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    7 Things You Should Know about Gen Y

    7 Things You Should Know about Gen Y
    In the aftermath of graduation time, Generation Y (those born 1978 and later) employees will be streaming into the workplace from the "class of 2005" from graduate schools, four- and two-year colleges, and high schools all over the land. Chances are you'll be hiring some or many in the near future. Seven most important things to know about Generation Y employees: ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Global Workforce Engagement Vs. Productivity: A Paradox?

    In Mid-April I travelled to Bangalore, India to deliver a two-day workshop on Advanced Talent Management. The workshop is aimed at sophisticated and senior talent management and HR professionals (most of whom will have read books like “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman and other authors like Jim Collins, Marcus Buckingham, Jeffrey Pfeffer, etc.). I facilitate this workshop throughout Asia, ...
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    Maximizing the Schwartzkopf Generation

    We refer to the 7.5% of the workforce born before 1946 as the Schwartzkopf Generation, with all due respect to the General. In the United States alone that amounts to more than five million workers, representing an incredible store of skill, knowledge, wisdom, institutional memory, relationships, and the last vestiges of the old fashioned work ethic. Nine points on which to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Steps to Writing Effective Job Postings

    10 Steps to Writing Effective Job Postings
    Do your job postings grab the seekers' attention? Do they make job seekers shout "That's my next job and I am going to go get it!" ? Boost your ROI and reach more qualified seekers with this countdown of top ten tips. h3. Best Practice #10: Create a catchy job title Job ads serve different purposes. In a competitive market you ...
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    Want to Understand Loyalty? Look First at How You Survey

    Loyalty in the workplace may sound old-fashioned, but look around. Many organizations regularly conduct employee satisfaction surveys, solicit preferences on benefits and career development, and gather other work-related details. These efforts are often part of larger strategic initiatives to retain top performers, boost morale, and identify problems early on. It might seem obvious that success begins with employees’ willingness to share ...
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    How To Manage Employees Who Manage

    How many of the employees whom you manage are responsible for managing others? If you expect them to become as hands-on as you, you have to spend some time up front talking with each of them to prepare them. Focus on your managers intensely until they are up to speed and playing the new highly engaged management role you need them ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Talent Tsunami: 3 Waves that Transfer Power from the Employer to the Employee

    Three waves of change are converging worldwide to create a talent tsunami in the workforce, shifting power from the employer to the talented individual. Those three waves are (1) demographic changes, (2) candidate empowerment, and (3) the increasing value of talented employees relative to other success factors. Recruiters and managers who ignore this tsunami will be swept away; those who take ...
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    The Upside of a Downturn

    Smart “investors” in talent markets find bargains during a business slowdown. The "Engagement Cycle":http://hrpeople.monster.com/training/articles/100-3-phases-of-the-employer-employee-engagement-cycle helps employers take advantage of candidate psychology during a slowdown to attract top talent for the long term. A slowing economy has tangible burdens, as employers become cautious in hiring (or even lay off workers). More subtle and insidious is the way even a gentle slowdown in ...
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    3 Phases of the Employer-Employee Engagement Cycle

    3 Phases of the Employer-Employee Engagement Cycle
    As companies move from transactional, short-term hiring to longer, relationship-building methods, we see that employer and candidate pass through a clear three-phase cycle. These three phases describe the level and quality of engagement between employee and employer, which we call the Engagement Cycle: h3. 1. Attract. The Attract phase is a long-term “dance” between you and the candidate. It includes every ...
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    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?

    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?
    In attempting to strike a balance between employee privacy concerns and the legitimate business needs of employers, the scope of the employer's potential liability with respect to its electronic mail (e-mail) and voice mail systems must be considered. Such issues include: 1. E-mail is subject to discovery in a lawsuit. Like other employer records subject to subpoena, e-mail is discoverable. This ...
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    How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 2

    In an earlier post entitled "How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1":http://hrpeople.monster.com/training/articles/93-how-to-avoid-whistlblower-retaliation-claims---part-1, we cited five proactive steps an employer should consider to limit his or her liability. The fifth step was to establish a procedure for responding to whistleblower complaints. Here are some guidelines that may be helpful in developing an effective procedure: 1. Recognize the complaint. The first ...
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    How To Avoid Whistlblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1

    This is the first of a two-part article on avoiding whistleblower retaliation claims. There are two simple ways to avoid whistleblower lawsuits. The first is to limit or eliminate the underlying illegal or improper conduct that could give rise to allegations of wrongdoing that can trigger whistleblower status. The second is to treat whistleblowers properly if and when such conduct is ...
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    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs

    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs
    • Provide Another Job • Can She Work? • Length of Leave • Stay off Until Delivery? • Keep Job Open? • Status During Leave • Fringe Benefits • Hiring • Only Marrieds Protected? • All Female Workforce • Income Maintenance • Long-Term Disability • Fringe Benefits • Vacation Provide Another Job Q. If, for pregnancy-related reasons, an employee is ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Global Human Resources

    Global Human Resources
    With business and the economy becoming globally focused, many companies are sending their employees overseas. This global workforce has created new career opportunities for job seekers interested in the human resources field. What does a global human resources professional do? A little bit of everything. Individuals being sent abroad by their companies have many questions and need a variety of services ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Linking Selection and Development

    Linking Selection and Development
    Many organizations spend considerable resources collecting information on candidates before making a hiring decision and then discard or permanently file away this information after an employee is hired. But information used for hiring decisions can often be used to accelerate employee development and performance. Selection and development processes typically begin with the same basic action: Gathering information on a person's strengths ...
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    Older Workers: The Employer Perspective

    Older Workers: The Employer Perspective
    Everything old is new again… or will be, according to labor force projections and enumerated in recent studies by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College. As more and more boomers find it necessary, or desirable, to stay in the paid workforce beyond the traditional retirement age, companies are beginning to wake up to the fact that the days ...
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    Hiring People with Disabilities: The Tax Code Is on Your Side

    Hiring People with Disabilities: The Tax Code Is on Your Side
    Hiring employees with disabilities is a great way to bring diverse perspectives and skill sets into your organization. But how much does it actually cost to bring them on? And what sort of assistance is available to help you? The US Department of Education and Monster Government Solutions are working together to give you a chance to get the facts on ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managing a Culturally Diverse Staff

    Managing a Culturally Diverse Staff
    According to Census 2000 one out of every four Americans identified themselves as a member of a minority group, up from one in five 10 years ago. This means that workplaces are becoming more culturally diverse, which often requires managers and others to continually rethink the ways they work with people. “Cultural competencies are not something that you can learn in ...
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    Ten Imperatives for Strategic Sourcing

    Ten Imperatives for Strategic Sourcing
    Great companies maintain their competitive advantage by almost unfailingly “getting the right people on the bus”. The first link in the chain is sourcing. Top sourcing and recruiting professionals implement and even invent “next” practices but they also have a solid grasp on the fundamentals. They are forecasters, strategic planners, savvy marketers, analysts and futurists. A profile of today’s top sourcing ...
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal
    Fair hiring laws were enacted to give every candidate a fair shake in the interview and selection process. Yet more than 40 years after the first of these guidelines became law, job candidates today still are asked questions that are illegal, insulting, and irrelevant to job performance. The keys to eradicating this kind of behavior are ongoing education and consistent interviewing ...
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Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?