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How to Implement a Powerful Employee Recognition Program

Employee recognition is more than just a way to stroke egos: it helps the success of your company as a whole. According to a report from Aberdeen Group, 37 percent of “Best-In-Class companies” say social recognition tools boost collaboration, recognition, and individual performance, and they act as a key driver of employee engagement.…

Office Location: A Bigger Talent Magnet Than Employer Branding?

I wrote recently about the effect that sophisticated employer branding actually has on attracting talent – and there was plenty of compelling evidence to show that employer branding will actually attract more, better talent. No surprises there, I guess… But one piece of data that I uncovered stuck with me…

3 Overlooked Areas to Promote Company Culture

Don’t underestimate the value of your company’s culture. It’s a bold statement, but one that’s sure to keep your business attracting the brightest, top talent if heeded. I wrote a story awhile back on a Millennial who, after a few years, left a Fortune 500 company for a business where…

7-Piece Tech Toolkit for Recruiters in 2013

In recent years, we have seen sweeping changes in the employer-candidate dynamic as the relationship has moved from walk-in job shop, to print, to online, to social media and to mobile. During this time, the process has moved from technophobic to technological and now to techno-social, which means that to…

Resume Writing 101

I came across a young woman the other day who was in search of resume advice. She’d graduated from college four years ago, worked in sales for multiple years only to discover that her true passion was communications. Now, she’s looking to enter the marketing/communications field, but she’s running into…

Modern Job-Hunting: a Not so Perfect Game of ‘Perfect Information’

A recently held Philadelphia job fair for ex-offenders got canceled when its doors opened and it became clear that the 3,000-strong crowd of job hunters was about to overwhelm the venue and plunge the fair into chaos. Only then did it become obvious that the turnout estimate based on the…

10 Warning Signs To Look For During Intern Interviews

It’s become all too common for companies to fall into the trap of carelessly bringing on interns. They’re only temporary, right? Wrong. Your interns may only be with you for a semester, but a well-developed internship program can act as an effective talent pipeline for future full-time employees. In fact,…

4 Easy Ways a Routine Presentation Can Kill your Career

You have heard the old saying from Yogi Berra, “When you see the fork in the road, take it.” There’s a corporate take on Yogi’s words: “When you see an opportunity, take it.”  And don’t squander the chance to shine. Here’s an example: Daryl was just informed he must step…

8 Secret Sins of the Office

Last week I was watching ABC’s 20/20 and they featured an interesting topic: Secret sins of the office. What’s a secret sin, though? Apparently, it’s a “no no” while at work; some action (or actions) done in the office environment/on the clock that could quickly lead to your unemployment. I…

Bring it On Class of 2013!

orging a career path for the Class of 2013 won’t be easy, but it is certainly doable if you are willing to bring it on and showcase what you have to offer the world. The first step comes from articulating what you want in your professional life. Say it out…