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October 25, 2011

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HR Transformation: A Redefined Role for HR Leaders

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HR Transformation: A Redefined Role for HR Leaders

Has push come to shove for HR? Today’s competitive global talent market and highly mercurial business environment means one thing — when it comes to HR transformation, business as usual no longer applies. One bright side in this shifting landscape: with business hungry for a cutting edge, HR has the opportunity to lead human capital decisions, says Ravin Jesuthasan, co-author with John W. Boudreau of the new book, Transformative HR (Jossey-Bass, 2011.) MonsterThinking spoke with Jesuthasan about HR transformation strategies that will lead the way.

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October 17, 2011

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Beauty At Work: How Physical Appearance Impacts Job Search & Careers

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Beauty At Work: How Physical Appearance Impacts Job Search & Careers

It pays to be beautiful if you’re a fashion model or a soap star, but how about at the office? If you’re thinking that looks don’t matter in the world of work, look again. Physical appearance can affect one’s job prospects, promotion opportunities, and relative income.

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January 12, 2011

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Talent Strategies: How To Make Better Hires With Business Intelligence

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Talent Strategies: How To Make Better Hires With Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) has exactly the same objective as the employment selection process: interpreting past data to forecast results and drive business decisions. In the case of recruiting, that decision, based on all data available, involves making the best hire possible. Most talent organizations don’t know if they’ve met their objective until months, sometimes years, after making a hiring decision. Business intelligence, however, allows HR organizations to assess quality of hire before an offer’s even extended. And it’s my belief, for a company to win the war on talent, leveraging BI is as fundamental as interviewing or collecting resumes.

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December 16, 2010

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How Brookstone Hires for the Holidays

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How Brookstone Hires for the Holidays

With 22% of retailers planning an increase in holiday hiring, attracting and retaining top seasonal talent is more competitive, and critical, than ever before. Few employers understand this better than Brookstone, whose seasonal staffing strategy requires essentially doubling their workforce for the fourth quarter. Monster spoke with Brett Morgan, HR Director at Brookstone, to learn more about their seasonal recruitment strategies and how this innovative retailer plans on competing – and winning – the fiercely competitive holiday hiring war.

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November 29, 2010

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Too Old To Hire, Too Young To Retire? The New Sandwich Generation

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Too Old To Hire, Too Young To Retire? The New Sandwich Generation

To take a pulse of what’s top of mind with job seekers, the White House recently approached us to tap into the large community of job seekers who engage with Monster on Facebook, Ask the White House gave job seekers the opportunity to present questions on what is currently being done, or what could be done, to help stimulate job growth.

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November 22, 2010

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Surveys: Do They Really Make A Difference?

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Surveys: Do They Really Make A Difference?

“Your feedback is important to us! Tell us what you think!” Does that sound familiar? In recent years, the use of surveys has grown exponentially. Employee surveys have become increasingly popular across all industries, with organizations of all sizes. Many people may wonder why companies are bothering to put so much effort into soliciting feedback. Could senior level executives really care what people really think of their organization?

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November 8, 2010

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The Non-Generational Talent of American Workers

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The Non-Generational Talent of American Workers

According to conventional wisdom, successful recruiting now requires that we carefully tailor our sourcing and selling strategies to the differences among America’s generations. The assumption is that we can’t recruit a Millennial the same way you recruit a Boomer, and we can’t recruit a Boomer the same way we recruit a Gen Xer.

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November 4, 2010

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Shaping the Future of Talent Acquisition: Recruitfest! Director’s Cut

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Shaping the Future of Talent Acquisition: Recruitfest! Director’s Cut

As the business climate continues to shift, so too does our industry’s professional and competitive landscape. This RecruitFest! session featuring Master Burnett and Susan Burns focused on resourcing talent organizations for sustainability, innovation and competitiveness, and what recruiters must do to deliver value and ensure the continued viability and development of the talent function…before it’s too late.

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June 3, 2010

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The #1 Reason to Insource Customer Service

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The #1 Reason to Insource Customer Service

There was an important 3-week period back in 2007 when I did something rather unusual prior to my official appointment as Monster’s Executive Vice President of Global Customer Service: I actually became a Monster customer. For 21 days, I experienced first-hand each and every aspect of the job seeker’s process for finding and landing a job using our services. I called Monster’s customer service… a lot. Sadly, it was a disappointing and frustrating experience and I knew that if I was feeling it than many of our customers were feeling it too.

It was at that moment that I set to work on an audacious 6-month goal to not only return Monster’s customer service function back in-house, but to also make a commitment on a global basis to do business with our customers in their native language.

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