The College Degree – An Entry Ticket and 2 Educations in 1…

Beth Koberman Beth Kobermann, Career Paths, Generations, Social Media

Want to see what weakness looks like?  The following excerpt is from a contributor on EmployeeEvolution.com: The lie is simply this, “You can do anything you want so long as (sic) get a college education.”… As if my naive ways weren’t bad enough, I also assumed it didn’t matter what you majored in… I had to learn the hard way …

Baby Boomers Are Exiting Stage Left – Is that Good or Bad?

timtolan Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Generations, Recruiting, Succession Planning, Tim Tolan, Working With Recruiters

As a partner in an executive search firm, I’m constantly marketing our services to acquire new clients across the U.S.  That’s just part of what I do… Recently, we created a new detailed practice brochure, highlighting all of our services, and sent our new material to CEO’s in our market niche – healthcare IT.  A few days later, I received …

When Dating and Recruiting Feel the Same….

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Interviewing, Making Offers, Onboarding, Retention

I was talking with a manager who had an accepted offer from a candidate late last week.  The conversation went like this: Me – How’s your guy doing?  Have you called him since he accepted the offer? (1 week ago at the time of this conversation)Manager – No.Me – Why not?  Don’t you think he’d like to hear from you …

Too Sexy For This Job – Do You Discriminate In Hiring Based On Looks?

Kris Dunn Culture, Generations, Recruiting, Sourcing

I don’t. You?  I’m not so sure… There’s an article on Forbes detailing the land mines in hiring within the hospitality industry.  Here’s a shocker – the competition is fierce in Manhattan and elsewhere in pubs, coffee houses and eateries for attractive candidates.  It seems as if having attractive individuals work for you is good for business, but slippery from …

Will Your Company Be Using Facebook to Manage Talent in the Next Year?

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR Technology, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing

Don’t look now, but Facebook, that social networking site that has long been the avenue for college kids to share those crazy pictures from last weekend’s party – is growing up. What’s that mean for you?  Maybe nothing.  But if you are a part of a Fortune 500 company looking to build internal knowledge networks or training applications, assist employees …

Talent Watch – What to Expect When Gen Y Comes to Work…

Kris Dunn Generations

Best summary I have read on Gen Y in the workplace exists at Fortune Magazine – Read it here… One of the sidebars in the magazine listed the visual cues you’ll need to spot a Gen Yster.  Just for kicks I’ve compared myself visually to the guy at the right.  I didn’t fare too bad on the hipster chart…. How …