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Article by:
Bob Haas

Posted on:
Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Dos and Don’ts of HR Networking

Whether you’re looking now or have plans to look for a payroll or HR position… someday… networking is the best way to be considered as HR positions come open. Ever hear the phrase “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”? Of course, you still need the skills to land your next HR position, but being a known commodity is often a differentiator between hired and not.

Networking can also help you meet people that can mentor you and maybe even acquire new skills! But how do you even get started – the advice to “network more” is a bit hollow without knowing the questions to ask yourself as well as where to find the answers.

SHRM, APA and other industry events are important, but look to expand your attendance beyond these organizations. Alumni events, meetups for people with other interests, and gatherings you find on places like LinkedIn can all be the key to advancing your career. They can even help land your next payroll or HR opportunity.

Before you go to a networking event, make sure you have reachable goals to make meaningful connections. You may choose to do some research to find out who will be at an event to pre-select who you’d like to meet. Taking this one step further, find out whether an existing contact can make an introduction either ahead of time or at the event. Here’s our quick list of some other do’s (and don’ts) of networking…

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Scott Drazdik

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Oct 25, 2018 7:40:00 AM

Bossman Highlight: John Bernatovicz

 

"What separates Willory from other firms is the competence and experience of our people, the systematic process we use to help our clients solve problems and transform their business, and our high service orientation to our clients, consultants, candidates and team members"

Welcome to this weeks special edition of our highlight series. Not only is it Willory's 8th year anniversary but also a special birthday. Let's give it up for our founder and president, John Bernatovicz. Thanks to his vision we have grown so significantly in the last eight years and have been recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio. 

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Scott Drazdik

Posted on:
Oct 18, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Employee Highlight: Tammy Mueller

 

 

 

 

"Whether it’s professional or personal development, John makes it a priority through team meetings, encouraging professional development, and monthly one-to one meetings. He has consistently challenged and encouraged me – and others –  to take time to focus on development and to try new things."

Welcome to this weeks article about what makes Willory truly unique: our team. Without the people on the Willory team we would not be recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio and have grown so significantly in the last (almost) eight years.

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Article by:
Scott Drazdik

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Oct 4, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Employee Highlight: Laura Maike

"Working at Willory has given me a greater strength in not only managing my time more effectively, but my overall efficiency and quality of results. I feel I am a more competent and confident professional from my time here."

Welcome to this weeks article about what makes Willory truly unique: our team. Without the people on the Willory team we would not be recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio and have grown so significantly in the last (almost) eight years.

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Article by:
Scott Drazdik

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Sep 27, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Employee Highlight: Cris Hornick

"In the short time I have been with Willory, I have already learned a great deal. It is an atmosphere of evolution. The environment is set up to constantly allow personal and professional growth. Weaknesses aren’t look at in a negative way, instead they are looked at as an opportunity to grow and develop."

Welcome to this weeks article about what makes Willory truly unique: our team. Without the people on the Willory team we would not be recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio and have grown so significantly in the last (almost) eight years.

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Article by:
Scott Drazdik

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Sep 12, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Employee Highlight: Holly Hall

"The practice of human resources is the same across businesses; it’s the art within how a company administers HR."

Welcome to the fourth installment new series about what makes Willory truly unique: our team. Without the people on the Willory team we would not be recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio and have grown so significantly in the last (almost) eight years.

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Article by:
Jamie Rugh

Posted on:
Aug 31, 2018 3:45:00 PM

Changing Careers Later in Life

How’s that job as a fireman or a doctor…oh you didn’t grow up to have the job you thought you would earlier in your life? If your realization that you are not happy on your current career path happens in your twenties, thirties, or later – are you stuck?

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Article by:
Scott Drazdik

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Aug 29, 2018 10:30:49 AM

Employee Highlight: Scott Drazdik

"Working remotely is an awesome opportunity and I hope to see more companies take this approach in the next few decades. I really think it is where the future is headed, and it is cool being able to work for a company that dares to be different and paves the way for this movement."

Welcome to the third installment new series about what makes Willory truly unique: our team. Without the people on the Willory team we would not be recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio and have grown so significantly in the last (almost) eight years.

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Article by:
John Bernatovicz

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Aug 11, 2018 4:00:55 PM

I Promise...I'm Not Going Anywhere

It hit me this past weekend as the Firestone golf tournament (officially called the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational) was ending – another “icon” was leaving Northeast Ohio. Next year’s tournament will no longer be practically in my backyard, but in Memphis. The Firestone tournament was something my father took me to and something I’ve continued the tradition with my own kids. I just assumed it would come every year… but now it’s gone. Sort of like a certain basketball player… many just assumed he was Northeast Ohio’s. Now he is in Los Angeles.

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Article by:
Lisa (Dean) Mamula

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Aug 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Are your references really available upon request?

Whether it’s just a formality or the final piece to the puzzle in separating yourself from another payroll or HR candidate, you’ll need references at the ready in your job hunt . Unfortunately finding the right references is often a candidate afterthought in a job search . But you should make sure they’re lined up before the critical go or no-go decision comes from an employer. Typically , any position will ask for three professional references (leave off those relatives) who can vouch that what you’ve said is true . As a best practice, and often a requirement , provide both email and phone number to communicate with your reference . It’s not always as simple as having three go-to people for each and every HR opportunity or circumstance, so here are a few things to consider as you develop your references, before request:

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