The English phrase rule of thumb refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. It refers to an easily learned and easily applied procedure or standard, based on practical experience rather than theory. In HR and Recruiting we have a lot of these […]
I have to tell you I’m just in love with this headline for so many reasons, but probably mostly because everyone who reads it instantly starts shaking their head in agreement to someone they know who is ‘Pseudo-Profound’ and they know the employees who buy into it! The best part of all of this is […]
The German horizontal Meinestadt.de has announced it intends to grow its staff complement by 30 percent during 2019.
Do you know what’s wrong with companies and organizations? I know the answer because I go to a lot of conferences and listen to a lot of speakers. All of them will tell you exactly what’s wrong with your organization and every other organization. Turns out we all have the exact same thing wrong! Which […]
I was at the WorkHuman conference this week in Nashville and came across some great content I wanted to share. One of my favorites was from Professor Gary Hamel who has a very real, no-nonsense approach that you probably either love or hate, he’s not your normal HR conference speaker. He shared his theory on […]
Japanese gig economy firm Lancers Inc. has tied up with a business development guild BizConcier to extend its HR services to companies that don’t want to hire extra employees full time.
The youngest talent populating the labour market belongs to a cohort called Generation Z; generally defined as anyone born after 1997. Now making up roughly 30% of the global population, the question has quite rightly been asked: how can we strategize to attract and retain these alien ‘digital natives’? You will have already seen the […]
One of the things that is very important to me as I navigate my professional career in Human Resources is feedback and constructive criticism. I cannot stress enough how important it is for managers and supervisors to communicate with their people frequently. In my opinion, the relationship between a manager and his direct report can […]
Here’s one thing you must absolutely do before accepting a 30% salary increase to change jobs.
It takes a village. That’s what Hillary told us in her famous children’s book. You can’t raise a child by yourself, it takes a village to raise a child fully. At least that’s our hope and ideal. I think it takes a village to hire correctly as well, and I’m not talking about the village […]
Swedish artistic duo Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby recently announced their next project which they are calling “Eternal Employment”. The project is fully funded and they have even started to write a job description for this ‘artistic’ endeavor. What is “Eternal Employment“? “A fair starting salary, with annual wage increases that match those for Swedish […]
NovoJob, a jobs site present in several countries of Africa, has bought a Morocco-based job board AmalJob. With this acquisition, it plans to become Morocco’s No. 2, following the dominant player Rekrute.com.
Did you know that, currently, there are more CEOs named “John” than all women CEOs combined? But fear not! There is hope on the horizon. Texas has recently been named the best state for women entrepreneurs based on several scoring categories. All your exes live in Texas, and they might be entrepreneurs! When I first […]