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Hiring Practices

6 Legal Bases To Cover Before Saying ‘You're Hired!'

William B. Declercq | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
William B. Declercq

Before you make that job offer and get ready to sit back and be the boss, make sure you have all your legal bases covered. With proper planning and staying compliant with the law, you will be able to grow your business and retain and mentor quality employees.

Bank To Pay Millions Over Racial Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

* Payment ordered by US Labor Department judge * Bank of America reviewing order * Bank settled racial, gender bias case...

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

Ian Mills | Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business
Ian Mills

After the candidate has ticked all the boxes of what you need for the role and for the business, you need to step back, neutrally put your own interests aside, and ask yourself: "Is this job the next best step for this person in their life?"

Start-Up Hiring: Best Practices

Raaja Nemani | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Raaja Nemani

Like many things, it's usually best to learn on the job, practice, and get better at it after making a ton of mistakes along the way. The problem is, as a start-up, you can't afford to make a ton of mistakes when hiring, and you also can't afford to wait too long to hire when the business is scaling quickly.

A Career Development Vision

Roger Wright | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

I was surprised when the tenured professor didn't know who ran Career Development at the well known, prestigious university. Then, it happened again at another school. And another.

How One Man Discovered Gender Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Kim O'Grady had a lot of trouble finding a job until he made one small change to his resume -- adding "Mr." in front of his name. In a Tumblr post...

Don't Look for Talent; Find People Who Do Things

Tucker Max | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Tucker Max

When I interview someone, I tell them I don't care about their résumé. I only care about two things. I don't want to know anything else, because everything else is puffery, status signaling, or bullshit.

Employers: Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation iY

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Tim Elmore

Today's grads are part of the Millennial Generation. They represent the second half of this generation, and I call them Generation iY, because they grew up influenced by the "i" world, iPods, iTunes, iPhones, iChat, iPads... you get the point.

Do You Speak Problem or Solution?

Tammy Hawk-Bridges | Posted 08.07.2013 | Small Business
Tammy Hawk-Bridges

The hurdle is, the people that speak problem far out weigh the people that speak solution. You will have your work cut out for you when looking for that one golden egg. However, if you're very careful in your hiring process and ask the right questions hopefully you can avoid making a bad and costly decision.

A Guide to Hiring Recruitment Firms

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Hiring the right employees for any size company can be extremely difficult and very time-consuming. Nevertheless, recruiting top workers should be a priority for every firm -- and your company should be no different.

Benghazi and the IRS: Here's One Reason

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

For those who think I'm exaggerating, look at one of the most horrifically incompetent efforts in recent years, the attempt to clean up sexual misconduct in the armed forces. Why haven't chiefs of staff been fired? Why haven't service secretaries resigned?

Finding Good Hires Means Measuring Social Impact

Patrick Richard | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

Job candidates who already demonstrate social impact in their field can drive future recruitment, rev up engagement within the company, and act as a driving force in promoting the company brand.

How Do You Know if You're Hiring a Sales Superstar?

Ian Altman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

I often get called upon by my clients to interview potential sales representatives for their teams. It is easy to be swayed by their engaging personality, smooth style, or polished appearance. However, there are two things that I always seek.

The Hiring Guru: When Hiring, Look for Products!

David Jensen | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
David Jensen

Products are completed actions or activities taken to a final result or a "done deal." In other words, people need to prove having actually accomplished those things they've taken credit for.

Yes, Employers Will Check Your Facebook Before Offering You a Job

Rachel Ryan | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

Everyone with a pulse has a Facebook and the search function is pretty damn exceptional. All you need to find a relative stranger is their name and maybe a tidbit about where they went to school or grew up.

Smart Hiring Means Smart Business

Nick Friedman | Posted 02.07.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

The symbiosis of the business community is dependent on the strength of the individual parts. When one business prospers, it positively impacts businesses in its tangential community. Hiring is an essential part of this process.

Are You Leading a Team or Are You Creating a Team of Leaders?

Mario Simon | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
Mario Simon

To make critical decisions, our employees need to be proactive leaders. Adopting a hierarchical organization with execution running downward is no longer sustainable nor optimal for a 21st century workforce.

Katherine Bindley

What Employers Really Look For In Job Candidates: Someone To Hang Out With | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Prior to an interview, job seekers may fret about whether their analytical skills are up to par or whether their experience is extensive enough, but w...

More Thoughts on "Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire the Unemployed"

Mario Castellanos | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Mario Castellanos

Hiring the right people should be paramount in the minds of the folks who run these companies -- especially given the highly competitive globally connected business environment we live in today.

Leave the Millennials Alone!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Christopher Gurrie

En masse, they are a force to be reckoned with -- they understand that doing it "the way it has always been done" is stupid, and you don't get Google, Apple, or Facebook by doing things the way they have always been done.

Learn the New Rules of Job Hunting Now

Marilyn M. Machlowitz | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business
Marilyn M. Machlowitz

The good news on the jobs front means more people may need to brush up on the new rules of job hunting. As someone told me yesterday, she last looked for a job 18 years ago, and, since then, everything has changed.

Millions Of Factory Workers Go On Strike In Indonesia

AP | Posted 12.02.2012 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 2 million factory workers went on a one-day strike across Indonesia on Wednesday to demand better benefits and p...

The Hiring Guru: Avoid 'Replacement Ref' hires for your team.

David Jensen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
David Jensen

Use questions that create the necessity for the candidate to think independently and answer honestly, rather than use some rote script from a book or the redundant coaching received from a personnel agency.

The Role of Faculty Hiring in Law School Change

Jay Conison | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Law faculties change with time. Professors retire or move away and have to be replaced. New positions are created as the school or program grows. Hiring must be an ongoing activity.

The Hiring Guru: Should Employers Beware?

David Jensen | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
David Jensen

Imagine you were out on a very first date. It is not likely you would culminate that evening with a marriage proposal, is it? So goes the first interview of a potential candidate for employment.