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The Quest for an ATS

Posted by Sarah Williams on October 17, 2013 in Compliance & Recordkeeping, Recruiting/Hiring |
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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 make optimal use of technology to track the success of our hiring. Like all organizations, we need to maintain a steady […]

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HR is like Tightrope Dancing

Posted by Sarah Williams on May 22, 2013 in Guest Bloggers, HR Wisdom |
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What HR is to me? Well, from the very depths of my soul, my answer is: “A job that pays the bills.” But I have a feeling that won’t suffice for a whole blog post. So I guess I would have to say, HR to me is the ultimate balancing act of professions in all […]

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HR is a Means to an End

Posted by Sarah Williams on May 8, 2013 in Guest Bloggers, HR Wisdom, Passion at Work |

When I was first asked to contribute to this blog, I was really excited and flattered … And then when I was told that the theme was “What HR Means to Me”, I was kind of disappointed and apprehensive. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a great question.  I’m just not sure whether my answer […]

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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Fall

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 27, 2013 in Managing Workload, Passion at Work |
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I am no good at waiting. I want to find the root cause of problems so I can repair it or remove it or replace it. I have no tolerance for foolishness. Or laziness. Or any form of passive-aggressive douchebagery. I want those around me to share my enthusiasm and committment to excellence. And when […]

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Mean Muggin HR

Posted by Sarah Williams on November 14, 2012 in Compliance & Recordkeeping, Education and Learning, Workplace Bullying |

A few months ago, my staff bought me this coffee mug as a token of appreciation. I used it with pride and thought it encapsulated my brand of sassy pretty well. When my son saw it, he asked “Are you going to take that to your new job?” Yes “I wouldn’t do that if I […]

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