Job Seeker Blog

Laura Maike

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Laura Maike

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December 8, 2017

Are Emails Killing Your Productivity?

When’s the last time you felt completely unproductive at work? Not a day where you were busy, but rather a day you couldn’t even get to item number one on your HR and payroll to-do list. Did that day feature back-to-back meetings, running from one task to another? Compounding your lack of productivity is that in-between meetings you do not feel like you have time to do anything more complicated than firing off some responses to your emails (those you didn’t check/answer during your meetings).

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Courtney Reynolds

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Courtney Reynolds

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November 30, 2017

The Job Interview

CNBC’s new program “The Job Interview” is the talk of the talent acquisition community as it aims the camera into an HR professional’s daily lives, making it reality TV fodder. The show allows the general public (those who watch) to analyze candidate interviews. My major takeaways from this as a staffing manager and insider tricks to avoid looking bad in an interview follow.

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Carrie Hudson

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Carrie Hudson

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November 29, 2017

Introverts can be leaders, too!

When you describe a leader’s personality, how often do you describe them as a people-person or an extravert? It’s common to think that to be a successful leader that one has to be an extravert, but in reality, there’s a lot more that goes into understanding someone’s personality type than simply extraversion or introversion.

All my life I’d felt that being labelled an introvert came at a cost and unnecessarily categorized me as someone who wasn’t as into being around with people. This idea came at a significant juxtaposition from my love of teaching and working with people on understanding themselves.

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Christine Peters

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Christine Peters

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November 21, 2017

HR Tech – It’s Not Just for HR Anymore

While sunny Las Vegas provided the backdrop for this year’s HR Tech, I actually came out ahead in Vegas with a windfall of knowledge. And it wasn’t just about HR. This event is all about trends in the marketplace featuring demo products from varied aspects of the HR technology landscape. It’s here we learn how others solved their business problems with HR technology. And of course there was the added win with the unique chance to network with over 9,000 attending consultants, vendors, and practitioners.

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Tammy Merda

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Tammy Merda

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November 17, 2017

The Benefits of HR and Payroll Certifications

PHR…SPHR…FPC…CPP…SHRM-CP…SHRM-SCP…if you’re in the human resources or payroll profession you undoubtedly know what these letters represent. But is there value in these certifications to justify the time and financial investment for both individuals and employers? After spending a good portion of the past year studying for my own SPHR and CPP certifications, I believe more than ever that obtaining certification adds a significant value to HR and payroll professionals and their employers.

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Jamie

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Jamie Rugh

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November 17, 2017

What in the Actual H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?

One thing I tend to ask daily is “What in the actual hell?” Why you ask? Buzzwords.

I don’t know about you, but corporate jargon makes me want to repeatedly slam my head against a brick wall. Words all too commonly found in presentations, blogs, articles and reports that are used to deliver a momentarily big impact. Add one of these words to your speech they say your perceived IQ will allegedly skyrocket?

No, buzzwords don’t connect you to people.  They are meant to set yourself apart and maybe even above others. They are overused, over played and overworked in today’s society. Let’s be authentic, let’s be real, let’s truly connect with people.

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Lisa (Dean) Mamula

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Lisa (Dean) Mamula

Posted on:
November 17, 2017

The Recruiter Experience

Looking for a job can be tough. It’s a series of putting yourself out there and often getting rejected – more often not hearing anything at all. As HR & payroll recruiters, Willory tries to never forget what it is like to look for a job as we have all been there.  And I advise any and all of my clients to remember that every hiring is an opportunity to strengthen or weaken their brand and reputation – don’t blow it!

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Angie Williams

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Angie Williams

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November 17, 2017

Angie’s List…of Work Tips

As I continue to work toward a satisfying work-life balance, time management is an area of continual improvement for Me. And I know I’m not alone in this. This past month I have spent laser focused on managing my time, which has not only brought about a greater awareness on how my time was being spent, but it has granted me the ability to gain control of my schedule and approach to work.

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John Bernatovicz

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John Bernatovicz

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November 9, 2017

WHY I WORE PINK FOR 31 DAYS STRAIGHT

I hate cancer. It has affected so many great people that I know including several immediate family members. My mom, dad, and sister are all cancer survivors while we (not unlike other families) lost family members much too early in their lives. We still feel the impact of their loss every day, even as many years have passed since they lost their fight.

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Bridgette Klein

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Bridgette Klein

Posted on:
November 9, 2017

November: National Blogging Month

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.

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