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#TalkToMe: The Only Women In The Room

Laura Mather | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Laura Mather

While I can easily write code, build software, and understand how all those ones and zeroes turn into images on a computer screen, I'm not a natural b...

Can You Trust Your Headhunter?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Trusting someone with your hiring requirements or with your resume can be nerve-wracking. As an ex-headhunter I've seen many different styles of headhunting, some very ethical, some utterly not so.

Revolving Door: How To Hire And Keep The Best In The Business

Daniel Victory | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Daniel Victory

Keeping your rockstar talent and taking them seriously will help with longevity. Be as fierce in getting them as you are in keeping them.

Stop Hiring Yourself. You've Already Got One Of Those.

Rudy Vidal | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Rudy Vidal

No single individual can see the world in its entirety. Cultures mix, customers are less heterogeneous, and we have more choices about how to do things. Harping on a single version of reality limits the number of people we can influence.  

The Culture Club: Hiring Talent That Cracks the Code

Andrew Graff | Posted 06.26.2016 | Business
Andrew Graff

To build a successful business, it's imperative that the leaders rally from the start around the core values that define your culture. Whether you're ...

Use These Top Reference Checking Tips Before You Hire

Michael S Solomon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

While it can be time consuming, the applicant's reference check is one of the most important aspects of hiring and should not be dismissed or taken lightly.

Scaling A Startup? Steer Clear Of 4 Common Pitfalls

Jean Brownhill Lauer | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Jean Brownhill Lauer

When a company makes the jump from one round of funding to another, a huge celebration is usually in order. Your pitch has paid off, you've got new partners on board, and the race is on to use your newfound and hard-earned resources to hire up and scale the business.

Bring the Best Talent to Your Company: 6 Tips

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Anyone in business knows that having the right people in the right roles at the right time is critical. But getting that done is harder - and more important - than ever. So how can you attract high-quality applicants to your workforce?

Hire only fully formed adults: How soft skills improve your bottom line

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Ilya Zeldin

Under the direction of Reed Hastings and Patty McCord, Netflix prospered with groundbreaking HR policies, which Patty wrote about in How Netflix Reinv...

Leadership: Committing to Closing the Workplace Gender Gap

Jason Wingard | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Jason Wingard

I am very lucky to have four school-aged daughters--it is a pleasure to watch them grow, support them in their talents, and imagine all that they migh...

Want to Avoid Hiring Mistakes? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

Patricia Thompson, PhD | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Patricia Thompson, PhD

When you're a leader with an open position, you can feel a mix of feelings. On one hand, you might feel excitement and anticipation about the opportun...

Companies, Clients and Colleges Are Googling You. Now What?

Ryan Erskine | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Ryan Erskine

Your online presence is one of the best ways to build identity capital and invest in your future. Don't throw that opportunity away by avoiding the digital sphere. Instead, focus on maintaining an active, positive online reflection of your personal brand.

How Safe Is Your Small Business From These 3 Icebergs?

Harry Red | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Harry Red

Smooth sailing. Once your business thrives with real customers and solid revenue, what's next? A straight line to success? Not quite. Just like ...

When Finding Talent - Everyone Needs a Personal Shopper

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

In the last two decades as the internet has grown in both content and popularity, it has become increasingly hard for individuals and organizations to...

Mapping Your Company's Genome

David B. Nast | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

What if you knew exactly what attributes were needed to have a Rock-Star in every position within your company? What if you could evaluate all new hires to help select high-potential candidates and know where they need coaching to perform at their best?

5 Tips to Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Matt Sweetwood

Let's say you are applying for a new job. You have a professional resume, a complete LinkedIn profile, letters of recommendation and you have lots of experience for the position you are applying to.

More VCs Need to Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Michael S Solomon | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

It's true that there is a real shortage of great full-time tech talent but that's not really the case when you look at the tech freelance marketplace.

Do's and Dont's for Your Resume

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
Jill Jacinto

Resumes, a necessary component when it comes to applying for a job. They act as tools to help "sell" you as the best candidate for a job opening. How can you become a more viable candidate?

The Emperor Writes Bad Code: A Response to "Engineers Should Be Taught to Fight"

Michael S Solomon | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

We all know the children's story "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." In case you don't, the gist is that a small child is the only person in the Kingdom w...

How To Hire A Millennial

Gene Marks | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

"So tell me," the 26-year-old man asked the 52-year-old business owner during a recent interview. "What exactly is your policy on Millennials?" This ...

How to Expertly Handle the Job Offer

Kristi Russo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Kristi Russo

The Steps to Ensure Success and Start Out on The Right Foot You've prepped, you've searched, you've tediously applied and interviewed; feeling unde...

How Data Can Level the Playing Field

Laura Mather | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Laura Mather

A century ago, instead of debating the merits of a female candidate, women were fighting for suffrage itself.

Bad Hiring Is A Choice

David B. Nast | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

A mistake made once can be learned from. A mistake made twice is a choice. How many times have you interviewed a candidate you thought walked on wat...

Working With Freelancers: 4 Steps For Success

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

Over the course of placing hundreds of freelancers in contract positions at some of the biggest and smallest companies in the world, I've observed that certain companies know how to work with freelancers more effectively than others.

'Yes People' Will Kill Your Business: It's Time to Identify and Engage Your Advisors

Ciara Pressler | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Ciara Pressler

One of the worst things you can do as an entrepreneur (or celebrity, or politician, or, ahem, combination of all the above) is to surround yourself with Yes People: those who have an interest in hiding reality from you for their own benefit.