Sharlyn Lauby

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Improve Quality of Hire Using Recruiting Data and Analytics

<i>(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by</i> <i>our friends at Criteria Corp</i><i>, a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They’ve just</i></i> …

Employment

Why Job Seekers Aren’t Finishing Your Application

<i>(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.)</i><p>Life’s decisions increasingly begin with an online search, …

Employment

Technology Plays a Part In the Employee Experience

I’ve heard the comment many times that technology is just a tool. By definition, a tool is a device used to carry out a particular function. That …

Human Resources

How to resolve a conflict with a co-worker

It’s inevitable: Conflict is going to happen in the workplace. We won’t get along with everyone.<p>However, we also can’t let tensions bottle up and …

Employment

Leadership or Culture: Which Comes First

There’s a common saying out there that “culture eats strategy” for breakfast (or lunch). The idea being that company culture drives the way …

Leadership

Retirement Redefined

I ran across an interesting article recently in Workforce Magazine titled, “Phased Retirement Largely Ignored Despite Flood of Retirees”. The title …

Use Strategic Planning Techniques to Build Your Workforce Plan

With unemployment rates at historic lows, organizations have to not only think about filling open requisitions, they also have to develop a long-term …

Management

The Recruiter's Handbook

<i>“The Recruiter’s Handbook is a strong addition to any recruiting professional’s library and, with its mix of easy-to-comprehend deliverables and</i> …

Employment

Bookmark This! #SHRM Annual Conference Edition

A couple of weeks ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held its annual conference in Chicago. Over 22,000 human resources …

Human Resources

How to resolve workplace conflict

It’s inevitable: Conflict is going to happen in the workplace. We won’t get along with everyone.<p>However, we also can’t let tensions bottle up and …

Employment

Improve Performance by Expanding Your Solutions

After an employee is coached about their performance, a follow-up meeting should always be scheduled. Always. Even if the employee turns their …

Social Media

Middle Skills Gaps: What Are They and How Do We Close Them?

As the chair of DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board, I’ve been talking about skills gaps a lot recently. Usually, I address either the …

Human Resources

Use a Growth Mindset to Reduce Bias

I ran across a very interesting article from Harvard Business Review titled,” Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage”. It talked about a growing …

Self-improvement

Build a Social Recruiting Army to Amplify Your Employment Brand

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the PESO Model and how it can help frame your recruitment marketing strategy. Today, I wanted to add something to that …

Public Relations

Recruiters: 8 Things Job Seekers Want from You [poll results]

Just in case you missed it, a few months ago, I wrote an article about the things that recruiters want from job seekers. I received a comment saying …

Employment

That Time You Made the Impossible Hire (6 Recruiters Share Their Stories)

<i>Talent acquisition ain’t for the faint of heart.</i><p>Is talent acquisition hard? Yup.<p>Is it getting harder? Probably.<p>Is it ever boring? Hell no.<p>The road to …

Employment

Managing Your Schedule Is a Skill – Friday Distraction

<i>Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud</i> …

Employee Engagement

5 questions you should ask during an interview

A few weeks ago, we talked about common interview questions and how to answer them. Now that you know some of interview questions to expect from the …

Employment

Companies Should Consider Offering an Unretirement Benefits Package

I’d like to think that most of us have heard the statistics that people have the ability to live longer than ever. As a result, many employees want …

Employee Engagement

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

<i>(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you</i> <i>by our friends at Capella University.</i> <i>Capella is an</i> <i>accredited online university</i> <i>dedicated to providing an</i> …

Human Resources

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They've Departed

Today’s reader note is about a company that’s doing something really nice for employees and ends up with a huge dilemma on their hands.Our company …

Human Resources

Organizations: It’s Time for Family Friendly Leave Programs

Happy Father’s Day to everyone celebrating!While Mr. Bartender and I don’t have children, we respect parents and the responsibility they have to …

Employee Engagement

4 Steps for Developing a Talent Pool

This article is excerpted from <i></i>Chapter 6 of <i></i>the newly published <i></i><i>The Recruiter's Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the</i> …

How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals

<i>(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you</i><i></i> <i>by our friends at Capella University.</i><i></i> <i>Capella is an</i><i></i> <i>accredited online university</i><i></i> <i>dedicated to providing an</i> …

Organizational Talent Pools: 4 Steps to Developing Employees

<i>(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is an excerpt from my new book,</i><i> “</i><i>The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the</i> …

The Journey to Bringing New Managers Onboard

When do you as a talent development professional start thinking about what your team needs to do to get ready for your newly hired manager? Two days …

Employee Retention is Everyone’s Responsibility

I came across this article recently on Undercover Recruiter titled, “Why Employee Retention Should Be a Talent Acquisition Responsibility”. It’s a …

Everything #HR Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence

Over the past few months, we’ve talked about chatbots and machine learning. It only seems logical that we should have a discussion about artificial …

Pick the Right Mix to Maintain and Evaluate Your HR Strategy

Once an HR strategy is created, the work isn’t over. In fact, it’s only just begun. All strategies need an action-oriented maintenance plan. In …

Minding Your Managers

<b>Secure buy-in for a manager onboarding program.</b><p>Few organizations have a defined manager onboarding program for newly hired and promoted managers …