Posts made in December, 2013

How to Handle BYOD When an Employee is Let Go

These days, many employees are part of a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) trend. Instead of using just the company’s computer to work, people can supply their own technology. According to an Enterasys survey, 74 percent of companies allow their employees at least some type of BYOD use, and 81 percent of workers use at least one of their own personal devices for work. By allowing employees to work on their own devices — be it a smartphone, iPad or laptop — they are probably more likely to put in more work hours. However, while this might seem like a positive situation, it can quickly turn sour when the employee is let go or fired. In this case, the former...

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Guest post: New Year’s Resolutions for Hiring Managers

If employees are the team members and supervisors are the coaches, then hiring managers are surely the talent scouts. Hiring managers are essential to the workforce and their ability to identify untapped talent markets can set their company apart from their competitors in the upstream industry. Yet reaching out to top performers and potential employees with the qualifications, experience and attitude it takes to make positive strides for the business isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Although the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest since prerecession 2008, there are still plenty of eager and talented workers looking for fulfilling career opportunities,...

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Infographic: Global Smartphone Sales

I recently gave a presentation at an HR conference called “Living the Mobile Life: How Mobile Technology Will Enhance Your Current Recruiting Efforts.” Many of the participants were surprised at how prevalent smartphones and other mobile devices have become in all facets of our lives. The following infographic provides some interesting data on smartphone sales across the globe. Enjoy! This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Nordstorm promo code) and Amanda...

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50 Best Places to Work 2014 – Bain, Twitter & LinkedIn Top List; Glassdoor Report

This week, Glassdoor announced the winners of its 6th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014, and new this year, the 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014. Unlike other workplace awards, winners are determined based entirely on feedback from those who know a company best – the employees. Highlights on the 2014 50 Best Places to Work list (honoring companies with 1,000 or more employees) include: Consulting firm Bain & Company reclaims #1 spot (Bain #1 in 2012) Facebook falls from last year’s #1 company to #5 – the first time the social network has NOT been in the top three in four...

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