Human Resource Pros: What’s the Big Deal About Big Data?

Big Data is causing companies to take another look at their analytics.Big Data, the latest business buzzword, doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating if you’re wrestling with how to use data analytics in your hiring or retention efforts.Continue Reading

Top 5 Hiring Trends for 2014

Which projected hiring trends in 2013 came true, and which should employers continue to use next year?Several buzzwords — social media, branding, diversity — plunged into the human resources and hiring fields in 2013 and pushed forward recruitment and retention of employees.

Many of the hiring trends predicted for 2013 will continue into 2014, says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half, a staffing services company that specializes in placement in the accounting, finance, technology, legal, creative, and administrative fields.

McDonald shared five trends from 2013 that will grow in the new year. He writes and speaks frequently on hiring, workplace, and career management topics, and has advised thousands of job seekers and company leaders during his nearly 30 years in recruiting.Continue Reading

Getting Social with Performance Management

shutterstock_109990055Once you’ve hired what you believe to be the right person for the job, any savvy human resources manager knows the work doesn’t stop there.

Instead of using a ho-hum or dreaded annual review, using a performance management process is a way to continually communicate with employees their priorities, job responsibilities, and job performance, to ensure that expectations are clear between workers, supervisors, and employers. Social media platforms present an interesting and creative way to involve employees in performance management year-round – and even to “crowdsource” employees’ traditional review process.Continue Reading

eHarmony for Employers?

Applyingonline dating algorithms to employee recruitment?Finding a good employee can be a lot like finding a good man (or woman). You want to make sure you’re well-suited for each other, that you have similar goals, and that the relationship won’t reach an untimely end. In short, you want to determine your level of compatibility before you commit.

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Should Your Company Use Vine To Help You Fill Positions?


Vine could help companies connect with job seekers, and even promote their openings.Some companies, such as Dove and General Electric, are using Vine, a new mobile app from Twitter that enables  users to create and post short video clips, to post micro-ads about their products or services, or to generate buzz at events such as the recent SXSW in Austin, Texas.

But what about the idea of businesses using Vine to fill positions and find top-notch hires?

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Why LinkedIn Can be a Recruiter’s Best Friend

why linkedin can be a recruiter's best friendThere’s no doubt about it. Social networking sites — mostly LinkedIn — have changed the landscape for recruiters, giving them access to a wider field of potential employees than ever before. So why and how do you make LinkedIn your best friend? Continue Reading