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Sylvia Dahlby
California Employers prepare for new law changes.
Webinar recap: San Diego SHRM provides an update on State employment laws, and new legislation and offers tips and strategies for regulatory compliance.  On Wednesday, October 14, SmartSearch co-sponsored a virtual event hosted by the San Diego chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) featuring its annual Employment Law Update. The program kicked...
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email etiquette for professional recruiters
Today, with millions of employees working from home during the pandemic, understanding email etiquette is more important than ever. Gone are the days of walking into someone’s office to have a brief discussion and being able to display body language to enhance the conversation no longer exists. Technology has become critically important to convey messages...
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business intelligence, data analytics
On August 26th, I joined members of the Buffalo Azure Users Group for an online Teams meetup on how a global enterprise harnessed the power of Business Intelligence (BI), data collection, analytics, and reporting. Business Intelligence reporting infrastructure delivers solid, accurate information directly into the hands of the end-users, right when they need it. Looking...
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“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ~Albert Einstein   As an early adopter of telework and telecommuting, one thing that I find fascinating is how the 2020 pandemic has brought more of my professional colleagues into the virtual world – my world – than ever before. On July 2, I attended SHRM...
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remote work, virtual work
On June 23, consulting experts from Black Box Consulting conducted a panel-chat-style webinar where members from the organization discussed the pros and cons of working remotely. They covered best practices and offered tips on how to stay focused and productive, how to overcome challenges when families are working together, what key skills leadership needs to...
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Change is hard. The International Space Station effortlessly flies around planet Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at over 17,000 miles per hour. It is easy for the ISS to stay on course, expending virtually zero energy to maintain orbit at breathtaking speed. However, to change its course and avoid collision with cosmic debris, flight controllers...
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scrabble letters saying be positive
“If you’re not learning, you’re sleeping.”  Every crisis is a learning opportunity. Looking for positive outcomes and recognizing the wins were central to an insightful StefTalks Webinar on March 6 when Spencer Gracias, CEO of Stefanini NA/APAC and Stefan Baier, VP Total Talent and Digital Services, shared perspectives on the War For Talent: Now, COVID-19. ...
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fusion-medical-animation-Coronavirus
We’re all in this together, but we’re not in the same boat. On Wednesday, April 22, I participated in a Virtual Coffee Hour panel discussion group for Human Resources leaders in the tech industry hosted by SmartSearch vendor partner Verified First, a leading background screening provider. Throughout the month of April, Verified First has hosted...
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Finding and keeping talented employees is not a small task. With the “war for talent” still surging strong, many companies are scrambling to find the right people to fill their positions. This sense of urgency and the struggle with the competition getting to these desired candidates first can sometimes lead companies down the wrong path....
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Working from home.
Did you wake up today with nowhere to go? COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing, and homeschooling kept a lot of office workers from jumping in the car and commuting to the workplace. Welcome to my world. As an early adopter of remote work, I thought now would be a good time to share a few tips,...
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