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HRU Technical Resources, Inc.
Lansing, MI
Engineered to run on talent.
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I’m super excited to announce I am co-organizing the first ever Michigan Recruiters Conference to be held on March 13th in Lansing, MI starting at 9am! Jim D’Amico, Director of Talent Acquisition at Spectrum Health, and I have been talking about doing this for over a year and late in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Talent 911
From our friends at Fistful of Talent, you need to check out their recent post on The Rise of the Contingent Workforce by Laurie Ruettimann -- It's great. From the article: I am just back from the InfluenceHR conference where 100 marketing executives came together to discuss new ways to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Talent 911
Each week I listen and speak with Recruiting Pros who have a language all their own - like most professions - but for me it's always fun to listen to what each person is really trying to say to you. Here are some of my favorite: Offer Pending: What it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Talent 911
I was in a meeting with an HR executive recently talking about some pain points they are having. You see, in my business of staffing, you don't get in the door unless someone in HR is unhappy with some kind of results in their hiring. It's the game. You're unhappy,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at Talent 911
I use to think the title 'HR Partner' was played out - and it probably was for a time. There was a point a few years ago when every HR Pro had to change their title from HR Manager, HR Director, etc., to HR Partner. It always made me feel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Talent 911
I'm in the business of staffing. We work with clients who have needs they can't fill - we fill them - the client pays me money. When this goes right - it's a win-win. Client gets a great employee. I get paid for the service I performed. When it goes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Talent 911
I've had 3 opportunities in my career to step into traditional corporate recruiting departments and make changes that would 'turn' these departments around so that the organization would see them as a positive producing department, where previously that had not been viewed as this. As you can imagine there are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Talent 911
I love 'end of days' type posts and articles. The end of Job Boards! The end of HR! Here's another one great one over at ERE by Dr. John Sullivan called: The End of Sourcing Is Near..., which talks about how eventually (in John's opinion) most sourcing information will be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Talent 911
I know a ton of HR/Talent Pros are sick of hearing employees broken down into A, B and C players. It seems played out and dated. But I like it. I'm simple and the ABC player scenario is easy for me to describe, in very quick manner, how someone is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Talent 911
Years from now when I retire and look back on my career in HR I think I'm only going to be surprised about one thing. It won't be how crazy some employees can be, or dumb things supervisors have said to employees or even the shocking employee relations issues I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Talent 911
I saw someone post on Facebook the other day that they don’t normally like to give a free plug but ABC company did such a great job on their project. My first thought was, why would you not normally give a free plug? If you work with someone who provides... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at Talent 911
I have been watching Verizon and AT&T begin to punish their customers for using too much data by eliminating unlimited data plans, even going so far as to slow down your device if you use too much data. Mind you they have been spending millions marketing all these devices and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Talent 911
I love the concept of the Volt so I want to see that type of vehicle succeed. Having said that, from the beginning when I saw the sticker price on it I knew it would not fly. Today I saw a headline that they are temporarily shutting production down because... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Talent 911
It has been interesting to watch this whole occupy Wallstreet movement take shape. The protestors have some valid points about corporate greed and the influence on government policies. But I have been floored by many of the interviews with protestors at some of their “demands” and complaints. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Talent 911
Ok - time to get into the mind of a recruiter - HRU's Keepin It Real edition. The following post is from Brooke Cummings - one of HRU's dynamic Account Managers who came up through the ranks of recruiting, and she gives you her feelings on whether an applicant/candidate should... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Talent 911
I heard the saying “That dog just won’t hunt” the other day and it made me think about how managers of people often don’t take the meaning of this saying to heart. Sometimes we try to put our people into positions that they are just not equipped to handle or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Talent 911
There is a very interesting drama playing out involving Netflix and their price increase the implemented a few months ago. When it first came out that they were separating the DVD mailing portion from the streaming portion of their product and pricing them separate, effectively raising the price on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at Talent 911
All the political rhetoric from both sides has been driving me crazy lately with all the jobs talk. Since the recession has hit and seems to be ready to play an encore, that has been the hot button issue with everyone. What are our elected officials going to do about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Talent 911
There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal recently titled: A Healthy Dose of Loyalty that examines the benefits of employee loyalty. While society seems to devalue loyalty, it is becoming increasing clear throughout the recent downturn in the economy that people benefit psychologically when they remain with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Talent 911
I attended SHRM National a few weeks ago and got a great once in lifetime (at least for me) experience - jumping off the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. 850 feet, 108 stories - called the SkyJump (check it out! it was fun). While I was up on the 108th floor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Talent 911
HRU Recruiting Manager, Amanda Rowe, and I go back and forth on the validity that Parenthood is the new glass ceiling in Corporate America: (Tim) There was once a time I was really passionate about “Glass Ceilings” – I prepared my Master’s Thesis for my HR program based on this... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Talent 911
My boss Tim Sackett (successful Fistful of Talent (FOT) blogger) is “encouraging” me to start blogging in a way to get my name out there… really??? Who wants to listen to me… Amanda Rowe, mid 30’s (really did I just say that) mother of two who lives in Portland, MI?... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Talent 911
At HRU we recently replaced our 1980s era phone system with a new modern system that was a major leap forward in technology and bells and whistles. The old phones worked fine, so why would we spend the money on a new system to replace something that functioned fine the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Talent 911
Recently we were lucky enough to hire a couple of new recruiters onto our team at HRU, which I love to do because having newbies on the team brings some fresh energy to the recruiting floor. At HRU we do the Hilary Clinton approach to training - meaning "it takes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Talent 911
The Necessary Evil group got back to full strength this week as one of our key people came back to work after a 12 week maternity leave. As only a 4 person department you would think that losing one of the 4 for 3 months, that we would stop functioning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Talent 911