How to Properly Manage Evergreen Jobs to Limit Liability
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Jan, 2016
Do evergreen job requisitions need to be handled differently than other requisitions? The quick answer is No with the caveat of having a compliant recruiting, applicant tracking and selection process. First, it would be useful to determine if evergreen jobs are really that different from other open positions. To ensure that we are on the same page with the terms, here is how I define the two types of positions f...
 
  What’s New from the OFCCP?
by Carla Irwin - Jan, 2016
Well a lot. So much has happened that I will skip my usual lengthy yet insightful prose for short, sweet and to the point. Enjoy! Pay Transparency The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a final rule implementing Executive Order 13665 promoting pay transparency, which took effect January 11, 2016. The rule prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against...
 
  "Tell me about yourself" How to Craft the Perfect Answer To this Inevitable Job Search Question
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2016
So you’ve finally been called to interview for that job you’re dying to get. Or maybe you have an informational interview lined up or will be attending a networking event next week. You’ve researched the industry, the company, confirmed that your references will provide glowing recommendations, and prepared a list of questions you’ll ask when given the opportunity. Important as all those things are, success is likely...
 
  It's Not About You: What You Really Need To Know About Your Personal Brand
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2016
In 1997, business guru Tom Peters wrote an article for Fast Company, “The Brand Called You.” The timing for this revolutionary concept was especially powerful for me, as a recent college graduate just beginning my career. Now, I know the phrase “personal brand” can turn some people off (much like the word “networking.”) If it sounds too salesy or buzzwordy to you, I totally understand; all we’re talking about it is the con...
 
  9 Tips for Hi-Po's to Start Their Careers Off Right!
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jan, 2016
First, it’s tough out there and it is probably only going to get tougher. Job security is a thing of the past. The days of the “company man (or woman)” are gone. Like it or not, even if you start out in a large corporation, you need to think like an entrepreneur. Why I realize we cannot all be entrepreneurial in the sense that we can’t all start our own companies, I believe we can all be entrepreneurial in terms of how we a...
 
  Beyond Perks: These Companies Are Getting Creative To Keep Millennials On Board
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2016
For a long time, the conversation about attracting and retaining millennial employees focused on perks. Over the past few years, companies have realized that creating a millennial-friendly environment doesn’t just mean video games and free granola bars. Employers are making significant strides in offering benefits that are important to millennials, from open offices to flexible work schedules to time off for volunteering. I...
 
  How To Use Social Media In Your Recruiting With 3 Easy Steps
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2016
Social media can be a terrific recruiting tool, but only if you understand your audience and the laws that formally and informally govern networks. Most organizations have figured out by now that blasting generic job postings over Twitter doesn’t generate much targeted interest. The better approach requires a bit more legwork but is certainly worth it in the end. Locate where your targets already hang out Most organizati...
 
  HR Needs to Look in the Mirror
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2016
Last year, a colleague emailed me a report by McKinsey and the Conference Board. Called False Summit: Why the Human Capital Function Still Has Far To Go, the paper eschewed the notion that companies and their leadership teams have achieved the holistic and systematic view of human capital strategy that is required in today’s business world. Using research conducted across three methods: a global survey, a literature review,...
 
  Are You Triggered Towards Success or Doomed to Failure
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jan, 2016
This is an incredibly important question to answer, and it holds significant and long-term ramifications for those who are just starting out in their careers. Being triggered toward success means that instead of blocking you from your goals, you are propelled toward them. It may sound impossible, but it’s not. First, let’s clarify the term trigger so you know what to look for. A behavioral trigger is any stimulus that im...
 
  The Old Career Path is a Dead End. Here's What's Taking It's Place In 2016
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2016
The definition of “career” is in major transition. Forget staying with a company until your golden anniversary; many millennials don’t stay with a company long enough to celebrate even one anniversary. Over the past few months, I’ve been talking to millennials and leaders at companies and universities about the new path to career success for young professionals. I’ve identified two intriguing trends for 2016. WE’RE ALL W...
 
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