When you’re a small business, you might not have the resources (nor the need) for a full time staff. You might opt to have one or two employees who work part time, one or two who work full time and depending on your circumstances, you might fill in the gaps on a seasonal basis by hiring temporary employees. If you do that, which of your workers are considered to be employees and which are considered to be independent contractors? The answer is, “It depends.” All of them could potentially be your employees.
Peter Capelli’s article “Why We Love To Hate HR And What We Can Do About It” identifies many human resources areas in need of re-invention, from annual performance management to workplace flexibility. But how can HR managers harness the innovation of the next generation of employees to achieve long-lasting structural improvements? Enter Jams And Hackathons […]
A buzzword can be dangerous, and that’s exactly what the phrase “content marketing” is right now. It’s an effort that brands are jumping into without really thinking through what it takes to set content strategies up for success. However, for those who properly plan, publish, and execute their content efforts, the rewards can be incredibly […]
A great company usually has a great board behind it, both supporting the CEO and helping move the company forward. Well-functioning boards set strategy, monitor risks, deal with succession planning and provide guidance when it comes to recruiting talent. So what makes a board highly effective? The answer to that question has changed dramatically in […]
I recently had a chance to catch up with Jon Birdsong, the CEO of Rivalry, to get his insights on on how the best Managers show their employees that they really do give a damn. Here’s a recap of what he had to share: Talent Management and HR Tech has recently produced an offspring of software […]
The New York Times just announced, “Obama Drafts Order on Paid Sick Leave for Contractors.” The talk is of action, swift action, but the reality of impact is something else. Industry will use a series of powerful factors to delay, water down, and altogether minimize what the executive order does. It states impressive goals but […]
In line with economist expectations employers added 215,000 jobs in July, according to the latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistic out Friday morning. For the second month in a row he unemployment rate came in at 5.3%, the lowest rate since April 2008. “Todays numbers show that a boring jobs report can be a good jobs […]
The 15 Most Searched Jobs Right Now Which roles are the most job seekers currently hunting for? To determine which opportunities are the most coveted right now, job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor broke down search data by occupation. The jobs that appear here are the most popular based on search activity on Glassdoor.com between May […]
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, describes his hiring process this way: I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work directly for that person. Zuckerberg’s comment illustrates an overlooked, yet fundamental, truth about hiring—people are ultimately looking for someone they want to work with. This is why companies […]
Managers: have you wanted to know what drives your employees well before their scheduled review cycles? What if you could encourage a peer review process that takes place more frequently? How about incentives: do you ever feel like you’ve run out of ideas on rewarding your employees? Or perhaps you want to provide your teams with the best support possible so they’re happy and productive?
The Top 10 Cities For Sales Jobs Those seeking work in the sales field may want to consider setting their sights on California. Compensation information and job search site Glassdoor.com took a look at the cities providing the best compensation and the most jobs to sales-industry job seekers. To determine the final list, Glassdoor reviewed U.S. […]
Employee referrals are the #1 source of quality candidates for the most successful organizations, resulting in faster hires, improved employee retention levels and higher profitability. While this might seem like common sense, employee referral programs are typically under-invested in when compared to other sourcing channels.