Tag Archives: human resources

Are You a Happy Employee? Your Company Wants to Know

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Many employers have discovered that employee happiness has a direct impact on the success of a company. So, they work hard to make that happen.

So, enjoying your job doesn’t seem so strange anymore. It’s ok to be a happy employee!   

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Inside the Mind of an Overwhelmed Hiring Manager

I know a hiring manager who was overwhelmed, so she posted a job opening for an Admin.

The small company this hiring manager works for doesn’t have a Human Resources Department. So, the job would be posted on a job board with her name as the contact person. How would she field all the resumes and calls that would come in?! This, on top of her already overloaded plate.

Then came the daunting task of reviewing resumes and cover letters…   

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40 Most Important Social Media Tips for HR Professionals

Human resources is the art of working with humans (hence the name). And anyone concerned with dealing with today’s humans had better be prepared to also deal with social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are now ubiquitous platforms that are not satisfied being confined to our private lives.

So for streamlining your responsibilities at work, and moving your own career along, check out these 40 crucial pointers about incorporating social media into your life as an HR pro.   

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Internet-obsessed Gen Y: Forever Changing HR [Infographic]

Those who belong to Generation Y–teens and twenty-somethings–are tech-savvy and obsessed with social networking. This is challenging the way human resources departments operate.

So, are HR deptarments adjusting to the needs of these workers?

Check out the statistics and find out how progressive HR departments are adapting in this infographic:   

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It’s Time for HR to Die

My industry is falling apart… and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Why?

Because it is time for HR to die.

This might sound like something melodramatic or vindictive, but truthfully, it’s neither. Let me explain.   

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Behind the Scenes in HR: What’s Taking So Long to Hear Back?

One of the biggest questions I get from friends, family, colleagues and clients is often, “I haven’t heard back after my interview/resume. Do you think that’s a bad sign?”

In the modern technology age, we’re trained to set this unrealistic expectation that the information should be available to us immediately. When it comes to HR and hiring, however, it’s a whole other ballgame. Unfortunately the lack of feedback after submitting a resume or attending an interview often leaves candidates in the dark, wondering…

“What did I do wrong?”

The answer is… potentially nothing!   

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