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Living in Color: Why I Stopped Caring About What White People Think

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010010000000 It must be a hell of a feeling when your skin, ideas, and presence become a golden ticket of Willy Wonka proportions in life. It must be nice to not only create the rules, systems, and standards but to actually be “the standard”.

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Trust: Why It Matters and How Tech Can Help

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000010000000Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored guest blog post. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings.

Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment

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000000000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders. Perhaps it’s because of the “environment”.

The State of the Union on Wokeness

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000010000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke” As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and society.

Live Webinar: The Recruiting Metrics that Matter: 5 Numbers You Must Track

The Recruiting Metrics that Matter: 5 Numbers You Must Track. Time-to-fill. If this is the only metric you’re tracking to measure the success of recruiting, you’re doing it wrong. In fact, time-to-fill is one of the most vague recruiting KPIs you can measure, since it doesn't do much to show you where bottlenecks are - or what you can be doing to improve your processes. Why time-to-fill isn’t the most useful metric. Metrics to track as an HR Coordinator and as an HR Director. 5 reports you should always be running. Why these numbers matter. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, March 22, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST to learn first-hand from a seasoned recruiter with 20+ years of experience the top 5 recruiting metrics you MUST be tracking.

Five Things Brands Need To Know When Working With Influencers

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000011000010I’ve been working for a few years now with multiple brands per year. I have worked with brands in the music industry to emerging technology companies. When I reflect on what has made for a great partnership in the past, there are several themes that crop up over and over again.

The Underground Workforce: Immigrants

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000000000010 A little over a month ago, I traveled to Queens to go pick up my 10th wedding anniversary cake from a family friend.

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Generational Theory Forgot The Xennial Experience

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010011000010 I have long had a love/hate relationship with the generation talk.

Heads Down, Mouths Shut: The Distracted Generation

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010020000010 To say there is a lot going on in the world right now is probably an understatement. The current events of the moment are so cumbersome and so complex that for many it has become emotionally and physically taxing.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

The Romper Room of Leadership

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000000000000 Are we still at a point where leaders are unable to provide their employees with constructive feedback regarding their performance? I’ve recently been made aware of several situations where there are clear deficits in performance from a team perspective in companies.

TED at IBM Recap: 3 Women Sparking Big Ideas and Activation

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010011000010 I had the esteemed privilege of attending TED at IBM last month in San Francisco. Admitedly, I was prepared to be impressed by their usual roster of inspiring speakers making strides in every field from technology to healthcare.

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HR Technology Solution Provides Customers with More Options: A Look Inside Lanteria HR

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Three Steps to Finding Success Through Clarity

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010011000010I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends, family and colleagues about where I am currently and where all my efforts are headed. Young adults everywhere are charged with deciding at the ripe age of 17 what they want to do with their lives.

Screening Applicants Using Social Media: What You Need to Know

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000010000010 Photo by William Iven on Unsplash Almost everyone uses social media, but should you use it in your recruitment process?

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Business Needs a Technology Upgrade

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000000000000 Today’s Guest Aristocrat is: Maria Gee. “Maria Gee is The Content Manager for A restaurant worker turned blog-writing-video-directing machine, she aims to educate and entertain those in the hospitality field.

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Is the “Grown Up” World Where Talent Goes To Die?

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021122001520I am deep into a book called: No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need To Do To Have a Great Career by Larry Smith. In this book, he asserts that: “the grown-up world is where talent goes to die.” ” Reading this statement jolted me gratefully inside – as this is something I have come to […]. Career Featured Life Society and HR #TAOHR Adulthood Adulthood.

Clean Your House Before You Head To Social Media

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010000000010 There are still companies who are tardy to the social media party. It’s not a bad thing. Businesses have either thought social media was going to exit as a one-hit wonder or they were laying-in-wait until it became absolutely apparent that they needed to jump in.

A Business Curse Word For The Ages: Diversity

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010011000000 I’ve spent the better half of my career immersed in work environments that had to keep a watchful eye over things like diversity & inclusion.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Why self-preservation is top of mind for me in 2017?

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010020000000 Welcome back! I took a bit of a hiatus at the end of last year to rest, regroup and reflect on 2016. Of late, I have been hearing way too many stories about people namely bloggers and influencers that have effectively worked themselves to the point of being depleted.

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Five Questions That Will Lead You to the Best ATS

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Competitive Partnerships Powering the Future of Business

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000000000010 I was at IBM Insight last week and as per usual it was an awarding experience. There is a shift going on in business and technology that I find both interesting and exciting. It is a shift that is about partnership over competition.

Is Your Recruitment Process Still in the Stone Age?

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000010000000 Have you ever called a promising candidate for a follow-up interview only to find out they just took up a job at a competing firm? How often does this happen? If it’s more than once, it’s already one too many!

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

The Existential Problem of Coonery

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000010000000 Let’s start by defining what a “coon” is. A “coon” is a black person who values what white people think of them more than they care to honor their culture and the suffrage of the racial group they identify with.


The Untouchables: Why you should stop salvaging bad employees at every level

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041050021150 Are you one of those companies that would rather preserve everyone than let them go?

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Are We There Yet: The State of Digital Marketing and Data Adoption

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000150000010Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings.

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Lift Every Voice: Why Now Is Not The Time To Be Quiet

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010011000020Many years ago, my parents enrolled me in a camp near my childhood home. The children that attended the camp were mostly black with a sprinkling of Latinos. Besides the usual water gun fights, outdoor sports and movies – I learned something that summer.

A Walk In Their Shoes

Speaker: Angie Verros, Founder, Vaia Talent

In today's competitive job market, how candidates perceive your firm impacts who you attract and hire. Guess what? If your candidate experience rocks, you'll be able to attract top talent! Have you ever considered what it's like to be on the other side? How great would it be if we took their bad experiences and turned them around by using our instincts? Today you will learn how to use simple human elements in order to showcase your employer brand and convert more applicants to amazing hires.

Bothered By Everything and Nothing At All

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020050000420 As I peruse my social media accounts and watch the range of issues and concerns plaguing the minds of the masses, one thing stands out. It is this new reality of people being bothered by everything and nothing all. Let me explain.

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Tread Lightly: Why You May Want to Reconsider Befriending Your Boss

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010020100100 It’s a fabulous thing when the stars align and you gain a great boss in taking a new job. What makes them “great”? Perhaps, they have a great personality. They aren’t the usual stuffy leader. Maybe, it’s because they are concerned with your well-being.

Giving a voice to the voiceless with technology

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Three Lessons I Have Learned From Five Years of Blogging

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010021000010 September 13th will mark the 5 year anniversary of The Aristocracy of HR. I certainly never set out to become a blogger, so reaching this milestone is pretty darn special. There were quite a few people who gave me a chance and supported from the very beginning.

New Ways to Engage and Source Talent - All In Less Than 24 Hours

Speaker: Derek Zeller, Director of Recruiting Solutions, Engage Talent

In this session, we’ll examine the critical essentials you should know about the type of tech you are looking for and what you should know before engaging with candidates - everything from where to get the information you need, to which sites and books are good to read. By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new candidates to your managers more quickly.

Black Blogs Still Matter Because We Can No Longer Afford Silence

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010010000000 Today not only marks the first day of February, but it also marks my first official day back on the blog. It is also the beginning of Black History Month and the revered Black Blogs Matter Challenge. Today’s theme is Black Blogs Still Matter.


Talent Think Innovations Intern Talks: The Business of Social Media

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000000000000 My marketing professors used to say that some companies would hire millennials to take care of digital media needs partly because they were, you know, millennials. I can understand having that viewpoint somewhat, I mean we did grow up with the technology.

Plugging-In When Your Inspiration and Energy Takes a Timeout

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000000000000For at least the past two weeks, I have been beyond tired and uninspired to write anything new. I am not a fan of forcing myself to write when I’m not feeling it, so I decided to honor the space I have been in. To describe the feeling, I have felt like I am in […].

Startups Are Enjoying Human Resources A La Carte

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000010000000The definition of “a la carte” is: separately priced items from a menu, not as a part of a set meal. I am seeing a trend in my business that suggests that HR has a value in businesses still, but the need and delivery preference is more “a la carte” in nature.

Performance Management: Keep Employees Engaged and Motivated

Many organizations have looked at their performance management processes but still have not found a way to make them more effective.