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The Quest for an ATS

Posted by Sarah Williams on October 17, 2013 in Compliance & Recordkeeping, Recruiting/Hiring |
the quest for an ATS

I’ve spent much of the last year working to improve my organization’s recruiting and hiring processes. One of the main goals was moving our application process completely online. Being a small staff, we have to┬ámake optimal use of technology to track the success of our hiring. Like all organizations, we need to maintain a steady […]

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Wouldn’t Touch That With a 10-foot Pole

Posted by Sarah Williams on June 19, 2012 in Employee Relations, Recruiting/Hiring |
conflicts of interest

A couple weeks ago, I learned about the reporter in Houston who was fired from her employer after they learned she was a stripper during the weekly People Chat on Twitter. Whenever I hear these kind of salacious, messy workplace stories, I feel total sympathy and empathy for the poor HR person who has to […]

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Recruiting is an HR Function. Deal with It!

Posted by Sarah Williams on May 22, 2012 in Education and Learning, Guest Bloggers, Recruiting/Hiring |
Keirsten Greggs at The Buzz on HR

Y2K was a turning point for me. Not because I feared the end of the world by way of technological meltdown, but because it was the year I took the first steps to what would become my career. As a 1998 graduate from the locally prestigious University of Richmond who double majored in Sociology and […]

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HR is NOT your Friend

Posted by Sarah Williams on April 19, 2012 in Job Search Tips, Recruiting/Hiring, Social Media |
facebook friends with candidates

There’s been a lot of chatter online recently about employers asking employees for their Facebook passwords during the interview process. Most came out vehemently opposed to that as an unnecessary invasion of privacy. However, when the request switched to just “friending” candidates on Facebook, the consensus shifted and support split down the middle. The argument […]

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Epic Fail – Part 3

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 23, 2012 in HR Wisdom, Leadership, Recruiting/Hiring, Workplace Reputation |
Man vs Woman

I wasn’t always a rockstar in HR. I’ve made quite a few major blunders in my career. I’m going to share the stories of the ones that most impacted me this month in a series. Keep reading … ***************************************************************************** All Alfonso dreamed about was making me look bad so I would be fired and he […]

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