All Blog Posts Tagged 'workforce' (35)

Do You Believe in a Glass Ceiling?

I am not sure one exists.  I do know that there is a shortage of female C level executives.  We recently hosted an IFRS update luncheon for CFOs and sent an invitation to every CFO of a publicly traded company in the Boston area and I only came up with 1 female CFO out of 70. 

glass ceiling

Is it a “glass ceiling” or something else?

I believe it is something else or maybe a combination of these 2 observations...

1)  Women…


Added by Saundra Lee on January 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 12.11.10 to 12.17.10

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we’ll be talking about a new category in recruiting technology, ways to prevent bad hires in 2011, workforce flexibility, 2011 hiring predictions, treating employees well, 20 useful Twitter blog posts and why social media is now a mass medium.


Here are the articles our that interested us this…


Added by Chris Brablc on December 17, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Manufacturing Company Adds 9,000 to "Flexible Workforce"

Equipment maker Caterpillar, Inc., announced in its third quarter earnings statement that it has added 9,000 people to its "flexible workforce," according to a recent news release by Staffing…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 10, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Meaningful Work? ...the Transition is Waiting!

I recently Googled the term “Make a Difference,” and found a host of inspiring stories and blogs about great charitable work and helping…


Added by K.C. on November 9, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Hiring Tale...Is It Time For a Change?

Recently a company that I know well went through an interesting hiring adventure. Their story is typical and companies of all types experience these same particulars every day. You’d think that the pain of having to endure wasted time, poor decisions, and missed opportunities would change the way we go about hiring, but we’ve been doing it this way for decades and change is hard. The interesting thing is that for quite some time we have had at our disposal the systems that can change the…


Added by K.C. on September 29, 2010 at 11:16pm — 12 Comments

Should HR Go Away?

In HR technology, you get pretty used to dealing with HR departments of all types. Proactive, innovative and creators of real business value … and the rest. In the most frustrating of days, we really start to wonder what the world would be like without HR.

Consider this scenario… when you show up for work tomorrow, the HR department has disappeared. Your first thought is:…


Added by Greg Moran - on August 26, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A diverse workforce is a better workforce

As business becomes more global, it increasingly encounters a more culturally diverse customer base. Hiring a varied workforce shows respect for customer diversity, may increase the extent to which customers identify with the company, and secures internal innovation.

Recruiting is one of the most difficult tasks an employer can face, and many can often be heard complaining that it is difficult to secure the right talent, particularly at the top end of the scale.

Could it… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 28, 2010 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Has the workforce changed forever?

The evolving US economy, cyclical change, and the worldwide distribution of wealth and business have caused what some experts are claiming to be an ever changing and fluid workforce. Stability and permanence are washed away to the low cost countries beating down our doors offering value and efficiency. But is that the case, or are we not noticing the widespread change that is taking place with our off-shoring efforts and what is likely to be a huge windfall (long long term) if the US can… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on January 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

My rant on PRIVILEGE

..Original Post..

We have all noticed HUGE changes in workforce dynamics over the years comparing generation to generation. Well here's a little story, hiding a rather large rant, I thought I would share.

I was having dinner with a group of friends back in March and as the discussion turned away from the failing job market and toward the… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on September 22, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tell Us What YOU Think: NEW Survey on Workforce Issues

Hello Recruiting Community!

My firm, InStep Consulting LLC, and LASD Resource Development have created a NEW SURVEY to analyze the impact the economic climate has had on the workforce. In particular, we are seeking to find out the types of investment businesses are making to support workers who have been displaced as a result of layoffs (e.g., outplacement services).

If YOU either make or are involved in hiring… Continue

Added by Colette Ellis on June 2, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

Sometimes the bottom-line shouldn't be green

I was so busy making calls this week that I missed this article about sportsmanship.

Read it - please

Having been around recruiting since 1985 (I probably should stop giving indications to how old I am because of the… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on February 21, 2009 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Erratic Ramblings on HR & Employment

What does workforce planning really mean? Talent management? Recruitment and retention?

Could we amend our thinking around what retention stands for?

Bernard Salt spoke at the recent "State of the Industry" dinner for the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association in Melbourne, at which I was a special guest of CEO Julie Mills. Bernard recounted a story whereby a lawyer had in years previous, lamented at how they would invest… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on February 4, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Advantages of Web-based Onboarding

With web-based onboarding—which automates that process—experts say employers can drive productivity and acclimate employees better into their organizations.

According to Enwisen, web-based onboarding’s popularity has grown increasingly over the years as more

employers seek to streamline the hiring process, allowing companies to:

• Track and monitor new hires in the… Continue

Added by George Scifo on December 18, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

How Secure Is Your Job?

Scorelogix®, the leader in predicting job security for banks and other lending institutions, has rolled out a new product, the personal Job Security Score ™. The Delaware based company created this new product in response to a growing individual need to know how secure one’s job is.

The company is making the personal JSS available to users through partnerships with leading online job sites and geographically selected online editions of newspapers. By making this new product available… Continue

Added by William Spillane on July 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Talent Talk Cafe - Tuesday, June 3rd

Don't miss today's Talent Talk Cafe - Here's our discussion topic:

You have a blank check AND infinite influence. What are the two changes in your recruiting world you would most like to see occur. And, if these two changes did occur, you would see them have a positive influence on:

> how you contribute value to your company

> the hiring process experience for both job seekers and recruiters

> your overall career


Added by Susan Burns on June 3, 2008 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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