19 Nov 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Say What? How Vocal Tone Speaks Volumes About Professionalism

Say What? How Vocal Tone Speaks Volumes About Professionalism

BY: DENISE DUDLEY The tone of your voice — its quality and the emotions it conveys — can send a stronger message about who you are than your actual words. Your tone reveals whether you’re confident, uncertain, bored, annoyed, stressed, enthusiastic, skeptical — whatever your state of being, your tone of voice will communicate it to those around you. Just imag...

By Nariman Maher on 19 Nov, 2018 at 16:35:29
15 Nov 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
How AI Complements — Not Replaces — Sourcers

How AI Complements — Not Replaces — Sourcers

BY: CHRIS MURDOCK  Worried about being replaced by AI in your sourcing job? Given the current media narrative surrounding AI, I would be, too. AI has become a foreboding presence in many fields, but it seems to pose a particular threat to sourcers and other recruiting professionals. AI can complete many manual sourcing tasks in less time and with fewer errors than a human ...

By Jonna Marjorie on 15 Nov, 2018 at 16:50:32
11 Nov 2018
Rhomiela Diafante
Associate Consultant
Don’t Accept That New Job Until You Ask These Important Questions

Don’t Accept That New Job Until You Ask These Important Questions

BY: KARIN HURT AND DAVID DYE   In this economy, if you’re good, you’ve got options. Recruiters are working hard to convince you that their company is the perfect place for you to learn and grow. They’ve shared glossy brochures full of smiling people looking fulfilled and energized by their work. How can you tell whether a prospective employ...

By Rhomiela Diafante on 11 Nov, 2018 at 17:04:44
08 Nov 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Don’t Get Angry — or You’ll Blow Your Job Search

Don’t Get Angry — or You’ll Blow Your Job Search

BY: BOB MCINTOSH  Last night, while watching my son’s basketball team lose a close playoff game, I noticed something curious. Some of the players, including my son, played hard until the final whistle blew. Others, however, gave up the game when the other team began to dominate. Some even demonstrated a downright negative attitude, fouling out of frustration. It was interestin...

By Nariman Maher on 08 Nov, 2018 at 17:26:01
06 Nov 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
How to Build a Dream Team of Original Thinkers

How to Build a Dream Team of Original Thinkers

...ersonality quiz, such as the Original Thinkers Quiz, as an ice breaker to get the discussion rolling. Participants can use the quiz to identify their own thinking types and those of their teammates. Set ground rules for meetings to ensure different thinkers are heard and different thinking styles are respected and valued. Explore brainstorming tools like the IdeaStorm method, which helps teams break creative barriers and identify fresh solutions by using different original thinking styles for short bursts of time. Understanding and valuing the different personalities within a team can help facilitate positive working relationships and better results. Building a dream team of diverse original thinkers can help your organization optimize talent, foster produc...

By Jonna Marjorie on 06 Nov, 2018 at 17:12:46
04 Nov 2018
Rhomiela Diafante
Associate Consultant
3 Tips on Closing the STEM Skills Gap

3 Tips on Closing the STEM Skills Gap

...emand status. As a result, these talented professionals may not know common best practices when it comes to setting up a LinkedIn profile or strategically using keywords in their resumes. What does that mean for recruiters? It means there’s an entire pool of qualified candidates you can’t access — because they aren’t tailoring their professional presences to your search methods. Personally, I think Intel is a great example of a company that has mastered the art of finding and hiring these hard-to-find STEM candidates. The company’s recruiters make it easy for these types of candidates to find jobs and get hired. As a result, those employees often end up referring other qualified people to open jobs at the company, which results in more qualified STEM candidate...

By Rhomiela Diafante on 04 Nov, 2018 at 17:31:54
01 Nov 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Why You Need a Personal Development Plan and How to Create It

Why You Need a Personal Development Plan and How to Create It

BY: MICHELE MAVI  W). In order to advance in your career, what do you need to get better at doing, and what should you try to stop doing? Next, take a look at your opportunities (O). Can you join an ongoing project or initiate a new one that will help you develop some desired skills? Do you have contacts you can leverage to gain information? Do you know...

By Nariman Maher on 01 Nov, 2018 at 17:15:58
30 Oct 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
5 Tips on How to Prepare for the Next Recession

5 Tips on How to Prepare for the Next Recession

BY: LIVECAREER  Many Americans still shudder when they think back to the last recession. All told, 8.7 million people lost their jobs, and it took years for many families to dig out from the financial destruction. Since the recession officially ended in 2009, a question has lingered in the backs of American workers’ minds: Could it happen again? Yes, it can. ...

By Jonna Marjorie on 30 Oct, 2018 at 16:14:03
28 Oct 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Why Job Offers Are Just Like Buses

Why Job Offers Are Just Like Buses

BY: ANGELA COPELAND Years ago, when I was finishing graduate school in California, I spent a significant amount of time searching for the right job. I would go to job fairs and networking events as if it were my full-time job. I would interview for anything and everything. Occasionally, a job would pop up that seemed almost perfect — but not quite. The description would be gre...

By Nariman Maher on 28 Oct, 2018 at 17:00:20
25 Oct 2018
Rhomiela Diafante
Associate Consultant
8 Reasons Why Payroll Fails

8 Reasons Why Payroll Fails

...utational damage and compliance fines that security breaches bring. 4. Customer Service It is important to remember that payroll involves a significant customer service component. Employee inquiries and disputes need to be handled in an effective and expedient manner that leaves all parties satisfied. By neglecting customer service, you may end up with unhappy employees and no feasible methods for dealing with payroll problems. In a worst-case scenario, an inadequate customer service setup will miss the underlying problems of the payroll it serves — until it becomes too late to address them. 5. Skill Shortage It’s tempting for employers to recruit for payroll with an exclusive focus on numerical skill, but it’s a mistake to ignore the wider demands of the payro...

By Rhomiela Diafante on 25 Oct, 2018 at 15:50:18
23 Oct 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Liar, Liar, Applicants on Fire

Liar, Liar, Applicants on Fire

BY: JASON MCDOWELL  Competition in the job market is fierce. While unemployment is staying low, that means those without work are competing for fewer jobs. Nearly every open roles receives a wide range of applicants of varying skill levels, and many of those applicants are so desperate for work they misrepresent themselves in an effort to land a steady paycheck...

By Jonna Marjorie on 23 Oct, 2018 at 17:29:39
21 Oct 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
You Can Find Talent Easily — But How Do You Fill the Skills Gap?

You Can Find Talent Easily — But How Do You Fill the Skills Gap?

BY: ARMANDO GARZA  Talents and skills are closely related, but they’re different in a few important ways. A talent is an innate ability that you’re born with, while a skill is something you learn over time. Numerical reasoning, for example, is an innate ability, whereas accountancy is a skill. Being talented with numbers would give someone the ability to excel in accounting...

By Nariman Maher on 21 Oct, 2018 at 17:31:10
18 Oct 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
How the Culture of Presenteeism Hurts Employees and Employers

How the Culture of Presenteeism Hurts Employees and Employers

BY: SAM WOOLFE  “Presenteeism” refers to the practice of being present at work but not productive, whether due to illness, disengagement, stress, or some other factor. The culture of presenteeism is widespread. According to one global study, the average worker loses 53.5 days’ worth of productivity to presenteeism every year. Surging rates of pres...

By Jonna Marjorie on 18 Oct, 2018 at 15:51:14
17 Oct 2018
Rhomiela Diafante
Associate Consultant
How to Have a Successful Open Enrollment

How to Have a Successful Open Enrollment

BY: PETER MARCIA  As the season of barbecues and pool parties fades, employee benefits warriors like you are preparing for the biggest event of the year: open enrollment. Open enrollment is the culmination of months of work. No one will dispute that much of the heavy lifting occurs early in the year when the focus is on strategic planning, adjusting plan designs, and prici...

By Rhomiela Diafante on 17 Oct, 2018 at 15:05:44
14 Oct 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
To Boost Retention, Establish Clear Core Values

To Boost Retention, Establish Clear Core Values

BY: JASON MCCANN  When you’re leading a fast-growing company, it can sometimes feel like you’re making it up as you go. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, figuring out what works in the moment is part of what makes leading a growing business so exciting and gratifying. But winging the process of setting your basic values is another matter entirely. Ever...

By Nariman Maher on 14 Oct, 2018 at 16:26:18
11 Oct 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Career Changes Are More Common Than You Think

Career Changes Are More Common Than You Think

BY: JASON MCDOWELL If you left college only to discover a career in your field of study wasn’t for you, you aren’t alone. Career changes are quite common in the business world, as professionals learn the reality of their chosen careers fails to align with their expectations. Nearly one-third of respondents to a survey from online learning platform EdX...

By Jonna Marjorie on 11 Oct, 2018 at 17:12:07
08 Oct 2018
Rhomiela Diafante
Associate Consultant
3 Seasonal Hiring Strategies That Will Crush the Competition

3 Seasonal Hiring Strategies That Will Crush the Competition

BY: KURT HEIKKINEN There’s a lot riding on your seasonal hiring. Can your process deliver the quality and quantity of hires your organization needs to make goal? In the last 12 months, the hiring landscape for hourly workers has changed. Unemployment in the US fell to an 18-year low in May. While thousands of brick-and-mortar stores have closed, there’s new growth i...

By Rhomiela Diafante on 08 Oct, 2018 at 17:20:45
04 Oct 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
3 Interview Mistakes That Cost You Job Offers

3 Interview Mistakes That Cost You Job Offers

BY: BIRON CLARK From submitting your resume to scheduling interviews and accepting a job offer, the hiring process can take weeks or months. But it only takes employers a few seconds to rule you out during a job interview. After working with hundreds of job seekers as a recruiter, I’ve been able to identify three common interview mistakes that are probably costing you ...

By Nariman Maher on 04 Oct, 2018 at 17:04:03
01 Oct 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
The Time to Find a New Job Is Right Now

The Time to Find a New Job Is Right Now

BY: ANGELA COPELAND For years, the job market had been tight. Many job seekers were suffering through work each day, unsure of their alternatives. They weren’t prepared for unemployment, and there didn’t seem to be any other jobs out there for them. Today, however, all signs indicate the job market is looking up. Our national unemployment rate, hovering around 4 per...

By Jonna Marjorie on 01 Oct, 2018 at 17:07:34
27 Sep 2018
Rhomiela Diafante
Associate Consultant
Why Do So Many Companies Get Diversity and Inclusion Wrong?

Why Do So Many Companies Get Diversity and Inclusion Wrong?

BY: SARA POLLOCK According to a recent McKinsey & Company report, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to see financial returns above their industry medians, while companies in the top quarter for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to see the same. We can conclude from such findings that workplace diversity d...

By Rhomiela Diafante on 27 Sep, 2018 at 16:24:04