The evolving role of HR Professionals

According to an article, “The Changing Role of Human Resources” on the website for Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, pressures like increasing globalization, rapid technological change, tougher competition, and organizational changes make HR’s role in navigating these transitions vital, but different from their limited responsibilities of yesterday. In shifting for “personnel” to “human resources,”… Read More »

Is recruiting via social networks as effective as traditional methods?

That question is akin to asking if you’d rather have a hammer or a screwdriver in your toolbox. Both are valuable tools and one can’t replace the other. So it is with social media versus traditional methods of recruitment—they will continue to complement, rather than replace– each other. As the economy revives, companies are staring… Read More »

Enhance your resume by volunteering

Interning isn’t just for college kids anymore. In today’s workforce, time between jobs can be turned to your advantage if you hone your skills or develop new ones, by volunteering. True, you won’t get college credit (or a salary) but the benefits include some valuable ones: Learn New Skills: Perhaps your old job as a… Read More »

How to use LinkedIn to get more exposure for your job posting

Though much of the attention in this economy is focused on job seekers, employers trying to hire just the right person for a position need to know how and where to post their open job to attract the right candidates. Making use of targeted social media is one way and, when it comes to networking… Read More »