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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Is passion necessary in your job?

There is a line in an animated film called Robots that says “See a need, fill a need.” It is what drives Rodney Copperbottom to be successful. It is a good story, but it also has a lesson in it. The lesson is similar to the lesson you will find in this video of Mike …

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Finding a Job IS a Job!

As an independent consultant I am always in a “job search” so using social media, calling people, knocking on doors, interviewing (aka the sales call) is nothing new to me. Unfortunately at the beginning of May my wife, Sherry, joined me in the endeavor of looking for work. I asked her to write a post …

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Tell Them the Truth: How to get your new hire to stay.

  One of the most frequently quoted reasons for a new hire leaving after being with the organization for a short period of time is “The job was not what I expected.” One sure fire way to avoid this problem is to tell a prospective new hire the truth about the job, the company and …

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The Carnival of HR: Early February Edition

The early February edition of the Carnival of HR has been published at Tribe HR. There is some excellent reading here covering a wide variety of subjects that include: The FLSA Stalled careers Executive development Work rules to live by Music’s impact on employee performance Managing mobile devices Humanizing the work place and much, much …

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Five Networking Tips to Make You More Effective in 2012

There is a no lack of networking advice out there in the blogsphere today. Additionally, you can buy any number of great books by authors such at Keith Ferrazzi and Harvey Mckay. But I have been networking for a long time as well, plus I have read all this material too. So for those of …

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Skill Shortage? Stop Complaining and Do SOMETHING!

In a recent issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle writer Randy Sutherland reported on a panel discussing the hiring situation in the Atlanta area. In a panel discussion called “Jobs of the Future” at the Atlanta SHRM conference the panelist talked about the fact that despite high unemployment there remain over 2000 high tech jobs …

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Want to network, learn and have fun? Attend a Conference!

 We all know the value of networking. We all know the value of learning. And of course we all know the value of having fun. So why not combine them into one event? If you want to network, learn and have fun then try attending a conference! There are plenty of them around. But let …

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Give Labor Day: A Contribution from Omega HR Solutions

I was asked to participate in a volunteer program called Give Labor Day. The purpose of this day is to help someone find a job or to help in their job search. I have been doing that already, but for this day I thought I would help in another way. I decided to post links …

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