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Onboarding Employees: Waste of Time or Strategic Process?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 04.27.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Hiring and training a new employee is often just as stressful for managers as it is for the new hire. Preparing the necessary paperwork, outlining job responsibilities, and making sure the employee knows the ins and outs of your company are all important aspects that can quickly become overwhelming.

Why I Regretted Hiring the 'Perfect' Employee

Marc Lore | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Marc Lore

On paper, he looked like the ideal hire. Ivy League education. Top-notch work experience. Strong referrals. Rationally, all signs suggested I should hire him. And yet, I felt what can only be described as a "tap on the shoulder" -- an intuitive, but impossible-to-pinpoint feeling that something was off.

The Hiring Guru: Eric Gonchar "Firm" Interviewing

David Jensen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Like any respectable East Coaster, Eric Gonchar puts family first. And like a true Attorney, work is a close second. He does, however, have an abundance of hobbies including snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, bicycling, hiking, running, photography, fishing, guitar playing and music memorabilia.

5 Rules for Recruiting Great Talent

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

But recruiting and holding on to talent is not easy. Good employees are scarce in number but high in demand, which makes it necessary for companies to structure their business around talent and provide an environment that enables those employees to thrive. Here are five ways in which businesses can accomplish this.

The Hiring Guru: Interview with a Mentor, Phil Pustejovsky

David Jensen | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Sometimes interviewing isn't just for "hiring" per se. Sometimes it's about choosing the right partner, vendor or even client. I've done countless Hiring Academy training sessions with companies who need to screen their clients first like agents, attorneys, bankers, etc.

The Hiring Guru: Joe Olujic Playing the Game of Gaming

David Jensen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
David Jensen

It's not always Billionaires and high-powered CEOs that I'm asking for their hiring habits and advice, it's everybody I encounter.

Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Mobile App Developer

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 04.09.2015 | Small Business
Rahul Varshneya

Armed with an idea, you're raring to create a mark in the app space. The excitement is understandable, and so are the challenges in that journey towards building a successful mobile app startup.

10 Questions Employers Can't Ask You In A Job Interview

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business

Know what to look out for.

Small Businesses Take Risks Not Following Employment Laws

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

According to a recent report in Forbes, over 543,000 new businesses are started each month, but more shut down than start up. Seven out of ten new employer firms survive at least 2 years, half at least 5 years, one-third at least 10 years and 25% stay in business 15 years or more.

4 Tips for Attracting Top Talent

Mike Harden | Posted 03.27.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Successful companies populate their teams with A-players. To do otherwise is a disservice to the company and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, most A-players aren't actively seeking new employment.

Veteran Unemployment Falls To 7-Year Low

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact

More and more Americans who've served in the armed forces are going back to work. The veteran unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent last year -...

3 Questions Every Company Should Be Asking Before Making a New Hire

Nando Rodriguez | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Nando Rodriguez

But how do you know if you're bringing someone on board ready to make lightning strike twice? One way to get you closer to finding out is asking these three questions during the interview.

How to Get Hired in Tech, With ironSource's Dana Primo

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Daniel Etcovitch

Joining the constantly evolving tech sector workforce can be scary, and many recent graduates are having trouble figuring out the best way to get noticed by the tech world or choose the best way to build a career in the industry.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

Asking Job Candidates the $50m Question

Alexander Saint-Amand | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Alexander Saint-Amand

Conversations about values and goals are important at every organization. At my company, they're essential. As a global professional learning platform, our success depends on each of our 1,000 employees exercising curiosity, courage, and a love of learning.

The Hiring Guru: Tonye Cole's Africa Business Plan

David Jensen | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
David Jensen

This advice addresses the end result of using a system or exact process to expand your team like Mr. Cole has done. I hope you can see that the care of onboarding each individual exponentially grows goodwill in and out of the workplace and helps secure the professional legacy of not just Mr. Cole, but his partners, the Sahara Group and commerce throughout Africa.

Millennials Make Ideal Public Servants

Tom Fox | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

When senior leaders objectively think back to earlier points in their own careers, they may realize they were not all that different from millennials. Sure, this new generation is different in superficial ways. But at the end of the day, they are looking for the same opportunities to make a difference, develop their skills and grow into leadership positions, and they want to do so quickly.

It's Time To Grow Your Business

Richard B. Hollis | Posted 04.27.2015 | Small Business
Richard B. Hollis

When you understand your customers and satisfy their needs and you realize you can grow quicker by raising additional capital to expand, you must make the decision of how fast you want to grow and what the competitive threats are if you don't grow fast.

5 Critical Team Building Strategies For Entrepreneurs

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Use these strategies to get your business off the ground with the right team.

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...

Searching for the Perfect Employee

Alexander Dresner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Alexander Dresner

The talent market is a highly inefficient market. By promoting better alignment between supply and demand forces, employers, job seekers, and the overall economy stand to gain.

Words That Need to be Deleted From Your Resume ASAP

Quora | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Quora

What are the most useless, meaningless and/or ridiculous "resume words"?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a questio...

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.

Hot and on Demand Parking Service ZIRX CEO Sean Behr Shares His 15 Year Entrepreneurship Journey

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The sharing economy is on the rise. We've seen a big shift in the markets of public transportation and accommodation because of the likes of Uber and Airbnb respectively.

Sound of Intellect: The Psychology of the Elevator Pitch

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists Nick Epley and Juliana Schroeder believe there is something about speech that conveys not just the content of a person's mind but the capacity for reasoning, thoughtfulness and intellect. If they are right, job seekers should appear more thoughtful and intelligent when given the opportunity to speak, rather than write, about themselves. That's what they set out to test.