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Calculating the ROI of Boomerang Employees

Ex-Employees:  The Rehire Metric

I wanted to revisit the subject of hiring boomerang employees. In my post How to Hire Backwards with Boomerang Employees I talked about the positives of hiring former employees and how many companies today are realizing that they may be a very good deal. They are a cheaper hire, they are more quickly productive and […]

Mine’s Bigger . . . Than Yours

The Impotence of Influence

I’d love you forever, if you’d take a moment and vote for my session at SXSW.  Vote here to see ‘The Impotence of Influence.  Mine’s Bigger Than Yours’ at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Conference.  Crystal and I owe you a cocktail.  She’s buying. . .  What is the Impotence of Influence? Influence is a funny […]

Facebook Jobs Will Change Online Recruitment Forever

Facebook and Recruiting Online

Having spent more than some time in the HR and recruiting industry, I’ve seen the fall of traditional news media help wanted ads, the growth of the job board industry, the decline of the job board and now the rise social media.  While many have claimed each of these news and media distribution channels are […]

Service Industry is Fastest Growing US Job Market

Job & Hiring Growth in Service & Manufacturing Industries

“Yawn,” you say.  Why does one even care about these things?  Forecasting your business and hiring are some of the most important and often overlooked pieces to having a successful business.  It is especially important to have a pulse on what your competition is doing and what places job seekers and your employees are applying […]

5 Ways Mobile is Changing the Workplace & Flexibility

Mobile's Impact on the Future of Work

Mobile & Technology Changes Workplace Productivity It’s no secret that mobile phones, tablets, and other transportable devices have infiltrated our lives including at work.  Mobile phones and other personal devices have been a staple for traveling business professionals or managers with multiple units or location responsibilities to stay in touch wherever they may be.  But […]

Crisis Management Strategy for Employee Social Media

Social Media Crisis Management Strategy

Social Media and Your Crisis Management Strategy I’ve long said that social media changes everything especially in the context of work and the employment world.  Human Resource professionals, as well as CEOs can no longer travel from location to location to speak individually with employees who are being laid off.  Company announcements, lay offs, terminations, […]