Archive for the ‘Strategic HR’ Category

Diversity starts with leadership

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR

Diversity starts with leadership Every company says they promote diversity and every company says that employees are their most important assets.  I just went through the job search process and I wanted to share my recent diversity experiences. Diversity doesn’t always come across the way you think it is and it surprised me in my recent […]

Why lay offs are not personal

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR, What HR Really Thinks

Employees remember two things in their career. The day they were hired and the day they were laid off. HR veteran HRNasty provides insight on the impact of a lay off and advice on how to conduct the lay off with respect.

Personal Brand  Do you have a personal brand? When your name is brought up in personal or professional circles, what are folks saying about you? How does your manager think about you? How are you perceived by your peers? Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have a personal brand and if […]

Hiring Process A few years ago, I wrote a post on the hiring process titled “When do recruiters call back?” The premise was that it is easy to get frustrated when it takes so long time to hear back from a recruiter once the interview process started. I wanted to shed some light on what is happening […]

Ignoring recruiters, candidates going dark Don’t ignore recruiters.  If you are interviewing with a company for a job, it is imperative that you respond to the recruiter in a timely manner throughout the entire process.  As a person that is reaching out to candidates, I know that HR has a reputation for not returning phone […]

Business cards, employer branding and employee pride

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Networking, Strategic HR

Business Cards As an HR Pro / Am, and a proponent of company culture, I firmly believe that every employee should have business cards.  How much do I believe in this? Three-month summer interns receive business cards when I am on watch. In this day and age, I can’t believe that there are still companies […]

SPHR certification, study tips and best study practices

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Networking, Strategic HR

The march to SPHR certification My SPHR certification experience: This weeks post is geared toward anyone taking classes to further their career. A reader recently asked about advice I had for taking the PHR / SPHR certification test which is an HR specific designation. I realized the answer I gave could be applied towards the […]

A recruiter talks candidly about cheating candidates on job offers and how much money he saves the company with low ball offers in a tough economy

It may be conspiracy theory, but how a company implements benefits reinforces a specific company culture goals. What culture is your company reinforcing?

What a recruiter wants to hear when they ask you the question “what is your desired salary”. Bad answers interpreted and what a great one sounds like.