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6 Leaders to Be Thankful for

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We all know a great leader when we see one, and to be sure bad leaders aren't hard to spot either. Leaders who are responsible, engaged, and effective may have different approaches, but there's no doubt they get the job done.

4 Tips for Better (And Less Biased) Interview Questions

Natalie Johnson | Posted 11.22.2015 | Business
Natalie Johnson

The answer to the question should be relevant for the role. What not to ask: "If you were able to have dinner with any person in history, alive or dead, who would that be?"

Supporting Your Most Valuable Asset

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Stephanie Preusse

Finding balance and keeping your health and overall wellness a priority. This is a topic that is being talked about often.

10 Lessons From Reading 10 years of Warren Buffett's Letters to Berkshire Hathaway's Shareholders

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Seyi Fabode

Every year around this time we start to look for predictions and ideas on how to perform better in the next year. What better way to predict the future if not by looking to the past for lessons from one of the greatest investors of our time?

7 Steps on How to Find, Employ and Retain the Right Candidate

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

Recruitment is much more complicated than you may think it is: it is not just about hiring the best applicant. First, the HR department needs to selec...

Fired on Friday the 13th and 3 Ways to Move Forward

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Jeanne M. Stafford

On Friday, November 13, 1992 I was fired from my job as a fundraiser at a non-profit I loved on the day I was to receive my one-year review. I was devastated because my track record in this one and all the jobs I held up to that point had been successful, very successful.

Offers and Counter-Offers: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Mark Wayman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Mark Wayman

My name is Mark Wayman, and for the last eleven years I have owned an Executive Recruiting firm focused on gaming and high tech. Compensation starts at $100,000, average placement is $250,000; last year I placed eight executives north of a million dollars.

Why Managers MUST Focus on Emotional Intelligence

Jeff Fermin | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Jeff Fermin

A true leader must have enough emotional intelligence to gain an understanding of the people that are following their lead.

5 Must Do's in Writing Your Self-Evaluation

Daniel Horgan | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Daniel Horgan

Many colleagues and friends have asked for advice on preparing a self-evaluation that stands out. Here are five tips to support your self-appraisal, demonstrating the unique value that you contributed and your forward-thinking development approach.

Unexpected Reasons For Getting Fired

Quora | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Truly unexpected terminations aren't common in my experience. Good employees are hard to find, and employers find themselves in a lose/lose situation when they ambush employees with a pink slip.

10 Essential Characteristics of a Wellness Coordinator

Alan Kohll | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

Everyone does the job differently, and that's just fine. If you're going to manage your company's wellness program well, though, it'll help to work on these ten characteristics.

Hiring the 'Hidden Heroes' Behind our Veterans

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

Last month, I spoke at the Supporting Military Caregivers at Work and at Home Conference featuring the Honorable Elizabeth Dole (in conjunction with the "Hiring Our Heroes" initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation).

The Godfather's Top Recruiting Tips for HR Executives

Mark Wayman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Mark Wayman

Some companies have open checkbooks and can hire the best people; some pay below market and the get the leftovers. Money is not everything, but anyone that tells you it does not matter....doesn't have any.

Human Resources, Your Days Are Numbered

David Hassell | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
David Hassell

I am not talking about abolishing policies to avoid litigation or processes for implementing benefits, pay, and employee downtime. I am calling for the end of HR in the sense that we can no longer view people as company "resources" to be catalogued, attributed a value, and leveraged as replaceable cogs in the company machine.

Work and Life Balance: Good for People, Good for Business

Chris Boyce | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Chris Boyce

Identifying priorities and setting boundaries both come back to one thing--quality. If you're not feeling good about yourself or your relationships, or if you're distracted all the time, it's hard to deliver your best work.

Can Technology Improve HR Results and Impact The Bottom Line?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Many small businesses still manage human resources information manually--that is, paper records are kept either in file folders or in some cases, sc...

Want to Help Your Employee With Work-Life Balance? Start With How You Recruit.

Russell Clayton | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Russell Clayton

I want to briefly talk about a technique hiring managers, human resource professionals, and anyone else involved with the recruitment of new employees can use to help workers balance work and life: the realistic job preview (RJP).

Help Women and Climate: Unite to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.

Design Driven Startup Cultures

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startup hubs are popping up like mushrooms across the world, each with its own culture, competitive advantages and opportunities for creating unique businesses. What might these hubs learn from each other to dial up their performance?

Do Your Absence Policies Make Matters Worse?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

All small businesses want to hire good employees. Unfortunately though, employees can't be available at all times, and your company absence policy may be one of the biggest stumbling blocks to good employee relations.

Developing A Healthy Strategy for Happier, More Productive Teams

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Many approaches to improving wellness in the workplace take relatively little money, but the rewards can be significant. A company that offers a caring, positive environment is a company that will likely have happier employees, greater productivity, and a better competitive position.

Just be yourself

Peter Aceto | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

what do the words of Paracelsus, Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest, mean? "Let no man be another's who can be his own," or more simply, just be yourself. The enemy of ambiguity is clarity. Be clear whenever you can.

Managing Capacity: Walking the Talk About Overwork

Teresa Hopke | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Teresa Hopke

After tackling the recession, economic uncertainty and (now) labor shortages, most companies haven't returned to pre-recession hiring levels. We are running our people into the ground.

10 Tips for College Graduates Entering the Workforce

Mark Wayman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Mark Wayman

My name is Mark Wayman, and for the last eleven years I have owned an Executive Recruiting firm focused on gaming and high tech. Compensation starts at $100,000; last year I placed eight executives north of a million dollars.

Top 10 Candidate Questions aka Why Executive Recruiters "Qualify" You

Mark Wayman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Mark Wayman

Most of my companies are in regulated industries, so criminal record or a failed drug test is a deal breaker. Companies don't want to hire people that make bad personal decisions.