Jessica Miller-Merrell | Business| By
Starting December 16, 2016, you might notice something different around here. Blogging4Jobs is now Workology.
Celebrating Change and Introducing Workology
Blogging4Jobs has been in existence since 2005. Originally created by me as a resource for job seekers, I created and aptly named the site one late Friday evening not really considering how this blog might impact my career, my job and change my life. I was focused on experimentation which turned out to be a very good gamble if I don’t say so myself. I’m am glad it happened the way it did. I wish I had dreamed bigger when this blog began, I eventually did and it became something that has forever changed me.
I’ve been dragging my feet for the last 24 months knowing the reality that Blogging4Jobs needed to evolve and grow but not yet ready for what that really would mean. The content on these blogs and the professionals who write the resources as well as those of you who read them, frankly deserve more. I finally bit the bullet after a few starts and stops and decided to give this blog a much needed update and facelift. Blogging4Jobs is now Workology. It’s time to keep dreaming big.
The new Workology site brings together four different blogs I have built, nurtured and acquired over the course of the last nearly 12 years. It’s been twelve freaking, amazing and ridiculous years. The rebrand has been a big project merging 4 different blogs and websites into a single place. The site now boasts more than 7,000 blogs and article resources focused on a company’s most valuable asset, the employee. Whether its hiring, engaging, training, developing or exiting those employees, this is the heart of the resources and community that Workology provides. In the coming weeks my new LMS will be in house and fully integrated within the site as well. I have a few other surprises up my sleeve but for now I still have plenty of work left ahead. Look for another announcement once phase two is activated.
Workology is about the art and science of the workplace, HR and recruitment. Over the next few months you will see more resources in different forms. I’ll be continuing the Workology Podcast, experimenting more with video and adding some and exclusive resources focused on the HR and talent acquisition leader. I’ll be focused on case studies, research and information that gets more to the heart of providing you solutions and support for your business goals and opportunities. I want you to be successful in your professional endeavors which is why I’m committed to providing resources and information that is focused solely on the practitioner and how I can help transform your office, department, business and team.
The site Blogging4Jobs and now Workology wouldn’t be possible without the amazing contributions of professionals from all across our industry. Thank you to the hundreds of friends, peers, and colleagues who have written and shared their time and ideas. I appreciate your friendship as well as your mentorship. Thank you.
Workology Promises To –
- Provide real resources and information you can actually use
- Never sell your information to vendors or providers
- Commit to connecting you to great products, services and technologies but only on your terms
- Celebrate the corporate HR and talent acquisition practitioner
- Advance the profession through meaningful resources, support and information
- Remain vendor and provider agnostic as possible
Most importantly, I want real conversations that provide solutions and resources not just some marketing fluff or white paper piece that was created solely for the purposes of lead generation. I believe that we as HR, recruiting and talent acquisition leaders are more than just sales prospects and contacts for the purposes of selling, demoing and driving revenue to supplementary products and services. I do believe those services and technologies are important to ensure our continued individual, business and industry success. I am focused on providing value and sharing best practices highlighting the best in breed technologies and services that support the community’s goals. This is what Workology is all about.
I look forward to 7,000 more articles and 12 more years (maybe more) and would love if you shared with me what you really want from a resource like this. You can call me at (405) 293-2564, email at jessica(at) blogging4jobs(dot)com or fill out my reader survey to tell me what you need.
China Gorman says
Congrats! This looks fantastic! Plus snow! 🙂
Jessica Miller-Merrell says
Thanks, China! The snow is part of a WordPress plugin and I thought I would keep for now. Happy New Year!!
I am looking for a new full time job and yesterday I got a call from one of the companies I applied for they told me that they will let me know if I will be elected for a face to face interview then today I got an email from that company saying ” Thank you for continued interest in the position we are offering.. bla bla bla.. As part of the application process, we ask that you complete the questionnaire in order to assess eligibility for the Work Opportunity Taxes Program (WOTC)” the go on with the email then they sent me an attachment and it is a ADP page asking me for personal info like my Social Security and other info, I replied to them that I could not share such a personal info by email . This is the first time I apply for a job and they ask me for my Social Security even before they see me in person… Is this common for companies to do? And why they want to check if I qualify ? I am a little bit confuse with this . Can u please help me clarifying this? Also what can I expect after I complete that questionnaire ? If I decide to do that?
Thank you very much!
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