor was fired because he wasn’t able to deliver the exact content to his students? A student who is intelligent failed in his examination because of lack of ability to express the contents or his thoughts on the sheet of paper? By this we can…
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 30, 2013 at 3:22pm —
The interview process can be rough, nerve-racking and even scary. As sweat starts to make that freshly pressed button down stick to your back, you start to second-guess yourself, and you can never be too sure what you’re walking into. For most of us, this is the nature of the interview, and there are some companies that fully embrace the fear inducing aspects…
Added by Raj Sheth on October 30, 2013 at 10:00am —
For many of us, there comes a time in our careers when it feels like a change is required.
But, whatever the reasons for re-evaluating, the idea of starting again and trying something new can be daunting. So, to help you choose your direction, here are out tips for managing a career crossroads.
Am I ready to make a change?
Switching careers can be a tough decision, especially if… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 25, 2013 at 2:30pm —