Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – January 13 thru January 19, 2013


In case you missed this week’s articles, here is a summary:

Jan 13 – Blog Soup – From the Archives of Make HR Happen v.11 – This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen. – more –






ProfessionalLoupeJan 14 – Being Professional While Being You – One of the most misused and misunderstood terms in use every day is the word professional. In one context, using a talent in exchange for money is considered to be professional, such as a professional athlete. Otherwise that talent is performed without pay and is said to be amateur, such as an amateur athlete… although the lack of pay could also be an indication of a lack of talent.  – more –

BridgeGapJan 15 – The New Resume Song: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Those of us who have been in recruiting longer than a few minutes may not have to squeeze our brains too hard to juice out the memories of a time when a gap in a resume was an anomaly. It could usually be interpreted to mean that there was a possible flaw in a candidate’s ability or character.  – more –


WorkforcePyramidJan 16 – Contingent Workforce Part I – Already Bigger Than You Think – For years HR has turned a blind eye to the non-employee workforce in a company. Even though some of the contingent workforce sits in cubicles adjacent to full time regular employees, they were for the most part the outsiders. Because of the fear of something called “co-employment” conservative onboard jailhouse legal advice was passed from desk to desk without many even knowing the definition of the term. – more –

WorkforcePyramidJan 17 – Contingent Workforce Part II – The Company Dynamics – A previous article  covered in somewhat general terms the problems associated with the invisible body of workers that may in some cases outnumber those seen as full time employees. The easily traceable contractors and temporary employees are usually only a drop in the bucket when expenditures on consultants, outsourced functions and service providers are added to the mix. – more –


WorkforcePyramidJan 18 – Contingent Workforce Part III – Employees and Job Seekers – Researching the first two episodes in this series uncovered several startling facts. The size of the contingent workforce in large companies is much bigger than people, even management, realizes. The 3rd Party Provider industry is projected for continuous growth, at least 6% and possibly even double digits this year as cautious employers bring in contractors and temps in lieu of hiring. – more –