Um, That Employer Did What?!?

Posted & filed under Leadership, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Every job search has its quirks, highs and lows; for most, it’s nothing short of a roller coaster ride. But if something you experience leaves you scratching your head (or questioning your sanity), here’s how to decide if it’s normal — or real cause for alarm: Hooray, this job posting looks perfect! Oh no, they… Read more »

Passion for Play

Posted & filed under Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Gamification hype is rampant–but can it deliver real benefits for your business? This brief article will help you decide. So what is gamification? How is it used? Simply put, it’s the process of applying game mechanics and game thinking in non-gaming contexts to engage users and to solve problems. While gamification has obvious benefits in… Read more »

Is IT Taking Over HR?

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning.

Today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their daily operations. Continual technology improvements, coupled with declining costs, have fueled a surge in HR’s usage of technology: Software is being deployed to manage areas such as internal mobility, appraisal management, succession planning and personal development. E-recruitment and performance management software are dramatically… Read more »

Want That Management Job?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership.

Have you reached a point in your career when you want: to take on greater responsibility? to advance your career development? to earn more money? Becoming a manager is an excellent way to accomplish all of these. But landing your first management job presents a “chicken and egg” dilemma: you need to have management experience… Read more »

The Death of “Command and Control”

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership, Planning.

As business owners and managers are forced to compete in a more volatile and complex environment, the traditional “command and control” approach to leadership is no longer effective. No matter what size the organization, factors like globalization and new technologies have created the need for new styles of leadership. Traditional problem-solving techniques and top-down management… Read more »

Pinterest… for Recruiting? Really?

Posted & filed under Intraplacement, Planning, Social Media, Staffing Tips.

Maybe you’ve read about Pinterest’s amazing stats. 11.7 million unique users by January 2012, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. Drove more referral traffic to retailers than LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ combined in January 2012. Had a user base of 3.3 million people as of… Read more »

How to Execute Your Strategic Plan in 2013

Posted & filed under Planning, Staffing Tips.

Over the past several weeks, you’ve spent countless hours with your team in strategic planning sessions–assessing your strengths and weaknesses, identifying new opportunities, analyzing potential threats and setting the course for your business over the next 12 months. The result? An ambitious, yet achievable, strategic plan. Congratulations! You’ve cleared a major hurdle many organizations fail… Read more »