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HR Insights, News

A Key to Career Success: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

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When I heard you speak I was shaking in my boots, because tomorrow, I am scheduled to speak after your presentation. Is there any way to put me on behind someone else?” he said jokingly.

I was asked about this change a few months back when I was the chair of the HR Summit in Bahrain. Just a few weeks ago, I made a presentation to The Human Resources Forum in Dubai (THRF), and as one of the attendees was leaving she said, “you make everything so clear and you are the best speaker that we have ever had here at the Forum.”

Since arriving here in the Middle East, I was fortunate to get on the HR speaker circuit. As of last week, I have spoken at about 25 events either as a keynote, conference chair, panel leader, or master class presenter. I have traveled from Africa to Turkey and all over the Middle East. Read more…

Future of HR, Legal Issues, News, Webinars

Ban-the-Box and other Pre-Employment Dilemmas

Finding qualified applicants for jobs is a constant challenge and many employers have adopted processes designed to identify latent issues with applicants, such as criminal history inquiries and background checks.

While employers took these steps with relatively limited legal restriction for many years, trends such as “ban-the-box” are now sweeping the country. Agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are taking aggressive action to combat perceived areas for potential discrimination and unfairness in pre-employment inquiries.

Join our free webinar on Wednesday March 25 to learn more about the current trends and how your can continue to recruit the right candidates while protecting your company from potential litigation.

Our speakers, Foley & Lardner LLP employment law attorneys Christopher Ward and John Litchfield will cover current legislative and enforcement trends and explore the best ways for employers to continue to takediligent efforts to identify strong candidates while remaining on the right side of the law during this season of rapid development.

This webinar will fill up fast. Register now for free to reserve your seat for March 25.

Can’t attend? No problem! Register for the webinar and you’ll receive a link to view the video recording the next day.

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/t35wpskqg9h7&eom

Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific.

Sponsored by:  First Advantage

News

The HR Manager’s Guide to Hiring (and Retaining) Millennials

The recession has changed the attitude of many members of the Millennial generation when it comes to work.

Millennials.

That lazy, indolent, pleasure-seeking, mercurial generation. A group characterized as loving rewards but rejecting correction. The generation that the executives of yesterday cringe to see populating their hiring pools (in only six years, 46 percent of the workforce will be Millennials).

But is this cynicism fair? Do Millennials really live down to these debased expectations? Read more…

News, Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

The Challenges You Face Using Social Media Screening and Hiring Process

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Most business functions have – to some degree – succumbed to the ubiquity and power of social media, and the HR department isn’t immune.

According to research conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management, 76 percent of companies currently use or plan to use social media during the recruiting process.

Whether it’s spreading the word about a new job posting through LinkedIn groups, or reviewing candidates’ Twitter feeds before an interview, social media offers HR managers a quick, cost-effective way to expedite the recruiting process. Read more…

News, Webinars

Upcoming Webinar You Won’t Want to Miss: Is Your Talent Technology Driving Business Results?

Join host Amber Grewal in this upcoming SuccessFactors webinar as she shares the tips and tricks required for the “competition” that is talent attraction. Tactics that will be discussed:

  • Understanding the applications and definition of “Talent Technology”
  • A detailed breakdown of Talent Technology (exp. based, engaging, social, etc.)
  • Detailing how in order to be successful in today AND tomorrow’s market you need to be technology centric, and what that entails as well

Registering for this webinar will prove to be a wise investment of time, especially more so as we are in the midst of a critical juncture in talent acquisition, especially in an area that is so heavily dependent on emerging technology. Hurry and register now, don’t forget!

Date/Time of Webinar:  September 4, 2014 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/b8u4gvw5q6ua&eom

Sponsor:  SuccessFactors

Can’t attend the live webinar?  No problem! Register and receive links to the webinar slides and recording to view at a more convenient time!

News, Webinars

TLNT Webinar: Is Your Talent Acquisition Strategy Driving Business Results You Need?

Join host Amber Grewal in this upcoming SuccessFactors-webinar as she shares the tips and tricks required for the “competition” that is talent attraction. Tactics that will be discussed:

  • Understanding the applications and definition of “Talent Technology”
  • A detailed breakdown of Talent Technology (exp. based, engaging, social, etc.)
  • Detailing how in order to be successful in today AND tomorrow’s market you need to be technology centric, and what that entails as well

Registering for this webinar will prove to be a wise investment of time, especially more so as we are in the midst of a critical juncture in talent acquisition, especially in an area that is so heavily dependent on emerging technology. Hurry and register now, don’t forget!

Date/Time of Webinar:  September 4, 2014 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/b8u4gvw5q6ua&eom

Sponsor:  SuccessFactors

Can’t attend the live webinar?  No problem! Register and receive links to the webinar slides and recording to view at a more convenient time!

Legal Issues, News

More States Bump Up Workplace Protections for Pregnant Women

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By Ashley Kaplan

When Jennifer Latowski, a certified nursing assistant at Northwoods Nursing Center, shared with her supervisor that she was pregnant, she was asked to obtain a doctor’s note stating that she had no work restrictions.

Instead, Latowski’s physician issued a 50-pound lifting restriction.

As a result, Northwoods told Latowski she could no longer work for them because they only accommodated restrictions caused from work-related incidents. Latowski filed a wrongful termination suit claiming disability and pregnancy discrimination in Latowski v. Northwoods Nursing Center. Read more…

News, Webinars

TLNT Webinar: A Leap Ahead – Succession Planning & Internal Mobility

It may be hard to believe, but all the data you need to understand your future recruiting needs is right under your nose hidden within your existing HR and Recruiting systems, the problem being that they just don’t come together. Equally baffling is the fact that most of the people you need to fill your next big opportunities most likely exist in your business already, but small inconveniences like politics or visibility stop you from taking that advantage. That’s why today’s one-hour Visier sponsored webinar hosted by Bill Boorman will be a clear advantage to anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of joining up their data silos, and the organizations who are making REAL progress in this area. Topics also discussed include an understanding of recruiting/HR systems and the hidden data, internal talent mapping, predicting shortfalls, navigating the politics of internal mobility, and much more!

Please join Bill Boorman, COO of Tru Events,  for a one-hour webinar on Thursday, March 27, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time (2 Eastern).

Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/lsl1ontn2ayp&eom

Can’t attend? No problem! Sign up and receive a recording to view at a time that is more convenient for you!

HR News & Trends, News

Weekly Wrap: Flex Work Is Growing, So Why Aren’t More Women Doing It?

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Everyone knows that flex work (or telework, or whatever else you call it) has been on the rise, and last year’s prolonged debate when Yahoo decided to get rid of the option for their workforce exposed the strong feelings that so many have about it.

That’s why some new research from the Flex+Strategy Group and Work+Life Fit, Inc. (FSG/WLF) is pretty interesting as it digs into this workforce trend that so many feel so very passionately about.

The key findings were somewhat surprising. Read more…

Global HR, Leadership, News, TLNT Events, Webinars

TLNT Webinar: Five Obstacles to Leadership Team Effectiveness

Want to turn your HR organization into an elite team that could effectively respond to any emergent condition and corporate expectation?  Learn how during an upcoming webinar presented by Marco Avila, the General Manager of Human Resources at Maersk Central America Cluster.  Maersk is the largest shipping company operating in Panama.  Marco will share how they developed a leadership strategy and the secrets which have enabled his group to operate like a SWAT team.

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT       Register Here

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