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Mobile recruitment: What does mobile really mean?

Mobile Recruiting: What Does Mobile REALLY Mean?

OH NO! That woman at the bus stop just checked her smartphone and was about… Continue reading >>

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4 Generations of Health Care Workers: How Can Hospitals Meet Their Needs?

With four distinct generations of health care workers bringing different expectations and behaviors to their jobs, hospitals are finding creative ways to meet their needs.

ABOUT THIS SERIES: H&HN’s bimonthly “Generations in the Workplace” series focuses on the challenges of four generations of employees working side by side in the hospital. Over the course of 2013, H&HN examined their different expectations and work habits, and what it takes to maintain a spirit of good will and cooperation. Continue reading >>

By in Generational Hiring, Health Care

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What Mozilla Employees Are Teaching Us About Social Media

“Ugh, you won’t BELIEVE what my boss just did!” In addition to instead of complaining to their significant others, BFFs and pets, some employees are now turning to social media to vocalize their work-related opinions, reactions or even frustrations in the hopes that it will spark change.

You may have heard about the flurry of Twitter activity surrounding Mozilla’s new CEO, as some employees took to Twitter to voice their opinions about his 2008 decision to donate to California’s Proposition 8 ballot banning gay marriage, and even called for his resignation. Continue reading >>

By in Social Media, Talent Management

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Skilling Them Softly: How to Evaluate Candidates’ Soft Skills

Looking for candidates with soft skills? There’s one type of question you must ask.

Watch out, hard skills and technical know-how: You’ve got competition. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the vast majority (77 percent) of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when it comes to evaluating candidates for a job, and 16 percent even say they’re more important. Continue reading >>

By in Interviewing, Survey Results

Girls just wanna have equal wages.

Girls Just Wanna Have Equal Pay: Obama to Boost Equal Pay Laws

In Cyndi Lauper’s most popular anthem (which you may be ashamed to admit gets stuck in your head every time you hear it), she sings: “When the working day is done, oh girls they wanna have fun.” Well actually Cyndi, fun can be a bit overrated. What girls REALLY want when the working day is done … is fair and equal wages, amiright?! Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, News & Events

Workforce Diversity

The Untapped Power of Workforce Diversity

When interviewing a candidate for a job, have you ever asked yourself, “Would I mind being stuck with this person in an airport during a snowstorm?”

If so, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, 80 percent of staffing in elite professional services in the United States use this so-called “airport test” to evaluate job candidates, according to Noreena Hertz in her book, Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Insights & Trends

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Conscious Un-Company-ing: Creating a Successful Corporate Alumni Program

There may be little hope for reconciliation between Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow because she belongs with Brad Pitt, but conscious uncouplings between companies and employees don’t have to last forever. Thanks to corporate alumni programs, companies such as Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are able to stay connected with former employees — often in hopes the employees will one day come back to them as “boomerang hires.”

Increasing the possibility of rehiring former employees isn’t the only benefit to creating a corporate alumni program, however. Continue reading >>

By in Referral Programs, Talent Management

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CareerBuilder Welcomes Broadbean to Our Global HR SaaS Operation


If you were anywhere on the internet today — and offline as well — you were most likely bombarded with wacky, too good to be true product releases and corporate messaging that had you wondering, “joke or not a joke?” (A self-proclaimed candy addict, my favorite was gummy checks which actually had me wishing momentarily that I still used checks before realizing it was April 1.) But, let me be the first to say, THIS ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A JOKE! Continue reading >>

By in Announcements, HR Software

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Job Posting Tip: Stop Advertising for “Rock Stars”

As the first thing job candidates see, the job title is the most  important component of your Job Posting. The job title helps  determine – more than anything else – whether or not a candidate will click through to view your Job Posting.

Use the  following 3 job posting tips to create a job title that inspires action:

1) Stop advertising for “Rock Stars”. Continue reading >>

By in Job Postings

Out-of-the-box résumés: Creative or gimmicky

Outside-the-Box Résumés: Creative or Gimmicky?

Imagine sitting at your desk plowing through a stack of cookie-cutter résumés when you stumble upon a Lego résumé or a chocolate bar résumé or a cereal box résumé.

You may have heard how some candidates are upping the ante when it comes to impressing employers by offering up something much more than the regular résumé and cover letter that’s generally required. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Acquisition

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7 (More) Real-Life Companies, 7 Ways to Recruit Top Technology Talent

There’s a well-known saying that necessity is the mother of invention (and a lesser known saying that MacGyver is the father, but we can debate that later), and that certainly seems to be true when it comes to IT hiring managers’ struggle to recruit highly skilled employees.
As a follow up to a previous post about seven companies that have come up with new and innovative ways to recruit technology talent Continue reading >>, here are seven more companies whose inventive recruiting practices are helping them attract and retain highly skilled and highly driven technology workers.

By in Information Technology, Insights & Trends, Talent Acquisition

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