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Stuff You Should Know Vol. 2 – War, Thievery, George Clooney, and the Power of We

February 10, 2017

Stuff You Should Know Vol. 2 – War, Thievery, George Clooney, and the Power of We

RiseSmart – Not George Clooney’s Outplacement. The frame of reference most people have for outplacement services is the movie Up in the Air, in which George Clooney’s character crisscrosses the country handing out strategy packets to the newly downsized. I’m happy to assure you this is NOT the future of Outplacement from solution provider RiseSmart, who have spent the last 10 years creating technology to accelerate career transitions, and ironically, humanize the experience...

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Using Bad News to Create a Recruiter-Candidate Bond

February 7, 2017

Using Bad News to Create a Recruiter-Candidate Bond

Sometimes good candidates don’t land the jobs they’re qualified for. As a recruiter, you know it happens for all kinds of reasons, from mismatched cultural expectations to hiring managers who feel threatened by a candidate’s superior credentials. Whatever the reason, it’s inevitably the recruiter’s job to deliver the bad news, which is uncomfortable even in the best of cases. In addition, there’s more pressure around the conversation than simply gathering the will to say: “They’re making an offer to somebody else.” ...

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PM Update: Tranquil weather for Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2017

PM Update: Tranquil weather for Super Bowl Sunday

Correlations and Causations: From the “correlation does not equal causation” files, a company called RiseSmart has found that of the two cities playing in the big game, the team whose metropolitan area has the lowest unemployment rate has won 26 of the past 35 Super Bowls. So who has the lower unemployment rate between Atlanta and Boston? As of November 2016, Atlanta’s unemployment rate was 4.8 while Boston’s was 2.4. So yeah, take that for what it’s worth...

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5 Solutions That Can Boost Employee Happiness

February 2, 2017

5 Solutions That Can Boost Employee Happiness

Happiness in the workplace is tricky. First, agreeing on a definition of happiness is difficult in itself. Second, the remedy for unhappiness at work is open to much speculation. Does happiness even have a place at work?

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The Deep Learning HR Service That Could Have Made Carly Fiorina President

January 30, 2017

The Deep Learning HR Service That Could Have Made Carly Fiorina President

One of the things that has been very clear to me over the last decade is that too many CEOs see layoffs as a tool they can aggressively use to meet quarterly numbers and/or spike their stock. They have no real concept that eliminating large numbers of qualified employees is like letting a two-year-old with a drill get rid of the extra weight in a race car. The damage done often exceeds the benefits of a layoff...

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The Best Way to Explain the Gaps in Your Resume

January 23, 2017

The Best Way to Explain the Gaps in Your Resume

For returning employees, the best connections can often be found outside your professional circle, notes Lindsay Witcher of outplacement firm RiseSmart. If you've been a stay-at-home mom, for example, tell your kids' school administrators that you're looking for opportunities. The same goes for meet-ups, mommy-and-me classes, and other social groups...

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How to Get Back in the Game

January 8, 2017

How to Get Back in the Game

THE 2017 JOB MARKET is shaping up to be the hottest in years, with employment on track to hit pre­recession levels by the spring, according to Brookings Institution projections. That's good news for anyone planning to get back into the workforce after a career hiatus...

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How to Keep Good Employees When Their Current Roles Are a Bad Fit

January 6, 2017

How to Keep Good Employees When Their Current Roles Are a Bad Fit

Mobility is the new buzzword in HR. The gig economy, a growing Millennial workforce, remote workers, and globalization have all contributed to a change in how companies and employees view the employer/employee relationship. Organizations and HR departments that haven’t found ways to retain talent and leverage the recent trends to their advantage...

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Recruiter Top 10: Recruiting and Hiring Trends to Pay Attention to in 2017

January 6, 2017

Recruiter Top 10: Recruiting and Hiring Trends to Pay Attention to in 2017

In a recent RiseSmart study, we found that recruiters are now focusing more on the candidate experience as a way to protect their brands and to save time and money associated with recruiting. Here are some new trends in recruiting which will make the hiring process more effective and efficient for companies and job seekers...

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How the Gig Economy Will Change in 2017

January 5, 2017

How the Gig Economy Will Change in 2017

The gig economy has been on the rise for several years, and many reports point to a continued trend in American workers taking on both side gigs and cobbling together a living from a hodgepodge of short-term work or longer-term contracted jobs...

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