How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference

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“A diverse team that does not see the value of the diverse perspectives might as well not be diverse.” — Mark Gist director of industrial participation and offsets General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Being the head of your management board requires many responsibilities. The biggest being the “beekeeper.” The one who tames all the…

Hiring Wisdom: Why Look For Experience?

Skim through online job ads and you’ll find about 95% of them have one word in common: “Starting wages based on experience…” “Looking for experienced, energetic servers and kitchen staff…” “We are currently seeking an experienced office assistant…” Why is it that experience is so often our No. 1 criteria? Because we assume…

What You Need to Know Before Picking A Vendor

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While it is a tall order for human resources to secure budget for a technology upgrade, it is equally challenging to ensure that the investment is made with the right vendor. Almost everyone in HR agrees on the many benefits of cloud technology. In 2012, Nucleus Research found that cloud applications deliver nearly twice…

4 Steps to Make Campus Recruitment a More Data-driven Program

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Let’s move beyond the “two-years experience required” for entry-level jobs generation of job ads, and talk about how to actually insert valuable numbers into your campus recruiting program. As we gear up for summer hiring, there’s been a lot of movement in the campus recruiting space: career centers continue to scour solutions to…

What Piloting a Pig Roast Party Can Teach Leaders

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One of the lessons I learned early in my career was the value of piloting ideas and new processes. Just saying the words “Let’s try a pilot” seemed to open minds to new ideas and provide reassurance that complex plans could be executed more effectively. Following a Christmas trip to Ecuador, my son…

EEOC Sets Limits On Wellness Program Incentives

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(KAISER HEALTH NEWS) — Employers seeking to get workers to join wellness programs and provide medical information can set financial rewards – or penalties – of up to 30% of the cost for an individual in the company’s health insurance plan, according to controversial rules finalized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this…

Healthcare Hunt 2016 (Part 1 of 3): Some Lesser Known Ways to Source Medical Candidates

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The market in the Texas Medical Center has become increasingly tight over the last few months.  With record low unemployment rates in the Healthcare segment, our team has gotten pretty creative in exploring new and different candidate pools.  In this three-part series, I’ll show how pull list of names, find contact information and…

The New Rules for Wellness Plans In A Nutshell

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced here that it had issued issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs. So, what do y’all need to know about the EEOC’s new rules on employer wellness programs? (No one ever accused me of burying the lede.) What’s…

A.S.R. (Artificially Stupid Recruiting)

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Recruiting industry analyst Rob McIntosh believes “AI recruiting” is the future of recruiting. Ah, another future of recruiting article! Another tome in the latest assembly line of predictions that the profession will be elevated to the one where Supreme Bot Beings sit atop the Totem of Talent. Alas, being a human recruiter is…