LJ Morris
ways to show employee gratitude
This holiday season, it’s important to express gratitude to those around us: those who help us out, make us smile, or even provide some measure of comfort during these difficult times. Gratitude is proven to be beneficial to your physical and mental well-being. It can also help make you a better leader. Here’s how expressions...
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LJ Morris Promoted to President of SmartSearch
The changing business landscape, powered by technology, has continued redefining industries and job roles. The job market continues to evolve as the demand for new skills is on the rise. Likewise, new positions have emerged while some traditional ones have disappeared. Within this backdrop, I shaped my career from Technical Support Manager to Chief Technology...
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If you’re like me, you have received dozens or maybe even hundreds of emails notifying you of a site’s change in their privacy policy. You may have wondered why, or perhaps you already know. On May 25th, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) became enforceable. For those who do not watch the news, or...
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On May 25, 2018, a new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU). GDPR expands the privacy rights of EU individuals and places new obligations on all organizations that market, track, or handle EU citizens’ personal data. As we all know, there are legal requirements to...
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What, when and why it’s worth every dime. Having been in various forms of executive management for over 22 years, I can attest it is sometimes hard to fork over the cash for “what if” scenarios. Sure, we all have health insurance, car insurance, life insurance, and home or renter’s insurance, but what about Disaster...
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My son was recently applying online for a department store job. He took care in his selection and brought his options down to four retailers. In discussing the outcome of his pursuit in the hunt for a coveted job, I found it interesting when he told me he applied at only two companies. When asked...
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Last spring, SmartSearch participated in the California Staffing Professionals (CSP) annual conference and expo. We had an opportunity to attend some educational sessions, and network with the speakers, conference attendees, workshop leaders, and our fellow exhibitors, as well as talk shop with our clients (plus attend a few parties!). We’re always looking for inspiration —...
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Look around you. Life can be a comedy of errors, as well as a good boost of comedic relief. What does this have to do with HR? With staffing? With recruiting? In short, everything! Recruiting and technology are bedfellows… an undeniable fact of the 21st century. Social media, job boards, job aggregators, resume banks, and...
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Well-being for employees
Stress is a fact of life and it doesn’t go away once when people walk into their place of employment. Many companies find it challenging to help employees relieve stress and focus on the work at hand. Many demands in one’s personal life coupled with the demands of the daily workload can take its toll...
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