Message to the individual job seeker- If you can’t find a job it is your fault.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a record setting number of jobs are available in the U.S., more than the number of job seekers looking. So if there are more jobs than applicants why are people not able to find work? Personal responsibility There are a lot of dynamics involved in why people are not …

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Carnival of HR- HOT of the press

Here it is the middle of July. I don’t know about you but here in Atlanta is is HOT! So it is a good time to stay indoor and get some reading done. Here is a great selection of blog posts from HR writers. It is hosted by The Girl in HR, Andrea Devers.  There …

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The Value of a Certification class for the HR practioner

I am teaching a certification class starting today. I will have some eager students who are in HR related positions hoping they can parlay that experience and what they learn in class into a PHR or SHRM-CP. The class, sponsored by a local university for its employees “sold out” and I will have a full …

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Future Friday: The employee experience and the future of the workplace

More and more stories are being written about “the employee experience” and the importance it has to the future of the workplace. In the book The Future Workplace Experience, Jeanne C. Meister and Kevin Mulchay discuss the employee experience. It is part of the 10 rules for mastering disruption in recruiting and engaging employees. Over …

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Are Online College Graduates Better or Worse Hires Than Traditional Students?

I believe that online degrees and other nontraditional educational opportunities such as MOOCs are gaining in importance. The modern HR professional ignores them at their own peril. Today’s post is written by Vera Marie Reed. Vera is  freelance writer living in Glendale, California. This mother of two specializes in education and parenting content. When she’s not delivering …

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