Recruitment: Why the long……….process?

first_imgRecruitment: Why the long……….process?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today What’s with the long, arduous multi-stage recruitment processes that seem to be increasingly common place these days? When chatting to job seekers I find that a 6 stage (or more) recruitment process that may incorporate psychometric testing, multiple technical tests, cultural evaluations, competency based screening (to name a few), is nothing out of the ordinary and I can’t help but wonder if it’s necessary?Has the length, rigorousness or even quirkiness of a company’s recruitment process become a marketing tool to tell the world that what lies beyond this extensive screening must be worth all the work and effort put in?I believe that in this day and age we should be striving to create efficiencies, thus not being on-board with what seems to me to be an in-efficient waste of time. The only thing I believe you can be certain of after a 6-8 stage process is just how keen the candidate is on the position/company given the willingness to stick around for that long. I don’t believe that you will gain any more of an in-sight into their suitability to the position, over a well put together 2 stage interview process where the questioning is intelligent, relevant to the role and type of person you are looking to hire, which may or may not include a specific skills based test. Specific preparation is key! Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.center_img Read full article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Drake Friday

first_imgMarch 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Drake Friday Tags: America First Event Center/Andre Adams/Brady Ellingson/Brandon Better/Cameron Oluyitan/D.J. Wilkins/Division I/Drake Bulldogs/Harrison Butler/Missouri Valley Conference/Nick McGlynn/Nick Norton/SUU Men’s Basketball/Tremell Murphy Since the Thunderbirds advanced to Division I in 1988, this is the first time they have hosted a postseason game. Written by Drake scores 75.5 points per game and surrenders 69.9 points per contest. Brad James They are led by redshirt junior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (12.8 points per game), senior guard Brandon Better (12 points per game), junior forward Andre Adams (10.2 points, 6.3 rebounds per game) and freshman guard Harrison Butler (10.2 points per game). Southern Utah scores 75.4 points per game and surrenders 75.9 points per contest. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Friday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (16-16) hosts the Drake Bulldogs of the Missouri Valley Conference at the America First Event Center in the first round of the collegeinsider.com postseason tournament. Many Bulldogs share the scoring load, led by senior forward Nick McGlynn ( 15.2 points, 8.3 rebounds per game), senior guard Nick Norton (14 points, 5.9 assists per game), senior guard Brady Ellingson (11.8 points per game), freshman guard D.J. Wilkins (11.2 points per game), and junior forward Tremell Murphy (10.4 points, 6 rebounds per game). The Bulldogs, who hail from Des Moines, Iowa, come in with a record of 24-9.last_img read more

Bleak Weather Doesn’t Stop Ocean City Vacationers From Having Fun

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiShopping bags in hand, Mary Ellen Buono and Joan Cesarini stopped at an Asbury Avenue boutique Saturday afternoon to check out the sale items on a clothing rack outside the store.Buono noted she had already bought some pillows for her home and a top for her granddaughter. Next, she was looking for a birthday gift for her niece.She joked that Cesarini was her shopping “assistant.”“I’m helping to carry all of the items,” Cesarini quipped.The two friends from Pennsylvania, both enjoying summer vacations in Ocean City, were out shopping to salvage what was otherwise a dreary day following an overnight storm that pummeled the Jersey Shore with torrential rain.They weren’t alone. The downtown shopping district along Asbury Avenue brimmed with tourists who were determined not to let the cheerless gray skies ruin their weekend.“Eat, drink and be merry,” said Karen Casey, of Chalfont, Pa.Casey was part of a group of eight women from Pennsylvania who were in Ocean City for a ladies-only weekend getaway.“No husbands and kids. We are happy to be here. It’s our girls weekend,” said Diane McNamee, of Exton, Pa.McNamee explained that the eight women had pretty much planned out the entire weekend: “Eating, shopping and drinking later,” she said as the group burst out in laughter.Asbury Avenue in the downtown retail district bustled with shoppers.With a beach day wiped out by strong winds, chilly temperatures and a choppy surf, vacationers hunted for bargains in the downtown area or strolled the Boardwalk to make the best of it.Ione Talese, owner of Artisan Body Products, a soap and lotion shop on Asbury Avenue, said the bleak weather was good for business.“Today’s been great so far,” Talese said, shortly after a group of customers left her store. “It’s not a beach day, so people will look for other things to do. That includes doing the kind of things they can do with their kids.”Jennifer and John Strohm, tourists from Rockville, Md., who are spending a weeklong vacation in Ocean City, said they were looking for ways to entertain their sons, Philip, 7, and Henry, 5. While the boys were busy playing the popular mobile game Pokemon Go, their parents were savoring the array of soap scents inside Artisan Body Products.“This is my favorite store and my favorite place in the world,” Jennifer Strohm said in a glowing endorsement that brought a smile to Talese’s face.Ione Talese, left, owner of Artisan Body Products, talks with customers John and Jennifer Strohm, of Rockville, Md., and their sons, Philip and Henry.The Strohms were somewhat worried when they heard about the flooding from the storm, but were confident that the sunny weather would return.“We came here, even though we heard there was a lot of flooding. But the rest of the week should be good,” Jennifer Strohm said. “There is always so much to do here.”Kristen Morgan, of Stafford, Va., said she spent Saturday morning cleaning up 5 or 6 inches of stormwater in front of her Ocean City vacation home. After she was done, she took her 10-year-old son, Ryan, and 7-year-old daughter, Kara, up on the Boardwalk to enjoy the amusement rides at Playland’s Castaway Cove. They were joined by the children’s grandmother, Linda Pettersen, of Annapolis, Md.Pettersen and Morgan noted that five generations of their family have vacationed in Ocean City, so they are well aware of other family-oriented diversions to do when capricious weather spoils a beach day.“It’s known as ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort,’” Morgan said, reciting the city’s tourism slogan.Sister and brother Kara and Ryan Morgan enjoyed the amusement rides at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the Boardwalk.Although whipping winds and a rough surf left stretches of the beachfront pretty much deserted, some people found the ocean too tempting to pass up Saturday. While the air temperature was a chilly 70 degrees for late July, the water was a balmy 72.“It’s extremely warm,” declared Tim Dorsey, who waded out to his knees at the 11th Street beach while holding his 3-year-old daughter, Kendall, and 2-year-old son, Andersen.Dorsey and his wife, Chrissy, of Easton, Pa., had booked their hotel room for a weekend trip in Ocean City before the storm hit. Knowing they would lose their deposit money if they canceled their hotel reservations, they chose to come.“We took a chance with the flooding, but now that we’re here, we’re having a great time. The weather didn’t stop us,” Tim Dorsey said.Tim and Chrissy Dorsey, of Easton, Pa., show their children, Kendall and Andersen, the choppy surf. Friends Mary Ellen Buono, left, and Joan Cesarini, vacationers from Pennsylvania, salvaged an otherwise dreary day by going shopping.last_img read more

Movement prompts discussion of diversity

first_imgThe meeting, titled, “Call to Action II: Will You Answer?” continued conversations begun at last year’s initial town hall meeting, Emerald Woodberry, president of the Black Student Association (BSA) said.   Woodberry and Chinelo Onyeador, president of the African Students Association (ASA) serve as co-chairs of the policy committee for the Call to Action movement.  Onyeador and Woodberry said they have created a platform aimed at increasing diversity on campus, with goals ranging from instituting mandatory hall staff diversity training with a national discrimination expert to requiring a spirit of inclusion clause to be articulated on all syllabi for courses throughout the University.   The Call to Action movement grew in response to the town hall meeting held March 4th, 2012 where the Notre Dame community shared stories of discrimination experienced on campus.   This town hall meeting was organized in response to discriminatory incidents of which the campus community was informed in a Feb. 24, 2012 email. Pieces of fried chicken were put in the BSA and ASA mailboxes, which motivated the leaders of both clubs to spearhead the creation of the incipient movement. Student body vice president Katie Rose said student government has worked closely with the Call to Action movement. “We need to recognize each student as an individual,” Rose said.  “We have all been on the fringe and we have all felt marginalized. We seek reform because we genuinely care about the students next to us in class, the people in our dorms.” Hugh Page, dean of the First Year of Studies, said his office has developed efforts attempting to develop a spirit of inclusion for freshmen from the moment they first arrive on campus.  These initiatives include the implementation of a new one-credit course aimed at increasing awareness of diversity, Page said.   “We have formulated a strategic plan of diversity in the First Year of Studies,” Page said. “Indeed, one of the twelve items on the ‘Dean’s A-list’ is ‘Take advantage of opportunities to encourage cultural competency.” Keri Kei Shibata, assistant chief of safety services of the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) said her department has taken measures to increase awareness of discrimination and cultural differences among its staff.   “Since last year’s Call to Action, we have had a number of meetings with various student leaders, participated in an [inter-race] forum, what police are allowed to do in a situation and what your rights are when you interact with the police,” Shibata said. Onyeador and Woodberry collaborated with student government to share a video of speakers from last year’s town hall meeting.  Students at Wednesday’s meeting were asked to share experiences of discrimination on campus during the town hall meeting. Alex Coccia, student body president-elect, said he would support the Call to Action movement during his term in office. “We believe that any discriminatory actions or policies are intolerable and our duty is to make sure the dignity of each individual is respected,” Coccia.,Members of the Notre Dame community gathered Wednesday night in a town hall meeting to review the initiatives developed by the Call to Action movement on campus and to discuss the need for continuing reform. The meeting, titled, “Call to Action II: Will You Answer?” continued conversations begun at last year’s initial town hall meeting, Emerald Woodberry, president of the Black Student Association (BSA) said.   Woodberry and Chinelo Onyeador, president of the African Students Association (ASA) serve as co-chairs of the policy committee for the Call to Action movement.  Onyeador and Woodberry said they have created a platform aimed at increasing diversity on campus, with goals ranging from instituting mandatory hall staff diversity training with a national discrimination expert to requiring a spirit of inclusion clause to be articulated on all syllabi for courses throughout the University.   The Call to Action movement grew in response to the town hall meeting held March 4th, 2012 where the Notre Dame community shared stories of discrimination experienced on campus.  This town hall meeting was organized in response to discriminatory incidents of which the campus community was informed in a Feb. 24, 2012 email. Pieces of fried chicken were put in the BSA and ASA mailboxes, which motivated the leaders of both clubs to spearhead the creation of the incipient movement. Student body vice president Katie Rose said student government has worked closely with the Call to Action movement. “We need to recognize each student as an individual,” Rose said.  “We have all been on the fringe and we have all felt marginalized. We seek reform because we genuinely care about the students next to us in class, the people in our dorms.” Hugh Page, dean of the First Year of Studies, said his office has developed efforts attempting to develop a spirit of inclusion for freshmen from the moment they first arrive on campus.  These initiatives include the implementation of a new one-credit course aimed at increasing awareness of diversity, Page said.   “We have formulated a strategic plan of diversity in the First Year of Studies,” Page said. “Indeed, one of the twelve items on the ‘Dean’s A-list’ is ‘Take advantage of opportunities to encourage cultural competency.” Keri Kei Shibata, assistant chief of safety services of the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) said her department has taken measures to increase awareness of discrimination and cultural differences among its staff.   “Since last year’s Call to Action, we have had a number of meetings with various student leaders, participated in an [inter-race] forum, what police are allowed to do in a situation and what your rights are when you interact with the police,” Shibata said. Onyeador and Woodberry collaborated with student government to share a video of speakers from last year’s town hall meeting.  Students at Wednesday’s meeting were asked to share experiences of discrimination on campus during the town hall meeting. Alex Coccia, student body president-elect, said he would support the Call to Action movement during his term in office. “We believe that any discriminatory actions or policies are intolerable and our duty is to make sure the dignity of each individual is respected,” Coccia.last_img read more

Julie Wilson, Tony Nominee and Cabaret Legend, Dead at 90

first_imgJulie Wilson, a Tony-nominated musical theater performer known for her celebrated career on the cabaret stage, died on Sunday, April 5, reports Deadline. Her death was confirmed by fellow lounge performer Ann Hampton Callaway, a longtime friend and protégé. Wilson was 90 years old; no official cause of death was detailed in the announcement.Wilson was born on October 21, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska to Emily and Russell Wilson. Though she enrolled as a drama and music student at Omaha University, she dropped out after being cast in the touring musical revue Earl Carroll’s Vanities. When the tour made it to New York, she settled down there and began her prolific cabaret career—first with gigs at the Latin Quarter and the Copacabana.Her success as a nightclub singer would bring her to such prestigious venus as the Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel, Michael’s Pub, the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel and the Carlyle. Her sets included the songs of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Cole Porter and more.Though Wilson is remembered for club engagements, she also boasted an extensive musical theater resume. After her Broadway debut as a replacement in Three to Make Ready, Wilson moved to London, where she starred in West End productions of Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific and Bells Are Ringing.Wilson returned to New York and went on to appear in Kismet, The Pajama Game, The Girl in the Freudian Slip, Jimmy and Park. She last appeared on the Great White Way in Legs Diamond; her performance as Flo earned her a Tony nomination.In addition to Broadway and the West End, Wilson took her musical theater career on the road, appearing in national tours of Sondheim’s Follies, Company and A Little Night Music, as well as Show Boat, Panama Hattie and Silk Stockings. Her screen credits include This Could Be the Night, The Secret Storm and The Ed Sullivan ShowWilson and her second husband, Michael McAloney, had two sons: Holt (who now goes by Holt McCallany) and Michael Jr., who died in 1989. McCallany would occasionally join Wilson to perform duets with his mother in her later acts. Wilson and McAloney split prior to his death in 2000. View Commentslast_img read more

Tina Fey’s Mean Girls Musical Aiming for Broadway Bow in Spring 2018

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020 Mean Girlscenter_img Mean Girls has its eye on being the Queen B of the Great White Way! According to The New York Post, the stage adaptation of Tina Fey’s hilarious 2004 film has its eyes on a Broadway bow in spring 2018. As previously reported, the Casey Nicholaw-helmed production will have its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. this fall. Right now, casting is underway for a developmental lab set for April. Get out that Burn Book and start dreamcasting, Broadway fans!Creator Tina Fey, her husband, composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin are the heavy-hitters on Mean Girls’ creative team. As announced, Saturday Night Live creator and producer Lorne Michaels (who also produced the 2004 film) is set to produce the tuner alongside six-time Tony winner Stuart Thompson.Based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, Mean Girls follows a group of popular girls, known as the Plastics, who rule a suburban high school with an iron first and the group of outcasts who takes them down. The film was written by Fey and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.The official premiere dates, as well as the full cast and creative team, will be announced at a later date.  Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams & Lacey Chabert in ‘Mean Girls'(Photo: Michael Gibson/Paramount Picture)last_img read more

Williston’s Newest Daycare Center Now Enrolling!

first_imgReady, Set, Go is dedicated to providing the highest quality developmental care for each child in a stimulating, secure, and caring, learning environment. The staff establishes positive personal interaction, nurturing each childs growth and education. Individuality is acknowledged and respected as each child explores a child-centered environment at his or her own pace. Our teachers implement a cue-based or child-centered philosophy to create a program that is responsive to all children in the group. The curriculum is designed to involve children in experiences to enhance language, literature, music and movement, art, and socialization. Through play, all areas of development are fostered. A strong sense of identity and competence are developed as children are helped to feel good about themselves, their abilities, and uniqueness.We are currently accepting enrollment for ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Please feel free to call or email us for more information or for a tour! 802-865-8007 [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

OAS Secretary to Evaluate the Gang Truce in El Salvador

first_img The Secretary for Multi-Dimensional Security of the Organization of American States (OAS), Adam Blackwell, will arrive on August 31, in San Salvador, to evaluate a truce put in place since last March between two violent gangs in the country, informed AFP an official source. “Mr. Blackwell is coming to evaluate how the truce is working out and to see if the established roadmap process is being followed,” the former guerrilla commander, Raúl Mijango, told AFP. Raúl, along with Military Chaplain, Fabio Colindres, is the mediator of the truce between the two gangs or Maras. Mijango celebrated the “monitoring” that the OAS provides to the process of détente, or goodwill, after José Miguel Insulza, the Secretary General of the hemispheric organization, conducted a visit last July. Blackwell has scheduled a meeting with the Minister of Security and Justice, General David Munguía. It is the second time that Blackwell arrives in the country since last May, when he visited prisons where gang members are being held to observe the course of the unprecedented truce, according to officials; it reduced the average daily homicides from 14 to 5.5, whereupon the country ceased to rank as the second most violent nation in the world. On July 12, the leaders of the feared Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13) and Barrio 18, delivered a list of demands to Secretary Insulza during a meeting held in a prison in the northern outskirts of San Salvador. Insulza, who did not disclose the proposal, said on that occasion, that the OAS was going to give “all possible support” to the process of détente, or goodwill. On March 9, the leaders of both gangs agreed to a truce mediated by Colindres and Mijango. On August 27, Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, with members of the Civil Society, completed a series of meetings to design a comprehensive program to prevent young people from falling into the world of the Maras. According to official estimates, some 10,000 gang members are in prison in different parts of the country in El Salvador, and another 50,000 are free. By Dialogo August 30, 2012last_img read more

Bolivian Armed Forces Fight Against Human Trafficking

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo November 02, 2020 Bolivian security forces rescued 68 Haitian nationals, including women and children, from organized crime, in four operations that concluded on September 5, 2020, in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivian Interior Minister Arturo Murillo told the press.“We [discovered] and are tracking a gang that perpetrates human trafficking,” Murillo said. “It is in our interest to take care of children, to take care of women, to watch out for human trafficking, to fight against narcotrafficking and against pedophilia.”Marcel Rivas, head of Bolivia’s General Directorate of Migration (DIGEMIG, in Spanish), reported on the state of the rescued Haitians via the Ministry of Interior’s website on September 5. “The women have suffered serious abuse, with signs of violence. None of the children were with their real parents. All were supposedly guardians or distant relatives. When we cross-checked, their last names did not match.”According to DIGEMIG, illegal organizations deceive people and induce them to pay $3,000 to take them to Chile. The journey begins in Brazil, crosses Bolivia, and finally reaches Chile.Rivas said that this crime goes beyond human trafficking. “These citizens are not only used for sexual exploitation but also, unfortunately, for organ trafficking and for controlled substance trafficking,” he said.There is concern in Chile about the increase in Haitian nationals arriving in the country after crossing Brazil and Bolivia. Chile’s senate is debating a new migration bill to modify the transit and legal stay policy in the country, the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio reported on September 30.For its part, the Bolivian government continues to coordinate operations with Brazil and Chile to curb human trafficking. “We contacted Chile’s Investigations Police and the Brazilian Federal Police, in addition to [having] conversations with the governments,” Rivas told BBC Mundo on September 7.Without lowering its guard, DIGEMIG continues to carry out operations in the country, supported by military and police forces, which are complemented by other actions. Since July 30, Bolivia’s Plurinational Council against Human Trafficking and Smuggling decided to join the Blue Heart campaign, an initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The goal is to raise awareness in the community to fight against human trafficking and its impact on society.“To this date, the Blue Heart campaign has the participation of 28 countries, the private sector, civil society organizations, and thousands of people around the world,” UNODC indicated during the announcement of Bolivia’s participation.According to the International Labour Organization, a United Nations agency, the business of human trafficking worldwide generates an estimated $150 million in profit for transnational crime annually, based on figures updated on February 2, 2020, by Forbes magazine, which reports that 25 million people are victims of this crime.last_img read more

What not to do when you are job hunting

first_img 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details We’ve all been through a job search at least a couple of times in our lives. If you’re looking for a new gig, here are 5 things you shouldn’t do.Only apply for jobs online: The internet is a great way to discover job openings, but sometimes you have to get off that couch and do some work. A resume can make you look good, but a smile and a handshake can really sell the first impression, so don’t be afraid to get out there and pound the pavement.Tell co-workers about it: You may think you have some close friends at the office, but things always seem to get around, so it’s probably best to keep news of your job search to yourself. The last thing you want is to have your boss scrutinizing your every move.Apply for jobs you’re overqualified for: You find yourself not having much luck getting interviews for jobs you’re qualified for, so you think it may be best to aim a little lower. Wrong. You’re good at what you do. Those jobs are too easy for you. Hiring managers know this. They know you’ll be bored and unchallenged. Go after those jobs that will test your skills and abilities.Go to every interview: Sometimes the interview process can be overwhelming. Sometimes in the middle of the process your gut tells you that you’re in the wrong place. I once had a hiring manager call to reschedule a 3rd interview with her company. The minute I hung up the phone, I immediately knew the job wasn’t for me. I called her back and told her the truth. She appreciated me not wasting her time.Accept the first offer you get: You may be stressed and frustrated that you can’t find your dream job, but don’t get stuck in a bad situation because you’re having trouble being patient. Have faith that you’ll find something better and let the process run its course. You’ll be much happier accepting a dream job instead of just settling for a new job.last_img read more