“Baby Boomers Workin’ a College Town” was inspired by Hank Amundsen‘s comment on my post, Connecting People and Opportunity.
He wanted ideas on how older people (like me) could compete in the labor markets of college towns, where the competition for jobs can be quite youthful and fierce. I lived in San Rafael, CA, from 2003-2009. Read more
Collectively, Americans spend 100,000 years a month on the Facebook making it the place to be. Companies that are hiring or building their employment brand are integrating Facebook into their overall recruitment strategies more than ever. Job seekers are also becoming more comfortable searching, applying, and learning about the hiring process on the number one social networking site. Here are 10 great Facebook Fan Pages that aim to help job seekers in the search for their perfect job.
Are you tired of hearing about the social media networks and their importance to human resources? Well get over it. Social media is here to stay and the king of the hill right now is Facebook. Nearly a billion users all over the globe are registered and recently Facebook went public. Right now it’s only 8 years old. There are 7 billion people in the world, and 900 million of them are on Facebook; that’s remarkable. Let’s think about that for a moment.
Gender Issues at work has been a hot topic recently; from the sexual favoritism scandals of Best Buy and University of Arkansas, to a record-breaking number of women CEOs in the Fortune 500 list this year (but 18 out of 500 isn’t exactly symmetry…). Recently, I was a guest on DriveThruHR; a great daily HR internet radio, and we discussed gender biases – both in our own minds and in the larger workplace. Read more
Graduation season is here! Bright eyed and fresh faced students leave the fuzzy comfort of academia for the harsh light of the real world. Soon, recent grads all around the world will be readying their resumes, shining their shoes and practicing their interview questions. Generation Y is famous for being confident, sometimes too confident, but here are some things that most recent grads don’t want to hear in a job interview.
By scanning the web, we may have steady streams of content and stories about employer branding, talent marketing actions. We’ve also understood that excellent marketing initiatives couldn’t hide poor employee engagement and a negative workplace experience. Employees are getting more and more connected, and private or offline conversations could happen anytime.
Content is another very important element. Classic. Read more
Twitter, in particular, is an important tool in any recruiting or HR engagement strategy online. Unlike Facebook, Twitter is accessible by anyone, making search an essential piece of Twitter for recruiting, employee engagement, or development. Twitter users digest content at ridiculously fast rates.
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If your organization is like most companies, you spend thousands of dollars annually on customer acquisition, marketing, and courting a positive public opinion of your corporate brand. Unfortunately, many of these same companies don’t realize that another one of their standard Read more
One of the most difficult decisions to make for HR is candidate selection. While hiring software makes it easier, there are some parts of the process that can’t be accounted for, certain variables that just can’t be predicted, such as the reaction of the rejected candidate.
The company is growing at a pretty good pace. Business is good so much so that you need to expand your territory and workforce. Read more
As I continue to reflect on David Smooke’s question, “What can we do to connect people with opportunity?” I wonder why, in this age of light-speed communication, multitudinous weak-tied tribes, and a bandwagon of technology tools to bring it all together, we even have to ask this question. It should be easy—to find a job, to find qualified people, to make good hires. But, it is not.
When I come in and start working with a client on recruitment processes, the first to embrace me are the overwhelmed HR and recruiting staff. The first to resist me are the hiring managers, because I make them sit down and talk to me. Read more