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March 9, 2012

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Monster 5 for Friday: Discovery Edition

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Monster 5 for Friday: Discovery Edition

One of the most exciting parts of working in human resources is the constant innovation and discourse on our recruiting, hiring and retention methods. This week, we’re sharing selections that will give you a glimpse at the various ideas and trends in the world of hiring and optimization.

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January 13, 2012

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Monster 5 for Friday The 13th

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Monster 5 for Friday The 13th

While most of us aren’t suffering from triskaidekaphobia, there’s something about Friday the 13 that arouses just a little bit of fear, and we’re not talking about Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask. It’s just that superstitions are deep rooted in our collective consciousness, and while we know it’s silly, most of us probably avoid walking under ladders or cracking mirrors, since, as superstitions go, it’s probably better to be on the safe side. We know better, and yet, like saying “Bless You,” sometimes old habits are hard to break. No where is this more true than the world of work, where so many of us do what we do, again and again, simply because it’s what we’ve always done.

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December 16, 2011

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Monster 5 for Friday: Do-Over Edition

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Monster 5 for Friday: Do-Over Edition

while we might not be signing offer letters with seven zeroes, we know that, like the Lakers, we can’t do anything but accept the decision, move on and continue to utilize our professionalism and experience to go for the championship with the talent cards we’re dealt. Of course, if you can’t have Kobe Bryant running your floor, here are some articles to help your front office pull together a winning team.

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October 14, 2011

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Monster 5 for Friday – Talent Innovation Edition

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Monster 5 for Friday – Talent Innovation Edition

In the NFL, like computer programming or other high tech, high growth industries, there’s a limited talent pool of qualified candidates and individual performances are key to determining winners and losers. Of course, the NFL has a salary cap, which ensures parity, but there’s no such protection for payrolls; if you can’t show candidates the money, you’ve got to show them something special.

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September 9, 2011

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Monster 5 for Friday – Referral Edition

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Monster 5 for Friday – Referral Edition

The power of peer recommendations is a phenomenon which prevails in all transactional areas of business, but perhaps no where is it more prevalent, valuable or necessary than in talent acquisition and human capital management. HR is in the business of people, and leveraging connections and building trust is fundamental to the function.

Because referrals are what makes the hiring cycle go ’round.

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July 15, 2011

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Monster 5 for Friday – Harry Potter Edition

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Monster 5 for Friday – Harry Potter Edition

Shrewd recruiters or employers can only marvel with envy at how powerful that particular trick could be during the interview process (especially if one could combine it with a more realistic, attainable skill, like time travel).

Alas, as both powers remain squarely in the realm of fantasy, here’s the next best thing to mind-reading: insight from those with a few tricks about HR, leadership, and career management up their sleeves. Ladies and gentlemen, before your very eyes: Monster’s 5 for Friday!

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June 24, 2011

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Monster 5 For Friday – SHRM 11 Edition

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Monster 5 For Friday – SHRM 11 Edition

“May you live in interesting times.”

That may ring familiar, and while the source is frequently (and incorrectly) attributed to an ancient Chinese proverb, the source, like many sayings, is not as important as the message contained within. Many people would be tempted to type a word other than “interesting” when describing the current global employment climate.

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April 29, 2011

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Monster 5 For Friday – HREvolution Edition

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Monster 5 For Friday – HREvolution Edition

Those who refer to themselves as “influencers” and pay attention to things like Klout can indeed be influential, but their agenda is designed to influence a buying decision, formal or informal. People with real influence (or, ‘clout’ with a ‘c’), as traditionally defined, don’t need to consider themselves as such, because influence is simply the byproduct, instead of the objective, of being a true expert (or thought leader, if you like) in their field.

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April 22, 2011

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Monster 5 For Friday – You Deserve A Break Today Edition

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Monster 5 For Friday – You Deserve A Break Today Edition

This week, McDonald’s held what it called “National Hiring Day,” and if you’re a regular reader of this here blog, you’d probably think that we’d supersize the snark for the occasion. You’d be wrong. Because for talent and HR professionals everywhere (not to mention job seekers), this splashy campaign should be cause to celebrate.

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