CERN Sees Surge in Job Applicants After Going Social


The Geneva-based nuclear research facility says it has seen the number of applicants for typical jobs grow from 30 to 50 to over 500 during the last 12 months.

CERN sees surge in job applicants after turning to social mediaFrom ComputerWeekly.com:

CERN, the research facility and location of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has become the newest symbol of the huge impact of social media in recruitment, hiring and Human Resources administration.

After turning to social media for put the word out for openings, the Geneva-based nuclear research organization saw a tenfold surge in applications for difficult-to-fill positions such as “technicians, engineers, accountants, lawyers and firefighters.” Continue reading “CERN Sees Surge in Job Applicants After Going Social”

Get Paid Well: Setting up a Payroll System


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As a small business owner, you live by one fundamental truth—everyone wants to get paid!

Making sure your employees gets their paycheck—for the right amount and deductions—can be the top business priority.

Not sure? Go one week without payroll, and you will  find out quickly how loyal your employees really are!

If you operate a business with one employee or 100, you can appreciate the role of good payroll system. Having the right payroll system can save you time, energy and –most of all—money. Continue reading “Get Paid Well: Setting up a Payroll System”

Referral Madness!


Learn how employee referral programs turn good employees into great recruiters and grow your bottom line!
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Frequently, the best hires come from pre qualified candidates, and referrals have consistently been a primary source of high-quality potential employees.

How can business make the most of this winning recruitment strategy?

A recruitment system that includes an employee referral program!

Encouraging employees to source potential candidates for open positions from existing social platforms and professional networks will ensure a steady stream of referrals and hiring leads. The best programs provide employees an incentive – often a cash bonus or other reward – for suggesting candidates who turn into new hires.
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Top Ten: Leadership!


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Vince Lombardi once said:

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. “

In some ways, we all possess an innate ability to become leaders—as a friend, spouse, parent or business specialist. In the role of the Human Resources professional, leadership can certainly be the most valuable skill, something used to create a successful, productive workplace.

We all carry leadership traits within us, just waiting for the opportunity to present itself. All it takes is a sincere desire to use these tools to get the job done.
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3 Tips To Find Reliable Cloud Service Providers


3 Tips To Find A Reliable Cloud Service ProviderThe innovation with the most potential for human resources professionals—and business in general—is the development of cloud computing.

Most of the greatest features of IT data services—ease of implementation at affordable pricing—makes them the best way to assist recruiting, hiring and training for small and medium-sized business. Continue reading “3 Tips To Find Reliable Cloud Service Providers”