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Carnival of HR: Dealing With Challenging Employees

office worker getting frustrated 400 clr 5817    Career Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR. This is our second time hosting this event and we enjoy providing great information to the HR community. Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! Our theme for this week is “Dealing with Challenging Employees.” Whether you are in HR or a direct supervisor or manager, we have all had our experiences with difficult...
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7 Traits of Amazing Employees

customer service five star stick figure 800 clr 5563Knowing how to identify the traits of the perfect employee is the holy grail of HR but, like finding the grail, this challenge is not for the faint of heart. Of course, everyone has an opinion on the matter: a quick Google search reveals an overwhelming plethora of lists of desirable employee traits. Unfortunately, all of these lists differ in the details, leaving us in the dark about which employee traits are really the most important....
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Carnival of HR: The Top 5 HR Mistakes Small Companies Make

How-To-Avoid-Costly-Bad-HiresCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community!  This post was submitted by Michael D. Haberman. Michael is an HR expert, Consultant, Advisor and Writer.  He uses creative human resource solutions to provide answers to time, money and service issues with employers and their employees. Many small companies face issues when it comes to hiring because many...
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Carnival of HR: 5 Elements of a Cohesive Leadership Team

Focus TriangleCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community!  This post was submitted by Bill Bliss, a John Maxwell Certified Coach. Bill is a trusted adviser with over 25 years of experience coaching and developing business owners, CEOs, Presidents, family business owners, next generation leaders and other senior leaders. In his book The Advantage Patrick Lencioni has written...
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Carnival of HR: Office Politics: A Skill Women Should Lean Into...

office-politics-red-white-blue-buttonCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Flynn, Heath, Holt Leadership. Each of their partners has spent more than 20 years as a senior executive in corporate America. They managed hundreds of people, oversee multi-million dollar budgets, and helped execute many mergers and reorganizations. Who says women don’t like office politics? Just...
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Carnival of HR: Do you love your life?

What do you love about your lifeCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Gershon Mader. Gershon Mader is founder and President of Quantum Performance Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in generating total alignment and engagement in organizations. His work has encompassed a broad range of industries including banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, entertainment, real estate and retail. In one...
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Carnival of HR: “Frictionless” Customer Experiences Can Accelerate Journey to Brand Commitment

Trusted BrandCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Bob Thompson. Bob Thompson is CEO of CustomerThink Corp., an independent research and publishing firm focused on customer-centric business management, and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of CustomerThink.com, the world's largest community dedicated to customer-centric business. Thompson is a popular international keynote speaker, blogger and author of Hooked On...
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Carnival of HR: 35 Years – With An Asterisk

Career Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Tim Gardner.  Time have over 35 years of HR experiece.  He has worn may hats as an project manager, operations manager, HR Generalist, and HR Director. He has a personal blog, "The HR Introvert" which paints a picture of the quiet side of Human Resources....
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Carnival of HR: How to Recruit with LinkedIn (for Free)

cooltext1480606680Career Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Ben Eubanks.  Ben is a human resources professional, speaker, and blogger from Huntsville, AL. Recently I was talking with a friend about recruiting, and LinkedIn came up. I mentioned my success with the tool, and that led to some discussions around how to use it,...
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Carnival of HR: Ruining Recognition

Ruining RecognitionCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Julie Winkle Giulioni.  Julie is the co-founder and principal of DesignArounds, and leads multi-disciplinary teams that create award-winning electronic and instructor-led training. She has has spent the past 25 years improving performance through learning and has partnered with hundreds of organizations to develop and...
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Carnival of HR: Freedom of Speech Doesn’t Mean Freedom from Consequences

no-freedom of speechCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Stuart E. Rudner.  Stuart is a founding partner of Rudner MacDonald LLP, a new boutique law firm specializing in Canadian Employment Law. Stuart provides senior counsel in all aspects of the employment relationship including policies and procedures, hiring, employment agreements, human rights issues, reducing labour...
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Carnival of HR: Why the Recruitment Sector Needs Barriers to Entry

BarriersCareer Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Dorothy Dalton, which is a international talent management strategist and coach working on both sides of the spectrum in executive search and career coaching specializing in transition from "hire to retire." I am constantly being told about how recruitment and executive search organisations dismally fail to achieve any...
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Carnival of HR: Can Hiring Surplus Staff Propel Your Career?

Career Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR.  Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community! This post was submitted by Ian Welsh, based in Toronto, Canada, who focuses on providing creative solutions to your HR needs, including blogging and internal communications support.   My second HR job was HR Supervisor reporting to a senior HR Manager in another branch of the company responsible for...
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Beyond The Job Board - Cool Tools For Jobseekers

four way puzzle people 400 clr 4883Regardless if you actively looking for employment, open to a career change, or gainfully employed. There are many resources available outside of the infamous job boards and well-known social media outlets. Here are a few to add to your efforts. So what makes these resources unique? We have provided our insight on how they can be used to snag your next career opportunity.     about.me about.me is a free personal web hosting service co-founded by...
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How Your Organizational Culture Impacts the Bottom-Line

head outline puzzle 800 clr 10307"Change is the only constant"– Heraclitus, Greek philosopher Company culture is important because it can make or break your company and it's success. Company culture occurs whether or not you plan, design, or careful implement a organizational corporate culture.  Companies with an adaptive culture that is aligned to their business goals routinely outperform their competitors. Some studies report the difference at 200% or more. To achieve results like this for your organization, you have to figure...
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Glassdoor’s Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview - 2013

trying to hook a job 400 clr 9924Interviewing at any company isn’t easy, but at some companies, the interview process is even tougher. To make things even more difficult, the average length of the entire interview process is increasing, from an average of 12 days in 2010 to an average of 23 days thus far in 2013, according to job candidate feedback shared on Glassdoor. Glassdoor’s third annual report of the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview (2013)* uncovers which companies have...
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Questions A Strategic HR Manager Asks Before Hiring

Questions  Kleiman, from Humetrics, Inc., offered his tips on hiring the best at BLR’s Strategic HR Summit, held recently in Scottsdale, Arizona. Turkeys and Eagles When a great hire turns out to be a bad hire, a turkey, what do we do? We try to train the turkey. That works about 13 percent of the time, Kleiman says. Unfortunately, that means that 87 percent of the time, it doesn’t. For the 87 percent, the problem isn’t...
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10 Most Outrageous Things Applicants Have Done that Did and Didn’t Work

balance on chairs 400 clr 11523Candidates want to stand out from the crowd and be memorable. However, sometimes their outside-the-box methods work, and sometimes they just bomb. CareerBuilder had Harris Interactive Inc. ask 2,076 hiring managers and human resources professionals nationwide to share the most memorable methods candidates have used to stand out from the crowd and whether their creativity got them hired. “Employers typically aren’t looking for the most outrageous candidate, they’re looking for the best fit,” said Rosemary Haefner,...
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7 Reasons Why You May Need a Headhunter

Let’s face it.  It is a competitive market when it comes to top talent.  The key phrase is “top talent”.  Not the low hanging fruit that applies to every job post as a “qualified applicant”, but the superstar of their industry where the next opportunity is just a phone call away.  Many companies look up to their HR department for all their recruiting needs, but miss the bus when it comes to finding the cream of...
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Show Me the Money or (Not)!!! Creative Ways To Reward Your Employees on a Budget....

Increasingly, candidates are looking for not only a well-paying position, but one that offers work and life balance. Compensation is the complete picture of pay plus benefits plus work environment and it is what your company has to offer when recruiting and retaining top talent.Determining a salary range demands walking a very fine line between enough to generate interest and ultimately retain talent while still staying within budget guidelines. One of the best ways to ensure...
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