Sat.Jan 19, 2013 - Fri.Jan 25, 2013

Three Salary Negotiation Techniques That Work


The recession has forced thousands of professionals to forego salary increases in order to keep their jobs. Now with recovery underway and indications of hiring increases, those same individuals may find salary negotiation a growing possibility. If you’ve experienced a salary freeze, it’s possible that you may find yourself thinking about seeking a new, higher-paying […].


6 Ways to Wow an Interviewer Via Video Interview

45 Things

Not long ago someone wanted to interview me via Skype. I froze. I badly needed a haircut. I had bags under my eyes after a week of no sleep because of a bad head cold. The t-shirt I was wearing had a big stain from the tea I had spilled on myself earlier. A Skype interview?

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I Need No Incentive to Write About Paul Hebert (@incentintel) #timsackettday

True Faith HR

Last year on this day, the HR community came together to celebrate one of its own - the unheralded, unlistable Tim Sackett. Some highlights can be found here , here , here , here , and my own contribution here. But, that was last year. Today, it is all about the great Paul Hebert.

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"Mission" Divided by "Poor Communication" = No Results!


One of the advantages of working in a complex healthcare organization is that most of the time our mission is the glue that keeps us together. It''s not that we all agree on every decision (God forbid!);

What Can HR Do To Reinvent Itself


I chose to devote my career to Human Resources due to a passion for business and an understanding of the value human capital brings to a company. I fear however, that many professionals choose to pursue a career in HR to utilize their soft skills or the desire for a quick route to a corporate […]. Best HR Practices Human Resources career Career in HR employee HR Human resource management Human resources job recruiting University of Oklahoma

Google Plus - Social HR, Engage for Success ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

i've been finding it hard to return to blogging after the Christmas break. That's nothing that unusual - I quite often end up having a few weeks off and then gradually feeling a renewed commitment to post. Though I will say that

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Shut Up, I'm Not Being Defensive


The role of the HR leader is an odd one. We''re expected to be there for employees, and also understand the industries we''re in so we can make effective decisions at an institutional level.

5 Ways to Look Better at Work

45 Things

While looking in the mirror recently you discover a gray hair. In your eyebrow. You also begin to notice that everything is starting to, well, sort of droop. Sag, actually. Your latest photo in the company newsletter bears an uncanny resemblance to your mother. And your great Aunt Edith.

OFCCP’s Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan for 2013


Thursday, January 24, 2013 :00am. OFCCP’s Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan for 2013 By Julia Mendez, CAAP, PHR, CELS; Principal Business Consultant, Peoplefluent Research Institute.


12 Lessons on Life and Leadership From Photography


When you take up a new passion, it is so amazing to see how things unfold. Since last few years, I have turned into a photography enthusiast, an avid learner of the art. No, I am not taking any formal photography classes but am learning it by doing in my spare time.

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#HRevent13 - HR social media trials and error? ~ HR to HR 2.0.

Strategic HCM

So for the first time in four years, I'm not at the HR Directors Business Summit. After being their official blogger, facilitator for their joint twitter 101 / tweet-up, and chair of the unconference last year, this year I've just been

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The State of College Recruiting 2012-2013

True Faith HR

Each year, the College Employment Research Institute, under the leadership of Dr. Phil Gardner, puts together a look at the current state of recruiting with regard to college students (check it out here ). Based on a sample of 4,300 employer representatives, their reports indicate that "the new college labor market inches ahead with a 3 percent gain over last year across all degrees. Strong demand for marketing finance, human resources(!),

This Is Confidential, Right?


It''s a classic challenge faced by human resources practitioners around the world and in every organization. An employee reaches out to express a concern, share an observation, or in more extreme situations report unethical or illegal behavior. But just before they are ready to share their story they ask the question. This is confidential, right? Culture One of the key points in this situation is that you should feel good that this conversation is taking place at all.

Recruiter Insights: Handling Rejection and Staying Motivated in Your Job Search


Today’s post is another in a series called “Recruiter Insights” by our very own recruiting team. In this week’s Recruiter Insights, Michaelyn Davis shares her thoughts on how to handle the disappointment of not being hired for a position and how to stay motivated in your job search. Searching for a job can be a […]. SuccessFactors Careers interview Jobs Recruiter Insights

Discussion Post: Do Millennial Women Have a Better Handle On Work-Life Balance? [2013 Trends & Predictions]

Inpower Coaching

Here at InPower Women, we believe it’s important to recognize the similarities and differences between generations of women in the workplace. In particular we’d like to foster open dialog about these things. This article by the Young Entrepreneurs Council caught our attention because it identifies the latest trends for Millennials (men and women). What do you think young, ladies? Did they get it right? What about you Gen X’ers and Boomers?

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Are You Covered? 5 Types of Business Insurance You Shouldn’t Be Without


Real business success doesn’t come from merely taking risks. It comes from eliminating it. And that’s exactly what business insurance does. Yet, when it comes to selecting coverage, many business leaders don’t take the time to truly understand their options. Nearly every conceivable risk a business might face is covered by a type of business insurance,” says Darrell McGee, program manager at Insperity Insurance Services.

Sodexo Workplace Trends 2013 Report Due out January 24

Future of Work

Be on the lookout for Sodexo's annual report on workplace trends; it's due out this Thursday, January 24. An online summary of the report identifying its 12 key trends for 2013 is already available online at this link: [link]. And from there you will be able to access the full report once it's published. I am pleased to tell you that Trend 8 was prepared by yours truly and Paul Carder , my colleague and fellow director/co-founder at Occupiers Journal Limited.

The Employee Engagement Network: Celebrating 5 Years

David Zinger

The Employee Engagement Network Turn 5 Years Old on Saturday January 26th! 5 Great Years. This Saturday, January 26th., the Employee Engagement Network will have been providing resources and community in employee engagement for 5 years. We have gone from one person isolated on a cold January day in Winnipeg 5 years ago to 5600 members, 478 videos, 576 forums, 3450 blog posts, and a host of other resources.

Managing the Real


How often do we, as professionals and managers, get sucked into the whirlwind of status reports, new-initiatives-everyday, number crunching, endless meetings and presentations? Sometimes, the best management is to do simple and obvious things more effectively.

Recruiting the Spouse and Family: 5 items not to be overlooked

Hospital Recruiting

Hire More Physicians by Recruiting the Spouse and Children. You’ve received an excellent looking CV of a well-trained physician; you’ve made the calls to court the candidate and picked dates for the candidate to interview. You know what the candidate needs from an opportunity, and you feel pretty good about your chances of a successful recruitment effort. However, there is one lingering issue to address prior to counting this one a done deal: the spouse and children.



Sometimes it’s a spelling error that changes the meaning of their response. Sometimes they write details when they shouldn’t. This month, we highlight several warriors of the job application, from the polite to the vengeful, and everything in between. No, he wasn’t applying at Twitter: Response to client’s e-mailed job offer: “Gr8! Whn you can,,, pls call my references w/phone #s. They rock! Many thx” I don’t mean to exaggerate my importance, but … Q.

I-9 Audits Increasing at Rapid Pace


From the Associated Press : U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest number yet of companies audited for illegal immigrants on their payrolls this past fiscal year. Audits of employer I-9 forms increased from 250 in fiscal year 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012. From fiscal years 2009 to 2012, the total amount of fines grew to nearly $13 million from $1 million. The number of company managers arrested has increased to 238, according to data provided by ICE.

DOT Reiterates that Marijuana Use by Safety-Sensitive Transportation Employees is Not Authorized, Regardless of Recent Passage of State Recreational Marijuana Use Laws


The U.S. Department of Transportation''s (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance has issued a Notice to address the recent passage of state initiatives purporting to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes. The DOT requires testing of applicants and employees in safety-sensitive transportation positions for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and phencyclidine.

Federal Trade Commission revises required forms to be used by January 1, 2013


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revised the “FCRA Summary of Rights” document to incorporate amongst other things the new agency—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that now has oversight over the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Before January 1, 2013, employers should use the new FCRA notice for their background check programs.

Federal Trade Commission


The Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama''s nomination of Dr. Joshua Wright to serve as a Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Wright is currently a professor at the George Mason University School of Law, who previously served as the scholar in residence at the FTC''s Bureau of Competition. Wright''s term extends through September 25, 2019. Wright will replace J. Thomas Rosch, a Republican whose term expired late last year. Read more here. Federal Industry News

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Just Say “No” to call centers and phone trees!


With Aurico, you work with a dedicated Account Manager and Client Liaison, each an experienced professional who understands your needs and expectations and who is familiar with your workflow, processes and history. Personal, responsive service sets Aurico apart, and we mean it when we say we’ll pick up the phone in four rings or less, during normal business hours. Learn More: [link]. Services

International Services: What’s the Skinny on International Background Screening?


International background screening continues to expand at a rapid rate. For some organizations, screening is handled as a “one-off” for a single hire with an international background, while other organizations require comprehensive screening solutions on a global basis. Whichever category you fall into, partnering with a company versed in international screening is essential.

Criminal Background Checks: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing on December 7th in DC regarding the impact of criminal background checks on employment


Attendees at the hearing included the National Retail Federation and other employer advocate groups who stressed the importance of background checks in employment. "N N RF believes that the criminal background question needs to remain on employment applications,” NRF Vice President for Loss Prevention Richard Mellor said. This vital information is every bit as relevant as an applicant’s education, previous employment experience and formal training.”

NAPBS Offers Tips for Screening Job Candidates in 2013


Accuracy in employee background screening is critical in today’s business environment Washington, D.C. November 28, 2012) – As employers begin to plan business strategies for the upcoming year, there is no question that personnel needs will be high on their to-do lists. To help business owners and human resource managers make sound hiring decisions, more and more are turning to pre-employment background screening to ensure they find the right people for the right positions.