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Hiring Practices

Hire The Workforce That Works For You

David B. Nast | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

I placed 523 CEOs in my career. I've hired and trained 43 recruiters. As a Certified Interview Architect, I've designed countless interviews and sel...

The Truth About Hiring Friends in Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Hiring friends must be done with care to be successful. Small business ideas are often mulled over by friends long before you take the plunge and say...

The New Key To Building A Magnificent Business

Sophie Andrews | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

If you are like most of us, you are already well aware that there simply aren't enough hours in each day to do everything.

5 Tips to Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Matt Sweetwood

Let's say you are applying for a new job. You have a professional resume, a complete LinkedIn profile, letters of recommendation and you have lots of experience for the position you are applying to.

Autopsy of My Attempt to Explain Workplace Diversity

Anna Kegler | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Anna Kegler

When it comes to diversity, the hiring conversation is just the tip of the iceberg. Candidates evaluate workplace environments before they decide to apply, and they're free to swipe left if they don't like what they see. It's time for companies that are struggling with diversity to take a hard look at themselves.

More VCs Need To Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

Coauthor Michael Solomon There is a new trend emerging in the VC community, that's been a long time coming. As the fulltime technology talent dearth ...

Bad Hiring Is A Choice

David B. Nast | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

A mistake made once can be learned from. A mistake made twice is a choice. How many times have you interviewed a candidate you thought walked on wat...

Why You Need to Reconsider These 4 Job Candidates

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Josh Tolan

In our effort to avoid costly bad hires, are we missing out on top talent? The hiring process is designed to weed out potentially toxic employees, but what if -- in the process -- you're letting great talent slip right through your fingers?

This Is How You Win the War for Talent Game of Thrones Style

Aaron Michel | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Aaron Michel

Imagine a job interview with Cersei Lannister. You'd walk in, bow respectfully, then hand her your resume. After yawning as she glances at your resume, the Queen Mother would begin to ask you a few questions. Things would seem to be going well until...

How to Find Great People

Ellen Rohr | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Ellen Rohr

"I can't find any good people to work for me." This is the #1 lament I hear from business owners.

Nine Ways to Combat Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Kira Makagon | Posted 02.24.2017 | Technology
Kira Makagon

For anyone starting a company, a top concern is hiring the best people in order make up the strongest team. I place high value on diversity considerat...

How You Can Market a Small Business on a Smaller Budget

Sherry Gray | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Sherry Gray

What's your biggest headache as a business owner? For most, it's marketing. In a game where the rules change and the landscape shifts, a small business owner may feel like the leader of a losing dodgeball team.

Hiring Guru: Dating Advice for Hiring

David Jensen | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
David Jensen

50 First Dates is one of my favorite movies and my wife's, go figure! Adam Sandler has a way of making a "date-movie" entertaining for dudes too. Im...

5 Reasons Your Small Business Should Have an Employment Application

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

You may think that accepting a resume should be sufficient, but using a comprehensive employee application saves organizations time and money in the long-run by making the hiring process more efficient.

Which Tech Companies Have the Worst Interview Process?

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Reuben Yonatan

We identified trends in the interview processes and calculated the average length of time interviews took at each company. In addition to analyzing the hiring process, we also looked at the interviewees experience. Was it positive or negative? Hard or easy?

10 Questions Never to Ask in an Interview

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 01.04.2017 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Employee hiring is an important and unavoidable part of small business HR. And the most common way most small businesses handle their employee hiring? Through interviews.

Employee Recruitment Strategies: How to Attract (and Retain) Top Talent

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

If you've ever tried to recruit a new employee for your small business, you know how challenging the process can be.

Hiring Guru: What Jerry Maguire Taught Us About Hiring

David Jensen | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Yesterday my wife and I had a laugh about how when she was a very small child her mom would let her go down, alone, to the corner store to get a quart...

6 Great Reasons to Hire Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

People who are deaf spend much of their lives finding ways to adapt within hearing culture. Because of this, deaf employees may exhibit impressive patience and flexibility in the face of a challenge. 

Is Experience a Shackle?

Marguerite Orane | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Marguerite Orane

In organizations, when we seek someone to fill a post, we always say we want "experience". And typically this means they have done the same, or closely similar, job before.

3 Reasons Not to Hire Top Talent

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Alanea Kowalski

Having worked in the talent management field for over 25 years I am used to the discussions about hiring top talent. High Potentials. The Top 5%. The ...

Hiring Happy

Kelsey Recht | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Kelsey Recht

As the CEO of a rapidly growing startup, I am challenged with both the "classic small business" and the wildly unpredictable phases of growth. I feel lucky that much of the original team is still with the company today and dedicated to seeing this go big.

Hospitality sector: A closer look at trends and concerns - What hiring managers should know

Lisa Schwarz | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Lisa Schwarz

The world of travel is changing - the sector is booming again, chains such as Air BnB have become the largest and most successful corporations in the business today. Travel websites are exploding with traffic.

How to Hire a C# Developer

Lisa Froelings | Posted 09.04.2016 | Technology
Lisa Froelings

C# is today one of the most popular languages in the industry. C# can be used to build any type of application, from desktop to mobile, and is even widely used in server environments to power modern web applications.

How to Hire a JavaScript Developer

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 08.24.2016 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

JavaScript is everywhere. From fancy reactive interface elements on a website to nifty features in robust offline-capable, geolocation-based web applications - JavaScript powers them all. But its usefulness is not limited to the front-end alone.