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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.

Dear White Men: Five Pieces of Advice for 91 Percent of Fortune 500 CEOs

Laura Mather | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Laura Mather

Need inspiration? Consider this: Fortune 500 companies that value diversity -- that elevate talent and ability above all -- have stronger teams, make smarter business moves and ultimately deliver a higher return for employees, executives and shareholders.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Attract the Right Job Candidates

Erin Daruszka | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Often getting through the first step of the job application process is so cumbersome that you lose viable candidates right out of the gate. Here are some remedies for common first impression issues.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Blind Auditions Are Leveling The Playing Field For Job Applicants

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.31.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Hiring Guru: Jody Rookstool - Pointing the Way to Start-up Profitability

David Jensen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
David Jensen

As a young entrepreneur during the dot com boom, Jody Rookstool successfully guided two technology start-ups. The first, Serus was sold to Netopia for over $7,000,000 in 1998 and the second, PointClick reached over 130 employees and $1,000,000 per month in revenue.

The Tech Industry is Only Successful Because it Mastered Hiring

Imriel Morgan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Imriel Morgan

Tech has managed to make major strides in attracting and retaining some of the best talent. The industry offers autonomy and accountability which are powerful motivators for accepting a role. Why are larger and more established companies failing to replicate this and attract the best themselves?

Exit Interviews: Useful or Waste of Time for Small Business Owners?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Over the last three years, John has been an integral part of your small business, helping grow it from a tiny number of people working from home to a moderately successful corporation just starting to really get noticed.

Hiring Guru: Blu By The Sea - Addiction Treatment

David Jensen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
David Jensen

I was initially intrigued by the hiring process of a drug rehabilitation facility, due to the obvious standards of care it would take to be qualified. But in asking for a "typical" story I was caught off guard.

8 Tips to Control Your Staffing Costs

David Finkel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Most service and administrative departments can be cut by 1 in 4 with no impact on quality of work. Many can handle 1 in 3 cut with no significant negative impact. Remember, work expands to fill the time, and not all this expanded work creates value.

Two Cool Questions To Ask When Hiring

Emma Isaacs | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I love hiring new people. It's a joy to be able to give someone a great new opportunity that they'll love, and a joy to think of the value they'll bring to the business. Here are two cool questions that have helped me improve my hiring.

Humanizing Hiring

Roger Wright | Posted 07.19.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

What if computers did your hiring? Think of the cost savings! Ridiculous? Or is that where we're headed if we forget about humanizing hiring?

Hiring Guru: Lamar Hunt Jr. -- A Humble Maverick

David Jensen | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
David Jensen

In addition to being a member of the founding family of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and operators of the MLS's FC Dallas, his education and devotion to his Catholic religion guide his vast philanthropic activities. Two of his passions in life are classical music and promoting healthy family relationships in the community.

6 Questions Great Leaders Should Ask at Every Interview

Kenny Kline | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

Hiring and firing decisions are critical to a company's reputation and success. (Just ask anyone at reddit HQ right now.) Whether you're on-boarding a rockstar or giving someone the boot, it all traces back to the initial interview.

Mission Transition: Much Accomplished, But More to Do

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

It was an honor to present at last week's Mission Transition summit in Washington, D.C., alongside President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. I joined decision-makers from every sector and industry to discuss the transition process for post-9/11 veterans and military families. And I have to say, I am encouraged by what I saw.

Why the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership Matters

JP Fugler | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
JP Fugler

More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are. Put simply, women are doing the work while men are making the decisions. If we want to change society, we have to change the way we teach them.

Hiring Guru: Nationwide Debt Direct Hires for Service

David Jensen | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Jeffrey DeLage is Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Debt Direct. They start the process of caring for consumers with the hiring process.

Hiring Guru: 42nd Street Photo Hiring for Over 50 Years

David Jensen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Right off, its owner Elliot Braha proudly told me the storied history of 42nd Street Photo.

Hiring Guru: Luis Namnum of Occidental Vacation Club Reviews Hiring for Service

David Jensen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Luis Namnum serves as President of Occidental Vacation Club, a division of Occidental Hotels & Resorts and is an active member of the Board of America...

3 Tools to Reduce Employee Turnover for Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

While some turnover is to be expected, implementing the HR solutions mentioned here is a simple, effective way to reduce turnover before it becomes a problem.