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5 Rules for Recruiting Great Talent

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

But recruiting and holding on to talent is not easy. Good employees are scarce in number but high in demand, which makes it necessary for companies to structure their business around talent and provide an environment that enables those employees to thrive. Here are five ways in which businesses can accomplish this.

Is This the End of Human Resources?

David Hassell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Treating employees as assets instead of people dehumanizes them and strips them of any motivation to contribute their unique strengths to the company.

How Small Businesses Can Reinvest Their Tax Refunds to Drive Results

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.18.2015 | Small Business
Andre Bourque

For some that are struggling just to get by, it can be the only way the business manages to pay employees and keep the lights on. For others with a little more of a safety net, a big tax refund is a major opportunity.

Would You Rather Be a 'Valued' or 'Valuable' Employee?

John Friedman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
John Friedman

One of the best ways to value employees is to allow them to use their unique expertise in making the contribution. Allowing employees to use their skills also helps demonstrate the value that the company brings to the community.

How to Ace a Developer Phone Screen With a Non-Technical Screener

Debbie Madden | Posted 04.07.2015 | Huffpost Code
Debbie Madden

Maybe you've made the decision to leave your job and are on an active search for your next gig. Or maybe you're passively looking to see what's out there. Either way, it's very likely that your first interaction with your next potential company is going to be with a non-technical person.

Hiring A+ Candidates for Your Start-Up: How to Spot a Learner

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 04.02.2015 | Small Business
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

I am convinced that you can spot a learner at an interview with very savvy questioning skills. Here's how I do it.

Bullies Like to HIT and Use Their PIC

S. L. Young | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullies will attempt to leverage any power, influence, and control to get their way, along with the use of harassment, intimidation, and threats to achieve their objectives.

7 Signals of Turnover in Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Great employees fuel the Silicon Valley engine. But keeping them can be a challenge. Like a card player who broadcasts the next move, maybe we can read the turnover signals in advance.

Creating Talent Agility

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

The world of business is changing faster and faster. Yesterday's performance is no longer good enough. In today's competitive environment, what organizations used to do is no longer good enough.

Big Data for HR: Can Predictive Analytics Help Decrease Discrimination in the Workplace?

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He added "Mr." to the front of his name on his resume. And then he got a job. Discrimination and bias are still alive and well in the United States' workplace.

7 Tips For A Happier Work Life

Nancy Roman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

No one likes his job every single minute. You are always going to have good days and bad days. Don't complain constantly - especially at work, but also in restaurants, on Facebook, at the gym... you could be overheard. And when someone asks you about your job: If overall you like it well enough, you say, "It's pretty good." And if it is terrible, say, "I'm learning a lot."

Asking Job Candidates the $50m Question

Alexander Saint-Amand | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Alexander Saint-Amand

Conversations about values and goals are important at every organization. At my company, they're essential. As a global professional learning platform, our success depends on each of our 1,000 employees exercising curiosity, courage, and a love of learning.

The Value-Driving Employee: The MVP in the New Workplace

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Smart employers today aren't just hiring people with impressive job skills -- they're hiring people with the capacity to continuously learn new skills and adapt to the needs of an ever-evolving workplace.

How 'HR' Scares Away Talent

Roger Wright | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

It's a different job market now. Joining the long-term unemployed and those left lost and given up in the wake of the Great Recession are now people who have found work. Valuable Talent now looking for what's next. Talent that could mean the difference between the success and failure of your company.

5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Overcome Them

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Reuben Yonatan

While employees are hired so the boss can better spend his/her resources doing high-level decision making, bad employees can keep the boss busy all day putting out fires.

Workplace Bullying: Its Impact Goes Beyond Hurt Feelings

S. L. Young | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullying is bad, unacceptable, and isn't caused by a target --- regardless of the time, place, circumstance or other considerations.

What Kind of Resources Are Your Humans?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Do you invest in the organization you join, by bringing your best efforts to the table and having the right attitude for a long-term commitment, or are you simply doing the bare minimum and collecting a pay check?

Getting Real about 'Unconscious Bias' at IAB 2015

Shelley Zalis | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

Change won't happen if we just talk about it, it will only happen if we do something about it. Here are some key takeaways to bring to your workplace:

Contractors Can Be Unprotected Resources

S. L. Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

If employers do not have documented, communicated, and enforced operating standards to protect contractors, then these individuals can be at the mercy of an employee's decency and professionalism without any realistic remedies to address workplace misconduct and sometimes abuse.

5 Ways to Shake Up Leadership Development (and Why You Shouldn't Wait to Try Them)

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

You can't be a great company without great leaders, and even the best leaders aren't immortal. Sooner or later (and probably sooner) you'll need to replace them. Is your company ready?

Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take the Human Out of Human Resources?

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

I admit I went to this conference expecting the day to be about number crunching. However, Human Capital Analytics is much more than that. What I saw was the great potential in marrying data and humanity to reach talent and organization performance goals.

Words That Need to be Deleted From Your Resume ASAP

Quora | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Quora

What are the most useless, meaningless and/or ridiculous "resume words"?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a questio...

Sound of Intellect: The Psychology of the Elevator Pitch

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists Nick Epley and Juliana Schroeder believe there is something about speech that conveys not just the content of a person's mind but the capacity for reasoning, thoughtfulness and intellect. If they are right, job seekers should appear more thoughtful and intelligent when given the opportunity to speak, rather than write, about themselves. That's what they set out to test.

Product-Based Businesses Expect Increase in Revenue in 2015

Andre Bourque | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

This report highlights the optimism many small businesses have as 2015 begins. With the economy gradually improving, SMBs have a prime opportunity to reach out to new consumers and convert them into return customers who will continue to buy from them for many years.

My Career Journey: Genesis of Connecting Human Relationships with Analytics

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, in life, there are some conversations that are turning point in terms of reorienting our thinking. That conversation with my well-wisher friend, is one of those defining moments.