HR Basics: How to Cope When You Have a Compensation Department of One

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Over the last few years, we have seen a rise in attention to the all too common, “HR Department of One.” These Jacks-and-Jills-of-all-trades, (and master of many), must be the policy maker, recruiter, trainer, confidant and much more for many companies. Often, we talk about “compensation departments and compensation professionals” as if every…

Tony Stemen on “How to Strengthen Your Internet Search Skills”

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This September, SourceCon will kick your sourcing into high gear. Our Fundamentals Track will explore the core fundamentals, strengthen your know-how, and arm you with new skills and strategies for increased sourcing effectiveness. Watch this video to see what Tony Stemen has in store for his session. BONUS: Watch the entire video to hear about 2…

Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being

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Without a thriving workplace culture, organizations may suffer from employee disengagement, stagnant business practices, uninspired products and services, and decreased financial performance. An important component of building a thriving culture – and improving the bottom line – is creating the conditions in which employee well-being can also thrive. You’ve probably heard the quotation from the…

Here’s Why Your Candidate Doesn’t Love You

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Job candidates sometimes bash recruiters. Most of the complaints are due to their misunderstanding of a recruiter’s role. However, some of the issues are valid. Whether the complaints are justified or not, ultimately, it is in the recruiter’s best interest to build relationships and protect his reputation. As we all know, job seekers…

Avoid Replacement Game-Playing With a “Tire-Tread” Guarantee

Hi Jeff, I am a sole proprietor who runs both a contingency and retained search recruiting firm. Your writing has guided me ever since I started in business in 1997. Your understanding of our business, legal knowledge and humor are priceless. We thank you for helping make us all successful! A client of…

The ADA at 25: It’s Comes Down to Making a Reasonable Accommodation

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By Eric B. Meyer Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the EEOC has created a new resource which addresses the state of the ADA, lists important milestones, and offers links to a series of ADA resources. Save the Family and Medical Leave Act, I get more…

Management 101: Connecting With Employees Beyond Their Job Description

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“Think back to grade school, high school, college, or your past jobs; I want you to think of the teacher or manager that during this period had an impact on your life. If you can’t relate to that time period, think of the person that connected with you in such a way that…

It’s Embarrassing: Every Business Function Measures Quality, Except Recruiting

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Recruiting Is Literally the Last Function to Measure It’s Output Quality Quality is such an easy-to-understand thing. It is an improvement in performance above and beyond the ordinary. Since the 1980s, every internal corporate business function has found a way to measure the quality of its outputs, whether they are products or services….

How Frequent Turnover in Top Leadership Can Turn an Organization Toxic

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A few months ago Amtrak faced the worst train accident to ever hit the northeast corridor. Though still under NTSB investigation – it is likely that no one single issue caused the crash. It was a sequence of events that lead to the Amtrak disaster, and not all of them occurred onboard the…