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How Do You Define Leadership?

10 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Diversity, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Training, Workplace

This may seem like an easy question, but in actuality, it isn’t. Leadership can be defined in several different ways because the word means different things to different people. When I define leadership, qualities like integrity, consistency, inspirational, objective nature, and very importantly, self-aware come to...

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...

Being Tolerant Does Not Mean Being Inclusive

09 January in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Workplace

When I think about the words “inclusion” and “tolerance,” I envision two words that are polar opposites of each other. In today's workforce, diversity and inclusion mean seeking, accepting and wanting people from different walks of life. Tolerance does not denote acceptance. It's a hostile...

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...

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...

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...

Five Ways to Reduce Risk with Your Background Screening Program

16 July in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Engagement, Human Resources, Legal, Metrics, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

Over the past few years, litigation has tripled in employment background screening, due to increased regulations and scrutiny of the background screening process by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal/state and industry-specific auditing agencies.  Recently, employee/candidates have filed...

Doug Coull on the Benefits of Flexible Workplaces

25 June in Articles, Business, Careers, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Recruiting, Sales, Well-being, Workplace

I had the pleasure of speaking with Doug Coull, CEO of APS, Inc., makers of SmartSearch applicant tracking systems. Doug keeps a close watch over his company and has a genuine interest in making his company an employer of choice. He has a clearly defined...

Denver is a Modern-day Technology Hub

06 June in Articles, Business, Careers, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Americans are flocking to this mountainous city in droves. The Denver area experienced one of the largest influxes of American migrants in the country between 2010 and 2014. With beautiful outdoor spaces and all of the big-city amenities: Denver’s technology market is on fire. Colorado...