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Can Apps Gauge Emotional Intelligence? Maybe

Daniel Goleman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Some claim the new phone app MEIT (mobile emotional intelligence test), which shows photos of people's faces and asks you to identify a person's emotions, can tell how emotionally intelligent you are. Maybe, but I'm dubious.

The Most Valuable Business Degree Doesn't Exist

Adam Grant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In medicine, physicians are trained to review evidence and base their practices on the latest scientific discoveries. In business schools, we have a chasm between two types of degrees.

Why Does Equal Pay Really Matter?

Dana Theus | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Dana Theus

There is no question that women and minorities are not at salary parity with white males in our business culture. But the prevailing myth that this is an evil plot to oppress us doesn't fly with me, because things get much more complex.

The Adult Student as Your Prospective Employee

Dr. Mika Nash | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Dr. Mika Nash

Not having the luxury to devote one's entire focus toward school forces a heightened sense of time management and organization. It creates a motivation to compartmentalize wherever possible as a way of feeling productive at the end of a day.

How to compete with the private sector for young workers

Tom Fox | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Employees younger than 30 represent just 8.5 percent of all federal workers, compared with 23.2 percent of the total U.S. workforce. That's a sign tha...

The Staffing Question

Michael Drew | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

How did that person ever get promoted? If you've ever worked in a corporation. you've probably asked yourself that question more than a few times. N...

Why It's Okay to Lie on Your Resume

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

I'm a big fan of lying on a resume. In fact, I think everyone should do it. It's beneficial for your career and nobody needs to know about it.

Risk versus Reward of Using Online Searches to Screen Potential Employees

John Rampton | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
John Rampton

With everything happening online, you can find thousands of examples of people getting fired because of posts they put up on social media. But how many businesses use online searches before hiring?

6 Ways To Diversify Your Intern Hires

Ashley Mosley | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Ashley Mosley

A more diverse class of interns means you'll gain access to unique perspectives, build a better reputation, and most importantly, develop an inclusive company culture.

Harsh Winter Puts Drag On Economy, Fed Says

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Severe weather across much of the United States took a toll on shopping and consumer spending in recent weeks, leading to slowe...

Here's how to reform civil service in America

Tom Fox | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Linda Bilmes is a professor at the John. F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an author and an expert on civil service issues. She s...

Building a brand for your federal agency

Tom Fox | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

As federal leaders know all too well, budgets are tight and federal hiring is limited. But this doesn't mean that agencies should simply throw in the ...

Dropbox's Hiring Practices Explain Its Disappointing​ Lack of Female Employees

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

Dropbox is clearly looking for creative people who can think outside the box and wants to make interviews more fun. The problem is that such questions are fun only for people who understand the jokes -- and who can think like the young men doing the interviews.

3 Things That Will Make Hiring Managers Want You

Her Campus | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Her Campus

In this competitive (and often intimidating) job market, the path from initial application to interview to job offer can feel like a road trip with no directions. The reality is that it takes more than just a solid resume to land a great job or internship.

Hiring People You Won't Have to Fire

Bill McBean | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Here are some lessons I learned that can help you and your company hire and retain those kinds of people and keep you out of the "firing line."

Finding the Next Joel Osteen: Keys to Selecting a New Spiritual CEO

David Briggs | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Religious communities calling a new pastor, rabbi or imam do not get the same public attention focused on the choice of the next king of late-night TV. But saying goodbye to a longtime leader and deciding on a new spiritual CEO pose special challenges for congregations.

Understanding the Elusive Job Description

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Somewhere in the job description is an actual job... your task is to figure out what the company really needs.

Hiring: Get it Right the First Time

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Not planning carefully and unwittingly hiring the wrong person can be more detrimental than not having a person in the position at all -- it makes you "worse than one person short."

How to Find an Intern Who Will Make an Impact for Your Business

Matt Hunckler | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Matt Hunckler

It's a coin toss. At least, that's how some feel about hiring interns. And if you didn't have any tools for finding an intern and coaching them, you'd be right. Lucky for you, you really can find interns who add more to your business than tweets, blog posts and their newfound knowledge about Snapchat.

Cognitive Analytics: Kevin Greaney With Innovation Assessment Saves Great Minds From Bad Testing

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Have you recently completed a pre-employment assessment? One of the typical Myers Briggs or DiSC tests where you were identified as an 'extrovert' or 'ISTJ' or 'achiever?' If so, you are part of the 33 million people who endured workforce evaluations last year.

What Your Resume Says About Your Programming Skills

Brian M. Kelly | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Brian M. Kelly

Your resume is a window into your programming skills and your personality. Make a special effort to overhaul yours to be viewed as a more desirable candidate to potential employers.

Ethics 101: GTA V, Justin Bieber and The Wolf of Wall Street

David Jensen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
David Jensen

This morning I saw a Prius out front of my house, in a relatively affluent Southern California neighborhood. In it were two teenage boys smoking pot....

How, and Why, Small Businesses Plan to Hire in 2014

Mike Pugh | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Mike Pugh

Although they plan to continue working extremely hard -- entrepreneurs are simply wired that way -- small business professionals do plan to hire and delegate a bit more in the year ahead.

We're Hiring Engineers!

Alexandra Berke | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alexandra Berke

Apply: code.huffingtonpost.com/jobs Are you ready to change the world of digital journalism? The Huffington Post has a substantial impact on how mil...

It's Time to Eliminate Exploding Job Offers

Adam Grant | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Every year, some of my students receive the worst good news that can come during a job search. "We'd like to hire you," the recruiter begins, "but we need a decision very quickly."