A number of local companies are adopting flexible time-off policies. Generally, the “honor system” policies allow employees to take off an unlimited amount of vacation time, sick time or both as long as the employee’s duties are covered.
Are your B players standing in the way of your future leaders?
Procter & Gamble recently replaced CEO Robert McDonald with his retired predecessor, A.G. Lafley. J.C. Penney Co ditched Ron Johnson, the CEO it poached from Apple Inc., and brought back his predecessor Myron Ulman. Before you jump on the bandwagon and hire an employee who […]
Over the last 90 days or so, I have had several clients and prospects who want to have conversations around refreshing the collateral and brochures that they hand out to candidates. In this digital age, it made me think. Was what was once an old school approach getting attention again?
Instragram, the popular photo application that was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion, very recently added video to its service. Likely motivated by the growth of Twitter-owned Vine, the primary…
The tail end of job interviews is an afterthought for many candidates. They ask a couple of generic questions, thank the hiring manager for the opportunity to interview, offer a handshake, and leav…
It’s important for HR to persuade hiring managers that standard behavioral interview questions are crucial for gauging candidates’ soft skills, Amanda Papini writes. One way to do this is to conduct post-hire analyses showing how candidates’ responses hinted at their future performance, she writes.
Todays employers are faced with a growing dilemma: Whether or not to use social media to screen job candidates. The information you find on someone’s social media profile has the potential to make a profound impact on your hiring decision – whether it’s negative or positive. If youu’re like many employers, yyou might be conflicted […]
Recently I had an opportunity to participate in a two-day training program on Scrum. This post is a summary of how I feel the principals can apply to non-technical teams.
The present economic recession has brought a lot of employers to either lay off their employee or just closed shops. Thus an increase in the number of labor disputes has become widespread
Thanks to changes being made to LinkedIn’s API, Job Change Notifier is shutting down. Here’s the company’s note to users: Over the past two years, Job Change Notifier has helped LinkedIn users collectively track over 20 million connections, notifying users whenever any of their connections changed jobs. Unfortunately, LinkedIn is about to make a change […]
The “talent war” involves companies spending colossal sums to hire away from each other, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says management professor Peter Cappelli. Rather than getting into bidding wars, firms should put more resources into internal talent development, Cappelli says. “As a company, you make the decision not to grow your […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program is helping some of the estimated 160,000 unemployed military veterans find work. One of the keys is helping veterans translate their skills for the civilian workforce. Such efforts are paying off with more than 20,000 veterans and military spouses finding jobs since 2011.