Posts Tagged #Nextchat
December is a time to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments. The beautiful lights, music, decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere as workplaces around the world celebrate multiple holidays. To quote a familiar holiday song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” -- unless you’re in HR.
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.
“I think technology is doing so many things to us. It’s helping us connect and preventing us from connecting.” – Spike Jonez
Employers and recruiters continue to bemoan the lack of skilled talent in the U.S., while at the same time overlooking the masses of returning veterans whose skills and experience make them a goldmine of talent for organizations looking to fill highly skilled positions.
“I’m on the board of directors of a temp staffing company with one billion dollars in revenues. I can see it happening across every sector of the economy. Everyone is getting fired. Everyone is toilet paper now.” – James Altucher
Are we witnessing the looming extinction of middle-class jobs?
On February 15, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punched his fiancée Janay Palmer in the face so hard that it knocked her out cold. It was recorded on a hotel surveillance video, and by now we’ve all seen it.
The NFL’s handling of the incident has prompted a torrent of questions and debate about how domestic violence should be handled by employers, regardless of size or prominence.
Back in March, we chatted with employment attorney Christine Walters about Marijuana in the Workplace. This week we’ll be chatting about smoke of a different kind.
Much like the life of movie character Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizer played by George Clooney, the future of talent acquisition is up in the air.