Name dropping gets a bad rap as it’s often used to cash in on a person’s associations to advance one’s own position. The worst “offenders” drop names of people they barely know as a close ally when in reality the relationship may be best characterized as “casual acquaintances.”
While sunny Las Vegas provided the backdrop for this year’s HR Tech, I actually came out ahead in Vegas with a windfall of knowledge. And it wasn’t just about HR. This event is all about trends in the marketplace featuring demo products from varied aspects of the HR technology landscape. It’s here we learn how others solved their business problems with HR technology. And of course there was the added win with the unique chance to network with over 9,000 attending consultants, vendors, and practitioners.
After completing a recent Recruiting Analysis (Willory’s newest service you can learn about by clicking here), a startling realization hit me: majority of companies are having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because their entire recruiting strategy isn’t properly aligned with the hiring organization’s goals. The result? A painfully long and arduous process to fill job orders and when they are filled… the right person might not be the “winner,” producing high turnover.
College is chock full of assignments with defined deadlines from an elaborate and precise syllabus. In the professional word, it’s not that simple. This summer I began to learn the ropes of the workforce after being in the classroom for 14 years.
There are over 2,000 employee engagement services in the market today – so if you think employee engagement is a fad you should reconsider. Pick up any human resource publication or search for hundreds of blogs to find articles on this topic. Employee engagement is here to stay. With the right planning, you can build up your organization and your career.
When you submit your HR/payroll resume online, a real person will look at it… right? I mean surely, after you take the time to answer the questions, submit a personal cover letter, etc. the organization will take at least some time to review your qualifications for their HR or payroll position… correct? Not necessarily as more and more companies are using applicant-tracking systems (ATS) to automatically sort through online applications.
If you get called into an HR/payroll interview, there are a lot of things you cannot control, from your own experience to the biases of those interviewing you. There are things you can control, however – here are a few tips to get yourself a leg up on the next HR/payroll position you pursue.
Prepare, prepare, and then prepare some more.