Bridge the Social Media Gap with Only Two Special Tools

By on February 3, 2016

If the advent and influx of new social media tools has your HR department feeling a little overwhelmed, you’re not alone. As noted in this Hootsuite post, many organizations are suffering from a social media skills gap and struggling to adapt to it. First realize the social divide between your organization and the talent you want to attract isn’t insurmountable. Some catch-up may be...

Want Better Hires? Start With Transparency in your Hiring Process

By on January 26, 2016

According to Robert Half, supervisors spend, on average, 17% of their time managing poorly performing employees. This can be attributed, in part, to simply hiring the wrong people and, thus, the job descriptions that attracted those poor performers in the first place.  In an ideal world, a job description would be a sales statement with an inspiring employer brand woven throughout, encouraging...

Taking Photographs for Social Media

By on December 23, 2015

Pat yourself on the back. This tweet might be one of your best yet. The copy is spot-on — savvy and succinct. Character limit: maximized. You’re almost there, but something’s missing – something that will set this tweet apart from all the rest. What you need is a perfectly constructed in-house image. So what I want to do is walk you through the steps to taking great photos for your social posts....

Considerations for Effective UX in Print Media

By on December 18, 2015

Before embarking on a career in graphic design, I was under the impression a designer’s only job was to beautify media — to make it more engaging (i.e. to make it “pop”). How sorely I’d been mistaken. Granted, typography (font selection) and imagery (pictures) are key elements in the “recipe” for effective design, but as a member of CKR’s creative department, we believe the secret...

Debunking Generational Differences in the Workplace

By on December 8, 2015

Hardly a day goes by without the appearance of a new article, white paper or blog about how significantly workforce perspectives and preferences differ by generation, as well as what employers should do to attract and retain talent in light of these differences. The basic premise, according to those who study generational differences, is that we are shaped dramatically by the events that occur...

Where the Employment Experience Goes Wrong

By on December 4, 2015

The late Steve Jobs once said: “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” This wisdom isn’t embraced by all employers. Keeping the employment experience consistent across all phases of the recruitment process is paramount, but not always accomplished despite an employer’s best attempts to move heaven and...

Considerations for Effective Employer Branding

By on November 30, 2015

Uncovering and articulating your employer brand certainly requires time and dedication, but it’s always worth the effort — attractive employer brands are essential in order to attract the best candidates to your organization. Below are some thoughts on how you can uncover what makes your company unique and what makes you stand out among the rest. Create a Winning Team Select people from various,...

Millennial Managers, Here They Come!

By on November 23, 2015

They already account for one-third of the U.S. workforce. Now, according to a study from Ernst & Young, they’re moving into management roles at a rapid pace – 87% of new managers today are Millennials. And while it will be years before we know just how this segment of the workforce will function collectively as managers, the perceptions captured by Ernst & Young paint an interesting...

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