Brendan Shields

Brendan Shields is a production manager at ERE Media (www.ere.net), the parent company of TLNT.com. Contact him at brendan@ere.net.

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Classic TLNT

What Today’s Young Job Seekers Say They Really Want

From the HR blog on TLNT. Photo illustration by istockphoto.com.

Editor’s note: Sometimes, readers ask about past TLNT articles that they have heard about but may have missed. That’s why every Friday, we’re republishing a Classic TLNT post that some of you have requested.

At last month’s ERE Expo in Hollywood, Florida, Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads assembled a panel of four of today’s sharpest young job seekers.

Among the findings:

  • Only one of them uses LinkedIn.
  • They were not swayed by free swag at job fairs. Read more…
Webinars

TLNT Webinar: 4 Essential Social Learning Trends

Training

According to the latest industry report from Training magazine, total expenditures in training are on the rise. The amount spent on training jumped about 13% from 2010, including increases in overall training budgets and payroll, and spending on outside products and services.

With organizations spending more toward training, it only makes sense they will want to know how to create more engagement and learning retention (aka “value”) within training programs. And an important and exciting emerging component is social learning.

Social Learning has been a hot topic of conversation for many organizations lately. How can you train your employees to learn important skills without having to reinvent the wheel every time? How can you create a database or network of shared knowledge where your employees can easily and efficiently learn from one other? Furthermore, is it possible to make the process entertaining and increase motivation through social collaboration and the implementation of learning based games?

Join us for this exciting discussion about what social learning is, how it can be incorporated into training programs, what effect social collaboration has on motivation, and what place gamification can play in the future of learning.

August 8th at 2:00 PM ET

Register here

Presented by: Sharlyn Lauby

Sponsored by:

Cornerstone OnDemand

Webinars

Winning The War For Talent: 10 Ways to Build a Killer College Recruiting Program

The war for top university talent is on. In less than two years, Generation Y will make up more than 50 percent of the workforce, and the winners in the war for talent will be the organizations that hire and inspire the most driven, adaptable, and agile young professionals – regardless of company size.

But what does “talent” really mean, and how do you create a world class college recruiting program to attract, recruit, develop, and retain your future key business leaders?

In this thought-provoking, fun, and engaging webinar, Brazen Careerist COO and Co-Founder Ryan Healy will teach you:

  • How to identify your target schools and focus your strategy.
  • Why you need to embrace your young workforce to get the most out of your campus recruiting visits.
  • Unique ways to reach students at schools that you cannot physically attend (through social media and more!).
  • Ten (10) best practices to attract and engage the top university talent you need, even if your company isn’t called Google.

Through real-world examples, industry best practices, and cutting edge new ideas, you will walk away with practical, actionable next steps to attract and retain top talent that will help to take your organization to the next level.

Register here

Presented by Ryan Healy

Sponsored by:

Webinars

Compensation and Planning For the Future

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Our next free TLNT webinar is coming up on Thursday August 18, 2011. Join TLNT contributor Ann Bares and some of her Compensation Café bloggers to talk about Compensation and Planning for the Future.

This webinar will feature three members of the Compensation Café blogging team – Ann Bares, Jim Brennan and Laura Schroeder – joining forces to examine where compensation practice is headed in the next year and beyond.

The group will begin with a rundown of 2012 projections, based on new research from WorldatWork and others, for salary increases and other elements of compensation. Given the increasingly fluid and fast changing environment organizations today face, we’ll take a look at how the compensation planning and budgeting process can be made more dynamic. Read more…

Webinars

TLNT Webinar: Your CEO Just Said Your Metrics Suck! Now What?

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Upcoming free TLNT webinar on Thursday August 11, 2011: join TLNT contributor and longtime HR pro Tim Sackett for Strategies to put you back in the Driver’s Seat!

There is nothing worse than being in the boardroom presenting to your senior leadership, after having to wait far too long to gain this audience, and after the 3rd slide of your PowerPoint deck the CEO is already questioning your metrics!

Have you been there? Will you be there in the near future? Don’t despair, this webinar will give you 10 practical strategies to get beyond the initial shock of being shut down, and put you back in the driver’s seat. Read more…

TLNT Events

Employee Engagement: Changing Cultures and Managing Talent

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Over 71 percent of executive level HR scorecards include an employee engagement metric, driven in part by a multitude of research reports that connect high engagement to business performance.

As HR leaders are increasingly held accountable for improved levels of engagement and thus higher expectations for performance they are taking a much deeper look at their entire approach to engaging and motivating talent.

Yesterday we were content to leave engagement as an annual event, but today High Impact HR organizations realize that to actually impact engagement they need to implement a comprehensive employee engagement strategy that is focused on cultural and business needs.

Join Stacey Harris, Director of Strategic HR and Talent Research for Bersin & Associates on Wednesday May 25 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific, as she shares recent Bersin & Associates data and trends on Employee Engagement and the practices of High-Impact HR organizations in this free TLNT webinar. Read more…

Best of TLNT

What Today’s Young Job Seekers Say They Really Want

From the HR blog on TLNT. Photo illustration by istockphoto.com.

Editor’s Note: This week, TLNT is counting down the most popular posts of 2010. This is No. 2 in our Top 25. We’ll continue to do this through New Year’s Eve. Our regular content will return on Monday January 3, 2011.

At last month’s ERE Expo in Hollywood, Florida, Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads assembled a panel of four of today’s sharpest young job seekers.

Among the findings:

  • Only one of them uses LinkedIn.
  • They were not swayed by free swag at job fairs.
  • They were hesitant to be contacted by Facebook and SMS, which is often regarded as impersonal, unprofessional, or even spam.
  • If they’re receiving text messages from a recruiter or employer at 9:00 p.m., it’s a bad sign that they’d be working until 9:00 p.m. on a regular basis at that company.

Click below to see the video with these four young job seekers: Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

What Today’s Young Job Seekers Say They Really Want

From the HR blog on TLNT. Photo illustration by istockphoto.com.

At last month’s ERE Expo in Hollywood, Florida, Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads assembled a panel of four of today’s sharpest young job seekers.

Among the findings:

  • Only one of them uses LinkedIn.
  • They were not swayed by free swag at job fairs.
  • They were hesitant to be contacted by Facebook and SMS, which is often regarded as impersonal, unprofessional, or even spam.
  • If they’re receiving text messages from a recruiter or employer at 9:00 p.m., it’s a bad sign that they’d be working until 9:00 p.m. on a regular basis at that company. Read more…