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It’s that time of year when companies continue to throw good money after bad, even in an economy where we can least afford to waste time and money. A Robert Half survey indicates that a majority of companies that give end- of-year bonuses plan to increase them over last year.
I have no problem with [...]
As 2011 comes to a close many HR departments are thinking about their affirmative action plans (AAP) and pulling together documentation for federal and state agencies detailing recruitment efforts that have been made to ensure that good faith efforts have been made to assure that equal opportunity is present in all aspects of employment.
In my last two posts I have discussed my adventures in experimenting with personality tests. Consider me your “taster,” so to speak, before you employ any of these measurements where you work. First, I looked at Myers-Briggs, and objected to its placing its subjects in a personality box built almost a century ago [...]
Get ready: A 13-year-old may be your next intern. In an effort to be better organized during the school year, 13-year-old Ozair Patel built an app, called Berry Schoolmate, named after Berry Middle School in Hoover, Ala., where he attends.
The app includes the school calendar so students can find out what days they [...]
I’m counting down the days until Christmas while checking out some interesting blog fodder across the Web.
With the holidays just around the corner, I find it appropriate to get into some of the techniques and challenges of on-boarding perhaps the most important members of the workforce this time of year: the temporary kind.
If the saying “What gets measured gets done” is true, then why are so many people overweight?
I have been recording my weight daily for more than 35 years, and as I am writing this, I am 4.5 pounds over my goal. Although that might not seem like much, the last time I was at [...]
No matter whether you are new to recruiting, the industry you are working in or have been in the game for a while, gaining assistance from subject matter experts (SMEs) can help you fine-tune your recruiting skills. My current role allows me to make hiring decisions for hourly personnel without the input/assistance/trouble of involving those [...]
In my last few columns I have addressed psychological testing in the workplace. This seems appropriate given the title of this blog, “Psychology at Work,” and the “assessment” theme of the December issue of Talent Management. Last week I analyzed the Myers-Brigg Inventory Type, criticizing its dated theoretical underpinning while acknowledging its popularity [...]
News crossed the wire over the weekend that SAP AG subsidiary SAP America Inc. entered into a merger agreement with cloud-based human capital management services provider SuccessFactors in a deal that some analysts say moves SAP’s once-lagging cloud strategy to the industry forefront.
SAP said in a release Saturday it would offer to acquire all [...]
Measuring the success of an on-boarding program is no small task.
On an individual level, the evaluation of a new hire’s progress is constant. Both the new hire and his or her manager are keeping a daily check on the progress that is — or isn’t — being made.
Yet on a larger level, organizations are tasked [...]