Posts Tagged Hiring


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Avoiding the Big Break Up

When the relationship between employer and worker sours

By Dana Wilkie  2/11/2015

As with any relationship, the one between a worker and employer goes through phases:

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February 12, 2015


No one likes resumes. People don't like writing them. People don't like reviewing them.

How can organizations and recruiters go beyond the resume in 2015 to make a culturally aligned hiring choice?

Here are five talent strategies and tactics that will enable you to go beyond the resume this year.

1. Eliminate Job Postings

January 20, 2015


Over one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent staff in 2015, the best hiring outlook since 2006, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast.

Thirty-six percent of employers plan to increase full-time, permanent headcount in 2015, an increase from 24 percent last year. Nine percent expect to decrease staff levels, an improvement from 13 percent last year, while 48 percent anticipate no change and 8 percent are unsure.

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January 12, 2015

Wow, that was a long post title. Sorry. The post won't be that long at all, trust me.

All I want you to do is look at two charts and then draw your own conclusions about the significance, if any.

The first, courtesy of the world's largest professional network, LinkedIn, who published some data they call 'The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014', (from an analysis of member skills, employment changes, and recruiter interest on LinkedIn). 

December 31, 2014


Having worked with many Hiring managers across different functions I have seen that most of them, especially new managers are not comfortable in interviewing candidates. Bringing the best people onto the team was always on top of their mind, yet not having the key talent assessment skills gets them in trouble in establishing the best team.

December 9, 2014


Most veterans of the U.S. armed forces agree that translating the skills they acquired in the military into skills and experiences private-sector employers understand and desire is one of the toughest challenges they face when entering the civilian job market. And employers say the same thing: They know that veterans have the skills and discipline to get the job done, but they just don’t have a clear notion of how certain military skills apply to private-sector workplaces.

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November 11, 2014

On November 5, SHRM @weknownext chatted with SHRM's Kim Lambert (@KimLambertSHRM) about "HR, You're Now In Sales."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


November 5, 2014


HR professionals are finding more and more that they are in the sales business these days, as their focus has shifted from sourcing to selling. 

November 3, 2014


Both job seeking and recruiting can be frustrating endeavors. Both can require a ton of work that seemingly gets little results. Both can leave an individual overwhelmed, stressed and irritated.

October 29, 2014


While retail sales clerks should see a surge in seasonal job opportunities at the end of 2014, demand for temporary labor in package delivery, cybersecurity, resort services, party planning and a few other niche industries will also be strong, staffing experts say.

And let’s not forget Santa and his elves. With some economic indicators pointing toward the North Pole, seasonal workers who have the requisite girth and mirth to portray Santa at stores and other venues will be at a premium—particularly if they have a genuine beard, as opposed to the imitation variety.

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October 29, 2014

“I think technology is doing so many things to us. It’s helping us connect and preventing us from connecting.” – Spike Jonez

October 27, 2014


Understanding job seekers’ profiles and preferences is the first step to attracting top talent, according to the 2014 Candidate Preferences Survey released Oct. 7 by ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).

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October 27, 2014


 Getting hiring right requires getting interviewing right


Too many companies’ interviewing tactics are hurting their chances of rooting out top performers, said Geoff Smart and Alan Foster during their keynote session at the Staffing World 2014 conference, held Oct. 13-15 near Washington, D.C. But a multitude of common hiring mistakes can be corrected if staffing professionals and hiring managers simplify their interviewing process.

Smart and Foster asked conference attendees what kind of interviewers they were.

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October 23, 2014


In October, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014.

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October 7, 2014


CHICAGO—Some of the U.S. labor market’s biggest problems, particularly income inequality and a lack of employment opportunities, are long-standing issues—not issues created by the Great Recession, according to experts gathered here for the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Economists, academics and other speakers addressed the challenges facing the unemployed, underemployed and other people struggling to make a living. NABE is a nonprofit trade group based in Washington, D.C.

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October 7, 2014


Job creation rates are expected to rise in the manufacturing and service sectors in October compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014.

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October 6, 2014


On October 1, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Mike Vandervort (@MikeVandervort) about "The Extinction of the Middle Class Job."  

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


October 1, 2014