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 »

How To Be Smarter Every Day

Posted & filed under Uncategorized.

Pretty much everyone I’ve ever asked about this would say they would like to be smarter. And that goal of being smarter, stated or not, is common regardless how confident people are, their level of self-esteem, and even their actual or perceived level of “smartness.” It starts when we are very young — we want… Read more »

Operating Referral Programs on a Limited Budget

Posted & filed under Compensation, Planning, Staffing Tips.

One of the most common arguments against launching an employee referral program has to do with the lack of budget for such a program. Many recruiting leaders and line managers are familiar with the stories of outrageous employee referral bonuses, and multi-pronged program advertising campaigns that cost serious money. The stories have helped perpetuate the… Read more »

On Time – On Budget: Secrets to Effective Project Staffing

Posted & filed under Career Review, Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

The Challenge Many departments across most organizations have been severely cut during recent months. And just as we’ve become “lean and mean”, the economy seems to be rebounding. Within months, we’re likely to see a deluge of new projects and new demands for technical talent. The pressure is going to be intense. Not only will… Read more »

A Contingent Workforce Strategy as an Effective Part of Workforce Planning

Posted & filed under Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

In a constantly changing world, successful organizations must become more flexible. Just as the human body can react and “shift resources” when an infection strikes, successful organizations must also develop contingency plans that allow them to shift their resources rapidly. What is a Contingent Workforce Strategy? A contingent worker is a worker who can easily… Read more »

Research Reveals How HR Uses Social Media

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

I’m often asked about how human resource pros, recruiters, and talent management people are using or can use social media in the professional and corporate work environment. HR Toolbox recently unveiled a survey that provides some interesting insights into how the HR industry is using social media–and their findings might surprise you. HR pros are… Read more »