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‘Tis the Season to be Conferencing

22 October in Articles, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce, Workplace

I attended the ERE Conference in Orlando this week and is specific to people in recruiting and talent acquisition. It was enlightening and provided attendees access to exhibitors and speakers. My single-day pass on Tuesday provided me with a day full of roundtable discussions, short...

Scary Things Staffing Recruiters do to Drive Great Candidates Away

04 October in Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

Ever been ghosted by a candidate? It's a "new normal" in staffing – and it's extremely frustrating. Viable candidates seem to vanish without a trace in the midst of the recruiting process, never to be heard from again. But recruiters aren't blameless. The word ghosting is now being...

Showing Appreciation Goes a Long Way

01 October in Articles, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Innovation, Technology, Workplace

Showing appreciation for what I have plays an important role in my life and business. I have the good fortune of working with great clients, wonderful vendor partners and dedicated and hardworking employees. These three groups have helped me to build a thriving business, and...

The Intelligent Approach to Buying HR Software

05 September in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Technology

I want to disrupt the way many people go about selecting business software, and more specifically applicant tracking systems. I want to show people a way to choose, maintain and optimize their software investment by thinking of new ways to understand the process from start...

Recruiting in the Social Sphere

27 August in Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Social Media, Staffing, Training, Webinars, Workforce

Initially, many people believed social media to be a fad, but over time it proved itself to be a fact. It was created by a society demanding entertainment and information at lightning fast speeds, its growth is organic, and it thrives on societal energy. Social...

Webinar Recap: The New Rules of Facebook: Finding Job Candidates

20 August in Articles, Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Human Resources, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Social Media, Staffing, Webinars, Workforce

Sourcing and recruiting via social media is gaining in popularity, and according to a 2017 survey conducted by CareerBuilder, it was discovered that over 70% of hiring companies use social media to find top talent. This percentage marries well with job seeker usage of social...

Staffing Firms can Build a Culture of Customer Service

14 August in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Marketing, Sales, Staffing, Training, Workplace

Question: What's true of love, health and a culture of customer service? Answer: You can't buy any of them! As any savvy staffing professional knows, great customer experiences start with a great culture – one that's focused on serving the best interests of clients and candidates. And...

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...