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Marissa Litty

Marissa Litty is the marketing assistant at Red Branch Media, a marketing and advertising firm that serves the Human Resources and Recruiting markets. Red Branch Media has grown from a simple consultancy to a full-service B2B marketing agency. Litty brings experience in event planning, design and advertising and enjoys writing about technology and mobile.
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Inside Recruiting April 1, 2015
Compensation and Recognition: Workplace Lifelines

Owning a car means accepting the fact that your car will need continuous fixes, updates, and servicing. As frustrating as it is, filling the gas tank, changing the oil, and putting on new tires are all completely necessary to the healthy life of an automobile. Similarly, if you want your organization's employees to work at their most effective capacities, those employees will need...

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The Innovators January 2, 2015
How to Spark Creativity in the Workplace

Having a stroke of genius isn't an everyday occurrence, but when you're a hardworking recruiter, hiring manager, or HR expert, creativity isn't something you can wait on. Whether it be the next great job listing or answering to the newest employment challenge, everything one does has to be inventive, interesting, and effective. This means that like any other artist or expert in their...

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The Science Behind the To-Do List

There was a time when my to-do list wasn't beneficial and, in fact, may have been holding me back from hitting my peak productivity. I am happy to report that with 41 percent of tasks left unaccomplished, I was not the only one experiencing to-do list failure. With admittance out of the way, we can start the three-step process for making your to-do list a more successful tool. Delete...

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3 Sleeping Habits to Maximize Your Recruiting Potential

Last year, 40 percent of Americans got less than 7 hours of sleep each night, with an average of 6.8 hours per night. In fact, it is estimated that 70 million Americans have a sleeping disorder. While your creativity is boosted during those sleepier parts of your day, not getting the recommended hours of sleep over long periods of time can have a lasting, negative effect. Being tasked with a...

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Is the Stress Interview Killing Your Hiring Game?

Mike wanted to be a car salesman, so when not one, but two dealerships called him, he was ecstatic. His hope was to work in a nearby dealership so that when he had saved up enough money, he could purchase a newer, more reliable car. As a major in management and sales with experience in retail leadership and car mechanics, he thought he stood a good chance. Unfortunately, the first interview was...

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Here's a Theory: Hire Someone Smarter Than You

Sheldon Cooper is a theoretical physicist who from an early age exhibited an amazing amount of knowledge in physics. He was called a child prodigy and even entered college at the age of eleven. While Sheldon has a frightening amount of knowledge when it comes to science, he cannot tell the difference between sarcasm and seriousness. Though he is a fictional character on the award-winning...

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Why You Should Leave the Office When You're Sick

It's that wonderful time of the year when the weather grows cold, noses start to run, and everyone needs a day to catch up. Our immune systems and vehicles begin taking breaks, leaving room for uncomfortable workdays or challenging mornings. As busy recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals, your weeks can be quite strenuous. Taking time off is pivotal to your mental and physical...

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What 'Bar Rescue' Can Teach Us about Onboarding

Watching one of my favorite television programs opened my eyes to how little effort some companies put into their onboarding processes. "Bar Rescue" is a Spike TV show in which Jon Taffer, a successful bar consultant, helps bar owners find the reasons their businesses are failing. One of the issues Taffer finds often is a lack of onboarding. Sometimes, the manager is to blame for lack of training...

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'Tis the Season for Employee Appreciation

It's that time of the year! The leaves have turned, the air is brisk, and sweaters are no longer optional. With November comes the spirit of giving thanks and showing undeniable appreciation for all the good life has to offer. All that said, there's one thing that is for sure: a calendar should never be the reason you show your employees appreciation. No, not scheduled raises or goal...

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The Candidate Experience: You're Never Too Busy to Nurture

Recently, I spoke with an angry job seeker. Those who are searching for employment aren't always the most cheerful in this economy, but his complaints really struck a chord with me. When he was first contacted by a local staffing firm, he had high hopes. The recruiter was friendly, eager to interview, and happy to call every few days with updates. After two weeks, however, communication...

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Movember: Moustaches, Company Culture, and the Candidate Experience

What do involved job seekers, rich company culture, and the month of November have in common? They all want amazing mustaches. In the 11th year of its existence, Movember has seen a large growth in participation. Movember is the global movement where men commit to donning facial hair in an effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and men's mental health. The movement started in...

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iPhones Shouldn't Bend, but Employees Should

Recently, the iPhone 6 was released, and reviews and feedback on the newest mobile device came pouring in. Generally, some system bug or software issue is to blame for negative feedback, but when Apple released their newest phone, a hardware problem presented itself. Introducing #Bendgate: the hashtag given to the multiple instances of iPhone 6s warping in the pockets of their owners. While...

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