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Private sector hiring rose in June

According to the BLS’s latest “The Employment Situation” report, a majority of the nation’s major industry groups reported hiring increases in June, as private sector employment rose by 84,000.

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Postcards to Patriots

I. Love. Sparklers. Growing up, the boys in our neighborhood scampered for the louder, prouder Independence Day fireworks…the Black Cats and Roman Candles that would send squirrels running.  Sparklers, to them, were just too safe and low key. But sparklers, for my sister and me, were where the real Independence Day joy would be found.  […] Read Article “Postcards to Patriots”

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Finding a Job That Actually Relates to Your College Major

I’m an intern at Adecco Group this summer, and this fall I will return to Georgetown University to begin my sophomore year. Next spring, I will be required to declare a major; however, I’ve known what I want to study for a while – the growing field of Linguistics. I used to think I wanted […] Read Article “Finding a Job That Actually Relates to Your College Major”

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Recruiting Socially

Right before racing off to the Atlanta airport, I was able to catch the tail-end of a SHRM session titled “Is Social Recruiting Really Working?” The session was moderated by Steve Boese, a director of talent-management strategy at Oracle, and featured several HR, recruiting and social-media experts on the panel. One shared statistic was that […] Read Article “Recruiting Socially”

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Win4Youth: Ragnar Relay Success from Madison to Chicago

Team Adecco (also known as “Random Acts of Foolishness”) successfully completed the Ragnar Relay Race for Adecco Win4Youth. The team of 12 completed the grueling 200 mile journey from Madison to Chicago in just over 30 hours, placing eighth in the Corporate Mixed Division. The team persevered through a 100 degree heat index, aches and pains […] Read Article “Win4Youth: Ragnar Relay Success from Madison to Chicago”

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Considering Employees with Disabilities

One of my favorite SHRM sessions was an enlightening discussion of best practices to successfully attract, employ and retain people with disabilities. Nadine Vogel, founder and president of Springboard Consulting, a Mendham, N.J. firm, was the presenter. She started the discussion by quoting a KPMG leader, who stated that “supporting people with disabilities in the […] Read Article “Considering Employees with Disabilities”

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Training Smart for the Games and Beyond

With less than a month until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, U.S. Olympic Hopefuls are kicking their preparations into a whole new gear! Across the nation, athletes are attending intensive training camps where they are immersed in training regimens specially designed by the best and brightest coaching minds to fine tune athletes’ […] Read Article “Training Smart for the Games and Beyond”

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Tom Brokaw: “We need an adult in here right now!”

Our coverage of SHRM 2012 wrapped on Wednesday with Closing Session Speaker and legendary NBC newsman Tom Brokaw. He kicked off his speech with a joke about having to follow Jerry Seinfeld, who was the featured entertainment on Tuesday night. “He’s the margarita; I’m the hangover,” he joked. Brokaw’s talk soon became serious as he […] Read Article “Tom Brokaw: “We need an adult in here right now!””