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Robin Walters

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Hiring Buzzwords Defined

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM



Every culture has its own lingo. In addition to native language, there are buzzwords and lexicons that involve a kind of vernacular shorthand. Industries are ripe with acronyms, slang is rampant across cultures, and popular activities have their own vocabularies. 

In the human resource staffing industry, we have our own set of common terms that we use. Sometimes, we forget that our customers might not know that "agile" is not the same as "Agile" or that "TTP" holds little meaning for someone who hasn’t worked in a contract role before.

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How To Network When You Hate Networking Events

Posted by Robin Walters on May 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Here’s a secret: Almost everyone hates networking events. That may be because they bring back memories of our eighth-grade spring dance where the boys and girls split down the middle like the parting of the Red Sea. Adults at networking events tend to cluster together in groups, which automatically forces some people into the outsider role. Before you know it, you may be sitting in a chair on the sideline while everyone else is dancing.

As adults, networking events are the kind of forced-fun events that tend to feel less like fun and more like work. Many of us simply are not comfortable in an artificial environment designed to bring people together. Despite the yummy finger food and the open bar, networking events are often viewed as a necessary evil.

This article will help you understand why networking events can be so hard — and give you some pointers on how to make them better.

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Copyeditor vs. Copywriter: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Robin Walters on May 22, 2018 12:01:00 PM

All Writers are not created equal. Not only are there differences in skill sets, there are also different kinds of copy that need to be written and edited. It’s true that finding a good writer is hard, but trust us, finding a good editor is also tough. While writing copy is an art (and a science for technical writers), editing is all about the science of grammar, sentence structure, and the weight and meaning of the content.

Copyeditors are both similar to and different from Copywriters. In fact, you can’t have strong copy without both a Copywriter and a Copyeditor. (Also, a Proofreader.)

This article will clear up any confusion you might have about these jobs.

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All About Background Checks and Drug Screens

Posted by Robin Walters on May 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM


If you’re in the workforce today, it’s likely that you’ve undergone a background check and drug screen. Most companies in the United States conduct both of these tests. Are you asking yourself what this means? What's the point? Read on!

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Technology and Recruiting in 2018

Posted by Robin Walters on May 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

If you’re a Recruiter, this economy sucks.

That’s because the U.S. unemployed labor market is down to around 4%. To put it another way, just about everyone that’s employable is already working. That means recruiting for talent has gotten a lot harder. It’s a white-knuckle economy for even the most seasoned, well-networked Recruiter.

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Guest Blog: Why Jack Welch's 10% Rule is 100% Ridiculous

Posted by Robin Walters on Apr 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

I started my sales career in telecommunications. Each December, for the six years I was in that industry, my telecom employer would lay off the bottom 20% of its underperforming sales team. No discussions, just, boom, you’re not making the numbers — and then you’re on the dole. After a few years of watching this, I stopped learning the names of the new sales reps until I knew they could survive this cutthroat practice.

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The Rise of the Human-Centered Search Process

Posted by Robin Walters on Apr 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

It’s time for human resources to get a makeover. There’s plenty of evidence now that outdated employee performance ranking systems and punitive evaluative processes destroy corporate morale.

The application process is getting cleaner and more mobile-friendly and Recruiters are seeking new ways to attract talent beyond advertising. A 4% unemployment rate has forced employers to rethink how they keep employees on the job longer. 

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New Skills for an Old Profession: What Marketers Need to Learn for 2025

Posted by Robin Walters on Apr 3, 2018 12:01:00 PM

What is the number one characteristic that any marketing professional needs to have today?

The answer is adaptability.

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Hot Jobs for 2018: Design Systems/DesignOps

Posted by Robin Walters on Mar 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

We live in an increasingly harried and disjointed world. This makes building cohesive digital products exceptionally hard. Bridging the gap between Strategists, Designers, and Software Engineers requires a new approach to how these projects are managed. Even small teams can struggle with cohesion.

Fortunately, something new has emerged from the digital noise: 

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Top Signs My Business Should Use a Talent Agency

Posted by Robin Walters on Mar 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

The American economy continues to be on the upswing. Normally, this would be good news. Today, it’s news that could make any Human Resources Manager fall down in a dead faint. Here’s why.

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