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Recent studies show the time required to fill open jobs is on the rise—from 15 days in 2009 to 23 days today. Some attribute this trend to a widening skills gap, and others say economic uncertainty has instilled a fear of wasting company resources on a bad hire. While those are certainly contributing factors, there are more basic issues.

September 16, 2013

On September 11, @weknownext chatted with special guests Jonathan Segal (@jonathan_hr_law) and Sue Meisinger (@suemeisinger) about Where Have All the Mentors Gone.

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September 11, 2013

Where have all the mentors gone? Long time passing.

Where have all the mentors gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the mentors gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the mentors gone?

Favored few have picked everyone

When will we every learn?

When will we ever learn?

September 7, 2013

On September 4, @weknownext chatted with special guest Kyra Cavanaugh (@lifemeetswork) about Building Effective Workplaces.

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September 4, 2013

Workplace Flexibility.  You know you need it in your organization, but you don’t know where to start.  Meanwhile, you’re losing talent to organizations that already have it.

In order to attract and retain the best talent, there is no better time to create an effective and flexible culture in your organization.

Workplace flexibility has become a key business strategy – and workplace culture initiative -- to retain and leverage the talents and skills of today’s increasingly diverse, aging, and multi-generational workforce. 

September 3, 2013

On August 28, @weknownext chatted with special guests, HR and Social Media "Nextperts," Aliah Wright (@1SHRMScribe),  Jay Kuhns (@JayKuhns), Jessica Miller (@blogging4jobs

August 28, 2013

Did you know that 43 percent of companies block their employees from social networking sites, according to SHRM research? Yet, statistics show that by 2014, that number will drop to fewer than 30 percent.

The fear is that they’ll goof off on Facebook, look for jobs on LinkedIn, or Tweet something that could damage the corporate brand.

But nothing can be further from the truth.

Let’s look at some stats.

August 23, 2013

On August 21, @weknownext chatted with special guest Emily Jasper (@emilyjasper) about some of the most important issues that women are currently facing in the workplace and what they can do to get around them.

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August 21, 2013
Number of female Fortune 500 CEOs: 21
 
Number of Fortune 500 that have zero female board members: 50
 
Percent that GDP would rise if women were paid equally to men: 5
 
Amount that women lose over the course of career due to not negotiating for raises: $1.5 million
 
August 19, 2013

On August 14, @weknownext chatted with special guest Steve Levy (@levyrecruits) to discuss what it will take to improve the image of the HR profession.

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August 14, 2013

At the 2011 SHRM national conference, former SHRM President Susan Meisinger chaired a session entitled, “10 Things Your CEO Will Never Tell You but HR Needs to Know.”  Why wouldn’t a CEO be compelled to tell the head of HR what they tell others who sit around the table? Why, why, why?

The core issue seems to be one of HR having both a longstanding identity problem and a fairly widespread public relations problem.

"That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain” –Hamlet.

August 13, 2013

On August 7, @weknownext chatted with special guest Emilie Mecklenborg (@EmilieMeck) about the importance of creating a personal brand.

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August 7, 2013
What’s more important – experience or influence?  IQ or Klout?  These are the questions companies are beginning to ask as we move from a knowledge economy to a social economy.
 
August 2, 2013

On July 31, @weknownext chatted with special guest Curtis Midkiff (@SHRMSMG) about looking beyond the resume.

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July 31, 2013
In a recent Business Insider article, Jeff Haden put the pressure on interviewers, rather than the interviewee, to find the right candidate.  Employers often rely on the interviewee to do all the work – prepare, impress, and seal the deal.  Interviewers can turn the process around and proactively find the candidate that his or her organization needs by looking beyond just a resume.
 
July 26, 2013

On July 24, @weknownext chatted with special guest Robin Schooling (@RobinSchooling) about HR Philosophy and Finding the Right Fit.

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July 24, 2013

Just as each organization has its own operational philosophy, culture and strategic goals, so too must its HR team have a well-defined philosophy that outlines how they will carry out their responsibilities in alignment. Sadly, a number of HR departments have taken this to mean that they should develop buzzword -filled pieces of marketing collateral that can be blessed by their PR departments and placed on company websites.

July 19, 2013

As organizations have become more welcoming and, in many cases, keenly interested in actively recruiting diverse employees there is much discussion about what constitutes an inclusive workplace.  This is a challenge for many organizations at the local and national levels. 

When organizations go global, or have an international mix of diverse employees at a single location, inclusion takes on added complexity through additional layers of cultural considerations such as language, local cultural norms, and sometimes greater divides in socio-economic privileges among employees. 

July 11, 2013

On July 10, @weknownext chatted with special guest @BryanChaney about how HR can do LinkedIn better.

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July 10, 2013

There are many professions in which having a LinkedIn profile is advantageous for networking, professional development, personal branding and career management.  HR is one of them.

While many HR professionals currently have LinkedIn profiles, they may not be optimizing their presence or taking advantage of all the opportunities that the platform offers.

July 9, 2013