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Brexit and the Future of UK Immigration


Days after another shock election result in the United Kingdom, CFGI 2017 Symposium attendees were eager to hear from George Koureas and Axel Boysen of Fragomen Worldwide on the election’s impact. During their presentation titled “The UK and EU: A Proactive Approach to Brexit and Immigration Changes,” Koureas and Boysen discussed the state of immigration in Europe and the UK and offered recommendations on how HR professionals can navigate the uncertainty.

The presentation shed light on immigration policy changes in the UK, which predate the Brexit...


The Crushing Realization That So Many Bosses are Truly Bad


When I was in university I worked part time as an HR assistant and recruiter at a large grocery retail chain. Thanks to the grocery store price wars consumers have been benefitting from off and on over the last decade, we saw a lot of turnover at every level of the company. New execs would come in every so often, sometimes annually – sometimes even more often – and every one of them wanted to take the company in a “new direction.”

Suffice it say that in those five or so...


Multi-Dimensional Leadership Competencies


The ability to reinvent work options that allow both business and employees to thrive is what sets exemplary organizations apart. One such employer is Goodway Group, a When Work Works Award winning organization that has implemented effective and flexible work as a business strategy to address the changing economy, changing technology, changing community infrastructure, and changing employee demographics. Leaders at Goodway Group believe in sharing their best practices and expertise with other business leaders. Continue reading below to see how Goodway’s COO, Jay Freidman, approaches multi-dimensional leadership competencies. 

Multi-dimensional Leadership Competencies

By Jay Freidman, Chief Operating...


#Nextchat: A Care Plan for Talent Acquisition



When it comes to recruiting the best people, employers are now handling their talent acquisition strategies – and their prospective candidates - with the best care possible.

Gone are the days of “spray and pray” job posting and candy-coated career fairs in hopes of finding a few good candidates.

To attract new hires in today’s values-conscious world, an organization must first be able to communicate its mission, and as the director of recruiting at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (ACH), Carol McDaniel knows this all too well. When you’re...


How to Write Powerful and Memorable HR Resumes



No matter how many hundreds, or even thousands, of resumes you've reviewed throughout your HR career, writing your own resume is always a challenge. It can be difficult to take a step back and look at your career objectively to identify what makes you uniquely qualified and distinctive from other candidates. Why are people going to remember you? Why will people want to hire you? What is your unique value to a new employer?
The answers to those questions and many others should be the foundation upon which you...

The Secret Recipe For Great Hiring is Finger Lickin’ Good, Y’all


Talent Acquisition Specialists, time to look in the mirror for 2017. How do you make your recruiting efforts sky-rocket? Let your hiring managers run the show.

Here are some of my fundamental beliefs:

  • Leaders fundamentally believe they are intuitively experts in people.
  • HR Pros fundamentally believe they are intuitively experts in people.
  • HR should not own a vast majority of HR functions nor should HR be measured in isolation for most corporate outcomes.
  • People want to do good work.
  • HR pros will never
  • ...

How to Build the Best Recruiting Tech Stack


Technology, cloud computing and data continue to transform the talent acquisition space, and specialists need to stay ahead of the curve to attract talent, tech leaders said June 28 at the 2017 Talent 42 Tech Recruiting Conference.

Talent acquisition specialists must create a technology road map that will work in tandem with human resources and IT road maps, suggested Nick Mailey, vice president of talent acquisition at financial software company Intuit in San Francisco. "Developing that tech road map is critical," he added.

[SHRM members-only toolkit: Introduction to HR Technology]



SHRM Book Blog: Working Deeply: A Q&A with Robert Barner


In Working Deeply: Transforming Lives through Transformational Coaching (Emerald Group Publishing, 2017), Robert Barner and Ken Ideus apply their decades of experience in leadership development and executive coaching to show how coaching can move people well beyond behavioral change to achieve deep transformational learning. Barner is an associate professor at Southern Methodist University's Simmons School of Education and Human Development. He was employed for 30 years as a corporate talent development executive and executive coach. Ideus's work in human development spans over 40 years. His experience includes behavioral health, corporate leadership, organizational change and voice communications. Following a successful...


When Parents Get Too Involved…at Work!

I once hired school teachers.  Most of our new teachers were hired fresh out of college. They were eager, and talented, if a bit overindulged.  
Many recent graduates never had a time without their parents’ involvement.  The helicopter parent was always around to influence their kids’ coaches, counselors, teachers, professors, advisors, and even mentors!  So, the recent graduate’s first job was likely to be chaperoned too.
Once, a parent called me to demand that I place her daughter in a specific school. That wasn’t an option....

#Nextchat RECAP: Strategic Employee Benefits

On July 19, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests SHRM Senior Vice President of Knowledge Development Alex Alonso (@SHRMKnwldgeSVP) and SHRM Vice President of Research Shonna Waters (@Shonna_Waters) about Strategic Employee Benefits.

If you missed this informative chat filled with great ideas, you can read all the tweets here: