August 15th, 2012

Physical Therapists Are in Demand, But Not Much Interested

Physical therapists are the new nurses of healthcare recruiting, so much in demand that help-wanted ads for them are now among the most commonly advertised healthcare jobs online. In fact, Wanted Analytics reports there are now more jobs advertised for physical therapists than any other job in any occupation, exceeding even those for…

Appeals Court Enforces Private FLSA Settlement

By John E. Thompson The longstanding general view has been that wage claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act may be reliably settled only: Under the U.S. Labor Department‘s supervision; or, Upon the dismissal of a lawsuit in which a court determines that there has been a fair and reasonable resolution of…

Business Leaders Pin Blame on HR For Worsening Shortage of Talent

Recruiting gets the best of the bad news from business leaders, who say a lack of support from HR is largely to blame for the worsening shortage of talent and skills in their work groups. Leaders of finance, IT, procurement, and other units of some 145 major global businesses reporting getting such low…

Crazy Social Media Recruitment Techniques: Do They Work?

At one time, social media recruiting was a new and daring phenomenon. Now, at least 90 percent of recruiters use social media in the hiring process to find great candidates. Some companies have even taken social recruiting out on a limb. Instead of using the social platform merely to engage with talent and…

SourceMob, Seelio, LinkedIn and SkillGalaxy Highlight New Products

SourceMob helps you “plug into social media to sell your jobs.” This explains in brief how it works on Facebook; it also works with Twitter and other sites. Essentially, it’s pulling jobs from your applicant tracking system and spreading them onto social media sites. Source Mob has about 18 contractors working for it, out…

Ask Barb: Identifying Future Big Billers

Dear Barb: I cut my team back and now I need to hire because business is increasing. Can you give me any tips on how to identify and hire future Big Billers? I’m great at finding talent for my clients, but have often hired just average for my own business. Julian M., San…

The Titleless Leader: The Critical Value of a Compassionate Heart

By Nan S. Russell Compassion, like trust, is one of the four needs that ignite natural followership and workplace results. Operating with a compassionate heart is a titleless leadership component. Bottom line? Kindness matters. I was reminded of that while settling into a seat behind a row of text-messaging siblings. I noticed my…

Why 360° Reviews Are No Better Than Regular Performance Appraisals

Regular readers will know that I am not a fan of the traditional annual performance appraisal, for many reasons, not least of which are: They’re annual, which is far too infrequent to change behaviors or redirect efforts for best results. They usually reflect the opinion, perception and feedback of just one person. They…