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Hiring Practices

Hiring Guru: Dating Advice for Hiring

David Jensen | Posted 02.12.2016 | 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 01.19.2016 | 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 01.17.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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 12.17.2015 | 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 12.11.2015 | 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 11.30.2015 | 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 11.18.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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 09.08.2015 | 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 09.08.2015 | 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 09.04.2015 | 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 08.26.2015 | 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.

Dressing in a Suit for Your LinkedIn Picture May Be Hurting Your Chance of Working at a Startup

Quora | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology

This won't be a popular answer, but if you are talking about technology startups in Silicon Valley, then the answer is yes, you probably are hurting your chances.

Humanizing Hiring

Roger Wright | Posted 07.19.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

What if computers did your hiring? Think of the cost savings! Ridiculous? Or is that where we're headed if we forget about humanizing hiring?

How to Hire a Great Programmer Even If You're Not One

Andre Bourque | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

From the start I want to make it very clear that it is extremely hard to find a great programmer if you are not one. Many people would even say that it is impossible for someone without a programming background to find a great programmer.

The Jenga World of Hiring

Mona Patel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Mona Patel

The incentives to act quickly are there, but is hiring a replacement to fulfill that vacant position really the right move? It's hard to see what you need when you're in recovery mode.

When Hiring the Best: Follow Your Gut or At least the Trail of Police Reports

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Any decent HR consultant would tell you there are many candidates who interview and present well, but end up being poor employees, and Ray McDonald is no exception.

Veterans Become Protected Class: A Double-Edged Sword

Nick Swaggert | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Nick Swaggert

Did you ever think a career choice could determine whether or not you are legally defined as a protected class? On March 24, this becomes fact as changes are made to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).

When Hiring, What Problems Should I Avoid?

John Rampton | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Hiring can be one of the hardest problems that every business has to deal with. Recently I reached out to eight different startup founders from Startu...

No Need to Watch Your Back When You Hire Right!

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

If you adhere to the systematic hiring process recommended, you'll stomp out the glowing embers of political intrigue that can burn a business to the ground. And you'll sleep better at night knowing that you can concentrate on leading your company forward.

Management and Parenting: What do They Have in Common?

Terri Wallin | Posted 03.22.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

If you are in a management position and have children, this is probably an easy question to answer. For those of us who are in leadership positions and watch others who have children, the question is probably also an easy to answer.

The ABCs of Recruiting: Always Be Considerate

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A considerate attitude is also important because the persons doing the hiring are the face of your organization and often provide the candidate's first impression of the company. Put yourself in the candidate's place and provide a good experience. Here are some tips...

Misperceptions In Using Personality Assessments For Hiring

Suzanne Miklos | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Suzanne Miklos

Professionally constructed, validated measures are useful predictors and can often be generalized across jobs with similar requirements.

5 Steps to Hire a New Bears Coach

Roger Wright | Posted 03.01.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Hire like the big companies. GUARANTEED to get ownership EXACTLY what they want most.