Job Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking For Right Now

A few weeks ago, I was facilitating the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) seminar on “Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy” and we got into a discussion about candidate preparation for interviews. Obviously, we spent time during the seminar talking about how recruiters and hiring managers need to prepare for interviews. But candidates need…

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Dear Handbook: Is it cool if I spray air fresheners to mask my co-worker’s obnoxious chronic body odor?

Image Credit: Photofunia.com For Amber Bridges, a former City of Indianapolis employee, it allegedly got her fired. But, that didn’t stop her from filing an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Spraying air fresheners around a co-worker with body odor seems a bit passive-aggressive.” “What is her ADA claim?” Good…

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The Number One Leadership Activity to Drive Innovation

Guest post from Dr. Kumar Mehta: Every leader wants to consistently create mind-blowing products and offerings that customers love and line up for.  They know that if they don’t innovate, they will be left behind, the world’s simply moving way too fast.  They are looking to institutionalize the innovation process.  This means building a culture…

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Dude, where’s my car?

Image Credit: Photofunia.com The title of this blog post is somewhat misleading. Yes, this post combines cars and employment law. But, more than anything, it was just an excuse to use this cool image, play The Cars – a song called “Drive,” no less – and say, “Dude, where’s my car?” You’ll see what I…

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5 Ways HR Can Leverage a Marketing Mindset for Real Results

A couple of years ago, I listened to Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy, talk about the importance of having a single brand that customers, candidates, and employees can identify with. There’s definitely a business advantage to doing so, especially when you consider the resources needed to create and maintain a brand. While the message sounds…

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ASK THE CAPITALIST: Are HR Pros with MBAs Special Anymore?

Kris- Would love to know your opinion on a trend I am seeing as I'm screening HR Director candidates…  I used to encourage HR undergrads to pursue their MBA instead of a Masters in HR. I felt it held more value for businesses and was a tough program that would advance them in ways a specialized…

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