Posts byLaurie Harley

Do Shock Value Ads Really Have Value In Job Postings?

A recent job posting appeared on Craigslist in San Diego. It has caused a deep discussion among HR professionals who are attempting to make sense of the nameless tech company’s tactics. The ad, which is titled “Two ******* Great Developers,” uses crude wording and expletives to seek candidates for a very real job. While it’s
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Degreed Webinar Puts Learners First

Corporate learning is struggling to keep up with learners. It’s too slow to keep up with constantly evolving business needs, and too stuck on old approaches to keep up with employees’ fickle preferences and habits. It doesn’t have to be that way. But to catch up, learning and development (L&D) organizations need to start rethinking
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Global Magazine Offering Special HR Issue in Partnership with HRTM

  Global is a free e-magazine featuring articles from the world’s best business schools. Global, in partnership with HR & Talent Management, is proposing a special HR issue of its magazine. It contains a selection of innovative and forward-thinking articles in the field of HR and behavioral sciences from leading business schools: Wharton, Insead, Harvard, London Business School,
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TalentCulture’s #TChat Show Offers Tips on Softer Skills

Tonight from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET (4-5 pm PT), the TalentCulture is offering a live web broadcast entitled “How to Manage the Softer Skills of Your Personal Brand.” Available on BlogTalkRadio, you can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #TChat.   In a world where social media is everywhere, individuals develop
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A Match Made in Heaven: Find Your Next Hire with MyUnfold

  A resume is bland, static, and nowhere near the best representation of a professional. We’re taught to “game it” by playing on words or phrases to make them sound spectacular. We even try to focus on cheating an automated tracking system (ATS) before representing ourselves. This doesn’t help recruiters, in fact it frustrates them—because
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Reverse 360: Finding Your Power Centers Within Each Organization

While the traditional 360 is still considered an excellent tool to access workforce performance, the Reverse 360™ has been coined a much more efficient method. As explained by Michael Stewart, Managing Partner of Work Effects, “this tool helps bring together a traditional 360 and a social network analysis. The key is the merging together of
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SmartSearch Webinar Addresses Time-to-Hire Metric

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc., the makers of SmartSearch, is sponsoring an informative webinar on Thursday, January 15th at noon. The hour-long event for recruiters, staffing, and human resources professionals will focus on how companies can utilize an ATS to improve the rate of time-to-hire and increase ROI.   According to the DICE-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure,
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Future of Work: 2015-2020 and Beyond

Below are some interesting results from the ongoing Search for a Simpler Way Study to focus on the Future of Work, sponsored by the Jensen Group.  Over one million people worldwide have already been interviewed to accurately assess not only the disruptive changes that will impact work, but also what it will take to adjust to
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The Future of Work: 2015-2020

The Jensen Group recently sponsored an ongoing Search for a Simpler Way Study to focus on the Future of Work. Over one million people worldwide have already been interviewed to accurately assess not only the disruptive changes that will impact work, but also what it will take to adjust to those disruptive changes. Download the Future
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Millennials and Social Media

  You see them in the coffee shop, texting from their phones. They go out to dinner and take photos of their plates for Instagram. They walk in groups, but type to the people in their phone, rather than each other. Anti-social? Possibly quite the opposite. Randy Emelo, President and CEO of River Software, notes
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Accepting Guest Posts

Greetings, I want to personally thank the HR professionals who have submitted guest posts for our HR & Talent Management blog. This is your blog, and we want the content to be of interest to you, the readers. We recently posted several articles from members of our community. Andrew Leigh, who writes at www.ethical-leadership.co.uk described his take on HR
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Office Parties: Alcohol, Mistletoe, and Lawsuits

December is the month for office holiday parties, which are meant as a time to unwind and have fun with coworkers. However, more often than not, these events turn into alcohol-fueled, frat-style parties rife with sexual tension and next-day regrets. Sometimes, office holiday parties result in more than awkward Mondays. If not handled properly, they
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Pluralsight Acquires Smarterer; Adds Workforce Planning to Educational Prowess

  On November 19th, Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning and development platform, acquired Smarterer, a modern solution to assessing the technical skill of employees and candidates relative to their peers, according to Zachary Allen with Method Communications.   Pluralsight, which was founded in 2004 and based in Utah, is the world’s largest professional
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Social Media, Brand, and Hiring: Finding Quality Candidates with Skills and Work Character

Ray Rice, a running back who formerly played football for the Baltimore Ravens, has become a black eye of the National Football League. Rice punched his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, who has since married Rice. She was knocked unconscious by the attack. Rice was indicted for third-degree aggravated assault. Following the allegations, a video was released
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The Key to Effective Delegation

“If you have any perfectionist tendencies… you may be having a hard time with the D word. Delegation. And, by extension, maybe your staff is, too,” says Mary Jane Nirdlinger, Executive Director of Planning and Sustainability at Town of Chapel Hill, NC. She speaks from experience and explains that she realized that learning to delegate
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Modern Mentoring Reaches Millennials

Traditional one-on-one mentoring is on its way out. Many companies are cultivating “modern mentoring” within the organization in an effort to reach millennials. Modern mentoring refers to the practice of collaborative learning groups, virtual relationships, and peer-to-peer connections, where people learn from one another about skills, interests, and development needs. According to Randy Emelo, president
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Making the Most of Conferences and Seminars

Members of the human resources profession are offered a wide array of opportunities to further their careers through conferences and seminars. HR conferences run the gamut from technology-based, to learning opportunities, to networking and leadership seminars.   One way that you can ensure support from upper management in attending conferences is to offer reasons up
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CLO Symposium 15 Registration Opens for Spring Event

Registration opens on October 9th for Human Capital Media’s Symposium 15, the Chief Learning Officer Spring Program. The live conference event will be held in Miami, Florida from April 13th through 15th.   Created in 2003, the CLO Symposium is aimed specifically at corporate executives who oversee learning and development within an organization. Its agenda
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Accountability: Tips and Webinar

When employees feel accountable, they take ownership of their work and feel at one with their job. Ideally, the position is no longer a chore or responsibility, but a part of the individual which represents his or her goals, skills, and abilities. Accountability is most effective when it is integrated into the culture of an
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Adobe Study: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Work

Creativity is becoming more than just an “extra” trait that is considered icing on the cake of a talented employee. In fact, creativity is actually sought out and often required of new hires, as verified by Adobe’s recent study entitled “Seeking Creative Candidates: Hiring for the Future.” The Educational Programs Team at Adobe, which conducted
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Strategic Succession Planning Summit by the Talent Management Alliance

HR Professionals will be converging on Las Vegas today and tomorrow. They won’t be there for the casinos, but for the Strategic Succession Planning Summit held by the Talent Management Alliance. The event will be held in the Tuscany Suites and Casino and information can be found on Twitter through @TheTMAlliance.   This two-day conference
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Engagement May Be Linked to Relationship Between Employee and Manager

A strong, even personal, connection between manager and employee may be the key to engagement. HR professionals continue to seek new recruits who fit with the company culture, but if there is no relationship between boss and employee, the culture that organizations try to build may not withstand the pressures of everyday work stressors. Tim
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ENDA and Workplace Equality for LGBT Americans

Douglas Marshall-Steele was a registered nurse living in Delaware who reported to hospital administration the behavior of a male doctor, who made anti-gay statements directed at Marshall-Steele’s sexual orientation. The hospital investigated the doctor, only to find out that he was also harassing the female nurses. He was told to apologize to Marshall-Steele and cease
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Top HR Mobile Apps for Performance Management

HR Professionals are constantly on the move, and thanks to mobile devices, they are able to utilize communication tools and human resources applications to stay connected and productive while out of the office. The following HR apps offer excellent mobile capabilities, particularly for performance management. NetSuite TribeHR “Reflecting the intuitive ease of use and modern
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Talent Acquisition Trends Focus On Technology and Millennials

Regardless of a company’s success with its product, the true measure of an organization lies in its people. Not only do its people provide its service, they represent the company and make up its culture. “People are the heart and soul of an organization, and attracting, hiring, and engaging the right people for an organization
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SoFi Offers Low Rates for Employee Student Loans and Book Giveaway

HR professionals sometimes struggle with finding value-added services to offer employees while still staying within budget constraints. SoFi, (short for Social Finance), works with companies to offer a no-cost, voluntary service for employees with high student loan debt. SoFi is not a bank, but works more like a peer-to-peer lending network. Individuals who are gainfully
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Increase Engagement, Business Success Through Milestone Awards

Social media, Facebook in particular, has brought a whole new dimension to birthdays. Birthdays are listed along the right side of the page, along with events and a ticker of activity. Those who are turning another year older can expect a sudden increase in posts on their wall as “friends” write birthday wishes and post
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Compare Candidates to Top Performers with HireVue Insights

All organizations have top performers who lead their department in sales, innovation, or in whichever area they excel. To duplicate these individuals is impossible, but to hire those similar to them is not. This is where HireVue comes in. Technology exists that compares a resume to a job description, but a resume contains only seven
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Discover the Power of Collaboration

Collaboration is often the key to a successful team, department, and organization. Without it, ideas cannot be shared and brainstorming is ineffective. Ian Lang with AskMen.com argues that collaboration feeds the creativity that is so necessary for progress in and out of business. “In all, the notion of creativity as a collaborative exercise isn’t really
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JobFig Announces New Platform at HR Tech Conference

Ravi Mikkelsen and Dillon Compton sat outside their apartment eating ripe figs and trying to determine a name for their tech startup. The men wanted something that represented the company goal to “‘fig’ure out who people are, who is right for a job,” says Mikkelsen, Co-founder and CEO of jobFig. Also, thankfully, the name “was
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Sean Higgins and Ilos Videos Offers Video-Sharing App

Tech startup ilos Videos, semifinalist in the Minnesota Cup entrepreneurship competition, has launched a video-sharing app for business, which can be utilized for recruiting purposes. Founded in 2012 by Nick Stokman and Sean Higgins, the business app makes it easy to search and share a portfolio of videos through a computer or mobile device, according
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The Fahrenheit Group Merges with Axeo to Expand HR Practices

The Fahrenheit Group, a national consulting and advisory firm with a focus on finance and business, recently merged with Axeo, a human resources business based in Northern Virginia. The Fahrenheit Group, based in Henrico County, Virginia, originally served small to medium-sized businesses in need of accounting, bookkeeping, and chief financial officer services. The merge will
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‘Rallyteam’ Featured at the 2014 HR Technology Conference

In less than a month, the 2014 HR Technology Conference will be underway in Las Vegas, and one of the featured companies for the 2014 Startup Pavilion will be Rallyteam. The platform empowers employees to increase their own skills and engagement level by offering opportunities to assist with internal problem-solving. These opportunities enable employees to
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Why Should HR Professionals Get Certified?

Certification shows commitment, credibility, and skill in the fundamental concepts of the human resources field. Established in 1976, HRCI provides professionals with a fully-accredited credentials from the largest HR certification organization in the world. Candidates must meet rigid guidelines which mark their experience and education in addition to completing a detailed exam. Recertification is required
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Steps Towards Effective Succession Planning and Leadership Development

Too many HR managers focus on the planning side of succession planning, rather than spending time comparing competency models and reviewing behavioral test data. Jack Bucalo, Independent Human Resources Executive and top contributor in the HR & Talent Management LinkedIn Group, realizes this necessity, stating that “models and data are considered a distant second and
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Take Control of Your Worklife: ‘Don’t Run Naked Through the Office’

The concept of employees taking control of their work experience has been gaining momentum. Sense by BlackbookHR encourages workers to improve their engagement levels through daily surveys, resources, and tools. Performance reviews are also increasingly put into the hands of the employees themselves, either through 360-degree feedback or HRM Software. Companies continue to allow give
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