| Management Decisions - Ongoing Recruiting
by Kevin Mason and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
In order to ensure an organinzation continues to run smoothly, it's vital to have new employees brought in on a consistent basis. Not only are more people necessary, but finding the best fits for that particular company is essential. Kevin Mason is the Business Development Manager for Genesis HR Solutions and he gives Tim Muma some ways companies can have an effective, ongoing recruiting process that will keep talented individ...
| Management Decisions - Talent Shortage or Something Else?
by Janine Truitt and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
Some industries are being hit terribly hard by a lack of qualified and skilled candidates. However, some experts argue employers are creating the idea of a talent shortage in some areas, simply by their perceptions of what is needed. Janine Truitt, a human resources and recruiting professional, joins Tim Muma to examine the factors involved with seeing a talent shortage. Perhaps, she argues, the issue lies a little deeper....
| Management Decisions - The Dilemma of Hiring Unemployed Individuals
by Kris Dunn and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
The group of unemployed individuals has grown and their prospects for getting hired shrinks as they remain out of the workforce. Employers can sometimes overlook this group due to perceived loss of skills, knowledge and value. Kris Dunn, Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix, tells Tim Muma the group of unemployed should be dissected further. He also gives rationale behind employers seeing risk in this group and some ways...
| Employment Notebook - Weight Discrimination
by James Parks and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
There have been great strides in protecting individuals from certain types of discrimination in the workplace, but it appears one's weight continues to be an area that hasn't been thoroughly addressed. Attorney James Parks is a partner in the Southfield office of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss and a member of the firm’s litigation group. He joins Tim Muma to discuss the key points that are argued in weight discrimination cases, h...
Employer Interviewing Tips
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2012
Since I spend a significant amount of time posting information, providing advice that helps those seeking employment, I thought in this post, I would reference some useful tips for hiring managers to help make effective decisions. Just as important as it is for an interviewee to put his or her best foot forward, so too is it critical that a hiring manager representing their firm also make a positive impression. The interview p...
Counselors Impact Student’s Career Options
by Wendy Enelow - Oct, 2012
Counselors play a critical role in steering students in class selection, and ultimately career choice. Gender stereotypes may result in an unknowing bias when providing guidance to students. What can be done to increase couselor’s awareness of nontraditional careers for females, including those in science, technology, engineering, and math? Gender Stereotypes Gender stereotypes begin at birth when girls are dressed in...
Your Resume and the Hiring Process
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring process. I believe any insights you can get into that could prove useful in conducting a successful job search. That’s...
Tips to Help Employees Prevent Illegal Harassment
by Gladis Benavides - Jul, 2012
Be professional at all times. -Consider your attitudes toward harassment with respect to men, women and persons with disabilities or with a different sexual preference, cultural background or religious beliefs. How would you feel if you or a loved one were harassed? What would you do? -Set a positive example. Treat everybody with respect, and let others know you expect the same from them. -Be aware of your words an...
How to Give an Effective Performance Review
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
Most of us crave meaningful feedback at work. It's natural to want validation and acknowledgment for our accomplishments, and many of us wish we could hear constructive criticism more often to help us learn and grow. Yet the tool that organizations give managers, the dreaded performance review, is pretty universally loathed. Most managers aren't well-trained on how to give effective feedback. They forget the importance of...
Four Difficult Types of Employees: Feedback Do’s and Don’ts
by Judith Lindenberger - May, 2012
Whether you are dealing with a difficult person or motivating someone to be a more positive contributor, employee feedback is a powerful management tool. Many of us work with these four difficult types of employees and the guidance below will help you have constructive feedback sessions: The Bomb - an unguided missile who has a track record of bursts of anger. Keep in mind the time-honored adage that you can’t contro...
Proposed Revised Scheduling Letter: Job Title and Race/Ethnicity Data
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2012
If OFCCP's proposed revised scheduling letter is approved anytime in 2012, it will ask you to submit your 2011 AAP data. If your AAP year tracks the calendar year, this is the data you are reviewing now. From the time you receive a scheduling letter, you have 30 days to submit your written affirmative action program along with the documents specified in the enclosed itemized listing. OFCCP has proposed few changes to the...
Commenting on the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: What You Need to Know
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jan, 2012
Mark your calendars for February 7, 2012! This will be your last opportunity to weigh in on the proposed revisions to OFCCP's Section 503 regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-741. Why should I comment on the proposed rule? You cannot afford to ignore the significant changes being proposed in the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). It is critical that you read and understand what is coming down the pike in S...
Top 10 Dumbest Things Recruiters Do: And the Winner Is...
by John Sullivan - Dec, 2011
by John Sullivan and Laureen Edmiston Several weeks ago ere.net published an article that asked the question “what are the dumbest things that recruiters do.” After surveying recruiters on ere.net, Twitter, and at the recent SMA symposium in Seattle, it is clear that most feel the dumbest thing recruiters do is… Not managing the candidate experience — the candidate experience is the perception of the sum of interaction...
Supervisors Have to Find Ways of Motivating Staff Through This Recession
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2011
Economic reports show that despite the current recession, employee productivity is up. With some employees feeling overworked and unappreciated, supervisors are working hard to make sure they are motivating staff through this recession, These three simple strategies can help managers keep staff engaged and motivated. Motivating staff with the strategic planning process One of the things that can really depress employe...
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