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Your Guide to Conducting High-quality Interviews

Talent acquisition exists for one reason only: to add value to the organization through supporting revenue generation or reducing costs. How you do that can vary, but if you fail to add value either through savings or improved revenue, then you are actually harming your employer.

A Little History of Presidents Day Replayed

I meant to post this yesterday, but the holiday got in the way. Originally posted two years ago. Today is President’s Day, a Federal holiday. The origin of the day was the celebration of George Washington’s birthday, February 22nd. Although an unofficial observance at first, it was made an official holiday in 1879 by Rutherford

#DisruptHR HSV 2.0 is Coming April 2019

TL;DR version: DisruptHR HSV is coming back to Huntsville! See links below for details. Early bird tickets available through March 31st. ————- It all started with an event. A real, no-kidding live event. Back in 2009 I had just started blogging, and a friend and I set up a mini conference as a way to

Is Your Office Pet Friendly Like THESE Companies?

Is Your Office Pet Friendly Like THESE Companies? Work It Daily A long, eight-hour work day, can become very lonely and tiresome when you’re staring at your computer screen all day. What if you could get your work done while spending time with a furry companion? Well, it’s becoming more and more common for companies

Future Friday: Are you prepared for a long life?

What are you going to do when he doesn’t want to retire? We have all heard the trope that “60 if the new 40.” Those of us that are 60 or older are happy to hear that. That is causing problems for employers, however. An older worker that sees themselves as being younger is going

The United States of Hipster Jobs

In the years after the global economy fell in 2008, another trend seemed to be on the rise: “hipsters,” a subculture commonly defined by its rejection of all things mainstream. Journalists would have had us believe hipsters were taking over the country one kombucha pop-up and handlebar mustache at a time — and that their

Overcoming Resistance to Faster Hiring

People often resist change, especially when you try to change a longstanding way of doing something. This is certainly true in recruiting and hiring. Speeding up the process can be met with intense resistance. Case in point …

A 2020 vision: Is your benefits package ready for the future?

Benefits play a pivotal role these days, and pros know how tough it is to keep good people, so many employers are upping their game when it comes to offering their employees a comprehensive benefits package.  They’re being strategic about designing a robust package tailored to their employees’ unique needs and one that can convince

Sexual harassment by a nonemployee confirmed by a Federal court

Firing someone who reports harassment is not the best course of action. When I train about sexual harassment or discuss it in a class, one area I mention is that companies can be liable for harassment from a nonemployee. The example I give most often is a delivery person who “flirts” with the receptionist that

A Candidate Like No Other

In most workplaces. It’s still one size fits all in policies, processes, and tools. We no longer live in a data-poor world, but we continue to use technologies that have been designed for one. The notion that people are interchangeable resources was true perhaps for a world that lacked the data to prove otherwise.

How Keller Williams Turns Company Culture into Success

Keller Williams is the largest real estate franchise in the world by agent count and boasts the highest sales volume in the US. The company often highlights its unique culture as a key factor in its success, earning it the number-one ranking on Indeed’s 15 Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Culture list. But with over 980 global