Human Resources

A Guide to Making Unpopular Decisions

Apr 1st, 2013 | By

You may remember from previous pieces here that I was pretty distraught, at the age of 10, when my favourite footballer, Gary Lineker, was sold to Barcelona for a club record £2.8m. The same was true, to a lesser extent, when Wayne Rooney was sold to Manchester United for £25m many, many years later. Everton’s
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Why We Believe in Business as Mission

Mar 7th, 2013 | By

When the Occupy Wall Street movement attracted national attention, many people wrongly assumed that the purpose of business was to make money at any cost. When outrageous salaries were posted so that the public could see what some industries were paying and some executives were earning, outrage among the common man grew. At PacMoore, we
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5 Vital Tips for Writing Your Resume

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Your resume: a short, simple document that must say so much if you want to get that job. It’s more than just words on a page; it’s the first glimpse potential employers have of you, which means you have only one chance to get it right. But how do you know if you “got it
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Hire for Personality

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

The eternal question – how do you build a team? Anyone with a keen eye on baseball, and notably the Boston Red Sox, will know that there is more than one way to build a successful team. Do you pay big bucks to get the best guys on the market? Or do you look for
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3 Social Media Tips for B2B Recruiters

Jan 28th, 2013 | By

Social media has been known to be an effective sales tool for many B2B companies. However, social media can also be an effective recruitment tool for B2B recruiters. In fact, 92 percent of job recruiters now use social media to find qualified candidates. According to Jobvite, this is the breakdown on the top social media sites used by
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Warning Signs in the Workplace

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By
Worried man

The workplace may be one of the few places that you interact closely with individuals on a daily basis that you would otherwise never come into contact with. The larger your company, the greater mix of personalities you will encounter. It may be a sensitive subject, but workplace violence and signs of a troublesome employee
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Talent Management: Most of Us Are Average

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
Gary Lineker

Those who know me will know that I’m a lifelong fan of Everton – an English Premier League football club that tends to live off its past. I’m with them during the ups and the downs, and the very downs. But above all, I’ve been with them regardless of the personnel. We’ve had great players,
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Will HR Go Back to Basics and Unplug in 2013?

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By
Be there.

The race towards self service appears to have come to a head, and businesses large and small are using HR service centres to deal with HR administration almost as a de facto arrangement now. This is a long distance from where we were, say, just five years ago where the Service Centre was but a
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Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Improve Teamwork

Dec 20th, 2012 | By
Best Friends

If you work in human resources, you are probably faced with a never ending series of problems that are incredibly common yet very hard to solve — for instance, the star sales rep whose lack of organization drives her methodical assistant to find another job, or the vice president who trusts his gut without verifying
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How to Stand Out from the Crowd as a Job Applicant

Dec 17th, 2012 | By

We all know that the recession has affected the job market tremendously over the past few years. Unfortunately, we all also know that unemployment for the Millennial Generation is at record highs. Standing out in a crowd of job applicants is becoming harder than ever when one wishes to capture the attention of an employer.
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