Category Archives: Recruiting

Competitive Company Benefits & Perks: A study of companies that are winning in the war of attracting, engaging and retaining talent

Happy New Year HR friends. I hope you’re all off to a great start to 2017. Some of you may be putting the final touches on your 2017 budgets while others are reviewing opportunities to refresh your People programs. Either way, there is nothing like a new year to give us a refreshed perspective on what […]
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Hiring Based on Core Values Instead of ‘Cultural Fit’: The New Frontier of Recruiting

Jeff Weiner is talks about it at conferences. Harvard Business Review online writes an article on it almost every year 2011 2012 2014 2015 Both brick & mortar and online retailers love selling books on the topic: The Cultural Fit Factor Hiring Geeks that Fit WE. HIRE. FOR. CULTURAL. FIT. Those 5 words strung together are slowly becoming […]
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Compensating Coders – New Data Helping Software HR Pros Pay Their Programmers

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Veteran hiring: beta testing a Veteran targeted social network

It’s September and you know what that means: scarves, sweaters, Pumpkin Spice Lattes (#PSL) and EEO reporting…wait, what?!? EEO reports??? Yep. For those of you lucky enough to live in a place where the leaves start turning to autumn colors and the temperature dips just enough to don that cozy, oversized sweater on casual Fridays, […]
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The Cost of Poor Diversity Recruitment – Hiring for Qualifications and Not Just Protected Class

As I ramp up to reviewing data for an upcoming revision of the affirmative action plan document I created last summer, this article couldn’t be any more timely. In her blog, Sabrina Baker discusses the challenges of the affirmative action balancing act: hiring qualified candidates while incorporating hiring for diversity. The high level take away is this: ALWAYS HIRE THE MOST […]
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Want a job? Write a fantastic resume and seal the deal.

Morning fellow HR friends! I was invited to guest blog over at Sparkah on the topic of recruitment and resume writing. This was a great opportunity to share my favorite tips with an entirely new audience. Check out what I wrote for them below… As unemployment rates continue to drop every month more and more professionals […]
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Employees Referrals as Your Smoking Ace: The 3 Levels of Employee Referral Solicitations

The 3 Levels of Employee Referral Solicitations. YES!!!!!!! This is one of the best ere. net posts yet. As a former recruiter turned HR Generalist/Talent Acquisition Manager/Wearer of Many Hats at my current company (BrightScope), I live and die by top notch employee referrals. In the past 4 months, we were able to recruit 3 […]
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Deja Vu: I was recruited to my startup using these tactics! Powerful Recruiting Approaches for Startup Firms

Powerful Recruiting Approaches for Startup Firms. This article by Michael Glenn was an awesomely relevant and specifically targeted article for recruitment best practices within a startup. Typically I don’t use the word “awesome” in my analysis of an article, but, there was no other word that could convey my enthusiasm behind this article. If you […]
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So you’re saying that we’re all out of luck: 2 Things You Should Know About the Skills Shortage

2 Things You Should Know About the Skills Shortage. Good morning fellow bloggers and HR pros! I’m finally back in the blogosphere after a few weeks of quiet and calm (you can thank a new job and the last few weeks of my HR certificate program for the absence). I woke up this morning, squeezed […]
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Talent Re-Defined: Advice and How-To’s “Are You Hiring Deciders, or Drifters?”

http://www.ere.net/2012/04/18/are-you-hiring-deciders-or-drifters/ Thanks ere for this article. It just qualifies a few of the characteristics that I think truly shine in the most talented individuals within my current and past organizations. In a time where many organizations are changing-some organizations are losing talented, valued employees to competitors and others are growing and recruiting round the clock, […]
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