Posts made in September, 2013

How a Bad Online Reputation Can Kill Your Hiring Process

The new word of mouth about a company’s reputation can be found online. In a recent survey by the international contract employment firm Spherion, 47 percent of job-seeking respondents said a company’s online reputation matters as much as the job offer they receive. How candidates see or perceive you is based in part on what they read about your company on the Internet. Glass Door Talent Solutions recently posted a study that found even in a bad economy, job seekers care about a company’s reputation. Job Seekers Write Reviews, Too Your job postings go unanswered when your online reputation is poor. Companies that must go outside to find a new employee have...

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Finding Diamonds in the Rough: Q&A with Bethany Perkins, Software Advice

We recently caught an article by Austin Merritt, COO at Software Advice, a company that helps buyers find the right software, that shares their unique hiring strategy of finding “diamonds in the rough.” The strategy focuses more on candidates’ raw talents rather than their relevant experience. In fact, some of the top employees were previously bartenders, servers or baristas. We decided to catch up with their HR Manager, Bethany Perkins, who herself went from pouring shots to calling them. 1. Since you transitioned from being a “diamond in the rough” to an HR manager, do you think this has influenced how you evaluate potential candidates? Absolutely. Before I...

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Social Media for Recruitment – Infographic

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Emergency preparedness and the role of the employer

None of us know when an emergency will strike or the severity of it, but employers are wise to take proactive steps to plan for various types of dangerous and unplanned situations. LaborLawCenter has provided a great white paper on the topic that’s worth reading. The tips can be easily implemented into your own organizations, or can at least serve as a starting point for a much larger emergency preparedness discussion. The document can be downloaded here.

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Guest post: 7 Must Have Attributes of an Effective Human Resources Manager

Many managers depend upon their HR counterparts to provide expertise on HR best practice and employment law. But what separates the good from the great? It goes without saying that an effective HR manager has years of experience, keeps up to date with new developments and has excellent interpersonal skills. What’s interesting, though, is that there’s often a debate within the HR community about the balance between the commercial strategy and staff welfare aspects of their roles. Is one more important than the other? Can one person be good at both? A great HR manager has to combine them to be effective within the management team and to demonstrate fairness to the...

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