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Women, Hear Me Roar!

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Human Resources provides one of the handful of opportunities for a man to work in a corporate profession dominated by women. As such, I’ve had the opportunity to work with (and for) a multitude of women over my 20 years in the HR arena.

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

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What exactly is “ energy ” – in the social or workplace sense?

3 Things We’ll See in HR by 2022

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On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “ Win-Win@Work ” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic – building and leading a world-class recruiting team.

Employee Experience; is The Honeymoon Over?

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“Candidate experience.” Google that term and you get just over 11 million hits. I’m guessing a fair percentage of those can be traced back to the contributors on this site, myself included, as sharing the gospel of the candidate experience is a pretty cool thing to do, don’tcha know?

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

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Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months.

Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

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Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Chris Rock… Here, on the most awkward of “celebrated” office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a “boss.”

5 Lessons My House Taught Me About Change Management

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This… is our house. On the bright side, we feel a nice breeze in the evenings… This is the view from what used to be the kitchen, looking out towards what used to be our family room, behind which you can see what was once our patio. All of it in demoliton mode.

3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me

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About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has accustomed me to baseless criticism. I kid, I kid.

Don’t Out-kick Your Coverage

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Believe it or not, this post was not necessarily motivated by the fact we are knee-deep into the greatness that is football season. Timing is right, however, for this particular message. Be careful you don’t out-kick your coverage.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Kicking The Ant Pile

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I think most of us would admit that being a control freak is a frustrating (and ultimately losing) proposition.

Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate

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“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry.

New Law Coming Soon

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“So, [candidate-person], how much do you currently make?” ” . How is it that something so obviously inappropriate to ask in any social or professional setting is one of the boilerplate questions asked of every job candidate? “ What do you currently make?

Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron

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Imagine Leading a Talent Acquisition Team with an Average of 250 Open Positions per Month. The post Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron appeared first on HR Hardball™. Uncategorized engagement hardball human resources interview leadership radio recruiting staffing team

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…

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Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience.

Herding Cats….and Recruiters

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Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and promoted you.

The “Look-Down” Generation

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It literally drives me crazy…driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every… single… day.

Recruiting “Leftovers”

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Even as kids we all realized something… when you ask “what’s for dinner?” ” and the answer is “ leftovers, ” Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, “sub-par.” ” Edible?

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Perfect is The Enemy of The Good (Candidate)

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There’s still some mystery as to who, exactly, coined the phrase “ The perfect is the enemy of the good ,” but it’s a lesson that we try to impart in our recruiting practices every day.

When in Doubt, Swing the Bat

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One of the great joys in my life was coaching Little League baseball…with two boys of my own, I’ve been lucky enough to have over a dozen seasons on the diamond with little guys wanting to learn the great game.

Counter-Offers & Boomerangs

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Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s ears = “nagging”) the husband to change his ways to no avail, a woman flips the switch and phhhhhht. She’s gone.

You Know You’re a Manager When….

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I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

TeamWORK or Team-BUILDING?

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My Talent Acquisition team recently participated in a team-building event courtesy of our friends at Strayboots.

Trump – It’s No Longer a Gimmick

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Note – Originally posted on LinkedIn, 8/10/15, but it keeps getting better. Highlighted any updates to this circus. It was June 16th when The Hairpiece announced in his Presidential candidacy speech that “The Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States.

Chop Your Own Wood

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External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is “ recruiting ?” ” Visit different companies and you’ll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit.

Engagement & Productivity: What if you didn’t have to choose?

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This article is the summary of the 6 posts in the July blog series featuring a revolutionary employee engagement concept called Engaged Productivity ™. Read the other articles in the series here or at: www.authentum.com. . Engagement and Productivity are a difficult and delicate balance.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

Force = Mass x Acceleration (+HR)

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“F = M x A (+HR)” is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “ The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion ,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. “My job is to make people move.”

Buy, Don’t Rent, Your Next Employee

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Guess what confuses a potential hire more than any other intangible? Despite the courtship, the hospitality, and the grand treatment during the recruiting process, they still don’t know one key nugget of information: “What’s it REALLY like to work here?” ” .

Back Into The Frying Pan

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For the last handful of years, I’ve been a free-range chicken, roaming from roost to roost spreading good cheer and occasional wisdom. The life of a consultant is one that doesn’t suit everyone, but for me it felt like a worn-in Birkenstock.

Friendly, But Not Friends

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You know that side-job you have as the informal HR Advisor for any/all of your friends? It can be enlightening at times, even uplifting, when you hear some of the ridiculous sh*t people are forced to put up with in their workplace. For the situation to reach the “ Mind if I run something by you?

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.