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Don’t Work With Jerks: 5 Lessons I Learned From My...

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – June 19th, 2013 In the spirit of Father’s Day, it seemed only fitting that I write a post highlighting some of the terrific lessons I’ve learned over the years from my dad. I’ve already written about this a bit in my post about 5 Mentor Archetypes, since my father is the quintessential “Advisor” – always there in my corner with a story, idea, or tip to help me. I featured a few...

Why HR Can’t Innovate

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – March 21st, 2013 With unemployment still so high, it’s amazing to hear that employers are clamoring for talent. The so-called talent shortage is a major topic at human resources and recruiting conferences, and the balance of messages on my answering machine has shifted over the past year from inquiries by job seekers to contacts by HR folks seeking referrals to talented job candidates....

How Small Biz Gets Top Talent

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – October 25th, 2012 When you’re responsible for handling HR in a small or even a mid-sized company, you want all the help you can get when it comes to competing with large organizations for skilled talent. Today’s job candidates are well informed, and they have access to a lot of information about companies seeking applicants. Even though your small company may not have the financial...

Structuring salaries for your start up

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – August 24th, 2012 When your company is growing, you are constrained to pay more,  and so you should focus on return on investment while recruiting. You should take into account the market condition and also the value the recruit is likely to add to your company or brand before finalizing the compensation package. How much should start ups pay? A very good question. Again, there’s...

Time to Unfreeze Your Wages?

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – March 29th, 2012 Again no raise? Adam Cobb, management professor at Wharton, and the school’s director of the Human Resources Center, Peter Cappelli, both feel that employees have borne salary freezes, cuts in benefits, and extra work because of layoffs for too long—basically since 2008. Glassdoor.com, a career website recently surveyed 2,500 workers and found that 17% reported...

Study: Facebook Predicts Job Performance

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – February 22nd, 2012 There’s a good chance that savvy human resources professionals look at job applicant’s Facebook pages before they interview them. Now, a study from three universities suggests the information gathered from someone’s Facebook page just might predict how they will fare on the job. According to a report from the University of Evansville, researcher Peter...