When looking for new employees, finding candidates with relevant industry experience is often necessary. But let’s face it, there will often be many candidates with very similar credentials. Credentials are important, but not necessarily sufficient on their own, especially when hiring for a small business or start up. In those cases there are other traits…read more
Welcome to another edition of… The Funny Side of HR: From the Desk of a Woman of a Certain Age Thank you for coming back to check on me “A Woman of a Certain Age”. I hope that you are enjoying my view of the evolution of all things HR including a hint of humor. …read more
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same – What Matters to Employers in the Hiring Process #EWS2015
Editor’s Note: Women of HR has partnered with Spherion on a series of sponsored posts to bring you highlights and commentary from their 2015 Emerging Workforce Study, which contains a great deal of interesting data and statistics about future trends in the workforce and our workplaces. This is the fifth in that series. ln…read more
Job seekers often underprepare for the interview. Understandably, it can be difficult to prepare answers for the millions of different questions they might be asked by an HR professional or potential boss. And that’s probably why the answers to my favorite interview question vary so greatly. The Interview Question Candidates Get Wrong My favorite interview question is this:…read more
You’re an HR professional and you’ve decided it’s time to change jobs. Maybe it’s something happening within your company causing you to switch, or maybe it’s something inside of you telling you it’s time. Either way, this is one time where things should be easy, right? After all, you’re a professional in Human Resources! Finally,…read more
Introverts are getting a lot of attention lately. Articles touting the power of introverts are being published left and right. With as many articles as I was seeing, I figured there must be some information out there about how we in HR can find, hire and promote more introverts. Well, I was wrong.