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Talent Management

Why HR Should Be More Like Jim Joyce

Who is Jim Joyce? He’s the veteran Major League Baseball umpire whose errant call cost a Detroit Tiger’s pitcher a perfect game. For baseball fans, I don’t have to explain the significance of a perfect game but it is the…

Economy

Wall Street Ho-Hums Over Jobs Reports

Initial claims for jobless benefits dropped by 10,000 last week. The ADP National Employment Report said nonfarm private employment increased 55,000 in May. The report also upped the April numbers from the initial 32,000 jobs added to 65,000. The Monster…

Talent Management

What HR Can Learn From American Idol

I’m not a big fan of American Idol, but like a lot of people, I get sucked into the competitive aspects of taking a group of talented people and publicly narrowing it down until you have a single “winner.” This…

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Mobile & Recruitment: Are We There Yet?

On this week’s webinar, mobile evangelist Michael Marlatt joined us to explain how today’s business world is becoming increasingly dependent on mobile technology. We took a look at the history of mobile, how it has been applied in today’s market,…

Hiring Process

Play Nice

Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. –Annie Lennox I recently finished reading the book The Power of Nice. I especially liked this book, because not only was it written by two very…

Hiring Process

3 Questions to Ask About Candidate Experience

What is the importance of candidate experience to your recruiting process? How do you evaluate your candidate experience to understand its current impact, and how you will improve it? Gerry Crispin, principal at CareerXroads and keynote speaker at recruitDC, talked…

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Help Us Organize Local ERE Recruiter Meetups!

July 13th. Circle it in your calendar, recruiters. On July 13th, ERE Recruiter Meetups are going to be simultaneously run in cities around the U.S. It’s going to be a great opportunity for recruiters to meet and network with other recruiters in…

Branding

Why Work for You?

The simple question I always ask myself when I see an organization advertising an open position is: “Why would I work for them?” The answer to that question is the essence of employment branding, which I define simply as the…

Job Boards

.Jobs Comment Period Closes Friday. Or Not

If you haven’t already offered your opinion on the future of .jobs, the Internet address extension designed for corporate career sites, better hurry. Friday might be your last chance. Then again it may not be. The Society for Human resource…