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What Should I Do if an Employee Is a Liar?

Russ Warner | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Russ Warner

We need to be careful not to assume that individuals are guaranteed to repeat past behavior. Such assumptions can limit a person's ability to learn and grow. But, how can we know if an employee is going to repeat past behavior such as illicit drug use, theft, or bribery?

Survey: America's 'Job Creators' Would Rather Do Anything But Create Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

America's capitalists take every chance they get to remind us that they are our "job creators," but it turns out that their least-favorite thing on ea...

Accidental Networking

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Everyday activities are often the best channel for networking, and a few small changes in how you approach these daily interactions can add value to your relationships.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

How Do You Deal With an Unethical, Productive Employee

Russ Warner | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Russ Warner

Firing a productive employee with the intention to find and rehire someone else isn't a decision to take lightly. That decision impacts the company's bottom line. But without productive employees, an organization cannot excel, and that affects the bottom line as well.

Why Would Anyone Great Want to Work for You?

Alison Whitmire | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Alison Whitmire

How will you differentiate your next opening so that great performers will want it? It's up to you. You'll get what you attract. The better your bait, the better the fish you'll catch.

An Encouraging Sign For The Economy

AP | By JOSH BOAK | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 millio...

The Hiring Guru: Confidence Is Critical When Interviewing

David Jensen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
David Jensen

With the US adding 209,000 new jobs in April, unemployment (6.9 percent) is finally at its lowest since 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statist...

Workplace Guru Can Tell You How to Land a Job from What You Take in Your Coffee

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Do you think you knew all the basic human resources questions hiring companies like to ask? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? HR 101, I call them. Familiar?

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.

3 Tips for Using Video Interviews to Hire Great Teachers

Josh Tolan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Josh Tolan

The problem isn't drought, it's a flood. Yet, you know it takes more to excel at your school than just the right credentials. Cultural fit is extremely important for any teacher, whether they're a recent grad or a seasoned pro.

A Rooney Rule for Corporate Boardrooms

Shelley Bird | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

The Rooney Rule doesn't require owners to hire black head coaches or managers just because a candidate is black, but simply make sure that all qualified candidates are given equal access and a fair review. It ensures a level playing field.

What Type of Tech Job Applicants Offer the Best Performance

Jason Grill | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

As the tech job sector continues to grow in the United States there is a constant competition going on between employers to get the best talent available. However, there is a true disconnect between many businesses looking to hire talent and what the high tech worker really wants from a job.

How to Win by Throwing out the Traditional Hiring Playbook

Sean McNamara | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Sean McNamara

How can the next generation of industry leaders apply this misfit math to a unique business model, structure, and culture?

Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before making a pass/fail decision. However, what they paid attention to was far more informative than their attention spans.

Hire Slowly

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Take time to evaluate the need for the position whether it's a newly created position or a replacement. Align the need to the business purpose.

3 Keys to Hiring Rockstar Interns for Your Startup

Scarlett Sieber | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Scarlett Sieber

At my startup, interns are invaluable. We are running on a skeleton crew and interns play an integral role in daily activities. Over the last year-and-a-half, I have hired interns from a variety of fields from marketing to analytics to web development. Below are my key takeaways for hiring interns.

Green Building -- The Path to High-Road Jobs

Denise Fairchild | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Denise Fairchild

The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure defined energy efficiency/renewable energy as the "sweet spot" for immediate job creation. Multiple other studies foresee millions of new jobs in those sectors.

Four Ways to Attract 1,000 Amazing Applicants for 1 Job

Derek Handley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Derek Handley

What more and more people are seeking is the potential to make a positive impact on people and our planet, while building their career and making money at the same time.

The litany of woes for government HR

Tom Fox | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal HR community faces a litany of woes: limits placed on new hiring, inflexible hiring procedures that often discourage or rule out high-qual...

Marketers: Hiring Subcontractors? Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know

Scott MacFarland | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

In the marketing world, whether you work for an agency or for a company, hiring talented subcontractors to provide bench strength is common. This can provide valuable skills needed to pull off a project assignment.

The Hiring Guru: Eco PACT's Partners 'Cast in Aluminum'

David Jensen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
David Jensen

Peter Johnson is an on-the-rise entrepreneur as President of Eco PACT. I met him the same way he met his business partner and many of his employees, through word-of-mouth referral of a friend, in this case at a barbecue.

Why You Should Hire a Vet

Bill Marriott | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Bill Marriott

I had the privilege and honor to serve in the Navy shortly after graduating from the University of Utah in 1954.

Why You Should Hire for Zest

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

The verdict is in. Americans are bored with their jobs. The numbers are staggering. Seventy percent of employees report being not engaged or actively disengaged from their work and it's costing U.S. companies $550 billion each year in lost productivity.

Hiring For Small Business –- Overcoming Challenges And Tips For Success

Jason Whitman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Small Business
Jason Whitman

It's clear that not having the right person in an open role can make or break the future success of your small business. But hiring that perfect talent for an opening is not always something that small businesses feel well-equipped to tackle.