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Talent Wars: A New Hope

Let’s talk Star Wars, specifically Star Wars IV – A New Hope. For those of you who have seen the movies which, based on previous reactions to Star Wars themed posts is most of you, you can probably skip this contextual part. For those of you who don’t get the metaphor, I’ll get right to the good stuff. ...




What is the No. 1 resume mistake and job search killer?

Dear Sam: I haven't had a single bite on my resume in more than eight months. How long should a job search take? While I'd like to think it's not me, at this point I'm starting to wonder. I'm starting to apply for just about anything and I'm not even getting calls on the jobs I could do in my sleep. ...




Will You Help Me? Why Some Co-Workers Are More Likely to Say Yes Than Others

Our interactions around the office, and our relationships with our colleagues, are certainly impacted by the corporate ladder and the rung on which we stand at any given point. Some employees might find themselves behaving a little differently with folks who are a few steps higher in the hierarchy when compared with how they act when they’re around those who are a few notches below them. ...




When crisis strikes, but you still have work to do | Provided By Advertising Publications

Life happens. Whether it’s a health emergency, loss of a loved one, an unexpected move … crises crop up. And yet, work must go on, no matter the dire circumstances. Our jobs, projects and clients sustain us financially and keep us sane and grounded in our “normal” life. ...




How Your Recruitment Strategy Can Be Defined By Rejected Job Candidates

An organization's HR team can create advocates out of any applicant—even the rejected ones—by ensuring each candidate has a positive experience. But too many organizations ignore, or blunder through the potentially unpleasant part of the recruitment process in which hopeful candidates must be told "Thanks, but no thanks. ...




National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

In recognizing the histories, cultures and contributions of co-workers during National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, SHRM-certified professionals will make good use of their proficiencies in the HR functional areas of Employee Engagement & Retention and Diversity & Inclusion and the Relationship Management and Global & Cultural Effectiveness competencies. ...




How to Negotiate Salary Like a Pro

Negotiation is not any easy thing, especially when it comes to salary. It makes most everyone uncomfortable, and that means people on both sides of the equation. Just as a candidate is nervous to approach the topic of salary, an employer is typically worried about how to respond to a counteroffer in order to not give the wrong answer. ...




Getting a Second Job to Save for Retirement

Some full-time jobs don't pay enough to allow employees to cover their expenses and save for retirement at the same time. To bridge the gap, some people work full-time and have a second job on the side, perhaps as a freelance writer by night, a regular at a local comedy club or some weekend shifts as a barista. ...




Why You Should Dress 25% Better Than Everyone In The Office

The actor Matt Damon appeared on The Tonight Show a few weeks ago to promote a new movie. He wore a nicely tailored dark suit, vest, and tie. For another interview earlier the same day, Damon dressed more casually in a V-neck sweater. Damon dresses appropriately for the “culture” of the show. ...




Understand Culture, values to Reach, Keep Hispanic Workers

NEW ORLEANS—Companies that want to be an employer of choice for Hispanic workers need to understand the value this group places on family, their culture and their desire for self-improvement, according to Miguel Joey Aviles, founder and CEO of Virginia-based MJA International, a talent management consulting firm. ...