An Adult Film Star Wants to Work Here

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, Harassment, HR, Meredith Soleau

It’s funny that this is really happening to me right now, especially since I have been asked this question before. Would I ever hire an adult film star? I have always told people I would never hire someone from that industry. And now, here we are. An adult film star wants to work here. A very attractive and intelligent woman came …

It’s not personal. It’s just business. Except for when it’s personal…

Meredith Soleau Career Paths, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Meredith Soleau, Outplacement

Repeat after me HR folks, “TERMINATING EMPLOYEES IS PERSONAL.” I hate it when you guys think otherwise.  If someone no longer works for your company, it has personally affected that person and their family. We sold part of our company last week to another company.  We used to be a mega semi-truck and car dealership.  Now we’re focused on cars …

Your Help Wanted Advertisement Sucks…

Meredith Soleau Candidate Pool, Meredith Soleau, Recruiting

I was getting no hits on my Careerbuilder advertisement. Well, I was getting hits on it, but mainly the people applying for my Service Technician job were fry cooks and bank managers. I couldn’t hire them. They didn’t have any certifications, tools, or formal training. I had to take a new approach. Since I had been recently chased out of a …