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The recruitment world is abuzz with the effectiveness of social networking as a venue for finding your next great hire. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are all surrounded with buzz about how having a presence and connecting with people will help you find the perfect candidate for that difficult-to-fill position.
Spending the majority of my time [...]
While we all sing the praises of work-life balance and look for it in our own careers, I am sorry to note that the United States of America doesn’t agree with us. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” reads the sign over the gates of Hell in Dante’s Inferno, and it might as well [...]
In my short stint writing this on-boarding blog, I’ve been told many times — both by sources and co-workers — that leadership in an individual is desired at each level of employment.
So it should be of little surprise that most of the on-boarding books you’ll find out there are directed toward executives — [...]
Believe it or not, last weekend marked an official secular holiday celebrated each year on Oct. 16: Boss’ Day. While it originated in the U.S. in 1958, it has become an international celebration in recent years and is observed in countries such as Canada, Australia, India, South Africa, Ireland and the U.K. Now that we’ve [...]
When Ron Dennis was center manager at a Dollar General distribution center in Zanesville, Ohio, he assembled his management team any time an employee quit or was fired to ask, “How did we fail that person?” The first assumption was that management did, or failed to do, something that subsequently resulted in the employee leaving. [...]
In Frank Kalman’s blog last week in TM he provided highlights from the 2011 SHRM conference. It’s a good overview for those of us who didn’t get to go, and I recommend it to all.
On the opening day HR legend Bill Conaty keynoted. Conaty is the well-known, longtime HR chief for GE, who [...]
Social media is changing the way we learn, work and communicate. This change is being driven by the pervasiveness of social media and mobile devices in millennials’ lives, as well as by the proliferation of social networking by the marketing and communications functions within organizations.
But just because the use of social media on mobile [...]
With the recent passing of Steve Jobs, I find my thoughts returning to how Jobs and his innovations have not only changed the way we live our lives, but also how it permanently altered the way we source candidates.
Jobs’ ability to think outside of the box and refine technology has allowed people of all [...]
I am approaching the two-month mark in my on-boarding here at MediaTec Publishing, and the transition has grown easier by the day.
Part of the reason my on-boarding has gone smoothly has been because of the social relationships I’ve created with my co-workers. By no means should creating an engaging and fruitful relationship with everybody [...]
The SHRM 2011 Strategy Conference continued Oct. 6 with its third general session, a speech by Bridget van Kralingen, general manager of IBM North America. She opened by stating that the purpose of her remarks would be to highlight the lessons learned about transformation and longevity that can be gleaned from IBM’s brand story. [...]