Imagine a world where people who want to work, can work. Imagine a world where businesses that need talent, get talent. Imagine a world where hiring is easy. “Everyone has talent,” said Maya Angelou. Let’s reduce friction in the labor market, and get work for all talent.
“First off, we have to get them to believe in themselves, it’s not just to give them soft skills, resume building, it’s also to get them to like themselves,” said Jamie Fountain of Larkin Street Youth Services.
When we think of the unemployment rate, job searching, and interviewing, I often think of the college graduate fighting a tough economy. What we sometimes forget to think about is the thousands of unemployed youth across the country. And many of the youth aren’t just up against a tough job market, but also carry the burdens of homelessness, low income, and lack of education. Read more
The slogan of my community, AristocracyHR, is, “HR Otherwise Would Be Uncivilized.” That is to say that practices that are anything other than smart, common sense, innovative, and humane in application would be uncivilized and therefore lacking the value that an effective HR function should provide.
Anyone who is hired at a company is usually brought in through the recruitment group or the group eloquently called Talent Acquisition. Read more
Choosing talent successfully will be the differentiator for your business in 2013. Success in the hiring context can be defined as minimizing cycle time to place great candidates and enabling those people to stay long-term in the environment.
Let’s put things in context. In Silicon Valley and Austin, my home town, the technical job market pendulum has already swung back to the candidates’ side. Things aren’t getting better, they’ve gotten better and it won’t get easier to find talent any time soon. Read more
Throughout the history of education there have been many measurement standards when it comes to hiring the educators in our public and private schools. This process has been an intricate part of school systems and communities to ensure the best teachers are given a chance to influence the lives of others, as well as help shape the profession of teaching.
Attrition is defined as, the gradual reduction of a workforce by employees’ leaving and not being replaced (attrition does not include employees exiting the company by being laid off or fired). Believe it or not some turnover is good. You want your unhappy and disengaged employees to leave. Read more
There are so many variables that come into play when picking a job. The first thing that comes to mind is usually salary or the company’s reputation in the eyes of the public. However, often overlooked is company values and culture, something that is harder to figure out throughout the interview process. To learn about a company’s culture, you need to ask good questions in your interview process. Check out their Facebook and Twitter company page to learn about a company’s employer brand. Joining a company with a positive culture that shares your values is so important in the long run. The company’s culture impacts how passionate you are about your work and company, your work morale, and your overall attitude towards your career. How you prioritize your job search will go a long way toward how much you enjoy your work.
@TheJobChaser was torn between two companies. He learned the importance of picking a company’s values that align with his own:
Early in my career, I sat through a terrible diversity training session mandated by my employer at the time. It focused on stereotypes and unsubstantiated reasons why affirmative action was the right thing to do. Since then, I have worked for two more employers that were federal contractors and have heard the gamut of ways to work around the system. The most prevalent work around in my experience has been the quota proposition. Read more