Author: Sylvia Dahlby

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Fun And Effective Training Helps Manage Organizational Risk

09 November in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Human Business, Training, Tutorials, Well-being, Workplace

On October 24, Hawaii employers learned how to manage organizational risk by providing more effective and engaging workplace training. The program covered strategies for mitigating risks in the areas of health and safety, legal compliance, financial controls, and corrective action. Participants experienced and practiced training...

Vendor Neutrality: Why Is It important?

09 August in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, HR Technology, Marketing, Sales, Technology

While at the 2019 California Staffing Professionals conference, I had the great pleasure of speaking with David Searns, CEO at Haley Marketing. Haley Marketing serves a number of our mutual clients and is a frequent contributor to our blog. David and his organization partner with...

Exploring Limitless Possibilities at the California Staffing Professionals Conference

21 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, News Updates, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology, Workforce

Small steps. Giant leaps. Limitless possibilities. This was the theme of the 2019 California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) held Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7 at the Hotel Irvine. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing was the perfect backdrop to...

Key Elements of an Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy

01 May in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Marketing, Metrics, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

“Ultimately, recruiting and hiring data can be correlated with business outcomes, such as increased revenue, which positions talent acquisition as a strategic function in the business.” ~Ji-A Min, Head Data scientist, Ideal Candidate SHRM Hawaii members gathered on April 30 for a presentation by Scott Ferrin,...

Employers learn new recruitment strategies at SourceU Hawaii

14 March in Articles, Best Practices, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, HR Technology, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Training, Tutorials, Workforce

To help fill the gap between old and new recruitment methods, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Hawaii Chapter and Social Media Club of Hawaii teamed up to present SourceU Hawaii 2019, an advanced training workshop on tactical candidate sourcing & recruiting, on Thursday,...

Diversity & Inclusion: What Does It Really Mean?

28 February in Best Practices, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Business, Jobs, Legal, Metrics, Staffing, Workforce, Workplace

On February 19, I helped organize a learning event with the SHRM Educational Foundation, Hawaii Island District to present an informative program and interactive discussion on best practices in Diversity & Inclusion, with an emphasis on hiring people with disabilities. The event took place at the...

At the SHRM Hawaii State Conference, Kakou Means All of Us

23 October in Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Training, Workforce, Workplace

One thing that makes Hawaii special is that the islands are home to the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse population. However, while local employers easily embrace this diversity in the workforce, Hawaii still falls short on inclusive human resource practices that bring people together...

Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice Day

25 July in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, News Updates, Staffing, Training, Workforce

“Everything should NOT be taken out of context and morphed into a political weapon. Enough already!” via @JohnnyCTaylorJr SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is right to call for sanity via Twitter in response to SHRM members’ social media condemnation of his highly visible support for the...

Skynet Is Coming!

08 May in Applicant Tracking Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), HR Technology, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Artificial intelligence is taking over the World, and having an impact on everything in business. Many thought leaders and pundits have come out with information, opinions, and speculation. Artificial intelligence is the buzzword du jour on social channels, and online communities everywhere, and new sourcing...

Free Ice Cream Today

23 April in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Customer Service, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology

Free Ice Cream Today. That was the subject line of the first email I received when I joined SmartSearch on May 1, 2001. It came from Karla Pugleise, a co-worker I had not yet met, who I subsequently learned handled scanning hard copy resumes into...