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Some ideas about hiring Gen Y....
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I did not see any women in the ranks of the "highest rated" CEO; I wonder what is missing--do they need a better internal PR Machine?   
Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs 2015. Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading your company? Glassdoor has announced the winners of its annual Employees' Choice Awards for the Highest Rated CEOs in 2015. This year, there are five categories spanning North America and Europe.
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A great library of briefing yourself on a subject or DIY learning...
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While many talent acquisition organizations place sourcers below recruiters as an entry-level position, Kutsmode argues that the position should be considered a separate skillset with its own metrics and expectations. Just like not all HR professionals are good recruiters, not all recruiters are good dedicated sourcers. 
This article by Carl Kutsmode, Partner at talentRISE, provides insight on how to properly utilize dedicated sourcing recruiters with a recruitment organization. Among the advice listed is to give sources the resources they need to find solid prospects and to utilize them for positions that are less likely to have active candidates applying to the job. Click here to read the article. While many talent acquisition organizations place sourcers below...
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We seem to be relying more and more on ads (that don't work) instead of pushing innovative work forward...
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An interesting perspective from Marillyn Hewson, CEO, Lockheed Martin...
In this series, professionals debate the state – and future – of their industry. Read all the posts here and write your own (use #MyIndustry in the body of your post).While most businesses think in terms of fiscal quarters, the global aerospace and defense industry works in quarter centuries. The products we create take a long time to develop -- and they're meant to last for decades. So when we talk about the state of our industry today, we also ...
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We've all gotten those 'Thanks We Received Your Resume' emails when applying to a job. But they are usually all the same boring text that leave you feeling as if your resume will never be seen again. When a reader tipped us off the the email below sent by a software company we couldnt help but publish it. Its a unique, tongue-in-cheek way to make a great first impression. 
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Since the beginning of time, human beings have had to work and have sought meaning in their work. That’s why it takes more than a healthy paycheck for employees to be happy on the job and why all the talk about how money doesn’t motivate employees to higher performance rings true.

However, it would be a mistake to conclude that if more money doesn’t make employees work harder, money isn’t central to employee job satisfaction. Money still talks. Money confers value, and the right money makes less-than-ideal work situations tolerable, at least for a time.
<p>Despite the surveys to the contrary, the main reason people quit jobs is for more money. Are you sure you're paying your employees right?</p>
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One of the biggest problems for veterans these days is finding a job in the private sector once they retire from the military. For example, many vets find that it's difficult to translate their military training and experience into language that civilian employers can understand.
Most of us on this Memorial Day today are enjoying time with family and friends, but we should also take time to remember those who have lost their lives defending this country -- and the military personnel and their families who sacrifice so much every day.
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Far too many business leaders are, with the best intentions, failing to put the necessary muscle behind efforts to promote more women. Those organizations that understand the business imperative for gender balanced teams and inclusive cultures realize that it a 3-legged solution: men, women, and organization all have a part to play. Yet to move beyond conversation to action there are four things organizations corporate leaders can do to finally, after decades of talk, actually get something done on this issue:
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Marvin Smith is veteran talent acquisition practitioner who focuses on strategic talent sourcing, talent community building, social recruiting, employment branding, and the use of technology to drive talent identification and engagement strategies. Marvin is a writer and speaker on the topics of talent communities, strategic talent sourcing, Moneyball Sourcing, and talent acquisition strategies.
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Marvin Smith is veteran talent acquisition practitioner who focuses on strategic talent sourcing, talent community building, talent branding, and the use of technology to drive talent identification and engagement strategies.  Marvin's current role is a Strategic Talent Sourcing Consultant with Lockheed Martin where he is responsible for talent pipeline building for critical skills talent; and driving corporate wide, talent community initiatives.

  Marvin has been on teams that were at the forefront of resurgence of talent sourcing as a strategic weapon in talent acquisition.  Previously, he served in positions of strategic talent sourcing program management with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Blackberry; and Microsoft. 

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