This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about diversity
No environment exists in America where people are fired dispassionately, quickly and easily. It just doesn’t happen, folks. Yes, there are boiler rooms and call centers where people smile and dial for dollars. Some sales quotas and metrics need to be attained in backroom offices and on showroom floors or somebody goes home unhappy. But […]
Although it pains me to say it, I’m somewhat of an expert on passive-aggressive behavior. The good people at Wikipedia describe passive-aggressive behavior as follows: The indirect expression of hostility, such as through procrastination, stubbornness, sullen behavior, or deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible. That’s a good […]
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This morning our pals at Facebook have begun rolling out a new job posting functionality for businesses via their company pages. Not everyone has it just yet but you should soon be seeing a new icon in the main “write something” area of your company page. You can only do this from a page not […]
Monster is laying off 180 people, mostly in sales and mostly in the U.S. At least one of those leaving the company is a high-level executive based in New York. The company was taken private under ownership of Randstad Holding NV of the Netherlands in October.
No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline they work, they kill it. But sometimes a funny thing happens on the high pot’s career path–they fail. Maybe their fault, maybe not, but the project, team […]
I got into recruiting because I wanted to help people. You gave me that recruiting. I stayed in recruiting because I wanted to buy a big house. You gave me that recruiting. I love recruiting not because it allows me to help people and buy big houses, I love recruiting because it connects me with […]
Hang out around diversity groups/conferences/think-tanks long enough, and you’re sure to have your view of diversity widened. The line of thinking goes that diversity transcends Title 7 classification, and while many diversity initiatives focus on opportunity for protected class candidates, differences that exist outside of that definition are important as well. If the true business […]
Last week in New York City at a rooftop lounge overlooking the Empire State building I had the opportunity to attend the newest entry to the recruiting and HR conference circuit. It was called HIRE Conf put on by Jeremy Roberts and his Hiring Solved compatriots. 200 or so attendees braved the cold rain of […]
Setting expectations for employees is the most critical step in any performance management process. A great article by Leigh Anthony describes how this fundamental step provides focus, increases motivation, helps employees to prioritize their responsibilities and offers measurability. Overall, it sets the stage. Without goals, employees are flying blind, causing a loss in productivity and […]
It’s no secret that feedback is a hugely important in the workplace. Giving and receiving useful feedback is a key part of both personal and organizational development. It impacts individual growth and allows people to work on self-improvement, whilst also pushing people towards organizational goals.
Welcome to Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. Novel thoughts, right? This month on Smashups, Tim talks to Maren Hogan, Chief Marketing Brain at Red Branch Media, a […]
Too many times a brand that is new to social media pulls the old “post and dash.” Essentially, they load up their social schedulers or organically post throughout the day and then go hands off once their posts are up. I guess the “social” part of social media got lost on them. Yep, believe it […]