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Two Quick Thoughts:  Scary Stories Make Happier Employees

Posted by Charley Hughes on Feb 3, 2016 12:57 PM

Jack Welch - former CEO of General Electric - wrote a book entitled “Winning” that became required reading for some of the managers at a Fortune 500 company where I spent a decade of my recruiting and management career.    “Winning” provides some excellent advice on topics such as hiring, firing, leadership, expansion, crisis management, and more.

The book is a quick read, and while you won’t agree with everything Jack offers, perhaps you’ll be able to use one modified suggestion I have found effective when hiring.

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Two Quick Thoughts: Logic versus Syntax

Posted by Charley Hughes on Dec 2, 2015 3:31 PM

Logic versus Syntax – Different Approaches for Different Phases.

Here are two quick thoughts to consider the next time you need to hire an EDI professional.

Screen for Syntax

In the early stages of the hiring process someone within your organization will likely conduct initial screening calls of applicants for a position you need to fill.   Sometimes this can be done by HR and sometimes, based on the complexity of the role, it will need to be conducted by someone with a technical EDI or Data Integration background.    During these initial calls, screening for a meaningful command of relevant syntax is important.

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When is the Best Time of Year to Find EDI Talent?

Posted by Kelly Nichols on Nov 17, 2015 11:59 AM

Through my 5 years at Remedi, I have been constantly searching for the best EDI talent in North America. There always seem to be plenty of EDI Administrators available but I can’t say the same for EDI Mappers, Developers, and Architects. These individuals tend to have full schedules throughout the year. Many EDI Managers wonder when is the best time of the year to find the best talent in EDI. Most new EDI projects usually kick off in January for the 1st quarter of the following year where the budget is available. In my experience, if you wait until January to start hiring you have missed an incredible window. Most EDI projects wrap up with companies in November before the Thanksgiving holiday where people usually take vacations, which means most EDI talent is looking for a new project in December.

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Which Companies Have Highest Employee Satisfaction?

Posted by Kelly Nichols on Aug 13, 2015 10:21 AM

recent article on Yahoo! Finance discussed the top 54 companies to work for based on employee feedback. Eight of the top ten were in the technology sector, while 7 of the 54 use consultants. As the article states, “The best companies to work for were concentrated in particular industries. For example, technology companies are well represented among the highest-rated employers, as are consulting firms.” So what is it about technology companies and consulting firms that create high morale and satisfaction for employees?

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Adding Additional Value - Integration And EDI Specific Recruiters

Posted by Brooke Lester on May 20, 2015 12:43 PM

Often times hiring managers, their internal HR recruiters, and job seekers question why one should utilize a niche EDI recruiting or integration recruiting firm particularly when their HR group has pre-existing relationships with general recruiters.  Well the reasons are many, but this is a particularly glaring one, 9 out of 10 jobs filled by recruiters are filled by niche recruiters...
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