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A Brave New World of Recruiting with Social Media

Yesterday, Kelly Dingee introduced us to why social media is so important for sourcing and recruiting. Today we’ll learn what makes it so different and why it’s just the powerful tool you’ve been looking for. Dingee is the director of strategic recruiting at Staffing Advisors. She highlighted some helpful tips in a recent webinar presented […]

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How to Become an Indispensable Employee

The other day, a colleague passed along an article from Inc. magazine titled “35 Habits That Make Employees Extremely Valuable.” Whether you’re an employee trying to figure out how to make yourself indispensable to your employer or a manager looking for the right type of person for your team, this piece, written by Kevin Daum, […]

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Practical Tips for Hard-to-Fill Requirements

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Contributing Editor Jennifer Carsen, JD, helped us understand the hiring shortages in the new economy. Today, we present her techniques for filling those hard-to-fill positions. Practical Solutions for Hard-to-Fills Regardless of the impact of the skills gap, the bottom line is that there is a lot employers can do proactively to […]

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How to Fill Those Hard-to-Fill Positions

Good news—the economy is stronger than it’s been in years—and getting better. Bad news—you’re going to have even more trouble than usual finding suitable candidates for certain vacant positions. And the longer those vacancies go unfilled, the more disruption they cause. BLR® Contributing Editor Jennifer Carsen, JD, sorts out what’s happening and what to do […]

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Companies That Failed to Thrive—Is Yours Next?

Yesterday’s Advisor featured Consultant Scott Hamilton’s five steps to get away from legacy thinking and figure out what’s coming next. Today, we list and describe companies that failed to thrive, plus Hamilton’s five organizational trends for 2015. History and market velocity dictate that companies that ignore innovation will fail, Hamilton says. Kodak Kodak stopped being […]

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5 Key Steps to a “Next Practices” HR Business Value Model

The “inflection” point for HR is here, says Consultant Scott Hamilton. In business today, disruption is closer than you think, from recruiting to development, companies need next practices ideas, processes, concepts, and solutions that move us beyond the “status quo.”

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Brevity Is the Soul of Wit

President Woodrow Wilson was once asked how long it took him to prepare his speeches, and his answer was quite telling. “That depends on the length of the speech,” said Wilson. “If it is a 10-minute speech, it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it is a half-hour speech, it takes […]

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