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Ready? Set. Go! Make it happen in 2013!

By Nancy J. Peterson  January 10th, 2013

It’s only natural to evaluate what is and what might be at the beginning of any new year. I know I am…particularly as I begin 2013. New situations are scary. Exciting, challenging, and scary all at the same time. I’ve just taken over the Publisher position for Workforce50.com and look forward to making some changes in the coming months. I want to create a dialogue here.

The focus is employment. But my focus is not just making a living but being happy and fulfilled while making a living. There’s a lot of advice out there on how to achieve this. But what works? I’m not interested in spending months meditating in India.

Let’s make it happen for ourselves in 2013! The first step is positive thinking. Tell me what you’re doing to make it happen.

Thoughts from the Kennedy 2008 recruiting conference

By admin  May 29th, 2008

Just returned from the conference and will share some of my initial thoughts. This conference was attended by 1500 recruiters and HR personnel.  The sessions, in general, were good.  I heard lots of discussion on how companies should manage and measure their hiring practices.  All the good things that we have heard discussed for years – how to best create communication and collaboration between the recruiting staff and the hiring managers.

The topic near and dear to me, retention and hiring of the older workforce, is what I wanted to hear about!  I had hoped to hear from some of the corporate recruiters that they recognized the current value and future need for the over 50 crowd.   Again, I heard lots of talk about the changing demographics of the work force (aging) but the staffing solutions centered on how to best recruit and retain a younger workforce.

Lots of statistics and graphs were presented but one caught my interest.   Stephen Lowisz, CEO of Qualigence,  (www.qualigence.com) was the keynote speaker.     

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