Looking for a Job – The Full-Time Job from Hell

Over the past few days I've had multiple conversations about the job searching process. Some of them have been with myself, some have been with others. One thing me, myself, I and everyone else I've spoken with has agreed on is that the process sucks. It's broken. It's been left on the side of the …

#SHRMDIV Day 2: Inclusion Paves the Way for Innovation

I nearly filled an entire notepad on day two of the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference, feverishly taking notes on everything from business cases to legal considerations to behavioral science. The day kicked off with Dr. Tony Byers discussing The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion. Engaging us with wit, humor and authenticity, Dr. Byers started by sharing a …

The #JobSearch Climate is Changing (Infographic)

A couple of weeks ago I attended a webinar presented by BEYOND on The Text Generation of Recruitment. In this webinar the presenter discussed the benefits of using texting as part of your recruitment strategy. One of the best reasons given was that people are on their phones ALL THE TIME. Some of the stats given …

Glassdoor Introduces New Job Search Experience

I'm a huge fan of technology and working smarter not harder. I am so glad that many HR functions can now be automated or at least enhanced by technology such as by using an Applicant Tracking System. What did we ever do without them?  While I'm always on the hunt for tools to help me …

#DayInTheLife: Hiring Hurdles

   

#DayInTheLife: Crazy Candidates

January 7 - I had to make a few calls to schedule interviews. Some applicants I reached immediately.  I also had to leave a few voicemail messages and have the applicants return my calls at their convenience. This is a pretty basic HR task, but one particular applicant stands out from this exchange. She returned …

#WorkLife: Are Tattoos Still Taboo?

It's 2016. Times have changed when it comes to what is and isn't work-appropriate. Right? Women are allowed to wear pants to work. Hell, women are allowed to work. People of African descent can wear their natural, unprocessed hair to work. In most places. We have business casual workplaces and "dress down" Fridays. Workplaces have …