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Do You Have What it Takes to be the Next Talent Manager?

Posted by Laura Kukulan

Jul 2, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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You have to imagine a lot of talent managers are glad they didn’t have to compete for their position as hard as contestants on American Idol do. According to a recent survey, only 34% of American workers want to be managers. So when managerial positions like talent manager get filled, you have to wonder how many of them actually want their jobs.

Topics: Talent Management, talent manager

3 Things Only the Best Applicant Tracking Systems Do

Posted by Laura Kukulan

Jun 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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If you’re just now starting your quest for the best applicant tracking system out there, we feel for you. There are hundreds of applicant tracking systems out there, and many of them come short. Some of them don’t have basic features every ATS should have. Some are just software made by someone on the side and sold to small businesses that don’t know any better. So if you’re just now starting your journey, we have a few criteria you should always keep in mind when looking for an applicant tracking system.

Topics: Applicant Tracking System

How to Craft a Better Performance Appraisal

Posted by Andre Lavoie

Jun 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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The performance appraisal isn't the most popular part of an employee’s job. Though companies around the world commit to them every year, 45% of employees think they are a complete waste of time.

Topics: Performance Reviews, Performance Review, Performance Management, Performance Appraisal

Going from a “Good” to a “Best” Place to Work

Posted by Sara Pollock

Jun 23, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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Lists of the best places to work for are a dime-a-dozen, and usually, you’ll see the same places mentioned time and time again: Google. Big-budget finance companies, industry giants. Usually, these are the companies that can afford to shell out big when it comes to benefits, like free laundry services and college tuition reimbursement.

What makes “good places to work” seem to be the monetary value of their perks. Is there anything smaller companies can do to their talent management to be attractive to candidates?

Topics: Tips, Company Culture, HR

4 Ways the Workforce is Changing

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Jun 18, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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The changing workplace isn’t the office of your parents anymore. Three-piece suits ever so neatly accessorized with the perfect tie and skirt suits coupled with the perfect pair of pumps aren’t staples of most work wardrobes anymore. The ideal employee isn’t a “yes man,” they are the team members that question convention and even (wisely) challenge the opinions of their supervisors. The way we think of work and the traditions that go along with it are changing with a digital separation of work and life and how employees are motivated to perform their best.

Topics: Workplace

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