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How to really answer a job interview question

When those customer surveys of executives ask about how hard it is to find talented people for positions, you’re likely to hear that finding good people is pretty darn hard. Or is it? I’ve been doing interviews for my day job and it has been (and continues to be) a revelation. Show More Summary

My Intro For A Friend - Tim Sackett - at Halogen TalentSpace Live....

If you read this blog, chances are you're reading The Tim Sackett Project. If not, you should. Great writer, good guy, down to earth, etc. I'm speaking with Tim at Halogen TalentSpace Live this week and thought you might get...

Could Your Business be Successful Without a Bank Account?

Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to visit Normandy, France. This is where D-Day occurred on June 4, 1944, when the Allied Forces, including 73,000 Americans came to fight the Germans and bring freedom back to France. In otherShow More Summary

The Consumerization of HR and the Employee Experience

We started talking about the consumerization of IT several years ago, as employees began to demand technology solutions at work on their own terms, via their own devices. It was natural, then, that the discussion eventually moved to the consumerization...

Building Employee Engagement in Bangkok: Pixels and Playfulness

The MahaNakhon and 7 lessons for Employee Engagement – An  Open Architectural Metaphor Ole Scheeren is the architect behind the MahaNakhon, the 77 story tallest skyscraper in Bangkok. The name of the building means “great metropolis.” The building’s shape creates the image of being unfinished, something like a Jenga game. It feels like a pixel building that is […]

The Key to Employee Engagement: Your Net Promoter Score

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Workify, an all-in-one people management software platform. Workify is a technology-enabled service that helps companies measure and trend employee engagement over time through continuous feedback loops. Show More Summary

What’s Your Idea of Perfect Service?

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. What do your customers expect from you? Do you live up to their expectations or only reach your own perceived “ceiling” of service? Are you “good enough”? Maybe. But good enough for...Show More Summary

No, The Court Did Not Rule that Discrimination Against Women Is Legal

“Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday,” says the Associated Press. “Employers can pay women less than men based on salary histories, 9th Circuit rules,” says the ABA Law Journal. Show More Summary

Persistence Pays

The truth is that persistence and drive override skill. When people say “no,” it’s a “no” for now. It doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t come back with a new approach. One CEO told me, “I always give ‘no’ as the first answer, and only if they don’t give up but have the confidence to … Read the Rest ?

David Zinger talks about Employee Engagement with the Engagement Zone

This interview originally appeared on the Engagement Zone site one month ago. I invite you to read it if you’d like more information about my perspective on employee engagement. David Zinger – CEO of The Employee Engagement Network We at The Engagement Zone sat down with the CEO of The Employee Engagement Network & Engagement […]

How to Create an Amazing Work Culture

As a millennial working in a small marketing company, I realized that motivated employees are more productive and value their jobs. Personally, there are moments when I feel going to work a burden. But as a manager, I know my importance in this and how it can affect the workflow of a business. It’s not […]

Stop Doing These 6 Things that Slow Organizational Momentum

Momentum is the strength or force that allows something to continue to grow stronger or faster over time. We tend to think of momentum in the context of objects – such as the rock gained momentum as it rolled downhill. But it occurred...Show More Summary

Our happiness depends on the stories we tell ourselves

If you are a person who loves your garden, people send you pictures of your garden. It’s a way of saying thank you for making a nice place to enjoy. But since I am dense when it comes to social skills, I used to think people were stupid for sending me pictures of my own...

Transform Your Personal Brand’s Book With A Great Author Bio

Establishing a professional persona for your personal brand begins with a winning author bio. Writing and marketing are just the beginning to attracting readers, and you want to ensure that all of your time and effort gets the most visibility and sales. A personal brand’s reputation online is important when it comes to attracting a … Read the Rest ?

Join Me at Recruiter Nation Live (June 5-7) and We'll Dig Into Hiring Manager Batting Average!

If you're like me, you'd love to have more control over your relationships with hiring managers. That's why I spoke last week at SHRM Talent on 7 Ways Recruiters Can Win With Difficult Hiring Managers. One of those ways to...

Succession Planning Starts Early

Have you made a succession plan yet? No matter where you are in your career you should be thinking about and considering a succession plan. This goes for your day job aka “your career” and it also goes for volunteer and philanthropic projects and effort where you spend your time. Pro Tip: Create a succession … Read the Rest ?

Quick Shots for #Recruiting Pros and #JobSeekers – Job References Edition

Just because it’s a candidate driven market doesn’t mean job seekers are always steering the conversation. Take job references for example. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about them. Here’s the latest: Hello. I’ve had two interviews with a company. Show More Summary

Employee Engagement From Singapore to Sri Lanka and Doha to Dubai

Reflections on Employee Engagement in Singapore I am returning to Asia next week to conduct an employee engagement session in Bangkok. Last year I was fortunate to conduct sessions in Singapore, Istanbul, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur to very small groups and I was able to learn so much from the participants. I believe around the […]

We Believe in HR

As Northeast Ohio’s most trusted HR resource for nearly 100 years, ERC truly believes in HR and the importance of strong HR leadership. ERC proudly services the HR community with the answers and tools they need to make their jobs easier and their organizations better. Show More Summary

How to Strategize Job Searching Like Chess Playing

Job searching is very similar to playing a game of chess. Both activities have a significant element of strategy. But first, let’s agree about the word strategy. A simple definition found in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, which says, “the skill of making or carrying out plans to achieve a goal.” And indeed, the job seeker has a … Read the Rest ?

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