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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...

April 27, 2012

Resume 101

Last week, I had an interesting conversation with my coworkers about reviewing résumés that were excellent, poorly-written, and even inappropriate, and how important a résumé can be in making a good first impression with an employer. This inspired me to share some lessons for creating and mainta...

March 20, 2012

What (REALLY) Motivates People?

It is important for talent managers to examine and discuss the underlying motivational and incentive theories connected to human behavior, management, and leadership. For centuries, psychologists have observed humans to understand why they do the things they do. Human resource professionals often lo...

March 19, 2012

Are We Headed for A Teacher Shortage and Can We Fix It?

When I was growing up, my parents did everything they could to ensure I had a good education. They chose the places we lived in Ohio and Kentucky with the main goal of getting my siblings and I into great schools. My mom and dad also placed a strong focus on literature, math, science, technology, at...

February 25, 2012

Six Things to Remember in Your Job Search

I recently had a friend come to me for help finding a job. As an HR person, I frequently get this question from friends, friends of friends, past classmates on LinkedIn, people on Twitter, and others. I am always honored when people ask for help. We all know that there are many workers looking for j...

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...

February 09, 2012

Staffing: What It Is and Isn't!

The words recruiting, sourcing, selection, hiring, screening, posting, and staffing are often used interchangeably, but they all have different meanings and represent different parts of the larger staffing process. Even I say staffing at times when I really mean hiring. So what do these terms mean, ...

December 12, 2011

When Brand Management Meets Talent Management

Last week, I had a very interesting conversation with a friend who is in the process of looking for a new job. She shared that she is not only interested in working for an organization with a good reputation but one that is part of a strong community. While she has had success in finding job opening...

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