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How to Win at Networking

29 October in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Careers, Engagement, Human Business, Marketing, Networking

Does the idea of networking make you cringe? Are you envious of people who can easily reach out to anyone in their network, and consistently get meaningful results from it? Not everyone is born with a natural ability to create connections with others. But the good...

Foolproof Job Search Tips

23 September in Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Generations, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

I had the opportunity to speak with thought leader, recruiter and job seeker advocate Tom Bolt. Tom is one of the most thoughtful and informed people in the talent acquisition space. In this article, he shares advice to help job seekers, applicants, and candidates better...

Artificial Intelligence, Networking and a Time to Learn

09 July in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Metrics, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Training

I’ve been to the California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) for the last two years; this is one of the most educational and enjoyable industry conferences. All the conferenciers have such great information to share and do it so willingly for the benefit of the staffing...

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...