All Blog Posts Tagged 'work' (143)

Why Big Data Can Be Recruitment's Best Friend

Big data, which is commonly measured in terms of volume, velocity and variety, is enticing to many but useful to smaller numbers.

The reason is that the sheer volume of data needs to be tamed and organized in order to deliver tangible and usable information. I

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Added by Dave on January 29, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Things you should say a strict “no” to at work

The ability to say “no” is almost a talent which can save you from a lot of troubles. But sometimes there are situations when you should say “no” not to someone else, but to yourself. If you can do this, you will spare yourself some stressful moments, improve your self-esteem and learn to better interact with your colleagues.

“No” to…

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Added by Jana Rookard on January 22, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

Aligning Candidate Experience to a Great Workplace with @GerryCrispin and @KimPeters

What do Deloitte, Genentech, Intel and Stryker all have in common?

 Easy. They have each won recognition in 2014 for not only creating a great work environment but translating that commitment to the treatment of their candidates – even the ones they don’t hire.

They’ll also be…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

4 Critical Techniques for Wowing Your Job Interviewer!

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: 

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Added by Donald Sonn on January 6, 2015 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Can you be Happy in Work and in Life or Only One at a Time?

 

 Posted by Donald Sonn

http://profrecruitersblog.com/

https://www.facebook.com/PRARecruiter

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…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 22, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

How well does Interviewing work in Choosing the best Employee?

Employee Performance 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…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

The Truth and Nothing But the Truth

  If you're about to embark on the job-hunting process, it's important to be as upfront and honest as possible with recruiters.

Whether you were let go from your previous job for unsatisfactory performance or you have social media skeletons in the closet, starting a new job with a clean slate is the best…

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Added by Dave on November 16, 2014 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Recruiting Long-term Employees

Sometimes, no matter how hard an employer or recruiter works to find good, long-term employees or no matter how great the company they work for is, employees are going to leave outside of reasons the employer or recruiter can control.

People relocate, people have babies, and people decide to work for…

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Added by Dave on November 13, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

The HR and Marketing Overlap (PODCAST)

News flash –word of mouth marketing about HR isn’t so good. Most people don’t know what you do or why you do it, especially your marketing team. They have no idea just how much your jobs align. (Lucky for you, we won’t tell them if you didn’t know either).

Think about it. Your…

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Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Lunch Breaks Are Essential

If you've been under pressure at work in recent years, you're not alone. It seems as if it's getting harder and harder just to get a brief respite from the daily grind. According to a 2013 BBC survey (1), more than half - 54 per cent - of employees polled said they regularly found themselves working through their lunch break. In addition, 53 per cent of respondents felt that there was a widespread culture of skipping lunch breaks at their…

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Added by Jade Hadden on August 20, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Younger Workers Are Better Paid Than Their Older Counterparts – But Do They Feel Better Off?

The introduction of a national minimum wage in the UK in 1999 is widely thought to have brought about massive improvements in the fortunes of many people at the lower end of the pay scale.

According to a wide-ranging report compiled by the British government's official statistical compiler, the Office for National Statistics, it has contributed to workers who started their careers during that decade being paid an average of 40 per cent more than someone who took their first job in the…

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Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:31am — No Comments

How To Respond To A Co-Worker Coming Out

I want to start this post by saying that I’m so proud and excited about the response to my first post – Coming Out At Work. It’s really cool to know there are so many people who recognize that…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 7, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Tracerecruit - our guide to flexible working changes

 

Trace – Guide to Flexible Working changes

From the 30th June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks of continuous service.

What does this mean?

-          Pre 30th June the right to request flexible working only applied to the parents of children under the age of 17 or 18 in the case of parents with disabled children or those caring for an adult. Now any eligible employee can…

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Added by Andy Lee on July 6, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Coming Out At Work

Hi. I’m gay. My name is Katrina and I’m still gay. We’re going to work together.

Unicorns.

Rainbow flags.

Ellen.

The big “secret” you have to reveal to everyone you meet. But they can look at you and tell, right? Not necessarily. Well, at least I can say I used…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 2, 2014 at 4:24pm — 13 Comments

A Reflection on Cancer

Tomorrow is a day of celebration for me...I was declared "cancer free" on May 1, 2012. My battle with cancer has had a profound impact on me personally and has changed me in many ways. Some in my behaviors, but mostly in my motivations and drivers.

To give you a brief history, I was diagnosed with…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 30, 2014 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

NOT QUITE READY FOR RETIREMENT? CONSIDER SOMETHING IN BETWEEN.

Baby boomers, those born between Jan 1, 1946 and Dec 31st, 1964, have started to retire a couple of years ago. Sounds crazy? Well just add 65 to 1946 and presto…it’s 2011. Everyday more than 10,000 baby boomers will…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on March 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments

JOB SECURITY IS OUT, FLEXIBLE JOBS ARE IN!

In his work life, the average worker will change career between 3 and 7 times: that is not counting the number of times he or she will change jobs within the same career trend. Is this due to a generational trait, where workers put a high value on new opportunities, variety (Flexible jobs) or is it the result of the evolution of companies’ needs following globalization? Are those two as conflicting as they may seem at first glance?

Right now, doing a simple Google search about…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Best Employers: What Makes Them Work? #TChat Preview

We’ve all heard the bad news about the state of today’s workplace. Years of economic recession,…

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Added by Kevin W. Grossman on January 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Are Temp Agencies Becoming Obsolete?

It is clear that the industry of flexible work is on the rise. Revenues of temp agencies for placing temporary and contract workers was $104.8 billion in 2012, up from $98.3 billion in 2011 based on …

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Added by Vera Gavizon on January 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

What’s Distracting People at Work in the Middle East?

Distraction at work is hardly new, but as screens multiply and bosses push employees to do more with less, companies say it’s epidemic and is hurting their business. In order to evaluate the seriousness of this problem in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA…

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Added by Apeksha on December 8, 2013 at 6:12am — 3 Comments

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