technology

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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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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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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BYOD: Bring Your Own Disaster?

Bring your own device policies have found their way into corporations, schools and countless businesses, whether the IT department recommends it or not. With corporations wanting to save money on device deployment, putting the burden on employees makes perfect sense. However, it also brings about a bevy of issues, ranging from compatibility to security. With intelligent bring your own device policies, you can avoid BYOD becoming bring your own disaster. Fifty-three percent of businesses have already adopted it officially, according to TrackVia. Photo by mikecogh/Flickr Establish a Baseline If you don’t establish a technology baseline for laptops, smartphones and...

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