How to Attract Candidates With an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.  Research by global performance management consulting company Gallup in 2015 found the best entrepreneurs are born with innate characteristics that drive them toward outperforming their peers and achieving success. Not everyone born with entrepreneurial spirit goes on to form their own businesses, though, and …

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The Carnival of HR- Chilly Day Information

Here in the Southeast we have had a major snow event. Unusual to say the least. In my hometown of Atlanta this resulted in 7 to 10 hour commutes to get home. Some of these commutes ended in abandoned cars, walks home or overnight stays in places willing to open their doors. So today no …

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7 Recruiting Practices to Avoid

A guest post by Eric Friedman How poor recruitment processes can be costing your company  The recruiting process is not always easy—it can be a stressful time for both the candidate looking for the right job and the employer looking for the right candidate. With the lingering effects of the economic downturn continuing to take …

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ABR: A Key Acronym in the War for Talent

  I don’t often write on recruitment or talent acquisition. I leave that to the bazillion other HR bloggers who specialize in that field. However, an article written by Brent Rasmussen, the president of CareerBuilder North America, caught my eye and made me think of this important acronym in the war for talent. Four behaviors …

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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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Hiring Carefully Does not have to Mean Slow

Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment, wrote an article in Fast Company called How to Win the Talent War. In this article Mr. Stein was talking about start-ups, but the points he made are applicable to all companies. He makes a distinction between three different types of candidates: A-players, brilliant misfits and future stars. …

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The Key to a Successful Team: Lessons for HR

Today I am taking a page from the Kris Dunn’s playbook. He often turns to sports for great lessons in human resources. Last night as I settled in to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Pirates, I turned on the TV to discover that the game was going to be delayed due to rain. The station was playing interviews …

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HR Carnival End of May Edition Hosted by Jon Ingham

Jon Ingham is the host of the End of May edition of the HR Carnival. He calls this one The What do All Day edition. I had the good fortune to meet and connect with Jon when he was here in Atlanta for the HRevolution 2011 conference. In addition to being a very nice guy …

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How About This For Recruiting in the Future?

In a newsletter from the World Future Society I came across the following piece of information. “Mobile devices are enabling new spontaneous connections in real-world settings, including love connections. One day soon, your phone will play matchmaker, recommending that you introduce yourself to someone nearby whose online profile displays tastes or passions similar to yours. Impossible? …

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