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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.

Interviewing Do's and Disasters

Jack Garson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

One of the first critical steps in building your business is hiring employees. Yet interviewing job candidates is often ineffective and, worse, presents abundant potential for costly mistakes and missed opportunities. Interviewing itself is far from foolproof.

The Road To Bad Hiring

Roger Wright | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

The Road to Bad Hiring is the sick and twisted system we use to connect the right person with the right job. On this road, no one really wins. Instead, we waste time.

How to Get Your Recruitment Process Ready for Summer

Val Matta | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Val Matta

While you may already implement some of the most popular recruiting trends, amp them up this summer! Doing so ensures the right employees for your organization, creating awesome results now and in the future.

The Hiring Guru: Robert Duggan Billionaire

David Jensen | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
David Jensen

With my constant thirst for more understanding, I decided to begin studying really successful entrepreneurs, like billionaires, and discover their hiring habits, which built such powerful teams and sharing those idiosyncratic advices.

Can Apps Gauge Emotional Intelligence? Maybe

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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.