| Moving Up the Ladder – What Successful Human Resources Professionals Do Well
by Brook Carlon and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The human resources department of any organization takes on numerous responsibilities to help ensure the company and the employees are as successful as possible. Brook Carlon, an accomplished human resources executive with more than 23 years of experience, fills us in on what items make human resources professionals highly productive and effective. Brook tells Tim Muma about the key personalities, skills and tasks that encompa...
| Employment Notebook - Saying Yes Too Often at Work
by Melody Wilding and Jenna Connour - Sep, 2014
Saying “yes” to new responsibilities in the workplace can be a good way to foster professional growth and to set yourself up for a promotion. Yet, saying “yes” too often may lead to excessive stress, burnout, or decreased motivation. Melody J. Wilding, a Licensed Social Worker and founder of her self-named career-coaching firm for young professionals and entrepreneurs, joins LJNRadio to discuss the repercussions of saying “yes...
| Management Decisions - How Much Should a Name Matter in Hiring?
by Sabrina Baker and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
There has been a lot of buzz in the human resources industry about an individual by the name of Jose Zamora and his inability to get a job interview. He claims that once he changed his name to Joe on his resume, the calls and emails started coming. Sabrina Baker, an experienced human resources professional and founder of Acacia HR Solutions, talks with Tim Muma about Jose's situation and the validity of his discovery. Sabrina...
| Employment Notebook - Why Your Job is Making You Unhealthy
by Samantha Lippiatt and Jenna Connour - Sep, 2014
Long hours of sitting, unhealthy snacking, and high stress levels in the workplace can all take a toll on your physical wellbeing. To understand how an office job may be making employees unhealthy, and to gain insight on how to combat this, LJNRadio chats with Samantha Lippiatt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Health and Fitness Travel – based in Port Melbourne, Australia. Employment Notebook (formerly Points of Interes...
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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