Job Seeker Blog
Every year we like to take the time to look into our imaginary crystal ball and try to predict what is going to be big in HR and payroll in 2018. Like many others, we have expert knowledge in HR and payroll, but we are absolutely not clairvoyant. As a team we’ve come together to present these five predictions for HR & payroll in 2018.
In the coming days and weeks, you’re going to see a lot more activity on the Willory blog as we’re participating in National Blog Writing Month. We’ve taken the first week to prepare, now we’re ready to share what we’ve been working on. As Willory’s marketing coordinator, I challenged the team to put on their sharing hats so we can provide even more great content as we head toward the end of the year and what’s often a transitional time for many.
If you follow us on social media or are attending OH SHRM Conference this week, you may have noticed an increase in rainbow unicorn-related marketing. Did it make you stop to wonder why on earth we’re doing something so drastically different from our normal marketing? The simple answer: it’s all to grab your attention.
But answers are rarely ever simple, are they?
As the year comes to a close, we are sharing 10 of our most popular blogs throughout the year. The following blogs review key information we’ve been discussing over the last year. It goes without saying that 2016 has been unlike any other year. We’ve seen a rise in focusing on policies that engage employees in unique ways, significant policies changes, and massive political upheavals.
It’s the stuff of nightmares: public speaking. While it was never quite my nightmare, it’s not my comfort zone either. Most likely because I’ve only had to speak in front of 150+ people a handful of times. The latest was DisruptHR Cleveland a few weeks ago.
I’m not quite sure why I decided that speaking at DisruptHR was a good idea, but somewhere along the way I thought this marketing person had something worth saying in front of a room full of HR people. In talking it over with the team at Willory, I received significant encouragement and support.
DisruptHR is different than a “standard” presentation in front of in front of a large group. These presentations are timed (5 minutes) and notecards are a no-no. I had to absolutely know my presentation cold and be prepared in case I messed up on my timing.
Willory, the nation’s fastest growing staffing and consulting firm solely focused on HR & payroll, was awarded three major awards in the month of August. Willory’s awards range from top workplaces for talent to revenue growth.
“Being recognized as one of the top firms is a great honor,” says John Bernatovicz, Willory’s president and founder, “the last few years have been ones of tremendous growth, both financially and for the firm.”
Inc. magazine ranked Willory #3994 on its 35th annual “Inc. 5000,” the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
NorthCoast 99, an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio, recognized Willory as one of the best places for the second year in a row. In 2015 Willory won in its first year of eligibility and this year Willory was recognized as a top scorer in the small business category.
Willory was also recognized as a 2016 Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Award Honoree. This award is to honor the increasingly significant role area small companies play towards continuing economic growth in vitality in the area. The program honors businesses located in Summit, Medina, Portage, Wayne, Ashland, and Holmes counties.
Willory representatives will be at the awards ceremonies in Northeast Ohio.
Of course, if you are in the market (actively or passively) for a new HR or payroll position, LinkedIn is surely your first thought when it comes to social media. But have you given Twitter the rightful opportunity to help you. As Twitter has nearly 300 million users, it is obviously another popular choice. Whether you’ve plunged headfirst into Twitter, your icon is still that “egg” or you have not signed up yet – you should know the ways it can help your job search.
Establish Your Brand
Whether you know it or want it, you have a digital footprint. It is your own personal online brand – and Twitter can help you enhance (or detract) from it quickly. Use your profile (with a photo your mother would be proud of) to share your insights and industry related content. Interact by tweeting to and retweeting material from thought leaders in HR and payroll. Your profile should include your job title, location and career goals.