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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.

April 04, 2013

Degrees, Compensation, and Teacher Effectiveness

While researching compensation data last week, I stumbled upon some interesting information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the relationship between degrees, earnings, and employment. It is no surprise to see in the chart below that educational attainment is a strong predictor of employmen...

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." ...

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...

May 31, 2012

Talent Managers Play Key Role in Common Core Implementation

Melanie Wightman, a School Improvement Specialist at Battelle for Kids, contributed to this post. Melanie works with teachers and principals to understand connections between fostering student growth and implementing the Common Core State Standards. Melanie has been in education since 1975 and belie...

April 07, 2012

Focusing On The Customer Experience - In Hiring

Naima Khandaker, Battelle for Kids Human Capital Specialist, contributed to this post. Naima is a former teacher and current education policy nerd who believes that one day soon, education will be great for all kids. The ultimate goal of hiring is to bring to an organization or position high perf...

February 19, 2012

How Should Employers Use Social Media in Recruiting?

In a previous post, "Staffing, What It Is and Isn't," I discussed the process of finding the right people and bringing them into an organization. An important part of this process is recruitment. (Note that recruitment is different from selection. Recruitment is finding and attracting talent, while ...

February 10, 2012

Using Social Media in Candidate Selection

There are many differing views on using social networking platforms in staffing. In my last blog I explored the different parts of the staffing process, from sourcing and recruitment to selection and hiring. Specifically, in this blog we will look at how social media is used (or not used) in selecti...

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