Hiring Only the Local?

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When you’re looking for job candidates to fill vacant positions, how far afield do you look? Do you consider candidates that are from remote locations, or do you stick to what is in your area? Many companies stay local, believing that they can find all the talent they need in their own geographic area. But… Read more »


Little-Known Ways In Which Hiring Managers Discriminate

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As a manager, you are well aware that certain types of discrimination in hiring are illegal, such as discriminating against someone because of his or her race, gender, ethnic background, or religion. But there are other more subtle types of discrimination that enter into the hiring process as well, based on biases that we all… Read more »


Applicant Tracking Software: A Tool, Not the End-All

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Many human resource departments are now using applicant tracking systems as part of their operation. This technology has become very popular because of the capabilities it can deliver. It can be used to review and organize job candidates, screen resumes, evaluate skills of applicants, and perform background checks. At their best, these systems allow job… Read more »


Read to Lead

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You may be working now in some management position, or looking for a job with management duties. Either way, business consultant John Coleman says you can really help yourself by reading more, especially by reading more widely and more deeply. People in business are reading less than they used to, he says. And this is… Read more »


Tips for Handling Generational Conflict in the Workplace

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Several generations interact in the workplace today. With the age difference, there sometimes is conflict. Each generation has its own particular skills, attitudes, ways of working, and looking at the world. As a human resource specialist, what can you do to encourage cooperation rather than conflict? Human resource specialist Brad Karsh has a few suggestions…. Read more »


Yes, Good Grammar Does Matter

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So you are writing up your resume and cover letter, making sure it’s neat looking, organized well, and free from spelling errors. But as you write, you come to a spot where you’re not sure if you need to use a comma or not. At another place you’re not sure if you should use its… Read more »


The Benefits of Telecommuting Contracts

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Telecommuting is becoming much more common today among companies. It has a range of advantages – it allows employees greater flexibility in their work schedule, helps to contain costs, and allows workers more of a balance between work and home life. Obviously, such an arrangement is a lot different from an employee working at the… Read more »


Younger Workers Constantly Networking and Moving On

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We don’t have to tell you that worker loyalty isn’t what it used to be. In fact, new research of interest to anyone in HR shows that what’s next is always on the minds of today’s young managers, especially among the best and brightest. With the growth of social media, they are routinely using this… Read more »


Making the Most of the Exit Interview

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Many companies do exit interviews. Exit interviews attempt to determine how the departing employee feels about the company, where he or she sees room for improvement. The exit interview is supposed to be a way for the company to make changes to improve worker retention, productivity and quality. But often doing the interview well and… Read more »


More Employees Heading Overseas

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If you work in human resources, you may have to begin thinking more internationally. Workers are going to foreign countries now at levels not seen since before the recession, according to a recent survey by Brookfield Global Relocation Services. More than two-thirds of the companies surveyed increased the number of people they sent overseas in… Read more »