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Social Media: a Tool or a Threat for Recruiting

Nowadays everyone agrees that Social Media occupy a very special place in everyday life. Numerous platforms were created in order to simplify human’s existence. It is true that people communicate and share life moments through Social Media, but they also … Continue reading

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HR: Friend or Foe of your Organization?

HR serves indispensable functions to provide redress to employees’ grievances, compile and enforce the Company Code of Conduct, handle benefits, facilitate reviews, training, all sorts of compliance issues, keep the Company safe from legal liability, etc. etc. HR is generally … Continue reading

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Regulatory Changes Mean It’s Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

It’s important for any employer to put together a detailed employee handbook. Putting your workplace policies on paper not only heads off problems before they occur – but they are also invaluable defenses in case of an employee lawsuit down … Continue reading

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Flex-Time: Why Your Company Should Offer It

A couple of generations ago, you could have a “Father-Knows-Best,” 9 to 5 schedule at an office or factory job, complete with a two-martini happy hour and still attract the best talent. Those days are no more – due to … Continue reading

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So ObamaCare is Constitutional. Now What?

And so it has come to pass that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” constitutional, albeit by the thinnest of margins. The Justices ruled, 5-4, that justifying the so-called “mandate” under … Continue reading

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Mood Tracker Survey: Workers Will Move To Where They Are Recognized

“Doing a good deed is like wetting your pants in a dark suit. It gives you a warm feeling, but nobody notices.” I got that line from a Peanuts cartoon when I was 8 years old. I haven’t seen the … Continue reading

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Are “damaged goods” your best employees?

If your employees won’t need pressure-coping skills, imagination to innovate, ability and fortitude of character to prevail against adversity, tenacity to stay the course and persist because it is the right thing to do, then you can do with perfectly … Continue reading

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Green Card attached to Diploma?

Employers will find Software Engineers, here or elsewhere. If here, taxes and spending stays here. When highly trained professionals are not allowed to stay, they hold a grudge and they take with them (the knowledge and grudge) to wherever they … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Human Resources in the Twenty-first Century

Speak of human resources, and one of the first things that come to mind is job. A human resources manager searches for the right people who can handle all vacant positions in the company. He or she is also in … Continue reading

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Your Responsibility as a Recruiter

Every President and CEO of a corporation (with the exception of the founders and their descendants), one day sat on that chair, in front of you, and a Recruiter just like yourself decided that he/she was a good hire. If … Continue reading

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5 Ways to be a Great Employee

How many articles have you read about how to do up your resume, how to get that interview and how to land the perfect job? The career industry loves it when there is rotation in jobs. The more activity, the … Continue reading

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For the Sake of the Company

Oftentimes, when I hear a Candidate’s offer of ‘sacrifice’ for the sake of my Company, I feel like getting sick to my stomach. My immediate reaction is: I don’t believe it; and that is the good option. If I were … Continue reading

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How to Be a Good Boss – Part II – Empowerment

It is always nice to be in the driver’s seat. Employee empowerment gives employees more decision-making authority over their jobs but truly empowering employees is about much more than bossing yourself around.  If you have succeeded in empowering your employees, … Continue reading

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In Praise of the HR Manager

Coming back to the USA after a trip to Europe, I was ‘inconvenienced’ by an Immigration agent, who asked a few more questions that I cared to answer before showing some impatience. I was not a US citizen yet. After … Continue reading

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Multitaskers Wanted

On both sides of the Atlantic, surveys are reporting low job satisfaction numbers. According to a recent Conference Board survey, a low of 45.3 percent of US workers are satisfied with their job. YouGuv reports that only 35 percent of … Continue reading

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