SHRM 2013 Day 3 Coverage – Part 2 | Hiring millennials and the cost of a good hire

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We’re back for more day three coverage of SHRM 2013.

Hiring and retaining millennials

Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, now in 13 languages. His second book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success, will be released in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press. Dan is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, such as Wired Magazine, PBS Nightly Business Report, “The Willis Report” on Fox Business and ELLE Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow on Twitter.Our first afternoon presentation, Building the Workforce of Tomorrow, was hosted by Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Millennial Branding.

Schawbel started his presentation by debunking the notions that millennials, those born between 1982 and 1993, are entitled, insubordinate, lazy and ungrateful. He pointed to some powerful statistics to back it up:
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Consider these tips before considering multiple recruiting agencies

Recently, I received a call from a distraught friend, who had just received an angry phone call from a recruiter. The recruiter had recently submitted my friend for a job through his staffing agency. The hiring manager responded that my friend was already in consideration through a competing agency. The recruiter was upset with my friend for not mentioning that he had already been submitted for the job. My friend, on the other hand, had no idea that he had already been submitted; or that two agencies would be working on the same job.
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Small Businesses enter now to win a $10,000 grant for staffing services

Enter now through June 16th, 2013 to win $10,000 in grant services for your small business

What is the biggest challenge you face as a small business? Answering that question now through June 16th, 2013 could win you a $10,000 grant in staffing services to build the team you need to grow your business, without growing your budget.
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5 Things Your HR Department Wants You To Know

Your Human Resources department is in a tough spot, no really, you may not think so, but they are. In addition to managing salary and benefits, doing all the hiring (and the occasional unfortunate termination), and administering performance reviews, they also have to play mediator. The HR department can be the mediator between employees, between a supervisor and a direct report, and even between the company and its staff. There’s a lot on their plate, and for this reason, your HR team would like you to keep a few things in mind.

They’re here to help

If you think of your HR department as nothing more than some well-intentioned folks who sit upstairs, process your paycheck, and make you watch office sensitivity videos once a year, then you’re not taking full advantage of one of the most versatile resources your company has to offer. Whether it’s managing your 401(k), getting additional training and development, or just getting a clearer understanding of your career path, Human Resources is happy to help. 
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Adecco to host Way to Work careerathons across the country

Adecco Way to Work careerathon

As of January 2013, the U.S. unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds was 13.1%. When you include the 1.7 million young adults who have stopped looking for a job, it was 16.2% – double the national average.

At Adecco, we want to change these numbers, and change the lives of young professionals throughout the country. That’s why, on April 30, every Adecco office will be hosting Adecco Way to Work™ career workshops, where we’ll be offering valuable resources and advice, including:

  • Resume and cover letter writing tips and reviews
  • Interview advice
  • Job search strategies
  • Networking  hints
  • Suggestions for job hunting in the digital age
  • And more!

Best of all, Way To Work career workshops are completely free!

So if you or someone you know is struggling to start their career, or could use a little help moving ahead in the one they have, join us on April 30. Click here to register and get ready to get on the Way to Work!

Sign up today for free!

Join one of our Way to Work careerathons on April 30.

  

    

Plus, more Way to Work events are happening all over the country!

Contact your local branch for more details and to RSVP to an event near you today!

As of January, the unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds was 13.1%. When you include the 1.7 million young adults who stopped looking for work, it was 16.2% – double the national average.

We want to change these numbers, and change the lives of young professionals throughout America. That’s why, on April 30, every Adecco office will be hosting Adecco Way to Work™ careerathons where we’ll be offering valuable resources about resume writing, interviewing, networking, your digital footprint and other critical topics.

To sign up and learn more, go here.


Learn about FESCO Adecco’s Shanghai Project

Last September, an opportunity to work with Adecco in China on an 18-month assignment caught my attention. It was an opportunity to work alongside other colleagues from Europe to develop sales in China. This sounded like the challenge I was looking for; to learn how to work with one of the largest economic forces in our time, China. I believe this is critical in order to build a prosperous future worldwide.

I am fortunate to work with Adecco account executives from France, Italy, Germany, UK, Netherlands and Japan. We collaborate with our Chinese business development account executives to learn the Chinese labor laws while we help build relations with our respective country businessmen doing business here in China. It is a dynamic partnership benefiting everyone: FESCO, Adecco, and our clients.

One of the services we offer is processing the paperwork needed for relocating Americans to work here as ExPats. This has been fascinating for me as I have met up with friends who work with some of America’s Fortune 500 firms already doing business here or for companies that are just starting to establish themselves. Their visas and expat services were processed by FESCO Adecco.

One thing that has surprised me is the scarcity of good talent.  This is the same in the United States. Clients have presumed that there are plenty of workers to choose from. Actually, this is not the case. There is a scarcity of talent with the bi-lingual skills and work experience needed to fulfill the job descriptions. As a result our solutions are different in order to meet the client’s expectations.

This summer the labor laws are changing. We are awaiting the final decisions. The one thing I know is that all companies will need to be flexible.

You can learn more about FESCO Adecco and its HR services in China in the newspaper China Daily, where FESCO Adecco has a monthly article with HR staffing updates.

Future blogs will include the upcoming changes to China’s labor laws, places were American Expats meet to network, and other points of interest.  Feel free to comment with questions and ideas of what you would like for me to share about what it is like to live, travel or to conduct business here in Shanghai.


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