August 30, 2018

5 Marketing Trends that Are Shaping the Recruitment Industry

In the last couple of years, we have witnessed the emergence of a completely new trend called recruitment marketing. Companies have realized that a standard hiring process requires lots of time and money. Now, they are trying to narrow the talent base by creating specific ads and by using job and social networks with advanced targeting abilities.

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May 17, 2017

A Cafeteria Plan Gives Employees Choices about Their Benefits

Looking for a way to customize your benefits plan to the needs of your individual employees? A cafeteria style benefits plan is an employee benefits plan that allows your employees to choose among a variety of options to create a benefits package that best meets their needs and those of their family.

Cafeteria style plans provide a special exception to federal income tax rules that apply to an employee’s earnings. In a cafeteria style plan, employees are allowed to select among a variety of nontaxable benefits and cash.

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January 4, 2017

10 HR Trends for 2017

The last two years we published an overview of the HR trends of which we expected that they would have an impact on HR in the coming year. Number one on the 2016 was “HR embrace agile”. Although we have seen this topic appearing on the agenda of many conferences, the reality is that many HR teams have great difficulty to work in an agile way. Here we present the 10 trends we think (and partly hope) that will be important for HR in 2017. The list could have been longer, but this year we stick to the magical number 10.

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November 15, 2016

Team-Building Exercises – Planning Activities That Actually Work

Team-building activities can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses – but only if the exercises are planned and carried out strategically. In other words, there has to be a real purpose behind your decision to do the exercise – for example, improving the team’s problem-solving or creativity skills – rather than because you felt like giving your people a nice day out of the office.

This article shows you what to consider when planning a team event, and we offer a variety of exercises to address different issues that teams commonly face.

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May 18, 2016

Dinamic Facilitation

Dynamic Facilitation is an open, chaired group discussion with a variable number of participants, ideally between 8 and 20. The method relies on the participants’ creativity in finding a solution, and deliberately avoids conventional, linear facilitation structures. Dynamic Facilitation is particularly suitable for issues such that the definition of the problem, the solutions tabled and the objections to these solutions arouse emotions in the participants. The method is used extensively in organizational and management consulting, but can be transferred to other areas. It was originally developed by Jim Rough in the USA.

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January 22, 2016

How To Hire Great Business Development People

Great business development (BD) people are hard to find.  You may meet a smart, charismatic, articulate BD person who can’t get anything done.  Or a highly networked deal person who leaks value when they miss all the details of a deal and structure terrible terms.   It can be hard to differentiate between what a deal person accomplished versus what they take credit for in terms of a product’s success.

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