7 Valuable Onboarding Messages That Will Help New Hires

Posted by Cathy Reilly on May 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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As new hires go through your onboarding process, they learn about how the organization is structured, become familiar with their new team and are tasked with early goals to launch their development.

While we may be progressing in our onboarding processes, are we equally progressing in what we communicate to new hires? Essentially, employees want to know they are seen as individuals, they matter and will be well supported to grow - things found beyond a paycheck.  

Here are 7 valuable onboarding messages for new hires that help support the things employees seek from their new work experience.

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Topics: Onboarding, Recruiting & Hiring, Management, Human Resources, Training

How to Be a Savvy Staffing Service Consumer on the Perm Side

Posted by Cathy Reilly on May 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Getting started with a staffing service can be fairly quick and easy. They are eager to have your business. You are eager for their product (qualified people for jobs). Because of this, the process
can start running away with itself. The staffing service is part of what is going to build your business, so perform your due diligence wisely. 

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring, Management, Human Resources, Staffing Services

Why I Would Hire U2’s Bono to Work in Human Resources

Posted by Cathy Reilly on May 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Last week I saw U2 perform in San Jose. My sister Patty, a superfan of the band, flew in from Tampa to see them and treated me to the concert. Between tours in the U.S. and Ireland, this was her thirty first concert. My second. As last minute luck would have it, we were in the right place at the right time to personally meet Bono several hours before the show started.

Upon meeting the legendary Paul David Hewson, (his real name), I couldn’t help but be impressed about who I observed as the person on the street with his fans outside the stadium that afternoon and Bono, the icon, on stage in front of thousands that night.

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring, Management, Human Resources

This Is Absolutely Part Of A Company's Culture

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Apr 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM


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A friend of mine has been in a job search for a while now. She is a seasoned corporate relocation specialist. We met up for coffee recently and she told me about a trip she took from California to Philadelphia (on her dime) for a very promising job interview. She left the interview with the impression it went very well, headed back to the west coast and awaited further word.

I have another friend who is in an HR job search in Manhattan for several months now. She has
gone on numerous interviews, all of which seemed to go positively. So far, nothing concrete has materialized, but she is remaining optimistic.

Unfortunately, for my friends, after days and weeks of waiting for a response, job offers have not been extended. But, what is most striking is that despite both sending Thank You letters and follow up inquiries as to their status as viable candidates, neither were provided any type of response. Not a word. And, it’s this last piece of the job interview process that really stings for both of them.

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Topics: Onboarding, Recruiting & Hiring, Management, Human Resources, Staffing Services

What You Need to Know to Make a More Human Workplace

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Apr 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

iStockTake a moment to think about your workforce. What do they look like? What are their names? What do they like to do on their weekends? Unless your employees are all robots, you should know the answers to these questions.

Yet it seems like organizations are forgetting that they have actual human beings who work for them. And it’s having dramatic implications for the workplace and employee satisfaction.

A survey by Globoforce found that of the employees whose leaders don’t care about making the workplace more human, just 43 percent love their job and only 32 percent are highly engaged. In comparison, of the employees whose leaders do care about the human side of the office, 89 percent love their job and 51 percent are highly engaged.

If you want to bring some more humanity to your workforce, try these three steps:

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Topics: Onboarding, Recruiting & Hiring, Employee Engagement

5 Things You Need To Improve About Your Job Descriptions

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Jan 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

geralt-pixabay.jpgWell, it’s happened again. Another new hire has quit their job after just a few months in the office. So you go back to the drawing board and copy and paste the original job description onto the same old job board. Surely this time you’ll find the right person for the position, right?


We’ve all heard the old adage, “insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result.” It holds true with job descriptions, too.

If you’re having trouble filling open positions, it’s probably because of outdated or unappealing job posts. Here are five common problems with job descriptions and how to improve them to attract better employees:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

3 Ways to Be a Recruiting Winner Like Charlie Brown

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Oct 28, 2015 8:30:00 AM

kevindooleyFlickrGrowing up watching Peanuts movies has been an essential part of the holiday season for a few generations. From Halloween through Christmas, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the crew taught us about friendship, overcoming disappointment, and what the holidays were truly about.

However, just because you’re an adult now doesn’t mean you still can’t learn a thing or two from the Peanuts gang. Especially when it comes to recruiting and hiring new employees.

Here are three recruitment strategy lessons you can learn from classic Charlie Brown holiday specials:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

4 Of The Best Ways To Make Your Great Gen Z Intern An Employee

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Oct 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

bigstock-Creative-business-colleagues-a-92554376It’s hard to believe, but Gen Z is in college, entering their 20s, and looking for their first internship. The next step is full-time employment, and you’ve already considered preparing for Gen Z recruitment. But what if you already have a great Gen Z intern you’d like to turn into an employee?

The types of work and the environment these young adults prefer is different than Millennials. If you want to turn a Gen Z’er into a full-time addition to your company, it’s time to start adjusting your internship program now.

Here are four ways to transition your promising Gen Z interns into rockstar employees: 

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

Why The "Not A Fit" Hiring Excuse Is The Worst And How To Fix It

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Sep 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

“Fit” is a longtime buzzword that easily rolls off the tongue of hiring managers everywhere. It’s become a popular and broad excuse for not hiring a job candidate. In fact, fifty-nine percent of hiring managers credit not being a cultural fit as the reason for rejecting a candidate according to a survey conducted by Cubiks. But what exactly does it mean to be a “good fit”?

bigstock-Analyzing-Applicants-Resume-Il-61252670When you dismiss potential employees without a concrete reason why they were wrong for the position, you miss out on some wonderful talent. [Click to Tweet] Here’s a deeper look into the “not a fit” hiring excuse and how it affects your company:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

How To Recruit Gen Z: What You Need To Know Now

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Sep 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Laptop Work-1Gen Y (aka Millennials) are growing older and becoming a more stable, balanced part of the national workforce. For recruiters and hiring managers who struggle with understanding what Gen Y want in an employer, that’s good news. However, it also brings with it an unsettling reality that some hiring managers may already be struggling with:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

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