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Social Networking Websites Gain in Popularity as an Employer Recruiting Tool

More than half of human resource professionals (56 percent) use social networking websites to source potential job candidates, a significant increase from 2008 (34 percent), according to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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June 21, 2011

More than 700 chief human resource officers (CHROs) and senior executives worldwide say the foundation of workforce investment is shifting and they are seeing more hiring in Europe and North America, according to a new IBM study released Oct. 12, 2010.

Additionally, social networking is having a broader impact on a company’s bottom line, and HR executives realize that they need to do a better job cultivating leaders, the study found.

June 21, 2011

Keeping employees happy at Zappos.com takes a little weirdness and a wilingness to make work fun.

You may not expect a woman whose footwear of choice is tennis shoes to work at one of the world’s largest online shoe companies, but for senior HR manager Hollie Delaney, PHR, Zappos.com Inc. is a comfy fit.

News Updates
June 21, 2011

Public policy needs to provide a framework that is flexible so employers are able to develop programs that address the needs of businesses and older employees, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The commission heard testimony Nov. 17, 2010, from a number of experts, including Cornelia Gamlem, SPHR, on the impact of the recession on older workers and the legal issues surrounding age discrimination.

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May 9, 2011

Employers should have a firm understanding of what is important and valued by each of these generations when establishing their recruiting plan. It may help to determine whether potential candidates will accept or reject positions within the organization. Successful recruiting must take into consideration not only the positions that are available, but the types of people that are needed to fill those positions. Employee retention may be significantly increased if there is an effective hire.

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April 15, 2011

The sluggish U.S. economy is prompting more American corporations to look overseas to find new markets and boost profits. But these companies should plan carefully before they open overseas offices and hire local workers to staff them, human resources experts warn.

That’s because the business of human resources—finding qualified workers, hiring them, and providing salary and benefits—can vary greatly from country to country, experts say. And unless companies have a sound human resources strategy ready before leaping into a foreign country, they could fail.

News Updates
December 20, 2010

Think that American employers are the only ones suffering a talent shortage?

Think again.

Statistics show that in Canada, 50 percent of nurses employed in 2003 will retire within the next 15 years. Japan is accepting more foreign workers to help alleviate its labor shortages. In Germany the lack of engineers has become so severe that some of its top firms are giving science kits to toddlers to pique their interest in science and technology.

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December 15, 2010

As HR leaders grapple with myriad workforce planning issues post-recession, so too are they presented with a unique opportunity to enhance their hiring models to capitalize on changes in talent available in the labor market. In fact, given the strong focus that CEOs are now placing on enhanced people management strategy and processes, HR departments that do not adapt to the new hiring paradigm may risk their relevance, according to Michael Rendell, partner and leader of human resource services for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

 

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December 15, 2010

The first speaker at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Thought Leaders Retreat was no longer an HR professional. And no wonder: Padma Thiruvengadam, a vice president of operations at Pfizer Oncology, used an extensive background in human resources to help lead the drug manufacturer’s oncology integration activities during a merger with Wyeth. Then, she moved on. She now drives performance of Pfizer’s oncology business units in the Asia-Pacific and Canada regions, and she offered strong words to HR professionals:

News Updates
December 5, 2010

Federal contractors seeking to fulfill their affirmative action responsibilities to veterans should partner with organizations that promote the employment of veterans, according to David Cohen, president of DCI Consulting Group Inc. in Washington, D.C.

News Updates
November 9, 2010

This poll examines pay and benefits that organizations provide to employees who have been mobilized to serve on active duty service either as a reservist or as a member of the National Guard and the challenges organizations face when an employee has been mobilized to serve on active duty. The benefits and challenges of hiring military veterans are examined, as are the areas that would assist organizations in recruiting and hiring veterans.

Research
November 9, 2010

The job market is improving, if the level of interest in recruiting and hiring U.S. military veterans is any indication. According to several sources, the level of interest among U.S. employers in hiring veterans has grown during the first few months of 2010.

News Updates
November 9, 2010

There is a gap in the Indian talent market—with significantly more jobs than talented people—and it is difficult to find candidates with the required skills and competencies.

However, one way for Indian employers to expand their talent pools and, ultimately, their leadership pipelines, is to adopt proactive human resources policies and programs to promote diverse management practices and open doors to women in management.

News Updates
November 5, 2010

Gathered by the SHRM Foundation, this report presents an effective model for the recruitment process. It offers specific recommendations based on peer-reviewed research and covers a wide array of interrelated topics.

Research
September 27, 2010
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SAN DIEGO—Using her firm as a case study, Tracy Morrison, director of International Recruitment for the CARANA Corp., told attendees during a June 28, 2010 session at the SHRM Annual Conference that she makes great use of technology and good old-fashioned referrals when recruiting internationally.

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September 22, 2010

Michael Burchell talks about the workplace and work-life integration. He says that the most successful companies provide a wide range of benefits to retain their employees, from daycare centers, to health facilities.

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September 13, 2010

Battle-tested: From soldier to business leader

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August 24, 2010

“In my first six months here,” recalled John Krouse, “I kept thinking, ‘What’s the structure? There’s no uniforms.’”

In January 2009, after 24 years in the Navy, Krouse was beginning a new career at Intellicheck Mobilisa, a developer of wireless technology and identity systems in Port Townshend, Wash., and “trying to figure out who does what” in a civilian workplace where the values were as different as the attire.

Research
August 23, 2010

Ted Gilvar of Monster.com discusses the importance of corporate culture and the need to innovate relentlessly. 

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August 11, 2010

Human resource professionals like me, who tap into the talent pool of former military personnel, tend to keep quiet about our best resources. But the fact is, military officers have special skills that serve private industry well.

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June 18, 2010