February, 2015

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5 Reasons You Aren’t Placing More Candidates

Spark Hire

'In order to be a successful recruiter, you need to make placements. When you are failing to make placements, it’s time to take a look at what you are doing wrong and how to do a better job. There are 5 key reasons why many recruiters fail to make the placements they need in order to be successful. 1. You aren ’t talking to the right people. When you are gathering the job requirements and trying to understand the types of candidates you need to search for, it is important to make sure that you

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Recruiting the IT worker of the future

HR Times

'Posted by John Stefanchik , Judy Pennington and Catherine Bannister on February 25, 2015. Advances in enterprise technologies are giving rise to improved opportunities, new business models, and innovation. They are also creating IT staffing headaches. As we examine in the 2015 edition of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s annual Tech Trends report, scarcity of technical talent is becoming a significant concern across many industries, with some organizations facing talent gaps along multiple fronts.

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What Happens When You Interviewed Dr. Jekyll, But Hired Mr. Hyde?

TLNT: The Business of HR

'Joe Smith (not his real name) is interviewing for a sales representative position with XYZ Manufacturing Company. ]. They ask him questions about his experience and background, and eagerness to sell. He shows enthusiasm and excitement for the job, and gives examples of successful past experiences. Joe seems like a good fit, and he’s hired. But after a while, it becomes apparent that Joe’s not performing as he should.

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I’ve messed up my work history and now can’t find a job

Ask a Manager

'A reader writes: I am a 24-year old in need of serious job advice. I have short work histories with previous employers (10 or more in 7 years). The longest I’ve worked for a company has been about year and a half: Dairy Queen when I was working in high school. The second longest is a year and a month, 2012-2013 for a security company. I have burned most bridges with previous managers.

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Investing in HR Software: How to Get Internal Buy-in

Buying HR software is a major decision. That’s why finding the right provider based on your needs and ensuring key decision makers are on board is vital. Download Paycor’s guide for tips to address common concerns across your buying committee.

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HR Tips From the Oscars: Does “Good Job” Encourage Mediocrity?

Cornerstone On Demand

'If you were among the millions of movie fans around the world who tuned in to the Oscars this weekend, you may still be debating the merits of Boyhood vs. Birdman. But I was more interested in another film nominated for Best Picture: Whiplash , a movie about a relentlessly cruel bandleader and a young student musician who aspires to become one of the jazz greats.

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3 Things Recruiters Need to Stop Doing Immediately

Spark Hire

'As a recruiter, you want to be successful at your job and have a good reputation with your clients and candidates. However, did you know that every day you are incorporating new practices that can be detrimental to your success if not used in moderation? From my experience in training and observing how many recruiters conduct business, there are several things that recruiters everywhere need to stop doing immediately if they want to be successful. 1.

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Less is More: 4 Reasons Paperless Onboarding is Better

ClearCompany HRM

'A new hire’s first day on the job is rarely filled with work. Legal documents and company onboarding take precedence over regular day-to-day work. Quality onboarding is essential to the success of a new hire, so to undervalue this process is faulty on the part of the organization. With 64% of companies planning to expand their hiring efforts over the next 12 months, organizations must either be prepared to process mounds of paperwork or implement a paperless onboarding process to compensate for

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Hiring Wisdom: Whatever You Do, Don’t Treat Your Employees Equally

TLNT: The Business of HR

'The Container Store believes : 3 bad employees = 1 OK employee ; 3 OK employees = 1 good employee; 3 good employees = 1 great employee. And, as you know, it ain’t easy to find great employees, so once you do, don’t treat them equally, treat them fairly! (more…).

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The HR Fortuneteller Myth: 3 Ways Your Boss Doesn’t “Get” Predictive Analytics

Visier

'“Some people think emotionally more often than they think politically. Some think politically more often than they think rationally. Others never think rationally about anything at all.”. When he wrote these words in Space Chronicles , astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was referring to the driving forces behind space exploration advances. But the above quote also applies to the world of HR, a field that deals with “agents of choice” who are both rational and irrational.

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Secrets to the Switch: Choosing the Best HR Software in 2023

Speaker: Patrick Sayers - President, Newcastle Research

Does your organization need more productivity (and less pain) from your HR software? With the increase of technology-dependent remote work and highly sophisticated cyber threats on the rise, it's critical to successfully implement an HR platform that can help your organization see actionable information in real-time to hit all your key workforce KPIs.

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A Seat at the Table: Top 10 Cities for Women Executives

Cornerstone On Demand

'Silicon Valley doesn’t have a stellar reputation when it comes to gender equality at work, but a recent study shows it may actually be one of the best places in America for women to get a seat at the executive table. InfoGroup, a marketing and data analytics firm with access to more than 21 million businesses, determined which U.S. cities have the highest concentration of businesses with female executives.

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How You Deal With an Annoying Coworker – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

'I’ve written before about working with people you don’t like. Here’s a similar situation. A co-worker that grates on your very last nerve. We have a person in our office who does her job well, but makes a lot of annoying noises. She clears her throat constantly, very loudly. She has very long fake nails and types using her nails which is very loud throughout the office.

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How to Learn HR for Free: A Practical Guide

UpstartHR

'Recently on LinkedIn I saw someone asking how to learn HR. Specifically he was trying to learn compensation when he didn’t have a background/foundation in the topic. The people in the comments made some good suggestions, but many of them involved expensive certifications, workshops, and other similar costly avenues. Coming from a background of smaller organizations with limited budgets (and understanding the personal budget of a new HR pro), I know that most of those suggestions are not p

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“Good Job” – The Two Most Harmful Words in the English Language?

RecognizeThis!

'by Brenda Pohlman. Recognize This! – Consider carefully the words we use to recognize others and whether go-to phrases like ”good job” have a place in our recognition vocabulary. If you were among the millions of movie fans around the world who tuned in to the Oscars yesterday, you may know that the title of this post refers to a line from one of the films nominated for Best Picture.

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2023 HR Technology Trends: What's New and What's Next

Speaker: Ben Eubanks - Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

The world of HR has changed so much in recent years, and so have the technologies and tools that support HR and talent leaders. But frankly, keeping up with the ever-changing HR tech landscape can feel like another full-time job. That's why we're sharing with you this webinar session with Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer for Lighthouse Research & Advisory.

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Do Recruiters Still Care About the Candidate Relationship?

TLNT: The Business of HR

'Back in the day, while working at my first job out of school, I became bored. Shocker for a young person, right? I made the decision that since I had one year of real life working under my belt, it was time to move on and change jobs. I was scouring the Sunday classified ads and snail-mailing my resumes and cover letters — printed on the perfect shade of buff-colored stationery — to companies.

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Visual Storytelling for HR: Are Infographics or Data Visualizations the Keys to Success?

Visier

'You see them everywhere. Infographics are a hot visual trend in the world of information sharing. But, while they can make complex topics easy to digest and share via social media, infographics can prevent people from really understanding important facts and gaining true insight. Sometimes when people think they may need an infographic, they actually need a data visualization.

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3 Ways the "Gig Economy" Can Improve Your Talent Pool

Cornerstone On Demand

'A growing number of Americans are ditching full-time employment in favor of short-term projects and side jobs, where they can pursue their passions, determine their own schedules and essentially be their own bosses. Contingent workers now total 53 million, making up 34 percent of the American workforce. With this so-called “gig economy” showing no signs of slowing, human resource pros are starting to think about how to embrace this burgeoning pool of talent – and how to keep t

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking About Your Salary

HR Bartender

'I’ve received a few notes and comments after publishing “ How to Negotiate Your Next Salary ”. Instead of dealing with each situation individually, I thought it might be beneficial to discuss some overall do’s and don’ts when it comes to talking about pay. DO understand what factors are tied to compensation. Your salary is based upon three things: 1) the company’s ability to attract talent, 2) the company’s ability to retain talent, and 3) the company’s ability to pay.

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The HR Leader’s Guide to Recruiting & Hiring

62% of Paycor survey respondents say we’re in a permanent talent shortage. By 2030, we’ll see more jobs than workers (BCG).

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HR Project Management: The Ultimate Guide

UpstartHR

'HR Project Management Skills are Powerful Tools–Do You Have Them? When you look at a list of key HR competencies, one thing that often is lacking is a good set of project management skills. While it’s easy to try and segment the human resources profession away from the project manager role, I see it as a core part of what we have to do.

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Core Values Leads to Increased Engagement Resulting in Bottom-line Results

RecognizeThis!

'by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! – Whatever underpins your company’s culture will impact your company’s success. Building a strong foundation on your core values is proven to increase employee engagement. In the first chapter of The Power of Thanks , Eric Mosley and I introduce a very important concept that is a foundational principle of the book: “At the heart of great corporate successes and failures is a single observable phenomenon: the behaviors and values that constitute a company’s cultu

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Finding Top Talent: 6 Critical Stats Every Employer Needs to Know Now

TLNT: The Business of HR

'“Where have all the candidates gone?” If you’re among the nearly 40 percent of employers who have an open position for which you can’t find the talent to fill those roles, you’re probably asking yourself this very question. According to CareerBuilder’s 2015 U.S. Job Forecast , more than a third of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees this year, the best outlook from the annual forecast since 2006.

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What Does the Perfect Conference Look Like to You?

WorkHuman

'What if you and I could design a conference together? How do you think that would look? For one thing, I know it would be a fresh take on human resources and culture and leadership in the organization. It would probably also feature some of the amazing speakers and academics and authors we’ve discussed here on the blog. People talking about gratitude and giving, happiness and flow, positive psychology and creating an amazing place to work with a magnetic employer brand.

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Upskilling HR: Future-Proof Your HR Career

Speaker: Jeanne Achille - CEO, The Devon Group

Is your HR department running around barefoot like the shoemaker's children? If so, you're on a collision course with the ever-changing realities of the workplace, which necessitate strong HR tech skills. In this webinar, we'll look at why HR should invest in learning to ensure organizational resiliency and employee retention. Consider it self-care as we discuss how to future-proof your own career through the opportunities provided by upskilling.

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Why Applicant Tracking Systems Need a Human Touch

Cornerstone On Demand

'“Thank you for submitting your application. If your qualifications meet our needs, we'll contact you. Otherwise, we'll keep your resume on file for 12 months.” If your company has an online application system, every applicant receives an email like the above. Likewise, when someone applies to a specific job you're sourcing, you get a notice.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

'I received this note from a reader recently. I don’t know about you, but this reader seems to bit at their wit’s end. . Some of us have had our positions downgraded by a colleague who (in our opinion) shouldn’t even be doing our performance reviews because he has no idea what our roles are! Although I was fine with my review this year, the amount of stuff I’m now being asked to do is over the top to say the least.

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Q&A With Peggy Greenberg: Steps to Effectively Manage Change

ATD Human Capital

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What “Amazing” Did You Miss Today?

RecognizeThis!

'by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – Amazing work is being done by brilliant people around us every day, but it’s easy to miss unless we create more avenues for exceptional effort to be seen, acknowledged and appreciated. Here’s a photo that encapsulates the world we live in today. (Email subscribers, click through.). Eric Smith, the photographer who captured this image, said about the experience : “The whales were breaching off Redondo (Beach) and this small sailboat maneuvered into the s

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.