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March 27, 2014

Are You Likeable? Your Success May Depend On It!

Are You Likeable? You success may depend on it as "likeability" can have an important impact on everything from marriage to job interviews to healthcare.

December 30, 2013

PISA 2012: Global Lessons on Prioritizing

Guest blogger, Naima Khandaker, explores the 2012 PISA results and dives into how high-performing systems are prioritizing their resources in order to be successful.

August 05, 2013

8 Ways Talent Managers Can Support Volunteer-Service

In my last post, I shared results from the UnitedHealth report, Doing Good is Good For You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study, which revealed some important connections between volunteerism and personal and professional success. Volunteerism can also be a powerful tool for K-12 Talent Managers in s...

July 03, 2013

When Can An Internship Go Unpaid?

As a follow-up to my post, Court Decisions Challenge Legality of Unpaid Internships, here is a bit of information for those interested on what qualifies as an internship and what doesn't. The Department of Labor (DOL) is the federal body that enforces more than 180 employment laws in the United Sta...

July 01, 2013

Court Decisions Challenge Legality of Unpaid Internships

It's not unusual for college students to pursue an unpaid internship to build experience in hopes of gaining a fulltime position upon graduation. In fact, Intern Bridge, a research firm, estimates that more than 500,000 undergraduate students participate in unpaid internships yearly. While Intern ...

November 21, 2012

Emotional Intelligence: The Flip Side of Smart

Andrew Ansoorian contributed to this blog. Andrew is a 15 year human capital practitioner and is currently the Director of Human Resources for Shenandoah County Public Schools in Virginia. Andrew believes the "true test of one's character isn't how one handles adversity, but how one handles power." ...

October 31, 2012

7 Practices to Prevent Unethical Behavior

In recent weeks, I have had several conversations with school personnel directors about the importance of building ethical cultures and practices. Leaders in all industries face issues concerning unethical behavior and can learn from each other about how best to tackle these situations. Here are se...

September 21, 2012

What Should Districts Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Most Americans have heard about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the importance of being ADA compliant. But, what does that mean for employees and organizations, and how does the law impact school districts? Following is information about the ADA that all K-12 talent managers should know. B...

August 01, 2012

Use of Credit Checks Scrutinized in Employee Selection

A hot topic of debate (yes, debate) at my office, and within Human Resources departments across the country, is what tools and practices should and shouldn't be used in the selection process. For example, is GPA a good or bad indicator of someone's future potential? Credit checks are also a measure...

June 22, 2012

Promote Internally or Hire Externally?

Business leaders, school districts, and HR professionals have long debated whether it is better to promote internally or hire externally. Some districts I have worked with will only promote current teachers to fill a vacant principal position, while others regularly look to hire candidates from outs...

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