Posts Tagged ‘skills’

Emotional Intelligence: Humans & Machines?

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Emotional Intelligence: Differentiator for Humans & Machines? How can humans adapt to make the best use of machines—and remain employed? We talked earlier about the future of work and the likelihood that automation and algorithms may sharply reduce the job pool of the future. The use of automation in human capital management allows HR the opportunity…

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The Future of Jobs: What Does it Mean for HR?

A recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) describes a rapidly evolving workplace. Creating strategies, using targeted tech, and making the right choices now all depend on knowing what the job market might look like in as little as two years. In January, leaders of industry, business, and tech mingled with wealthy entrepreneurs and…

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Hiring Gen Y (Step 4): Prescreening Resumes from the "Me" Generation

Sifting through resumes might be the least favorite task of any given recruiter. It’s difficult not to review each resume while at the same time resisting that voice in your head critiquing each one. Thoughts such as, “Oooh, I would not have put that on the resume”, “Doesn’t this person have spellcheck?”, or “Really? Three pages long?”. Above all, the worst crimes against resume content are committed by the inexperienced.

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Pay It Forward: Why Training Matters

An administrative assistant who can type 75 wpm and answer a multi-line phone but can’t do a page layout in Microsoft Word or know how formulas work in Microsoft Excel has little chance of getting a job later down the line if he or she doesn’t up their skill level in these areas. A mechanic that has no idea about the computer based tools that can be used in his or her field needs that opportunity to learn about it. In some instances, they simply just need to know about something bigger than their day to day jobs.

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Where's Your Peanut Butter: Unconventional Interview Questions that Uncover Key Skills

by Nanci Lamborn – Writer/Blogger/HR Practitioner – BrightMove Recruiting Software We’ve seen several articles recently about the rise of unconventional recruiting methods (http://tinyurl.com/kuq4yc) and off-the-wall interview questions (http://tinyurl.com/yz9kg5s) that are now gaining notoriety (http://tinyurl.com/yj4to9b). Some job seekers on the hunt are taking offense and complaining that questions like Microsoft’s “Why is a manhole cover round?”…

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