Posts byAJ Hughes

Survey Reveals Companies’ Attitudes toward Employee Screening

In a survey conducted by background check company EmployeeScreenIQ, more than 500 employers were asked about their attitudes and actions regarding a wide range of employee screening issues. The survey also revealed thoughts about resume falsification, how hiring managers view the social media profiles of potential candidates, and how they screen contractors as well as
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Ideally, Human Resources Should Partner with C-Suite in Pursuit of Success

Often, employees of a corporation think human resources is on the side of the C-suite, while those in the C-suite feel human resources is on the side of employees. But when choosing sides, human resources needs to choose only one: success. But many times this is seemingly not the case, said David Shedd, a senior
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Authenticity and Transparency Lead to Increased Profitability and Productivity

“A lot of us women lawyers, we looked the same, like robots on an assembly line,” says Bonnie Flatt, a human resources coach/consultant who used to work as a practicing attorney. Zappos, a company that prides itself on putting culture first, acknowledges “weirdness” as one of its core values. The difference between a work environment
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Joberate: The Equifax of Human Resources

Want to know which corporations have the most active job seekers? Joberate can provide this information. Utilizing analytics technology, New York City-based Joberate uses data derived from social media to track, and predict, people’s job seeking behavior. “We want to be the Equifax of human resources,” says CEO and co-founder Michael Beygelman, who believes that
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San Diego Conference Aims to Sharpen the Skills of Recruiters

The ERE Recruiting Conference, organized by ERE Recruiting Intelligence and ERE Media, will take place April 27-29 in San Diego, California. Targeted to professionals in talent acquisition and leaders in recruiting, this three-day event will teach team management, budgetary control, and strategy development. Featured conference speakers include Ron Mester, CEO of ERE Media, who will
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April 7 Webinar to Address Paradox Created by the Battle between Learning and Control

Most business leaders agree that the success of their companies is dependent upon a strong culture of learning. But learning and development professionals often control many aspects of process, stifling learning opportunities. An upcoming webinar, scheduled April 7 at 1 p.m. (EST), will address how to handle this suffocating paradox. The 45-minute webinar will be
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Indexed Mind Catalogs People and What They Know

At any given organization, who are the go-to employees for different specialties? Software engineer Nishant Pant has always been frustrated at how long it can take to locate the appropriate people, so he founded Indexed Mind, a company that documents who knows what. Dallas, Texas-based Indexed Mind allows its users to find people and experts,
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Global Consulting Firm Ties Profitability to Great Company Culture

What do Microsoft, General Mills, and FedEx have in common? They are all clients of Great Place to Work, a global human resources consulting firm that specializes in organizational trust. With offices in 43 countries and on six continents, Great Place to Work advises businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations about leadership and culture. It
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Archively Values People over Process

Executive search expert and Archively founder Perri Gorman noticed that most recruiters and human resources departments are very good at researching candidates online, but not quite as adept at capturing and storing that information.   Consequently, she co-founded Archively (along with lead engineer Cole Wippern) to address the disconnect between technology that can quickly search
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Pilot Program Uses Artificial Intelligence to Shine Light on Top Prospects

Recruiters with giant stacks of resumes. Job searchers sending out hundreds of resumes, hoping to get at least a few offers from companies that may or may not offer the best fit, culturally or professionally. Mosaic Track in Seattle aims to make this antiquated method a relic of the past with a pilot program that
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Greek Startup Sees Gamification As Effective “Soft Skills” Assessment Tool

Founders of a startup in Athens, Greece feel that human resources professionals at many companies have lost their connection with the human factor, instead focusing only on hard skills and bottom line numbers.   But according to Owiwi co-founders Ilias Vartholomaios and Athina Polina Dova, it is the intangible “soft skills” of employees that often
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