Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Building An Employment Brand That Fuels Your Personal Brand



Are you a millennial ready to get your feet wet in HR? 

At the 2016 Illinois State Council Society for Human Resource Management (ILSHRM) conference beginning September 25th, HR leaders from a diverse group of industries will get together to help millennials gain value skills to take home to their careers.

Kristy Nittskoff, a speaker at this year’s ILSHRM conference, is the Founder of Talent-Savvy and has  over 10 years of human resources experience. Kristy helps companies to optimize recruitment and retention programs through implementing innovative talent attraction and employment branding strategies.

As a leader in the HR industry, Kristy will share what it takes to set yourself apart in the industry, and how to treat yourself as “brand” in order to best market yourself. Kristy works with top recruiters and HR managers to help them exceed expectations, and her session will discuss first hand different trials and tribulations she has helped them overcome.

Don’t miss Kristy’s session as she shares tips on how to build a robust employment brand, and more at ILSHRM.  More information and registration can be found here

Be sure to also follow along on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ILSHRM16YP

Monday, September 12, 2016

Take Your Career From 0 - 100 at ILSHRM Young Professionals 2016




Ready to hear what it takes for Human Resources career success? At the 2016 Illinois State Council Society for Human Resource Management (ILSHRM) conference  beginning September 25th, HR leaders from a diverse group of industries will get together to help millennials gain value skills to take home to their careers.
Melonie Boone, currently serves as the Global Director of Human Resources for Ventiv Technology. With over 20 years experience focusing on human resources strategy, business optimization, and organization growth, Melonie will share how millennials can move beyond the entry level, and gain the right skills in order to move up in your career.
In her session, Melonie will share some of her personal career highs along with roadblocks she faced along the way. Having much experience in the HR industry, she’ll discuss the truth about a career in human resources, and what it takes to have ultimate success
As a millennial in human resources,  ILSHRM is the conference to help learn what to takes to take off in your career. More information and registration can be found here

Be sure to also follow along on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ILSHRM16YP

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Getting Ahead of the Recruiting Curve


Recruiting is tough business. Sure there are those doing it well, but even they complain about it how challenging it can me. Times are changing. The reasons individuals decide to leave or stay with a company are more individual needs based than ever before. Technology moves faster than we can keep up. Social media demands a more transparent experience. Candidates are savvy and come with high expectations.
And all of that can be hard for any recruiter to navigate, much less the recruiter who is also administering benefits and trying to be "strategic" and innovative.
And yet, the demand for talent doesn't go away. Hiring managers still bring requests for purple squirrels riding on pink unicorns that they would have preferred to have hired yesterday. Recruiting is a constant uphill battle, pushing a huge boulder while hoping on one foot.
That's how you feel about it right?
If you do, then the pre-conference workshop at ILSHRM16 is for you. In three hours we are going to talk about how we get ahead of the recruiting curve. How we become more proactive instead of reactive. How we create strategy instead of just saying we want to be strategic. We are going to talk about specific roles you struggle with on a regular basis and see if we can't brainstorm creative ideas together to create a pipeline of candidates for that role. We will be covering ways recruiters and recruiting teams can be more forward thinking about recruiting and stay that way.
Because unless we get ahead of the curve, we will continue to trip over it.
Now let me be clear. This is no lesson in silver bullets. There is not now, nor has there ever been a silver bullet for recruiting that is going to fix all of your troubles. Anyone who tells you otherwise is deceiving you. Strategy takes time. It takes time to dig out from the pile, but unless you get started you will continue to struggle to breath at the bottom of it. This workshop will give you the skills needed to dig out, but the work will have to be done.
The session will be highly interactive. I firmly believe that not one person has all the answers in recruiting. Others in the room may have faced exactly what you are facing and come through it successfully. I want to make sure we have time to share those interactions during our time together. We will be using examples from the audience so bring your toughest job opening and we'll see if we can't come up with a strategy together to overcome it.
I hope to see you there. I promise it will be worth your time.