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Jenny Rhoten

Jenny Hayes Rhoten has been a leader in the technology and staffing industries for more than 10 years. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and will be graduating with her MS in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco in 2013.

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Need a Person to Run Your Recruiting Department? Hire an Entrepreneurial Manager

by Mar 26, 2013, 1:36 am ET

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 12.02.50 PMEntrepreneurship has been described as taking a blank piece of paper, with all its uncertainty, and then developing it into a work of art. Recruiting is more of an art than a science. All the processes in the world cannot stop Joe Candidate from cancelling his interview with you five minutes before it was scheduled. Rigid procedures cannot prevent Jane Employee from not showing up to work the first day. Because of this uncertainty, flexibility and creativity are huge factors for success in the recruiting industry. The other day, I asked one of my staff members, Matt Greenburg, to write a recommendation for me. Here’s what he said:

“Jenny is a new wave entrepreneurial management type who is hell bent on macro- and micro- growth and development. Working under Jenny was a decision essential for my growth both professionally and personally. Jenny’s management style brings out the best and highest qualities of her team.”

The key words here are growth and development. With the new Generation Y workforce, we cannot ignore their values, which are different from that of their predecessors. In surveying a number of Gen Y recruiters in Silicon Valley, what they believe to be a successful work environment are: keep reading…

“How Would You Decorate Your Cubicle?”

by Sep 21, 2012, 6:48 am ET

The other day, in my HR Management class, we had a discussion on how you would prep a candidate to answer the question: “Tell me about yourself.” One of the MBA students in the class said that you should have two different answers prepared: one tailored for one type of culture and another answer tailored for another type of culture. This really bothered me. keep reading…

The Cheating Boyfriend

by Sep 13, 2012, 5:15 am ET

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Many of us have experienced this: you are dating a guy; everything seems good. The relationship continues for years. What you didn’t know is that, two months into the relationship, he has been cheating on you with some random chick. Is this really fair? You just wasted years of your life with someone, and all-the-while the guy has been having his cake and eating it, too …

In organizations, managers have been infamous for being the cheating boyfriend. They string employees along who they know aren’t an organizational fit but keep them around because of fear: fear of finding a replacement; fear of retaliation; fear of feeling guilty for letting someone go.

Managers — stop being the cheating boyfriend! keep reading…