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As Careers Paths Change, Make On-Ramping Easy

What organization can afford to sideline or lose nearly three out of five of its most talented workers? That's the risk uncovered by the Center for Work-Life Policy 's latest research on off-ramps and on-ramps, published last month in the Harvard Business Review . Some 58 percent of high-echelon female talent experience career interruptions that sidetrack them from traditional lock-step linear career paths, penalizing earning power, sabotaging long-term promotional prospects, sapping ambition and causing many women to switch employers or quit work altogether

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You Are a Leader (Really!)

Too often I hear the word "leader" misused. It's a sad fact that many business professionals don't see themselves as leaders, mainly because "leader" is a term typically linked to people in positions of formal authority. This is a fallacy that undermines performance, in all aspects of life

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Do your legwork to score that job

(This column was originally published in SNEWS, the most trusted outdoor and fitness industry news source since 1984. www.snewsnet.com) OK, you've secured an interview for a position that really interests you. How can you differentiate yourself from other qualified candidates under consideration? Research on your potential employer will help you stand out from the crowd

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Why the Military Produces Great Leaders

The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the position of the US Military Academy, the Department of the Army, or the Department of Defense.

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The most important Service Level Agreement?

In our recent post, the Backlash is Back , we promised to discuss "game changing", low tech techniques/tactics (we call them web 0.0) that Elite Recruiters execute flawlessly 95% of the time! To kick off that discussion, last week Bradley provided thoughts and ideas about being a Strategic Business Partner and the importance of defining the staffing process and setting service level agreements (or SLAs) with your hiring manager. To me, the most important Service Level Agreement you can set with your hiring manager to manage initial expectations and improve and maintain excellent customer service is - - Requisition Received to "first submittal". Defined : This is the time that occurs between you as the recruiter receiving and qualifying the requisition from the hiring manager to the time you send over the first pre-screened, qualified candidates for consideration (or a pre-determined # or slate of qualified candidates). 9 times out of 10, when you ask a hiring manager the question during the intake session - - " when do you need this person " . . .

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Must-have sourcing resource for online community manager talent

With all the buzz around talent communities in social media recruiting, a logical next question is where to source experienced talent in a space that's still so new that it's hard to know who does it well. My sourcing recommendation would be to start with those doing it as their full-time job

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Chief Executive Pay Needs to Get Real

The extreme income gap between chief executive officers and nearly everyone else has a corrosive effect. Under the best of circumstances, when a rising tide has lifted all boats, the impact is diminished. But, in general, the divide between those at the top and those lower down results both in lower morale and in lower productivity.

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5 Things Recruiters Should Stop Doing

First the good news: many companies are hiring again. Now the bad news: if your company is among them, you’re probably looking at too many requisitions and too few hands on deck to fill them

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