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  • Attention
    Attract business thinkers into the HR function now: Part two
    In part one, moving an HR function to be more business-minded was discussed. Assuming the HR department is ripe and ready for this shift, the next step is to attract business thinkers. It’s easy enough to look for those kinds of people,...
  • First Advantage consulting Firm
    Atlanta area firm helps organizations with Affirmative Action compliance
    The existence of a clear and defined affirmative action plan is critical for organizations that do business with the federal government. A solid plan establishes guidelines for recruiting, hiring and promoting women and minorities to avoid...
  • Employee Engagement Means A lot
    How employee engagement affects customer satisfaction
    The two ideas rarely make it into casual conversation together- employee engagement and customer service.In fact, it can almost seem like these topics are at two opposite ends of your business structure. How can the happiness of the employees...
  • testing employees before hiring
    Testing employees before hiring-Part 1
    Testing can be a very important aspect of the selection process for organizations to find the right people to hire. In terms of screening potential employees an organization can use assessments more than ever before due to technological advances...
  • Hr Person of the year awards.
    Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Awards
    This week was the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Awards. The award was started in 2001 and over the past 13 years ago it has been a way to acknowledge outstanding HR professionals working in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.This is...
  • HR Fails to See the Potential of Employee Social Media Engagement
    HR Fails to See the Potential of Employee Social Media Engagement
    A new survey released by MySammy and Holos Research explored the sentiments of human resource professionals on the topic of social media. Results show interesting concerns regarding threats from social media, corporate policies, impact on...
  • The hiring trio
    The Hiring Trio
    Nope. I am not talking about a panel interview, I am talking about the three important people, other then the hiring manger, you must impress in any job interview, to get hired. So you had a great chat with the hiring manager, you answered all his...
  • How to Hire So You Don’t Have to Fire   (Video)
    How to Hire So You Don’t Have to Fire (Video)
    Scouting potential employees can be a risky venture. You really never know what you’re going to end up with. You could find that spirited entrepreneur who will work his way up to become the head of the company one day, or you might hire a...
  • Bored
    Make HR entertaining!
    I just returned from beautiful Barcelona, where I was fortunate enough to spend a handful of days with the fine people of Bayer AG. Yes, I know that in one sentence I "big-timed" you and name-dropped, but we're all friends here. My...
  • Stand out against the competiton
    Five ways to stand out when applying for a new job
    With hundreds or even thousands of prospective choices for a single role, HR will often single out candidates for follow-up who make their job easier. Attracting their attention in a bad way (by being sloppy or impolite), on the other hand, is a...
  • The daunting task of hiring
    Consider using an ESP to help with the daunting task of hiring new employees
    Tampa Bay business owners have found that hiring the right employee in a market filled with thousands of applicants can be quite a daunting task not to mention a considerable expense.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average cost of...
  • gaines
    Boy George as a corporate role model?
    Speaking with a new client, I was shocked when the topic of "culture" was brought up as a matter of importance. Not that the topic isn't important, but that a business leader outside of the HR/OD Suite would actually recognize and...
  • The Family Business
    The Family Business
    In this case, we are not talking about “The Braxton’s”, although, they could certainly be used as an example of how family business can go bad at times as well as have the potential to do very well.While you may have in mind the...
  • shhhhhh
    Human Resources, a house divided?
    There is a new topic d'jour in Human Resources and its governing body, SHRM (Society of Human Resources Professionals). Many HR folks may not realize that there exists a current rift between SHRM and many of its practitioners, but based on...
  • Whom will they interview: the real you or your "date face?"
    Be Yourself. The "date face" résumé is superficial and does not work
    Imagine creating a résumé that gets you an interview, and then giving an interview that makes them wonder why they brought you in in the first place.It’s hard to imagine a bigger waste of time - yours and theirs.Yet it happens all the time...