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5 Essential Personality Traits to Look for in Job Candidates

Danny Wong | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

When you are searching for the right new employee, it can be a little difficult to tell exactly who will be the perfect fit. After all, your shortlist of candidates will likely all have similar education and experience, and on paper look very alike.

Availability Is Not a Skill

Richard Moran | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Cruel as it is, the playground rules provide a lesson about hiring. That lesson is: just because you are hanging around and available does not mean you will be picked.

5 Stages of the Human Resources Life Cycle in Need of Improvement

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Like many other areas of life and business, human resources has a unique life cycle. However, instead of focusing on the biological aspects of development, the HR life cycle involves the stages employees go through and the role HR takes on during those stages.

Hiring Guru: Peter Lik -- Artist Through a Lens

David Jensen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
David Jensen

I'm honored to present you my interview with the wildly successful fine artist Peter Lik. Already a famous Master Photographer with a place secured in art history, last year Peter Lik Fine Art Photography sold the most expensive photograph ever, "Phantom" for world-record $6.5 million.

From Unbeliever to Hallelujah: Why uses Predictive Index to Make Better Hiring Decisions

Max Yoder | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Max Yoder

I am a believer in the Predictive Index; it's still the only one I have tried, so I can't comment on the rest, though I hear there are plenty others out there. I think the tool has made our business better and our people happier and more productive; since making these things happen is my job, I am grateful it exists.

Hiring Guru: Jason Greschuk - Booming From Brushes to Brands

David Jensen | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Jason Greschuk is an Award Winning Real Estate Investor, Public Speaker, Author, and Internationalist with business centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Can...

Hiring Guru: Jon Price -- Seeking PHDs Who Minor in Sports

David Jensen | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
David Jensen

If you follow me here on Huff Post you know I love interviewing business owners on their successful hiring practices and you know I bring a wide diversity of industries to the table. Today is no different as the similarities and differences of systematic approach to hiring from Billionaires to betting is always intriguing and educational.

Hiring Guru: Frank Fernandez - Boston Lawyer

David Jensen | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
David Jensen

"I play the main role in all hiring decisions. Hiring the right team player is everything. The only way to know that a new hire is a team player that can be empowered to achieve the best results is to be the one that sets his expectations and goals during the hiring process."

5 Reasons Businesses Hesitate to Hire: the Good and the Bad

Marc Prosser | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Marc Prosser

Whether or not to make a hire can be a difficult decision for any business. This is especially tricky for small businesses, where budgets are often tight and the time needed to dedicate to the hiring process is scarce.

The New High School Essentials: LinkedIn, a Resumé, and a Digital Portfolio

Erica Swallow | Posted 09.11.2015 | Education
Erica Swallow

A digital presence is no longer a nice-to-have for high school students. Competition is high, and schools across the nation -- and world -- are preparing their scholars for a 21st Century workforce.

6 Keys to Look for When Evaluating the Resume of a Job Applicant

David Finkel | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Imagine you've place an ad for a new hire. Into your inbox has flooded 50 or more applicants. What should you use to help you do your initial sorting to narrow your list down to a more manageable number?

Leave the C.V. Behind: Hire for These 6 Traits Instead

Alex Budak | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

It may be scary to leave the tradition of resumes and C.V.s behind. But once you do -- and instead focus on these six characteristics -- you'll start hiring the right type of people. And more importantly your team won't just look good on paper -- it will be great in real life.

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

Hiring Guru: Karl Jobst, DDS - Smile in the Interview

David Jensen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Karl Jobst, DDS is the owner of the trusted, successful Grand Lake Dental in Grove, OK. Dr. Jobst grew up a small-town, all American farm boy, who d...

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.

Hiring Guru: Marty Fisher - Seeking the X-factor

David Jensen | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Martin Fisher is a creative thinker and problem solver at heart, he is Sherpa Marketing's "Big Idea" front-runner and their President. Marty believes ...

If You Want a Better Job, Ditch Your Resume

Hippo Reads | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Hippo Reads

A growing number of studies are revealing how ineffective, damaging, and potentially discriminatory resumes can be in the job application process. Here are four reasons we need to ditch the resume and find a better way to hire.

5 Easy Steps to Top-Notch Customer Service

Cheryl Scott | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Cheryl Scott

Providing top-notch customer service isn't really that hard, but even the best of the best need a reminder or coaching now and then. In golf, keeping one "swing thought" in mind during a shot can have great results. Here are five "customer service thoughts" that can help us and our work teams hit a hole-in-one.

Beware! 13 of the Best Lies Told By Job Candidates

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

How do you make sure you're hiring the right candidate for the job? It's not as easy as it may seem. In fact, many employees lie on their resumes and in interviews for the sole purpose of landing a position.

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.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

From Awareness to Action: How Technology Can Transform Its Industry's Own Bias Problem

Laura Mather | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Laura Mather

Women and people of color who are engineers don't fit the pattern of what looks like success in their own industry, so they don't seem "real" to the majority. This implicit bias is embedded in our gut -- the gut we rely on to hire or dismiss candidates who are not a "culture fit."

Profile: John Ross Jesensky -- Film Composer

David Jensen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
David Jensen

He's a Hollywood Film, Television and Multimedia Composer. He specializes in composing orchestral music for all sorts of projects with dynamic and exciting music.

We're Hiring Engineers All Wrong. Here's How HuffPost Evolved

Alan Johnson | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Alan Johnson

But how do we know if they can code? This is the key anxiety a software organization faces when evaluating a potential hire. At HuffPost Engineering, we've tried to turn this question on its head -- and for the most part, eliminate it.

Why One-Page Resumes Are Important

Matt Douglas | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Matt Douglas

Look, I understand that you have lots and lots of experience. That's great. Maybe other employers want to know where you went to high school, every camp counseling job you've held, and what you like to do on the weekends. I don't need to know all of those details right now.