Past Issues

HR


Smart Strategies: Appreciation vs. Recognition

It’s a safe bet to say we are all different.

We all have different communication styles, ways of thinking and making decisions, and individual motivations. Why should the way we go about showing appreciation be any different? I intentionally used the word appreciation versus recognition because there’s a big difference and impact between the two approaches. (more…)

Smart Strategies: Small business guide to pay equality

As a business owner, I have always believed in the philosophy of paying employees what I needed to hire the right person for the right job. I certainly could not afford to pay them more than they needed, or asked for, and every dollar saved would be reinvested into growing my business.

This seemed like a win-win. If I placed a job opening for a receptionist and published that the job paid $40,000, would I be shooting myself in the foot if the ideal candidate would have taken the job for $35,000? (more…)

Smart Strategies: Creating a college recruitment strategy

After Labor Day, the busy season for college recruitment is on. University campuses across the U.S. are welcoming incoming freshmen, and a few weeks into the school year they’ll be rolling out the red carpet for corporate recruiters.

Between job fair registration, booth presentation, collateral and travel, college recruitment can seem overwhelming to an employer. For a large and growing corporation, college recruitment is a natural fit. For a small- or medium-sized business, the idea of a formal recruitment program may seem unnecessary and a bit intimidating. (more…)

HR Strategy: Hiring? Marketing Makes It Rain Resumes

In economic terms, an unemployment rate between 4 and 6.4 percent is considered full employment. By any standard of measure, our nation is at full employment. If you are trying to fill job vacancies at your company, then you know firsthand how challenging recruiting talented employees really is today. (more…)

Mann Conroy — Bringing Experience to the Table

Nelson Mann knows all about large, corporate law firms. He knows about providing services to large, corporate clients.

He has nothing against large, corporate law firms or large, corporate clients. But, a few years ago, he decided that working in the large corporate world wasn’t for him any longer. (more…)

‘Ban the Box’ Expands in Kansas City, Mo.

By now, you’ve probably heard of “ban the box.”

The legislative movement aims to increase the opportunities for gainful employment in candidates with criminal histories by banning the checkbox commonly found on job applications that asks, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” (more…)


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