Here are the top HR news stories as selected by SmartBrief on Workforce readers last week.
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July 31, 2012
Coming off the momentum of two previous events held in the Boston area, Monster.com is holding the third in a series of social recruiting summits in Washington, DC on August 9th to share best practices with employers and college career centers on how to educate, engage and reach the next generation of job candidates through [...]
March 7, 2012
How critical is social media to the Emerging Workforce and how are they incorporating social into their professional lives? On Thursday, February 23rd, Monster hosted an invite-only summit to share best practices with employers and college recruiters on how to reach the next generation of job candidates through social media and networking platforms, such as Facebook.
January 25, 2012
With the hiring market showing signs of life and the war for talent heating up, it was time to turn the tables for an honest look at the top lies recruiters tell candidates. Obviously, these statements are often true and crucially important when communicating with candidates. Most recruiters are honest and upfront with job seekers. Largely caring and committed, recruiters really care about every candidate. The bad news is that many of the most common put offs, while usually well-intentioned and largely innocuous, are as integrated with the recruiting process as applicant tracking systems. The good news? Avoiding these “worst practices” instantly translates into observing best practices, an improved candidate experience and an easy win for your employment brand.
January 24, 2012
Authors blogging to build interest in their upcoming books and small business owners using their blog to attract qualified prospects both need an effective blogging strategy to guide their way to personal branding success. An effective blogging strategy differs from tactics, such as keyword optimization or headline engagement formulas, in that strategy takes a “big picture” view of everything associated with your blog.
January 19, 2012
The recently-announced 2012 list of The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America proves once again that great companies understand employee engagement — and how to cultivate it — consistently. This conscientious approach to talent management explains why some companies make the list year after year. To learn more about what it takes to be chosen, we spoke with Amy Lyman, co-founder of the Great Place to Work® Institute and author of The Trustworthy Leader: Leveraging the Power of Trust to Transform Your Organization (Wiley, 2012).
January 4, 2012
Leadership is the most studied of all psychological phenomena – a reality that puzzles researchers of more quotidian behaviors. I believe this owes to the fact that some part of us believes that we can be a leader, even if our current behaviors and station may do little to suggest that latent potential.
December 29, 2011
In compiling the Monster 11 for 2011 list of Top HR and Recruiting bloggers to follow, we fell for the shiny statistics and cool tools which were emerging from the margins to the mainstream, taking a highly analytical and ostensibly objective approach to building our list of recommendations. After all, no one argues with numbers. Which is really too bad. Because as we spent another year listening to, and engaging, with the HR and recruiting social media conversation (and another year of writing posts in the second person), we learned that online, like in war or the workplace, leadership isn’t a matter of consensus.
December 27, 2011
You don’t have to be a business to consumer brand anymore to be publicly reviewed (and sometimes lambasted!) What if your company’s dirty laundry is being aired out by employees, both former or current? Can I sue Google? Yelp? How can I protect my company from both internal and external bad press?