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Posts tagged with Hr

Five tips for building a healthy corporate culture

A lot is made of 'corporate culture' and many companies are keen to develop cultures that promote the success of both their businesses and employees.

But building a corporate culture is hard work. Case in point: the recent reports that Zynga was seeking to claw back equity from some employees has sparked a discussion about corporate culture in Silicon Valley, which can stereotypically be summed up as, "Work hard, work harder until you get bought out or IPO".

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Five reasons your job posting is not working

Great businesses depend on great people, and that's particularly true in the tech and digital marketing industries, where many of a company's possible advantages lie in the gray matter of its employees.

When recruiting new hires, many companies turn to job postings to attract a broad, diverse pool of candidates. But the process can be difficult, and many companies struggle to turn job postings into interviews and great hires.

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Five things you can learn from TechCrunch's implosion

Bulding a successful company usually takes a lot of hard work, and a lot of time. But destroying a successful company can take be measured in hours and minutes. Case in point: TechCrunch.

Started by a single blogger, Michael Arrington, TechCrunch became one of the most prominent voices of Silicon Valley and the tech startup scene and was acquired a year ago by AOL for an eight-figure sum.

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Digital resourcing: improving the role of job boards

From a follow up survey of attendees to Econsultancy's Digital Cream event in March, one common theme was that companies, specifically brands, are struggling to find the right talent for the right roles.

Having just read the post on the launch of Adzuna, a social search engine which aggregates job ads from a range of sources, I got thinking about the role of job boards within digital marketing and e-commerce, and how they could be improved to make life easier for employers, recruiters and candidates.

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Is telecommuting a good option for your company?

Recruiting great employees can be a significant undertaking, and in some industries, such as technology, many companies are finding it downright difficult.

But according to a survey conducted by Dice.com, there may be a way to find talent, and pass less for it: offer telecommuting.

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Social media: job title, or part of the job description?

There's little room left for debate: any way you dice it, social media is mainstream. That should be good news for social media experts and gurus, right? Perhaps not.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that The New York Times was essentially eliminating its 'social media editor' position. The person who held it, Jennifer Preston, would become a full-time reporter again.

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Google's troubles recruiting and retaining

Recruiting and retaining 'the best and brightest' is the goal of most companies, and that explains why, for most companies, doing so is a tough job.

Unless, of course, you're one of the most recognized companies in your industry and can offer your employees a top-notch salary, the ability to work on interesting things, and a modicum of "I work at..." prestige.

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One in five employees uses social media to criticise the boss

Almost 40% of UK employees use social networks to criticise their workplace, while one in five take a pop at their boss, according to a new survey. 

The research was carried out by MyJobGroup, which surveyed 1,000 UK employees. The results suggest that HR departments need to clearer about their policies on employees' use of social media. 

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Work in Human Resources? Know digital? Think again...

Earlier this week, Econsultancy’s UK Research Director explored the increasingly apparent permeation of digital within different organisational disciplines.

Following a recent roundtable event held by Econsultancy, one of the areas where we have found this to be more obvious than most is within Human Resources.

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