Sat.Oct 05, 2013 - Fri.Oct 11, 2013

Making Your First Hire


We all have to start somewhere. Making that first hire is vital because it sets the tone for all future hires. This is the point where small companies will start building their company culture, so it’s important to start off right.

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Temp Employee of the Year Does the Unthinkable

Staffing Talk

As staffing professionals, it’s easy to get frustrated at the people who let us down. After all, from that first point of contact to the day they start their first work assignment, we have a lot of time, and sometimes emotion, invested in them.

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Recently I attended the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, and had the opportunity to cover the event as a guest blogger with Philanthropy411.

In-house Physician Recruiting Tips from an Ex-contingency Recruiter

Hospital Recruiting

Tip #1 Always Share Financial Information About Your Jobs. Although both in-house physician recruiters and contingency based physician recruiters share the primary objective of placing physicians into jobs, some of the methods they use to achieve these goals are very different. Both types of physician recruiters must source candidates, prescreen and interview them, schedule interviews with others, and do a lot of follow up with all of the involved parties.

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.

HR Tech Delivers on Promise of “Awesome” and SMAC Talk


The annual HR Tech show, a favorite of many in the world of technologies surrounding the human capital management space, wrapped up its second Las Vegas appearance this past week. The event provides a revue for software creators, the analyst community and the end users to see all the newest innovation and share end user […]. HR Service Delivery Providers Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers

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"Getting Going with Mobile!" Our Workshop from the Communications Network


Recently I attended the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, and had the opportunity to cover the event as a guest blogger with Philanthropy411. Coverage on how-to get started with mobile from the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference. read more. Influence Mobile

Contractor: Staffing Agencies Will Spell Downfall of Google

Staffing Talk

An embittered Google contractor recently took to the blogosphere to sound off on what it’s really like to work at the revered tech company. Raphaela Weissman was contracted through a staffing agency at one of Google’s peripheral offices near Seattle.

No “Relevant” Work History? No Problem.

Staffing Talk

. If they graduated in three years rather than four. If they have a good reason they didn’t graduate. If they survive the coffee scenario. If they’re passionate about playing the violin or writing short stories or something that doesn’t require a suit and tie.

Visionary Staffing Firm Shares a Secret

Staffing Talk

We all know about the growth of mobile. But do you think of mobile as being a catalyst for the growth of your staffing company? Bill Peppler, managing partner of Florida-based Kavaliro Staffing Services has thought about it, and what he’s found has helped propel Kavaliro to the Inc.

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.

Is This Truly The Worst Cover Letter Ever?

Staffing Talk

Cover letters. Big subject, right? We all know the tips about how to write great ones that get you noticed. We’ve all read plenty of them ourselves; the good, the bad and the ugly. We’ve long heard about the death of the cover letter – and the resume.

Wen It Comes To Happiness, Time With Children Beats Time At Work

Staffing Talk

Moms are more tired – and fulfilled – than dads. Both parents find caring for their children to be more exhausting than the work they do for pay. And parents find more meaning in the time they spend with their children than in the time they spend at work.

5 Must-Do’s At Staffing World

Staffing Talk

The theme park capital of the world turns into the staffing industry capital this week as Staffing World , the largest, most comprehensive staffing convention in the country opens in Orlando.

An Open Letter to America’s Companies: Give Your Part-Time Staff a Hand

Staffing Talk

It’s no secret that more and more businesses are switching to a part-time workforce.

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.

Obama Official Fails In Attempt To Sell ACA To Younger Audience

Staffing Talk

It probably sounded like a good idea at the pitch meeting.

Recruiting the Homeless in Barcelona

Staffing Talk

Talent can literally be anywhere you look. That’s the attitude behind a new venture in Barcelona that puts the city’s homeless in charge of historic walking tours. Who better to show you around the streets of Barcelona than someone who has lived on those very streets?”

Staffing News of the Day, October 11, 2013

Staffing Talk

Fortune releases annual list of 50 most powerful women in business [CNN Money]. Thousands of workers may be forced to leave country as visas expire amid shutdown [KALW]. Apple is poaching BlackBerry employees as the rival tech giant flounders [All Things D].

Staffing News of the Day, October 8, 2013

Staffing Talk

Survey shows ACA hasn’t impacted hiring plans at 78 percent of firms [Staffing Industry Analysts]. Opinion: “This stupid government shutdown could improve the perception of federal employees ” [Washington Post].

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.

Staffing News of the Day, October 10, 2013

Staffing Talk

WeGoLook, Zarrly, Fiverr, TaskRabbit, (etc.) help provide government workers with temp gigs [PR Web]. Shutdown blamed for spike in jobless claims , which reached a six-month high [Market Watch].

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Staffing News of the Day, October 9, 2013

Staffing Talk

CIA director calls back some furloughed employees to reduce national threat to safety, and a salmonella outbreak forces CDC to lift its furlough [Washington Post]. Warehouse workers sue to collect wages for time they spent passing through security [Citizens Voice].

Staffing News of the Day, October 7, 2013

Staffing Talk, which went live last Thursday as a job resource for furloughed feds, already crashed twice from high demand [Business Insider]. On Saturday, the House passed a bill that will give 800,000 federal workers retroactive pay [CBS Local].

Wrapup from HR Technology Conference 2013 and SuccessConnect


This year we had a marathon week in Las Vegas with back to back HR technology conferences and lots to share. In this blog I will highlight some of my thoughts on where the HR technology markets are going. The HR Technology Conference was bigger than ever (8,000 people apparently) and most of the […]. Assessment & Screening HR Service Delivery Providers Learning Providers People Analytics Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers

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.