Archive for April, 2016
When I encouraged my team last year to come up with an idea to improve Willory and present in a “Shark Tank” style, I knew I would receive amazing ideas. Just over a year later two of these ideas have been completely implemented and are truly part of Willory. The first was our internal Willory Wellness program, but it’s the second one which has evolved into a major event for us.
We are dedicated to improving the HR & payroll communities. We want to work with our candidates and clients to elevate the quality of work in Northeast Ohio. It was this idea goal in mind that Lisa (Dean) Mamula recommended increasing our professional development efforts. Her idea has involved into #WilloryTraining, a series of professional development events we are dedicated to having several times a year.
After building a relationship with Kris Dunn at DisruptHR Cleveland in August 2015 we were able to work with him to lead our second training session on Monday, April 11, 2016. Kris is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix, a national RPO/recruiting firm based in Atlanta, and the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of The HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent. Kris isn’t afraid to be transparent on his blogs and it’s that quality that has brought him significant attention for building a no-bull community.
In his opening, Kris makes the daring claim that he can take the entire HR community worldwide and can split it into nine distinct personas or faces. This claim is based on scientific data mostly, but also some observations. While the personas range everywhere from mall security guard to mentor to Gandhi, the basis of these personas is performance vs. potential or their knowledge level/career experience compared to their ability to innovate and drive change. Someone with a low knowledge level/career experience and low ability to drive change is a mall security guard, compared to a rookie, someone who has a low knowledge level/career experience and a high ability to innovate and drive change.
Take a look at this exclusive video and see if you can figure out which of the nine personas you are (Kris also mentions that this doesn’t just relate to HR people):
As an HR/payroll hiring manager or professional, you are obviously aware of the many factors that can impact a salary offer to the employee you or your hiring manager wants to hire. Unfortunately all of the salary studies, calculators, and budgeted salary range(s) a hiring manager recommends – there are no absolutes. Of course each and every HR or payroll job has a salary range that is impacted by tenure and expertise as well as job level – but here are a few things remember when hiring and setting a salary.
How badly does the position need to be filled? What are the impacts of letting the position go unfilled in terms of productivity, sales, morale, workload…? You get the idea. The more the position needs to be filled quickly, the more flexible you should be if you find the right person and that person is asking for “more.”
How competitive is the market for the position you are hiring? Are candidates within this field commanding unusually high salaries because they are in demand? Industries and even positions are often hired in cycles – so you may find yourself in an unforeseen position when it comes to offering a competitive salary.
A few months ago we talked about the benefits of a wellness program for an organization and its productivity. You know who else can benefit? You.
There are countless examples of great business leaders taking care of themselves from Mark Cuban to Tim Cook – exercise freaks who credit great fitness with helping them achieve.
Richard Branson, famous for founding the Virgin Group credits working out with giving him the energy and stamina to work four more hours every day. And as an HR/payroll professional, you know the other side of that coin as most absences are health related. Keep in mind that it is the rare overachiever like Branson that can work those kinds of hours and be productive. Research shows that most of us cannot be at all effective working more than 55 hours a week. So the hours you are working, be sharp and alert thanks to a healthy lifestyle.
Who cares though right – you eat well and are in decent health. But what if you were paid to work out? A study in the Journal of Labor Research reveals that those who exercise regularly earn on average 9 percent more than those who don’t. And while it may seem unfair, a person’s appearance can impact a job search and/or advancement. A study by George Washington University shows that obese people are paid less. Specifically, obese women are paid on average $8,666 less annually than their counterparts while for men the difference is smaller at $4,772 a year.
From the Eyes of a Recruiter to the Ears of the Employer
Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet… To go over everything
This song might be a tad creepy and self-indulgent to make my point… but it is beautifully sung. So I hope I can find a beautiful melody while I tell you some hard facts.
At first, no one likes the idea of paying a recruiting firm. But the benefits from hiring a firm are many, including driving down costs and saving you money in the long run. A recruiting firm can both speed up the hiring process and get you to say “hello” to that perfect candidate you may never find on your own.
Firms like Willory that specialize in a focused area of your hiring needs know the community, can quickly understand your needs, and create a match.
WE ARE…Time Makers
If your internal HR staff is struggling with finding great talent for your HR or payroll functions then your business can save time and be productive in other areas by handing these searches over. You don’t have to worry about whether our focus or the hours that it takes to uncover the right candidates will impact the other areas of your business. It is our job to take the burden off your plate – and whether it takes us 10 or 100 hours – get that star candidate working for you as soon as possible. The best recruiters are actually an extension of your own organization!