Companies Pre-Screen Candidates Using Social Media [infographic] – Friday Distraction

April 3, 2015

According to this article in The Recruiting Times, candidate confidence is on the up. Meaning that companies are hiring and individuals are looking for jobs. Companies are spending significant resources to position their employment brand to attract the best talent. In turn, job seekers should be putting personal branding first and foremost. And I’m not […]

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If You’re Being Investigated by Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

April 2, 2015

During my human resources career, I’ve conducted more than my fair share of investigations. Some that turned out to be nothing and others that has serious consequences. Needless to say, investigations are not fun for anyone involved. Today’s reader question deals with handling the situation. I was recently promoted to the top sales rep at […]

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The Only 3 Reasons to Hold a Business Meeting

March 31, 2015

Business meetings are the bane of our professional lives. According to The Muse, managers spent between 35 – 50% of their time in meetings. That’s a pretty significant number. You might be saying, the answer to this is get rid of meetings. But here’s the thing. I doubt that meetings are going away. The definition […]

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About SaaS

March 29, 2015

In our continuing series on human resources and technology, I thought it would be good to cover a term that gets thrown around a lot – SaaS. It’s an acronym for Software-as-a-Service. Many times, when I hear the term SaaS, it’s used in the same sentence as “the cloud.” So much so that it’s easy […]

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Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

March 27, 2015

Where has the year gone?! I feel like only yesterday I was putting away the holiday decorations and now it’s Spring!  Before I know it, I’ll be looking for 2016 Planners. The good news is with Spring comes some great HR events. I’m so looking forward to some travel! Next week, I will be attending […]

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Finding the Right Companies to Benchmark

March 26, 2015

It seems like a simple enough question. “What companies should we benchmark ourselves against?” The question was asked in a Facebook group I belong to. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s an easy answer. Benchmarking is the process of comparing something (i.e. process, performance) against what someone else does. The process of choosing that “someone else” […]

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What Do You Want To Be Known For

March 24, 2015

I found this website recently. It’s a memorial to all of the products and projects that Google has abandoned over the years. While the site is in French, you immediately understand the point without even looking for the translate button. I think this Google Memorial site has become popular given the recent speculation about the […]

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