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Welcome to Viewpoint, where HireCentrix provides commentary on some of the most relevant , hottest and often controversial issues  affecting our industry; including employment statistics, employment data, laws and regulation, political and public policies, and more.

The Socialization of Recruiting

lesliemasonIf you have been a recruiter for any length of time you know that the industry is evolving at the speed of the internet. When I started recruiting we relied on newspaper ads to push our jobs out to the public and cold called prospects over the telephone to pull them in to interview. We also did a lot of networking… old school networking.



Improve Employee Engagement - Prevention and Retention is the Key

We don't need no "war for talent"

Pink Slip – new company across the Ocean
Leaving just a memory
Retirement shot, 401k gone as well,


Why Unions Are Bad For Companies, Employees and Customers

mike habermanIf you have ever read my blog you know that I am no fan of unions. They may have had their place in the past but not in today’s world. I have mentioned in my blogs on EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act) that unions cost a company. Not just in direct costs, but in indirect costs as well. Slowed work process, lessened productivity, poorer employee relations, and more have been cited as the costs associated with unionism.


Are Workplace Ethics Personal? Which Came first – Ethics or the Law?


 “ Most people have convictions about what is right and wrong based on religious beliefs, cultural roots, family background, personal experiences, laws, organizational values, professional norms and political habits. These are not the best values to make ethical decisions by — not because they are unimportant, but because they are not universal.   In contrast to consensus ethical values - such basics as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship - personal and professional beliefs vary over time, among cultures and among members of the same society.


The Story of One Person’s Struggle with Mental Illness in the Work Place

On December 12, 2011, Karen Mattonen posted an article, Poor mental health harming productivity, with 1 In 5 workers suffering - how are you prepared?”[1] in Conflict Coaching Resources. As one living with, not suffering from, mental illness, the topic piqued my interest enough that I sent in a comment.

In a reply message, Karen asked if I would be willing “to share [my] story on as a Viewpoint article next week.” In particular she thinks, “maybe H.R. and recruiters should be more familiar of what they often turn down due to fear,” and that my story will reduce some of that fear.


The Company Holiday Party: HR’s Role as “Party Planner”

5 Tips for HR to Help Corporate Avoid Holiday Party-related Legal Liability

“Angela drafted me into the party planning committee. Her memo said that we need to prepare for every possible disaster. Which to me, seems... excessive”.
– Ryan Howard, in a holiday episode of The Office.
The good news is that the holidays are here! The bad news is that Angela is right!


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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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