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Persol Holdings reports 22% rise in profit
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Veteran Japanese staffing firm Persol Holdings Limited (TSE: 2181) reported a 40 percent year-on-year increase in its sales to 225.9 billion yen ($2 billion U.S.) for the first quarter ended June 30. This was attributed to the solid growth of existing business.  This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or […]

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RIP Voicemail – Goodbye, Old Friend
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It’s becoming quite fashionable for people in my age bracket to attribute a whole host of world problems to the rise and influence of Millennials. The list of casualties is growing. I went to the self-appointed arbiter of all things social – Buzzfeed – to see what has fallen victim to this Millennial killing spree: […]

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Focus on Your Training Misses To Win Over the Masses
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Meeting the needs of your employees’ development can seem like a daunting task. So is cleaning your entire house; now imagine skipping the bathrooms every week. As I look back at my career as a training leader, this perspective is one that I wish I had learned early on. One must only master an excel […]

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Coworker Using You As Their Personal Counselor? 3 Tips To Shut Them Down Constructively.
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A reader of mine sent me this email: “Dawn, How do I handle it when my coworker wants me to be a sounding board for all of the office problems? This has become a terrible problem for me and has increased my anxiety at work.  There are two coworkers that camp out in my office […]

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Embed Code Basics for Your Careers Site
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The candidate experience can be greatly enhanced through embed codes that pull in unique content and tools like chatbots, Spotify playlists, Instagram feeds, and more. In fact, you almost certainly already have an embed code live on your career site now which pulls in the jobs from your ATS.

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Orville Wright Didn’t Have a Pilot’s License
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Ask someone over 60 what “piecemeal” work is, and they can probably give you an answer without thinking too much about it. Ask someone under 40, and they will stare at you blankly for a bit until they connect some long-ago memory listening to their grandfather or grandmother talk about their early work experiences. Piecemeal […]

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Good Leaders Give Bad News, Bad Leaders Avoid It at All Costs.
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I’m always amazed at how so many leaders can get so far in management without learning one of the basic tenants of management. It’s this: Good leaders have to give bad news. Patty Azzarello learned this back when she became the youngest general manager in Hewlett Packard (HP) at the age of 33, and she […]

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8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum
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Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for a U.S. technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Can HR Truly bring Their True Selves to Work?
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One of my favorite songs on The Who’s magnificent rock opus Quadrophenia is The Real Me. It asks the question “Can you see the real me?” over and over as the central character, Jimmy, asks his doctor and others for clarity about his issues. Well, HR has some new issues to contend with too. Can HR […]

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How Should I Dress for My Interview?
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Have you noticed that this is becoming an issue for both candidates and employers? It used to be pretty simple. If you got an interview, for almost any position, you showed up in your ‘Sunday’s Best’. That usually meant some kind of suit and tie for dudes and some kind of dress/skirt/pantsuit for the ladies. […]

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What do your candidates Google?
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Seriously. Find out. Ask your next prospective hire if you can see what they Google… Relax if you are the one who has something to hide on Google. Even with Google’s hiring product Google Hire, they will not release this information to an employer. If you really want to dig deep into someone, ask a […]

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Old-School Recruiting Messages Stand Out in a Digital-World
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Most of your recruiting messages are simply lost within the literal flood of digital messages that top prospects receive every day. So, if you need your recruiting message to stand out, consider using unique but effective message delivery mechanisms that few other recruiters use.

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The 3 Dimensions of a Job: Style, Pace, Risk
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I’ve spent over 25 years in human capital management and I’ve gotten 10 certifications in the space. Through the use and study of various assessments and workforce analytics, I can tell you that every job at any company contains some sense of nuance that can make it unique. But, by and large, there are three […]

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“I, Too, Am Qualified”: Are Old People The Talent World’s Most Undervalued Asset?
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Moneyball – A term describing baseball operations in which a team endeavors to analyze the market for baseball players and buy what is undervalued and sell what is overvalued. Unlike a common misconception, it is not about on-base percentage, but whatever is undervalued at that time. It is most commonly used to refer to the strategy adopted […]

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