Posts Tagged Hiring

Achieving success in business is all about people. When we say we love a company or a brand, what we're really saying is we love the work being done by the exceptional people in these organizations. People are the reason businesses of all sizes are able to attract and retain devoted customers and loyal employees.

May 19, 2017

I once saw a photograph of a dandelion plant. On its own, that image wouldn’t be anything special: dandelions are everywhere. But these dandelions were nestled atop a small mound of asphalt. Somehow they had managed to push through this seemingly impermeable barrier and reach their goal: bathing in sunlight and fresh air. If there is a better illustration of patience than this photograph, I’ve yet to see it.

March 17, 2017


Research shows that when a company embraces diversity, it can become more innovative and competitive. These traits are especially important for companies who continue to experience exponential growth, expand their applicant pool and hire more talent.

February 20, 2017

I’ve recently been conducting research related to bias in interviewing and hiring and in doing so uncovered some excellent and surprising information on how to build a greater awareness of ones bias in the hiring process.  This research has also unintentionally helped me develop a more acute awareness of the role of bias and its influence not only in hiring but also beyond.

February 10, 2017
The blogosphere is wrought full of great content on interview prep, but there is a heavy bias (understandably I suppose) to preparing the interviewee. What about the interviewer?
January 19, 2017

The number of HR manager positions will increase this year by 1,100 in California—the highest volume in the nation—and by 8.6 percent in Nevada, the largest percentage increase among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to a set of forecasts at Projections Central, a website with employment data compiled by state agencies.

January 13, 2017
As 2016 comes to an end, employers and staffing agencies begin the year with a number of factors that will impact the hiring landscape in 2017. From welcomed changes in recruitment advertising, to a shift in the age of the workforce, companies have the opportunity to embrace and strategize on ways to optimize hiring. These 4 factors are some of the unique trends we will see in the coming year:
1. The rise of the gig economy 
December 7, 2016


Loyal employees make the lives of HR managers a lot easier.  The following questions will help you evaluate how loyal a job candidate is likely to be in the organization.

How have you responded at a previous job when a better opportunity with another employer came along?

November 30, 2016



How ironic is it that the campaign slogan which helped propel Bill Clinton to the presidency in 1992 is now being cited as the reason his wife, Hillary Clinton, lost the election 24 years later? As they say, history often repeats itself, but we don’t always learn the lesson.

November 23, 2016


Humility is one of the ten crucial qualities of employees of high character, and smart businesses seek out people with humility to work for them. These employees inspire their coworkers, instill confidence in their supervisors, and move up quickly in their organizations.

November 18, 2016

On November 16, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Young Professional Council members Courtney Hendricks and Dan Cross, and SHRM Manager of Trends and Forecasting Jennifer Schramm about how Employers are Hard-Pressed for Soft Skills.

November 16, 2016



Show up on time. Stay all day. Work while you're on the clock. Dress appropriately.

As shocking as it may seem, these are some of the basic abilities that many of today’s entry-level applicants lack.

November 14, 2016

The former- POW’s equally inspiring journey after combat 

In March 2003 our nation’s conscious was fixated on the start of military operations in Iraq.  Tens of thousands of our troops marched to Baghdad and beyond, and one of those Soldiers was Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch.  While many may recall the former POW’s harrowing and inspirational story of courage and commitment, her journey and dedication to service after the military is equally heroic. 

November 11, 2016


Veteran’s Day- A great opportunity to watch some seriously inspirational films.  From John Wayne’s “The Longest Day” to Tom Hanks’ “Saving Private Ryan” these movies inspire generations, and while I certainly have enjoyed those and many others through the years, there’s one particular movie and very specific scene that hits me harder than all the rest- and it takes place in a cereal aisle. 

November 11, 2016
As our nation commemorates Veterans Day this year let us consider how your company could improve how it recruits and hires military veterans.
November 10, 2016
Veterans of the military may have a difficult time describing the skills that they gained in the military in their resumes and during interviews.  Your company’s resume reviewers and interviewers may need to take some extra efforts to extract these skills and characteristics from resumes.
November 10, 2016


About six weeks ago, we covered some of Chipotle’s HR trials and tribulations, including a class action lawsuit filed by 10,000 workers claiming wage theft and the NLRB attacking provisions of the Chipotle employee handbook. Turns out, that was only the tip of the HR iceberg.

October 26, 2016



Suppose that Helen is the HR manager of a large clothing company, and Adriana and Mirabel are two women applying for a position in Helen’s department.   Both women moved to the area recently. Here is an excerpt from their interviews.


Helen: I see that you were president of your SHRM chapter a few years ago. What made you want to do that?

October 24, 2016