Posts byErica Mixon

Hiring: Distinguish the Real From the Rehearsed

When applying for a potential job, today’s candidate has a variety of options. They could go to an interview coach, who can teach them when to smile, how to demonstrate a strong handshake, and what to say when an interviewer asks, ‘what’s your biggest weakness?’ They could go online and get their resume checked for
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Early Bird Registration for the High Potentials Summit

Although high-potential employees are nearly twice as valuable to your organization, a 2010 study showed that 25 percent of them planned to leave their current companies within the year. Additionally, 21 percent of these valuable employees described themselves as “highly disengaged.” High-potential employees are important because they strengthen your company’s leadership bench, which in turn,
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What Is Informal Learning?

This blog post has been brought to you by Bill Horst of Degreed —————————————————————————— Disruptive education is transforming the learning environment of today. Informal learning is a major aspect of that disruption. Informal learning usually takes the form of articles, videos, online courses, etc. and is the unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way most people learn.
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HR Operations Analyst, LinkedIn – Sunnyvale, CA

We are seeking to hire a HR Operations Analyst to join our US operations. This role is not just about providing operational support to HR. We are looking for enthusiastic problem solvers who can apply their skills and constantly improve processes and systems, providing support across various channels. Optimizing the delivery of our services is
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MBA Network

The MBA Network is a professional organization for individuals that have earned a MBA (Masters of Business Administration) degree either through a full-time MBA program or executive education. Our purpose is to identify new contacts, exchange ideas, and facilitate career advancement between alumni.
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Senior Executive Exchange

The Senior Executive Exchange is an international LinkedIn group for top leadership in organizations to share information and exchange ideas. This group is for chief executive (CEO, CFO, CTO, CIO, CMO), president, and vice president (VP) level individuals.
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Tech Executive Network

The Tech Executive Network is a nation-wide group for top technology leadership in organizations to share information and exchange ideas.  This group is exclusively for chief information officer (CIO), chief technology officer (CTO), and vice president level individuals.
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The Best Companies for Compensation and Benefits of 2014

For the past six years, the career resource community Glassdoor.com has compiled a list of the most desirable places to work. This year, Glassdoor has also created a list of the best companies for employee compensation and benefits. The ranking is based on direct employee feedback and reviews submitted to Glassdoor from July 2012 through
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Virtual Workers: The Unique Challenges and Rewards

Professionals in a wide variety of fields are increasingly interested in telecommuting, and more companies are embracing the growing virtual workforce. Changing attitudes toward the role of work in one’s life have led to increased interest in finding a proper work-life balance, and for many people, telecommuting is the best way to achieve that balance.
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Cupid Cruising The Cubicles: How to Handle Office Hookups

About 38 percent of U.S. employees polled in a recent CareerBuilder survey admit they’ve dated a coworker; 16 percent said they’ve had multiple office romances. The idea of an office romance may seem appealing to many; there’s the thrill of the illicit and forbidden, and the awkwardness of romance gone awry. Vault.com’s 2014 Office Romance
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Lights, Camera, Action: All Eyes on Video Interviewing

It’s been predicted to be one of the top utilized technology trends in HR during 2014 and the use of video during the interview process doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.  A recent study conducted by OfficeTeam has revealed that 63% of HR professionals are now administering employment interviews via video, making it
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Cornerstone OnDemand Works Locally to Function Globally

Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand, has a BS from Wharton Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, but it was his two-year long trip around the world exploring six continents that refined his global vision for business. In addition to overseeing and envisioning Cornerstone’s strategies for development, Miller brings
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Halogen Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

Companies all over the country are sharing what they believe is the solution to all talent management programs. Cloud-based softwares are showing up through the human resources market, but it’s hard to choose unless you are able to see true, working results from other customers. Halogen Software, a leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions,
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Spark Hire: Video Interviews Benefit Candidates and Companies

In our article from January 1, 2014 entitled Technology Tops the Trends for Hiring Processes in 2014, we discussed how video interviewing was an up-and-coming development that was only going to experience more growth. While it’s true that this technology offers cost-efficient benefits, its’ advantages are far more than financial. Natalie Burg of Forbes writes
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HireVue Acquires Reschedge and Advances Talent Interaction Platform

On January 9, 2014, HireVue announced the acquisition of Reschedge, an advanced software system designed to coordinate and organize interviews. Scot Sessions, the Marketing Director of HireVue, knows the issues of the lengthy and often challenging process of scheduling interviews first-hand, and he acknowledged that those very problems led to HireVue’s decision to acquire the
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Easy Pairings Make Restaurant Recruiting Simple

Recruiting for open positions varies depending on the industry. Each field has its’ own barriers to overcome and its’ own hiring issues that it must face, and the food service industry is no exception. With an employee turnover rate of 55%, restaurants have a constant need for new hires. The Wall Street Journal Online reported
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OSHA Announces New Online Complaint Form for Whistleblowers

On December 5, 2013, Adriano Llosa of the Department of Labor issued a press release announcing that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can now accept whistleblower complaints via an online form. Formerly, those who wished to report misconduct of their company were required to either file a written complaint or phone the agency
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Cornerstone On Demand Releases The Recruiting Cloud Software

As we can see from SHRM’s Line Report and CedarCrestone’s White Paper, companies are struggling with outdated styles when it comes to the hiring process. Talent recruiters are needing to adapt to the incoming millennial generation that is the future of our work force. With the rise of social networking, it only makes sense to
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Aon Hewitt’s 2013 Trends in Global Employee Engagement

Over the last year, Aon Hewitt, the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services, has followed the trends through various research to help companies manage their employee engagement. A major concern during this research was about the rise in the recession and how it had
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Technology Tops the Trends for Hiring Processes in 2014

2014 is here. How will hiring trends differ this year as compared to 2013? To see if your organization is on track with the rest of the industry in regards to staffing practices, consider these expected changes in the field. Social Media While social media platforms are already working their way into recruiters’ repertoire of
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IDC Releases Vendor Assessment

In September of 2013, International Data Corporation (IDC), a global provider of market intelligence and other informative research towards new technologies, released a vendor assessment of the integrated talent management market in Western Europe. The assessment covers 12 various software vendors in Europe to analyze each vendor’s market capabilities and strategies for competing in the
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Jobvite Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500

“Welcome to Endless Innovation in Recruiting Technology.” This serves as the tagline for Jobvite, an independent, online recruiting system that is simplifying the hiring process for countless companies. With an emphasis on social media to help modify applicant tracking, as well as partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (to name a few), Jobvite’s modern approach
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MTM Mobile Utilizes Technology for Workplace Learning

As workforce hiring begins an upswing trend, more companies are focusing not only on hiring top talent, but on molding current employees to become better workers through ongoing education, skills acquisition, and knowledge seminars. Jenny Dearborn, VP and Chief Learning Officer for SuccessFactors, shares her insights on Forbes.com, stating that competitive organizations understand the need
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WorldatWork Introduces New Compensation Institute

There is no doubt that the landscape of compensation is ever-changing and evolving.  Now, more than ever, professionals have to be on the top of their game and constantly on the lookout for new ways to expand upon their current arsenal of skills. As employees begin to aim for senior-level management roles within their company,
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Humility in the Workplace

Forbes includes on their top ten characteristics of an effective leader the following traits: honesty, ability to delegate, communication, sense of humor, confidence, commitment, positive attitude, creativity, intuition, and ability to inspire. This list seems to encompass all of the necessary qualities that human resource professionals seek in a candidate for a leadership role. However,
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Globoforce files for IPO, seeking to raise $75M

Over the last several decades, Boston has grown into a city where companies are discovering new market opportunities. Major businesses, including HubSpot, Intel, and TripAdvisor, have based many of their business locations within the Boston area. Between the educational benefits of being in proximity to many well-known universities and the amount of enterprises available, businesses
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Organizing for change through social technologies: McKinsey Global Survey results

Video conferencing, social networking and collaborative editing are among the most commonly used technologies by companies, according to the latest McKinsey Global Survey. Even though these “social tools” have allowed businesses to make more personal connections with their employees and customers, the latest evidence suggests these technologies are not being utilized to their fullest potential.
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Cangrade Seeks to Automate HR Consulting with New Screening Software Platform

In the last few years, many companies have begun to employ the use of various aptitude tests during the hiring process in an effort to find a standardized method potential hires can be judged by. It can be difficult to compare and contrast the qualifications of several candidates against each other and the consequences of
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What Comes First — Great Engagement, or Great Work?

If you’re managing a team you might wonder what comes first: engaged and personally invested employees or productive, great work? Or to put it another way, is an employee doing great work because they’re engaged, or will they become more engaged after doing great work? Let’s start at the beginning:  Most employees will start any position
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