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    Assure Good Hires with Assessment Tools

    Assure Good Hires with Assessment Tools
    Good hiring correlates directly with organizational success. After all, people are the ones who devise and implement strategy, generate revenue, produce product, serve customers and manage the operation. Hiring the wrong person, one with the wrong skill set, personality, attitude or ethics, can have far-reaching implications. As an HR professional, recruiter or hiring manager, what can you do to improve your ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Building a Compelling Employer Brand

    Building a Compelling Employer Brand
    Talented individuals, who have a choice of employers, behave like consumers selecting products, and employer branding is the method by which you attract and acquire them. People have affinities for brands. People who use Apple computers, iPods, and iPhones respond to the brand’s hip image. You feel different driving a BMW than a Hyundai in part because you associate yourself with ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 1: Preparation

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 1: Preparation
    Interviewing has been called an art, and there's no doubt that it calls for insight and creativity. But it's also a science, requiring process, methods, and consistency to produce truly accurate and effective results. Look at it this way: Your art will flourish within the sound framework of a systematic, scientific approach. "Having a preplanned structure ensures you're asking the right ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 2: The Interview and Beyond

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 2: The Interview and Beyond
    Your preparation for the interview (discussed in "Part 1":http://hrpeople.monster.com/training/articles/26-how-to-interview-candidates-part-1-preparation of this series) has equipped you with a number of questions that will help you get to know and evaluate candidates. But there's plenty more to do before, during and after the interview to ensure your success. Follow these tips: h3. Before the Interview [widget:newscareer_advancement] h4. Put candidates at ease: Interviewing ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Gender Diversity: Why They Leave, and Why They Stay

    There are key differences in the ways men and women evaluate potential job changes and make career decisions. Our findings show that men are more likely to value direct returns from work, like salary and benefits. They are also more aggressive and less risk averse with respect to using job changes to fuel career growth. In contrast, women tend to attach ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing

    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing
    It didn't take long for Woodbriar of Wilmington, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Massachusetts, to earn its payback from a healthcare consultant's advice. Woodbriar is a successful organization with a clearly defined mission and culture. But in its industry (healthcare) and specific niches (long-term care and short-term rehabilitation), recruitment is an ongoing challenge. Retention is also an issue. To ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The "Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996":http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/ofccp/ca_irca.htm says employers ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Happiness at Work – Critical Factors

    Happiness at Work – Critical Factors
    What does it take to make employees happy? Based on research conducted in the United Kingdom by Chiumento for its “Happiness at Work Index,” here are the top ten factors ranked in order. Note: while these findings are similar to previous research in the U.S., they may not be applicable in other countries. What Makes Us Happy at Work • Friendly, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line

    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line
    Concern for employees’ satisfaction is more than just a “feel good” aspect of management. Wharton professor Alex Edmans’ recent study confirms that happy workers positively impact financial success. His study examined the stock returns of companies from Fortune's “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” between 1998 and 2005 and found they had higher financial returns – more than double ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Straight A Management

    To attract and retain talent in the 20 to 40 age cohort, consider “Straight-A Management” – a formula found in Rebecca Ryan’s book: Live First, Work Second. (Note: Ryan’s firm, Next Generation Consulting, is a market research firm focused on engaging young professionals.) Straight-A Management comes from David Richo’s book, How to Be an Adult in Relationships, and involves: • Acceptance ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employee Engagement: "Untapped Potential"

    Towers Perrin's latest Global Workforce Study reported dismal findings on employee engagement levels. They define engagement as employees “willing to go the extra mile to help their companies succeed.” The study found only 21% of employees surveyed are engaged in their work. (Here’s a scary thought: if only one out of five employees are fully engaged, what are the others up ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Terminate an Employee

    How to Terminate an Employee
    Letting an employee go is a difficult situation most managers want to avoid, but with the right preparation and professionalism, you can get through such a tough talk with your dignity (and your employee's) intact. Firing Best Practices Another manager or HR representative should always be present, especially if terminating a potentially hostile employee or one who might twist your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    It’s Time to ‘Dis’ Employee Disloyalty

    Walker Information’s 2007 Loyalty in the Workplace study found employee disloyalty is on the rise. The percentage of “high risk” employees (36%) – those who plan to leave their employer within the next two years – now outnumbers the percentage of loyal employees (34%). This trend is frightening when you consider the costs of lost productivity and high turnover. Walker also ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Qualities of a Great Hire

    The Qualities of a Great Hire
    We all know that an ideal prospective hire would be intelligent, competent, sensitive, curious, spirited, able, and confident. These attributes are at the top of our list. What should also be on the list are the basic and specific criteria for success that are non-negotiable and consistent with the specific organization’s mission, values, and culture. p((. • Job understanding. Are ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Diversity: Don't Innovate Without It

    Diversity: Don't Innovate Without It
    A white guy, a white guy, and a white guy walk into a bar. Did we lose you yet? Thought so. Nothing interesting was going to come from that joke. Humor works when you have an unexpected, compelling outcome. So does the innovation process. In fact, that's the goal, and it's often achieved by adding diversity -- getting the ideas of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996 says employers ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee, Part I

    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee, Part I
    I was working late one night to complete an important project for our company, a medium-sized manufacturer of agricultural and industrial equipment. It happened to be a Saturday night and the second and third shifts were not working. The plant covered over 500,000 square feet and was equipped with all types of machinery, including huge 2,000- and 3,000-ton vertical presses that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hiring the "Right Stuff"

    Hiring the "Right Stuff"
    How you approach hiring the right person for a job depends upon the level and type of job. It goes without saying that hiring an entry-level person is substantially different than securing the services of a high-level technical person or a number two or three in the chain of command. In every case, however, reference checking is mandatory. Despite your prior ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?