| Management Decisions - How Much Should a Name Matter in Hiring?
by Sabrina Baker and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
There has been a lot of buzz in the human resources industry about an individual by the name of Jose Zamora and his inability to get a job interview. He claims that once he changed his name to Joe on his resume, the calls and emails started coming. Sabrina Baker, an experienced human resources professional and founder of Acacia HR Solutions, talks with Tim Muma about Jose's situation and the validity of his discovery. Sabrina...
| Management Decisions - Business Presentation Keys
by Philip Alexander and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
How companies develop business presentations and the important aspects of quality execution can go a long way in their consistent success. To discuss this subject, Tim Muma speaks with Phil Alexander, co-founder of Quick2Launch, where they help businesses build and manage their presentations. Phil also offers his experienced insight into the keys to productive presentations and the overall value they provide. On Management...
| Government Compliance - Practical Issues for LGBT Enforcement
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
President Obama recently issued an amendment to Executive Order 11246 which added the verbiage of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the language, broadening the protected bases in that order. While the Department of Labor has been directed to prepare regulations, many questions and concerns are raised with these additions. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 year...
| Technically Speaking - Hiring for Technical Positions
by Erik Severinghaus and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
Hiring for technical positions can be a difficult chore, especially as the technology itself continues to develop and advance at such a quick pace. Eric Severinghaus is the CEO of SimpleRelevance where technology is at the core of their business. His first-hand insight into this industry gives him a sound perspective on the importance of developing and finding the best talent in the technical field. Eric gives Tim Muma some ti...
When Should You Outsource Through Contracting?
by Fereidoon Shahrokh - May, 2014
The current state of the U.S. economy rests in part on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy of keeping its funds rate at near zero, which assures short-term interest rates remain low. Such an economic environment reduces the debt service burden of businesses significantly, which is the reason for especially robust business lending. Regardless of the state of the economy, outsourcing has become a strategic component of busin...
Tips for Recruiters Looking to Recruit Out-of-Town Job Candidates
by John Touey - May, 2013
Your CFO job is in Chicago, but your top candidate is in Atlanta. She has a child who’s a sophomore in high school, and her mortgage is $200,000 underwater. She loves your company and the career opportunity, but can’t get herself over the relocation hurdle. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, for many recruiters, it’s an all too familiar scenario as they go to market for top talent. Seventy-six percent of employers surveyed las...
Your Resume and the Hiring Process
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring process. I believe any insights you can get into that could prove useful in conducting a successful job search. That’s...
Top 10 Dumbest Things Recruiters Do: And the Winner Is...
by John Sullivan - Dec, 2011
by John Sullivan and Laureen Edmiston Several weeks ago ere.net published an article that asked the question “what are the dumbest things that recruiters do.” After surveying recruiters on ere.net, Twitter, and at the recent SMA symposium in Seattle, it is clear that most feel the dumbest thing recruiters do is… Not managing the candidate experience — the candidate experience is the perception of the sum of interaction...
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