Jamie

Article by:
Jamie Rugh

Posted on:
October 6, 2017

Following Up on Job Applications

Often the worst part of applying for an HR or payroll opportunity is the waiting.  Patience may be a virtue… but often it’s hard to find that virtue when applying for jobs.

After you (maybe) receive a confirmation email from a robot telling you that your resume will be reviewed… blah blah blah… then what happens? Hours turn into days and then weeks and chances are if the HR or payroll job was one you covet, you’re going to get antsy and frustrated – but should you do anything about that in the way of follow-up?

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Lisa (Dean) Mamula

Article by:
Lisa (Dean) Mamula

Posted on:
October 6, 2017

Four common interview mistakes you might be making

Saying something inappropriate or unprofessional might be the easiest way to blow an interview, but it’s not the only way. When interviewing, we’ve  found some common mistakes HR and payroll professionals make that might not be so obvious.  But they happen often and they’re not that hard to fix.

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Angie Williams

Article by:
Angie Williams

Posted on:
September 26, 2017

Developing Talent to Create a Standout Culture

For the third year in a row, Willory has been awarded a spot on the NorthCoast 99, which recognizes workplaces in Northeast Ohio dedicated to developing top talent. This year Willory was awarded the “Challenging and Meaningful Work” category winner. We are honored and humbled to receive this award again and it is with that humility that we present a series of blogs examining how Willory has created an award-winning culture.

From day one Willory has focused on “doing right” by our team members. If you look at Willory’s values you’ll notice a very important one, “Inspire professional growth.” It’s not first or last, but it’s equally as important as the others. When we updated our values 18 months ago we knew values were obviously important to have documented. Additionally, because we live by our values, we wanted to ensure growth and development played an important role in our culture.

While my background has been more focused on general human resources, by working with the Willory team on their own professional development, I’ve been able to expand my expertise on the subject.

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doug

Article by:
Doug Adams

Posted on:
September 26, 2017

Take a Walk to Honor Steve Jobs… with a Colleague, not Your iPhone

Happy new iPhone month!  For many of us, either every September or every other September is the time we upgrade our phones – this year being no different.  A few weeks ago Apple announced the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X in the Steve Jobs Theater. Other than feeding my inner nerd, the event reminded me of one of Jobs’ most effective management tactics: walking meetings.

Jobs loved the walking meetings as a way to have effective communication, get away from distractions and be more productive.  Whether you’ve read the Jobs’ biography, seen the movie or just heard anecdotes – you’ve probably heard how effective they were for him – so are walking meetings something YOU should be doing?  Let’s consider the following:

It’s Healthy
According to a study by the Harvard Medical School, walking for 2.5 hours a week, that’s just 21 minutes daily,  can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%. The study, backed by a Harvard Business Review study also shows that walking keeps individuals mentally sharp and opens minds and increases the flow of ideas.

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Holly Hall

Article by:
Holly Hall

Posted on:
September 25, 2017

Pants on Fire

A recent study showed that in 2017, lying on a resume is more in vogue than ever.  In fact, nearly half (46%) said they know someone who’s lied on a …

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Bridgette Klein

Article by:
Bridgette Klein

Posted on:
September 12, 2017

What’s with all the rainbow unicorns?

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?

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Bridgette Klein

Article by:
Bridgette Klein

Posted on:
September 12, 2017

Establishing an Open and Award-Winning Culture

Sometimes an organization’s culture develops purely organically through individual personalities and company-wide events. But more often than not this culture is also formed and augmented by a personal vision, typically provided by an individual in HR, internal communications, or if an organization is fortunate – the CEO. This individual or group of individuals also takes time to analyze the culture and work alongside employees to establish a culture in which employees and the company can thrive together.

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Laura Maike

Article by:
Laura Maike

Posted on:
September 7, 2017

Three Questions to Ask about Your Recruiting Process

After completing a recent Recruitment Analysis (not familiar with Willory’s newest service? Click here for more details), a startling realization hit me: majority of companies are having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because their entire recruiting strategy isn’t properly aligned. It’s causing unnecessarily long time to fill job orders and higher than expected turnover rates.

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John Bernatovicz

Article by:
John Bernatovicz

Posted on:
September 6, 2017

What is So Special About Willory’s Culture?

When my daughter was a newborn, I envisioned a future where I could be both successful in business and in-tune with my family’s daily needs. It was important for me to find a way to support my family in every way possible, on a reliably consistent basis.

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John Bernatovicz

Article by:
John Bernatovicz

Posted on:
August 22, 2017

Feels like the second time…speaking at DisruptHR that is

Imagine a world where different generations truly understand one another. A world where rainbow unicorns run rampant, and maybe if you imagine hard enough a world where MTV still plays music. For five brief minutes at DisruptHR that was the world I encouraged the crowd to believe.

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