Eight Tips for Writing Great Online Recruitment Ads


Need some tips for writing a great online job board advertisement? Before you begin writing your company’s recruitment advertisement, first consider how much money is available for recruitment and the timeframe in which the position needs to be filled. Based on this information, you then can determine the most appropriate media and availability with regards to cost and deadlines. Online job board advertisements allow more room for copy, contrary to print advertising which typically charges advertisers for each and every line of copy.

If you plan on placing more than one...


Seven Steps for Leading Through a Crisis


In the years since the financial crisis of 2008, corporate scandals have become both more common and more challenging to resolve. The scrutiny from regulators, news media, and the public is relentless and can last for years. Even when a scandal has finally receded into history, tomorrow’s headlines can bring more damning allegations, reopening old wounds and calling into question the thoroughness and efficacy of past remedial efforts. Not an enviable place for a leader to be in.

Many crises begin when an allegation of misconduct is


7 Shakespeare Quotes to Help Guide HR Professionals


Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration that is coming up shortly


William Shakespeare was born in 1564. The week of 18 March is Shakespeare week in the UK, - coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – “Shakespeare Week provides the tools for schools, home educators, families and cultural organisations to offer children across the UK enriching and enjoyable early experiences with Shakespeare.”

In the spirit of celebration, here are a few Shakespeare quotes we can apply to building stronger leaders and improving the culture of our organizations.

"It is...


Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: I Failed SHRM's New Talent Acquisition Credential


So, you guys know I wrote a book, right? A book on talent acquisition! I truly believe I actually know something about Talent Acquisition and Recruiting! So, it came as a pretty big shock when I took SHRM’s new TA Specialty Credential and Failed It! Well, kind of…

I’m the President of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), so I have a real interest in training and learning programs for talent acquisition. Also, because I’ve been in the TA space for a couple of decades I wanted to take the TA credential cold. No studying. Don’t even...


Alone in a Crowd - Workplace Loneliness and Its Impact #SHRM19



I remember the first time I met her. She started off as an intern and within three months she was hired to join our team full time. That's how good she was! Over a period of four years we became best friends. She was my ride to the office, my coffee break buddy, lunch partner, after office snack pal...the list goes on. She was my pillar of support and we would talk to each other about our personal life, work frustrations, incidents with...


#Nextchat: SHRM Advocacy – At the Intersection of Work, Workers and Workplace #SHRMLeg


Now that the 116th Congress has settled in and is busy addressing important workplace issues, there is no better time to discuss SHRM’s public-policy priorities that are situated at the intersection of work, workers and the workplace! SHRM is focused on educating new and returning members of Congress on key policy priorities including workforce development, workplace equity, workplace immigration, and workplace flexibility and leave.

The 2019 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference provides a unique opportunity for HR professionals to highlight these issues on Capitol Hill while also offering attendees the...


#Nextchat RECAP: SHRM Advocacy – At the Intersection of Work, Workers and Workplace #SHRMLeg

On March 13, @shrmnextchat chatted with the SHRM Government Affairs Team and the SHRM A Team @SHRMATeam about SHRM Advocacy-At the Intersection of Work, Workers and the Workplace.

If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with great tips and advice, you can read all the tweets here or below:





Love Is In The Air



Marla:  “Did you know that Sally is sleeping with Gregg?”

Todd:  “I heard that.  How long has this been going on?”

Marla:  “Not sure.  Jeff?”

Jeff:  “I have no idea but I do know they are a couple.”

Karen:  “No kidding.  Have you noticed how Sally recently is going on business trips with Gregg for no business reason.”

Jeff:      “It depends on how you define business.”

Marcia:  “I heard she also got a big discretionary bonus, too.”

Marla:  “She really….I’ll stop there.”

Let’s assume there is a personal relationship...


#AskAmanda: How to Impress a Potential Employer


Have you ever thought about how each person reading this blog could have at least one thing in common? It’s kind of hard to believe right, but I’m willing to bet that if you are reading this, you have had to interview for at least one job in your life. What was going through your mind before the interview? Were you thinking about “how can I impress this hiring manager so they will want to hire me?” I know I felt that way when I was recently in the job market....


Guiding Principles and the Future of SHRM with Emily M. Dickens

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. That is a huge responsibility. Emily M. Dickens, Chief of Staff, shares their Guiding Principles with us and a peek into their future.

Guiding Principles:
• Bold Purpose
• Excellence & Accountability
• Flexibility & Agility
• Smart &...