February 23, 2017 Employment Latest News Management Work 0

But I don’t want a promotion!

 Not everyone wants to get to the top...

While many people are constantly looking to climb the corporate ladder at work, believe it or not, there are others who are happy staying put. This can be a tricky position to be in because in some organizations, refusing a promotion can be a career-limiting move. On the other hand, turning down a job you feel is not in your best interest can also be the key to being happy at work.

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Filling Your Talent Needs with “Build” Recruiting Tactics

This is the second post in a 3-part series by HR Bartender, Sharlyn Lauby. Sharlyn breaks down the Recruiting Strategy Tactics "Buy", "Build", and "Borrow". This second post looks at how companies can leverage the "Build" tactic to meet hiring demands and what extra benefits their existing employees can gain. Enjoy!

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February 14, 2017 Advice Job Seeker Latest News Tips 0

Didn't get the job? Maybe it's for the best.

Here's some reasons to not feel discouraged in your job search.

As someone who speaks frequently with jobseekers who apply via Alongside, I can understand their pain. They spend a lot of time creating and then tailoring resumes/applications for jobs they think they'd kill to have. Then? Silence. Or, an interview that they hype yourself up for, followed up with a two sentence rejection email. "Dear ______, thank you for your interest in Blah Blah Co. Unfortunately, we've decided to go with another candidate..." Bummer.

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February 10, 2017 New Product Updates 0

Introducing Alongside's Facebook Integration

Integrate Alongside with your company Facebook page to get your awesome job opportunities in front of your biggest fans. Facebook has a huge audience and you're most likely to attract passive candidates on a much more personal level. Alongside automatically updates the tab on your Facebook page anytime you post a new job. Saving you precious moments and helping you spread the word out faster, and better. 

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Cleaning In My Leopard Skin

Fear is beneath my every hesitation, so I typically recognize it right away. Not this time. It baffled me as to why I procrastinated for weeks to submit the required reflection notes for my coaching certification.

I typically love to write and even more-so journaling. But here I was, back against the proverbial wall with only a weekend left to complete tons of notes.

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Employee Onboarding: The First Day is Everything

It’s finally here: Your new hire’s first day!

You wrote a killer job ad, and distributed it to the job boards of your dreams.You carefully tracked applicants, selecting those most likely to fit the bill. You screened, interviewed, and after much deliberation handed down the job offer to the most qualified candidate. Hiring is never an easy process, but it’s important to remember that it doesn’t end when the new hire signs their employment contract.

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Hiring and Working with Generation Z (aka Generation Mobile)

Here's how to hire top talent from this connected generation!

My buddy called me recently and, immediately, I could hear the consternation in his voice. “I thought I had figured out how to hire and work with millennials and now after spending all day interviewing potential interns and summer students I need to re-think what I thought I knew about hiring and working with younger workers”.

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January 27, 2017 Talent Recruiting Strategy 0

Using a “Buy” Recruiting Tactic to Find Talent

Every organization needs to have a recruiting strategy. They keep us focused and allow us to accomplish our goal of finding the best talent. But within any broad strategy, there are several different tactics. In fact, one could argue that there are “mini strategies” under a large umbrella. It’s like an organization with multiple revenue streams. There’s an overall revenue strategy and separate strategies for each product/service line.

When it comes to recruiting, there are three major tactics called buy, build, or borrow.

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Hiring a Sales Rep? Here's Your Interview Toolkit

Did you know? The average turnover for sales is 20-30% annually. According to an article by Frank V. Cespedes and Daniel Weinfurter, companies typically spend more time on hiring in sales than they do anywhere else [in their company’s departments]. The time and money invested in recruiting, training, and employment costs are substantial and can have major effects on a small business. The average cost of turnover for entry-level sales positions alone is approximately $49,508 (ahh!). We want to make sure you find the best of the best the first time round. So, we put together an all-inclusive Interview Toolkit for interviewing your next sales rep. We want you to have it, so don't wait and get it now.

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Don't put your productivity on ice: How to stay motivated at work this winter

Work doesn't stop just because it's cold outside. Here's how to avoid the 'snowed-in mentality'.

The winter months can be challenging when it comes to work life. A combination of the cold weather blahs and an everlasting holiday hangover can make getting your butt into gear challenging. We don’t want you dragging your feet all winter so here are some quick and simple tips to help you stay motivated during the darkest months of the year.

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