Tag: Facebook


3 Tips for Getting Candidates to Respond to Your E-Mails

In today’s competitive candidate market and with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), aka “the robots,” we tend to forget about the human elements of recruiting. With the emergence of sourcing tools, finding top talent today is easier than ever. The hard part is getting them to respond. Can we create a compelling enough message […]


Making Social Media Work for You—Not Against You—in Recruiting for Diversity

Achieving a diverse workforce and learning how to use social media to recruit talent are two common goals for employers. Sometimes, though, the two objectives can work against each other. Gone are the days when employers would specify an age, gender, or other characteristic in a newspaper help-wanted ad. Today’s social media-aided recruiting opens a […]


Firing Employee Who Made Threats: Opposition Isn’t Always Protected

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently found that an employee who made violent threats on Facebook couldn’t sue her former employer for retaliation after she was terminated. The court’s decision is important because it allows employers to make termination decisions when a protected complaint is pending. In other words, not all opposition is protected.


Digital Discrimination: Targeted Ads Don’t Reach All Potential Applicants

“Help Wanted” ads have evolved significantly since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967—from classified ads in the local newspaper, to listings on company websites and online jobs sites like ZipRecruiter.com and Indeed.com. With the recent advent of advertising on social media platforms, the recruiting landscape has changed even further. […]


Recruiting Technology: Help or Hindrance?

HR managers and recruiters both understand that applicants are spending most of their time looking at job boards like Indeed® and CareerBuilder®. Additionally, applicants are interested in specific companies and spend their time on those companies’ career websites.


Have a Little Sympathy; I Just Quit My Job

The Comedy Central show, @Midnight, recently asked its Twitter followers to tweet how they would quit their jobs using the hashtag, “#QuitYourJobIn5Words.” The Twitter world complied and left us such gems as “Nobody puts baby in cubicle” via @TunaOfTheSky, and “I’ve caught all the Pokémon here” from @Roybq. However, no amount of hashtags could prepare […]


Pokémon Go-ing to Get You Fired!

It was only a matter of time before someone would get fired over Pokémon Go, the new mobile game that’s sweeping the world. Call me a sadist, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting stories to roll in for the sole purpose of reporting them in HRSBT. While this one particular employee wasn’t fired over the game […]


More Tips on Executive Presence

Today’s article represents an expansion of content from two HRDA articles. In those articles, we heard from Jennifer Lee, an expert on executive presence for women. You can check out those articles here and here.


Come Back Later, I’m Busy Scrapbooking!

Productivity is a huge area of focus for many organizations. And rightfully so, if your workers aren’t being productive, chances are your organization isn’t doing so great! We get it. Not all jobs are as glamorous as we’d want them to be, and sometimes taking a break helps us get productive. But sometimes workers take […]