The Difference Between Dreamers and Doers

In many ways, setting goals is similar to dreaming of success – goals are desired outcomes. But achieving goals (and with them, success) is infinitely harder and more complex.

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Can We Truly Find Happiness At Work?

Happiness At Work Starts With You The pursuit of happiness in all the spheres of our lives appears a strong desire, regardless of culture language, gender or age. We are drawn to this eternal search like a moth to a flame.  It may seem necessary to ongoing survival yet this search also begs these questions – Can we truly find happiness? Is happiness an end unto itself or a by-product of our experience? Alex Kjerfulf says,...

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Accountability And Employee Engagement

Employee accountability and engagement are not mutually exclusive. Understanding how holding employees accountable is the key to understanding engagement and sustained individual and team morale.

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HR Gazette’s Editor of Recruitment Achieves #1 Best Seller Status

President of the Landolt Group and Secrets From A Headhunter and The HR Gazette’s Editor of Recruitment, Shanna Landolt, launched her new book titled LinkedIn Secrets from a Top Executive Recruiter on Amazon Kindle on July 8, 2015.

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Money Talks: Discussing Salaries with Recruiters

Your offer negotiation really starts at the very first interview with the recruiter.  An experienced recruiter will be knowledgeable about how your current compensation compares to similar people in your area of expertise. It’s important to tell the recruiter all of the details of your current compensation package, not just your base salary.  The recruiter will know their client’s preferred compensation range as well as the stretch...

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Onboarding Temps: Its Worth The Time Investment

Hiring temporary staff is a popular way to tackle a worker shortage without significantly growing company overheads. It’s important, though, that businesses don’t cut costs that contribute to the success of the temp worker and the company as a whole. One area that often gets cut or neglected for temporary staffers is onboarding and orientation. While companies should expect to get an individual who possesses critical job...

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Why QR Codes are Bad for Your Recruiting

I recently saw a recruiting ad for jobs available through a website, and encouraging the reader to get more information by scanning a QR code. The ad was in the Toronto subway system which, for those not familiar with it, has no cell phone service for the majority of its route, making it nearly impossible to use that QR code. It’s great to try and engage with technology when recruiting. Technology, like QR codes, web ads, Twitter...

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Another take on the dreaded, outdated performance review!

Ah, the performance review. Please allow me to add my two cents to this topic. It’s been well documented that performance reviews are rife with deficiencies. Too often, they are used to place blame. Objective criteria becomes subjective. Rating scales save time, but don’t gauge performance OR identify areas for improvement. The process itself is dreaded by the person being reviewed as much as it is by reviewer, who stalls. Or forgets....

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