Archive | November, 2011

Can QR codes be used for recruiting?

You’ve most likely seen a QR code before.  In the past six months or so, companies have begun using them in their advertising as a way to drive traffic to sites.  All the user does is scan the code with an iphone, and he’ll be taken directly to the site the advertiser wishes him to […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from TRC!

This Thanksgiving… May your workplace be filled with excellent cooks So your potlucks inspire hungry looks May your trip home to family be safe and sound And your scales never waver (not even a pound) May this time off restore your happiest attitude May your life blessings inspire your deepest gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Should Social Media Access Be Blocked at Work?

According to a recent McAfee report, 40% of businesses report increased productivity after giving employees access to social media. Just as we recognize the importance of taking small breaks throughout our workday to chat with coworkers, grab a snack, or read the news, the new social norm calls for taking a second share a Tweet […]

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Is Facebook part of your hiring or job-seeking process?

Ere.net just published an article, citing studies by Jobvite that list Facebook as the reason two out of three job candidates are in their current jobs, according to candidates. LinkedIn came in second (46% of employees found jobs, or were found, through LinkedIn) and Twitter came in third (36% of  employees found their current positions […]

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What are you doing to bridge the gap?

At the end of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are 3.4 millions job openings.  Meanwhile, companies are complaining of skills shortages all the time. Here’s our question for the week.  What are you doing to bridge the gap? If you’re a student, are you looking out for demand and choosing […]

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What successful people do differently. Hint: Ability isn’t the main indicator of success.

Heidi Grant Halvorson’s book Nine Things Successful People Do Differently discusses intensely studied patterns of behavior that have the biggest impact on successful people’s… well, success. She discovered that, contrary to popular belief, ability isn’t the main indicator of stress.  Rather than innate characteristics, strategies are the difference between the successful and the unsuccessful. Here […]

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