The simplest way to break through the HR barrier is learn everything you can about the techniques and challenges a Human Resource department is facing when trying to fill a job vacancy. The professional term is talent acquisition. You don’t have to become an expert on the subject matter, just enough to understand the mindset of the HR industry challenges in talent acquisition.
Instead of learning through the various blog posts, job boards or various career websites on what HR looks for in a job applicant, just go to the source. Read More →
A big part of a company’s brand or image is not based solely on the product or service they offer but how they function as a company as well.
What a lot of companies seem to be missing is that any and every interaction with the public is an opportunity to build on the company’s image and brand, including the Human Resources Department.
The Human Resources (HR) Department’s recruitment and hiring process is an area that can have a significant positive or negative impact on a company’s brand and image. It gives insight to the culture and attitude of the company.
On the positive side, an HR Department promotes a positive image when jobs are posted no longer than a month and all applicants receive status updates on their open applications. In contrast, one indication that a HR department is promoting a negative image is when jobs are posted for several months and/or applicants do not receive any status updates. Read More →
Old age has always been looked down upon in our society. The notion was the older you are the less work you can perform. It was a valid argument when people relied on physical ability to perform their jobs. Today however, most of our labor force is in services. In today’s service dominated economies the notion that age reduces skills and work performance in the service sector is no longer valid.
This is the first time in history, on a massive scale, that our seasoned labor force is still capable of producing at 100%. Yet the old notion of reduced output with age still has circulation, when in fact labor value now increases with age.
A great worker at 25 years old will be an exceptional worker at 55 years old. If you have passion for what you do, coupled with exceptional ability and you have progressively practiced your profession for 20 + years, you are indeed very serious at your craft. Read More →