PeopleMatter Blog

August 15, 2014

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Emma Whittemore

Local engineers and those interested in technology came together Friday morning at the August session of Fridays @ the Corridor. Fridays @ the Corridor, a monthly interactive forum at the Charleston Digital Corridor’s Flagship, brings area professionals together to talk about the best practices in the tech industry.

This month’s forum, “Crafting Quality Code”, was moderated by Chad Cravens of...

August 13, 2014

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Emma Whittemore

Coffee runs and Xerox Machines. Before starting my internship at PeopleMatter, I envisioned that my summer internship would be just like the ones played out in the movies. I thought my days would be consumed with coffee runs and hours spent at a Xerox Machine, copying hundreds of sheets of paper as I waited for the clock to strike 5 p.m. Fortunately, my internship at PeopleMatter has been anything but the one I pictured. The only coffee runs I’ve made this summer were personal, and I’ve yet...

August 08, 2014

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Anna Turner

Compliance is complicated. I think the word gods were on to something when they started both “compliance” and “complicated” with the same 6 letters. Some might even argue “compliance” is sort of a dirty word in the business world. There’s a reason why we have HR departments, government oversight groups, compliance experts and intense compliance training programs and procedures. What compliance entails for your business is always changing, and not keeping up with it, can really rock your...

July 30, 2014

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Nate DaPore

Big data. Those two simple words produce 839,000,000 results in Google. You know it’s a hot topic right now when “World Cup” only produces 381,000,000. But here’s the thing. Big data is pointless. Your data – combined with external data – on the other hand, is priceless.

Don’t get me wrong. Restaurants like yours have access to tons of information about their customers, sales cycles, community perception and countless other data points, which all sounds great in theory. Except all...

July 23, 2014

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Nate DaPore

We all know the feeling. You apply for a job, and wait, and wait...and wait some more. You’re wondering if the company received your application, if you’re in the running for the job or just downright out for the count. No one likes to be in limbo during the hiring process. It’s often a full-time job looking for a job, so not knowing where you stand is just straight up frustrating.

Jeff Hayden, owner of Blackbird Media, struck a nerve when he recently posted on LinkedIn an article...

July 16, 2014

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Emma Whittemore

Sometimes a blood drive goes beyond giving blood. Today, PeopleMatter and The Post and Courier hosted a blood drive to help a local high school graduate earn a scholarship to college.

Jimmy Hepburn, a recent Academic Magnet High School graduate, hopes to win the American Red Cross Bloodstock Scholarship Challenge to help pay for his upcoming tuition at the University of South Carolina. “I chose to work with PeopleMatter because I heard they had an easy-going work environment,” Hepburn...

July 15, 2014

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Nate DaPore

If you’re like most business folks I talk to, finding and holding on to great people is one of your toughest challenges. Let’s be honest. Work isn’t always fun. It’s called “work” for a reason. Most people spend at least a quarter of their time at work every week. And that’s exactly why it’s so important to embrace what makes your company special and let your culture shine. We all know referrals are one the best recruitment avenues, and nothing says “come join our team” like a team member...

July 09, 2014

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Nate DaPore

The Hiring Big Bang Theory. Sounds pretty complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Last week we hosted a webinar that focused solely on this theory, but in case you missed it, I think it’s a message worth sharing. The truth is, we’re all looking to recruit, hire and retain the best talent, yet we’re not so sure we have the right resources.

Over the next three weeks, I’m going to share three bold steps you can take to make sure your applicants walk away as fans, regardless of...

February 18, 2014

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Ryan Glushkoff

If you’ve read Diffusions of Innovations, then you’ve probably heard the terms innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards used to reference how people adopt technology. Or you may have seen them together in a what is commonly known as a “Roger’s Curve”.

The earlier you find yourself on the Roger’s Curve, the more you tend to be open to new ideas...

February 10, 2014

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Smiley Guy

 

Last week’s #PeopleChat got us thinking. When we asked the question “What is your biggest struggle right now in HR/Recruiting?”, the overwhelming responses was talent. Some companies are growing too fast to keep up with hiring demands, while others are still struggling to find the “right fit” candidate instead of someone just looking for a job – any job.

Based on this, we dare to ask:  while searching for the best candidates from your...