Finding workers from Generation Z

When you talk to older HR people and executives about the workers in the upcoming generation of workers, those known as Generation Z, the assumption is that you will need some high tech, whizbang, method to reach these workers who have been connected online all their lives. That assumption may stop many companies from pursuing …

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Intuitive & Innovative Tech for Your HR Team

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. From recruiting to retention, the human resources department bridges the gap between employee and upper management for all businesses, large and small. It’s not exempt, however, from the technological revolution. And while you’ve at least dabbled in automation, if you’re not getting the results …

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Trendy terms can get you in trouble

When trying to attract new “talent” many companies try to make their job listings stand out from the crowd. This is certainly a smart strategy, unless that trendy term you decided to use gets you in trouble. Two well-known blogging lawyers I know recently pointed out a “trendy” term that could actually be construed as …

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Let People Decide on Whether They Want to Work For You

  Here is a germ of an idea based on the concept of Meet and Seat, an application used by KLM Airlines to allow passengers to select whom they sit beside based on a social media profile. Let people decide whether they want to work for you based on who already works for you. Meet …

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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 Meaning of RPO in Talent Acquisition: An Interview with Kris Dunn

Hiring the proper people is critical to a company’s success. We all know that. However, many companies still continue to do a poor job of it. The authors of the book Talent Force say that finding the proper talent is so critical that the recruitment function should be separated from the normal HR function. They …

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Boomerang Employees Are a Good Bet

 A couple decades ago if an employee voluntarily resigned and left the company they would seldom be given an opportunity to rejoin the organization. They would be considered disloyal by many members of management. Many job counselors would often recommend against rejoining because of the possibility of being the first to be let go in …

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SHRM Atlanta Conference Day 2

This morning started out with a good session on Aspirational Talent Acquisition presented by Jenny C. Brock of Human Resources Dimensions. Aspirational recruiting is a proactive method that steps up the process of connecting with candidates, especially the passive candidate that has been sought out by the company. This method relies on executive involvement and …

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Five for Friday: Human Resources Environmental Scanning

Here are five blog posts you might not normally read. However, they contain information that is important for HR professionals to pay attention to. So I do the leg work for you and you get to learn and improve your skills. Sweet deal huh! Ever asked a Gen Y what they think of Social Security? No? …

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