March, 2012

What “Hunger Games” Can Teach Us

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It has come to my attention via one of my teenage daughters that there is a significant percentage of people out there who labor under the mistaken impression that Hunger Games is a Young Adult trilogy-cum-blockbuster by Suzanne Collins that stars among others Jennifer Lawrence and Stanley Tucci.

6 Kinds of People I would Never Hire


Small business owners often receive advice on what kind of people to be hired. However, there are certain kinds of people who if hired could do more harm than good. This article identifies six kinds of people to avoid while hiring: The Self-Promoters. Be careful about people who talk too much about themselves. Self-centric people are rarely good team players. They always work for their individual success and not for the company. The Exhibitionists.

Using Cohorts to Build Educator Communities of Practice


As I said in Forum One’s year-starting post 12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012 , "2012 will be the time that educators will master community management and exploit readily available community platforms." " As I said in Forum One’s year-starting post 12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012 , "2012 will be the time that educators will master community management and exploit readily available community platforms." " read more.

HiringThing Secures $1M in Funding, Launches

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I''m happy to announce that HiringThing is now out of beta. Over the last few months we''ve been busy working with our beta accounts, adding new features and finalizing our product. Today, we are officially launching and offering a free trial to all new customers

Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

7 Ways To Identify The Perfect Candidate

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Your business will rise and fall on the quality of your employees. Yet, the hiring process can make it difficult to find the right person for the job. If you’re not sure what look for, you can wind up with a candidate that seems perfect but, in reality, can’t do the job well.

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Unemployed Need Not Apply!

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Out of work for more than a year? You just might be lazy. Or perhaps you prefer to be home. At any rate you may have lost too much to be useful to me anyway, so I’m not going to hire you. Is this the way you feel about the ranks of the unemployed at your staffing agency or HR department?

Managing Expectations In A Tighter Job Market

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Are you finding a gap between the true, current market value of a candidate, and what your client, or company, is willing to pay? Is the hiring process taking so long the really good candidates are long gone? The Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association recently held its 3rd annual Job Summit.

Winning The Talent War With Effective Job Posts

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Recruiting is a sales job, and a marketing job. And effective job posts are where everything begins.

Wanna Job? Give Me Your Facebook Password

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I have heard – and read – enough about social media to understand I shouldn’t post anything, anywhere, unless I would in fact be willing to share it with the whole world. But share my Facebook password with a recruiter or HR person during a job interview? No thank you.

The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

The Reality Of Employer Branding

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Your employer brand is all about recruiting, right? Wrong, says Susan Strayer, founder of Exaqueo and head of talent strategy at Evviva. Instead, it’s all about the people, the organization and the story you’re telling, both to current – and future – employees.

Staff Like An Apple Store

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The Apple Store is an extension of the widely popular (and super chic) Apple brand.

How Do You Make Loyal Temps?

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At PlaneTechs , there are two types of customers: “customers that pay us and customers that we pay,” says David Pearson, the company’s president. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., recruits and places aviation technicians all over the country to work on both commercial and military aircraft.

Millennials And The Quest For ‘Meaningful Work’

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For really the first time in our nation’s history, four generations are employed together in the workplace. Although this multi-generational workforce discussion kind of got tabled in the midst of the economic downturn, it is bubbling to the surface again.

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

How Your Tax Dollars Bought French Prostitutes for Government Bankers

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His Defense: ‘I didn’t know they were hookers’. In defense of Dominique Strauss-Kahn who now stands accused in Lille, France, of procuring prostitutes for himself and his government banking chums, there’s not a whole lot to do in Lille, France.

Is Your Career Site An Ugly Baby?

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Seinfeld. “The Hamptons.” ” Carol enters the Bay-bee’s room with Elaine and Jerry. Elaine: Oh, he’s a cute little shnugly baby. Carol: Isn’t he gorgeous? Elaine looks at baby, only to be frightened and turn away). Elaine: Ugghh. Carol: Is he gorgeous?

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People Who Have It Worse Than You At Work

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Okay, so it’s been a while since we have aggregated some fun photos from the workplace…images that should always make you feel good about what it is you are called on to do for a living. We don’t really have a good hook to hang these on.

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Staffing News Of The Day, March 8, 2012

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Low-cost ways to show employees they’re highly valued. Fast Company]. United States: Can You Refuse To Hire A Felon? mondaq]. Active recruitment in Korea as Asia remains cautious – Robert Walters. MarketWatch]. Swedish CFOs budgeting for weaker krona this year. Fox Business].

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

The Real Reason We Have Unemployment

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Italy’s unemployment crisis has escalated out of control. Peter Schrank of the Economist tells why with this caricature of Prime Minister, Mario Monti. Is the USA really any different?


Staffing News Of The Day, March 23, 2012

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Executive placement firm Witt/Kieffer opening sports practice. Witt/Kieffer]. Belcan Staffing Solutions opens four new offices in first quarter. [PR]. For long-unemployed , hiring bias rears its head. The Wall Street Journal].

Undercover Warehouse Temp Tells Her Story

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I have worked at a few warehouses in my life. I still have a couple scars on my forearms from one of them — caused by repeated burning. Working there sucked bad.

“Okay Guy” on Calculating the Unemployment Rate

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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

British Employment Entrepreneur Named World’s Youngest “Young Global Leader”

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Twenty-six-year-old entrepreneur Rajeeb Dey says we are in the midst of a youth employment crisis. So he decided to do something about it in the form of , a website that connects students and graduates to internships in startups and small companies.

Staffing News Of The Day, March 7, 2012

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Posing as job-seeker, man abducts staffer. A woman working at The Reserves Network staffing agency told officers a man came in asking what jobs were available Monday.

Staffing News Of The Day, March 12, 2012

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Recruiter casting call: do you have what it takes? The TLC network is seeking an outgoing, experienced recruiter based in New York to work with an upscale recruiting firm on a new TV docu-series.

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Staffing News Of The Day, March 9, 2012

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Employment Situation Summary released today. Bureau of Labor Statistics]. Cloud computing could create 15m global jobs. Randstad]. Hiring for HR professionals begins to grow again. Wanted Analytics]. New Mexico recent unemployment legislation. TALX].

Internal Mobility: A Talent Management Strategy You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Speaker: Caroline Vernon, Director of Sales and Client Success Leader, CareerArc

Building and supporting a culture where people at all levels are encouraged to—and even expected to—look internally for personal growth and new challenges improves the employer brand and becomes a powerful magnet for the talent market. This focus on career mobility and employee development often results in improved talent attraction and retention, not to mention how it positively affects the bottom line. Join CareerArc Director of Sales and Client Success Leader Caroline Vernon to learn her tips to cultivate internal mobility practices with your current workforce and potential new hires.