Tag: Paula Santonocito

The Power of Storytelling

People have been telling stories for thousands of years in order to share information and experiences and establish connections with one another. Today, companies are tapping into storytelling for these very same purposes.

Why Organizational Structure Matters

In recent years, there has been a movement toward flatter organizations. The shift, aimed at greater equality, is based on the idea that each person understands his or her responsibilities and will act accordingly.

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Ban-the-Box Laws on the Increase

Indiana recently became the first state in the nation to prohibit all local ban-the-box laws. Senate Bill 312, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, outlaws city and county legal entities from enacting local ban-the-box legislation in order to unify legislation at the statewide level.

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Welcoming Transgender Individuals in the Workplace

Recently, President Trump sought to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military via a series of tweets that included reference to “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” So far, the ban doesn’t appear to be taking place, but it has raised concerns among transgender people everywhere.

Sabbaticals to Attract and Retain Talent

Extended time off to pursue career and personal growth is a concept borrowed from academia, where sabbaticals remain highly popular. Yet, fewer companies now offer sabbaticals, at a time when surveys find “growth opportunity” is a priority for employees and job seekers.

Big Company Branding Tactics for Small Companies

By now, most large employers understand the role employer brand plays in candidate attraction and have adopted a number of tactics to promote their brand. But brand promotion isn’t only for large employers. In fact, many big company branding tactics work equally well for small companies.

Texting Recruiting

By using short message service (SMS), the official name for text messaging, and multimedia message service (MMS), messages that support short videos, single images or slideshows, and audio clips, recruiters are interacting with job candidates in ways that are proving convenient and highly effective.

Prepping Hiring Managers

A recent study conducted by CareerBuilder, a provider of human capital solutions, identifies 12 gaps in the candidate experience, and shows where companies sometimes struggle. The No. 2 item on the list, “not preparing hiring managers,” tends to get pushed aside in favor of more exciting solutions, but it deserves attention.