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3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Why do companies make bad hiring decisions and how can you improve your process so you bring only the best talent onboard? We look at some of the most common reasons for a bad hire and break down how companies can prepare to avoid these hiring missteps.

4 Tips to Hire Fast

Sajjad Masud | Posted 02.12.2013 | Small Business
Sajjad Masud

In the race to find top talent, speed might just be the name of the game. Whether your startup company is pre- or post-funding, getting the right people on board as quickly as possible is the best way to ensure success.

He's Not One of Us!

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We like our presidents to be one of us, a regular person who drinks Bud Light and knows who Taylor Swift is. But the reality is, that's just the packaging. We really want a person who's NOTHING like a normal human.

Citizens United: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Test Political Ideas

Michael Ham | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Though Citizens United guarantees that unprecedented money will be dumped into political races, 2012 proved that money alone won't guarantee victory over popular ideas.

Passionately Not Showing Up To The Polls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CHAZ HUBBARD/Youth Radio Ben Hooper. 26, works as a chef in Florida. He will not be voting in today's election. By Chaz Hubbard Today ...

Faces Of Student Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Duncan Sullivan By: Duncan Sullivan I go to school in Amherst, Massachusetts. An area with five colleges no more than a few miles be...

The Rising Costs of Climate Denial

William S. Becker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

It is long past time to recognize that when it looks like a climate duck, and it walks like a climate duck, and it quacks like a climate duck, and our best scientists conclude that it is indeed a climate duck, it's a climate duck, not Chicken Little.

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.

Polls: The Opiate of the Pundits

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Joseph Blady, M.D.

How much of a leap is it to suppose that telling people who's winning the week before the election makes the well-known bandwagon effect influence those who struggle with their polling decisions?

4 Ways to Fill Your Open Positions Now

Sajjad Masud | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Sajjad Masud

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time for your company to find talented candidates and fill those open positions -- before Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas vacations dwindle your workforce and applicant pool.

Are Passive Candidates a Myth?

Josh Tolan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring managers like passive candidates because their current position displays their professional abilities. But are passive candidates even real?

Should a Criminal Record Be A Deterrent to Hiring?

Josh Tolan | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Employers are looking for talent with the right skills to fill open positions and bring value to their company. We all make mistakes and a candidate's actions in the past shouldn't hold them back from achieving success in the future.

Democracy in Action, From the Coffeehouse to the Statehouse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

Politicians love to extol the virtues and the values of hard work--in their stump speeches, press releases, and in debates. But how many of them are going to bat legislatively for those who work hard for a living?

5 Hiring Lessons From Apple and the iPhone 5

Josh Tolan | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

When looking for advice on how to update your hiring methods to find great candidates, move your company forward, and cut down on unemployment, there isn't a much better example than Apple.

Four Tips To Hire Great Veterans

Josh Tolan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring veterans, just like hiring any group, can come with it's own challenges. Here are some things you should consider to solve your hiring problems with a great veteran candidate.

Unemployment Solutions: Using Online Video In The Job Search

Josh Tolan | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

No matter what the presidential candidates say in their speeches, we're still on a long road to economic recovery. Job seekers need solutions for their unemployment woes now and employers need solutions that can allow them to easily get the best talent into their open positions.

The Candidate as Antidepressant!

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

On TV, all drug commercials are required to divulge a long list of disclaimers and warnings that, while this drug is really terrific, it could also kill you. Fair enough. Doesn't it follow that all candidate ads should also come with the same standard disclaimers and warnings?

Media, Poverty and a Lack of Concern

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Media
Jeffrey P. Colin

As far back as 2008, members of the progressive advocacy community who focus on poverty were decrying a lack of coverage of rising poverty levels by the media. Since that point, the problem has gotten much worse.

The Gifts Mothers Really Want

Ellen Bravo | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

More and more voters say they're more likely to support candidates who'll make sure family values don't end at the workplace door, and who understand that for the economy to recover, we need policies like these to help people stay employed and have money to spend at local businesses.

Note to 2012 Candidates: Have a Plan for Your Young Constituents

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

Any serious candidate running for political office should have a real youth agenda. Our generation deserves no less, and the future of our country depends upon it.

Romney Seeks an America More Like China

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

I've heard some surprising things from candidates during this primary season, but Mitt Romney's answer last Friday to a question about government regulation was in a league of its own.

The Third Man: Why Ron Paul Is the Steadiest Candidate in the Race

Death Race | Posted 04.25.2012 | Comedy
Death Race

The contrast between the wizened libertarian and the unwrinkled Inquisitioner enabled the agile Romney to split the difference, handing him points that he hadn't completely earned.

It's Not Envy, My Friend

Jim Worth | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

It's pity: pity of your desperation, of your personal purgatory over the issues, your lack of true understanding, of your feckless attempts at convincing the American people you're the answer to their struggles.

The Next President Will Be a Liar

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Regardless of whether the next president is a Republican or Democrat, whether it's Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or any other of the Republican frontrunners, one thing is guaranteed: he will lie.

Candidate College: 10 Essential Tips for Running for Office

Morgan Pehme | Posted 03.05.2012 | New York
Morgan Pehme

Many citizens believe that they could do a better job in government than our elected officials, if only they had the chance to serve. Running for office, however, is an enormously complicated, confusing, and expensive endeavor.