Posts by author: lorrie.macy

Hiring Our Heroes

March 30, 2012 by

Some went to Afghanistan, some to Iraq.   Most, however, went to both and most went at least twice.  Time and again, military service men and women risked their lives, for months on end, in deserts and towns so very far from home.  That was their job then. This is now.  The now when hundreds of […]

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Let’s face it.  Athletes are employees.  As much as fans would like to romanticize them otherwise, professional athletes are hired to do a job.  Remove the hype, the media, and the adoring fans and you’ll see the contracts, the meetings and performance evaluations—similar to your job or mine. Sure, “their” job comes with intense pressure […]

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Indeed, one of the largest job search sites on the internet, does a fantastic job of gathering and publishing jobs data.  They measure trends based on location, keywords, and search volume.  We’ve compiled a summary of their latest findings.

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“[This employer] does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, age or veteran status.” Nearly every job application or employment contract contains a disclaimer similar to the one above.  That statement will also mention something about the employer being an Equal Opportunity Employer, […]

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Perhaps not so surprisingly, the Donlad Trump method of termination may not be the best course to follow.  Simply shouting “you’re fired” after a steadily berating an employee is not going to work for the average employer.  But, then again, nothing about Mr. Trump is average. Whether it’s because of a budget cut, a restructuring, […]

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Meet Laura.  She knows exactly who she’s looking for.  Her list is not long, but having been refined by years of practice, it’s a solid one.  She’s got priorities and she’s not afraid to use them. So, just like yesterday, she’ll spend her day today scanning profiles, looking for the perfect fit, confident she’ll find […]

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Career Builder recently published the final data from their 2011 survey of employers who reported making a bad hiring decision.  Our infographic helps to sum up their findings.

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As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, social media scanning is a common practice among recruiters.   While the hard copy resume and the cover letter are both well and good, a candidate can never be too careful of what his or her social media history is saying.  Every tweet, status update, shared […]

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With the number of unemployed Americans today being equivalent to the number of people living in Alaska, Idaho, the Dakotas, Utah, Wyoming, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Arizona combined, recruiters who do have jobs to offer are often overwhelmed by the flood of applications they receive.  Weeding out the unqualified candidates in order to focus […]

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever used a social media site to find a new job.  If 2010 statistics hold true, there would be 14.4 million hands raised right now (assuming our audience was the entire world, that is).  Point being, an increasingly large number of employees are using these outlets to find jobs.  As […]

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