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How to Hire a Great Programmer Even If You're Not One

Andre Bourque | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

From the start I want to make it very clear that it is extremely hard to find a great programmer if you are not one. Many people would even say that it is impossible for someone without a programming background to find a great programmer.

9 Things You Need To Do To Get Promoted

Kevin Delaney | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Kevin Delaney

More often than not, there are a handful of fundamental actions every employee should be taking that these employees are neglecting. Here are nine tips to help you get promoted.

Treat People as You Want to Be Treated

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Dr. Roger H. Hull

A leader of a college or university (or any non-profit, for that matter) should do what one can for those who work at the institution. One thing one can do at no cost is simply to be appreciative of hard work and to thank people for their work. Doing so goes a long way, a very long way.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

The Transformation of T-Mobile: Re-engineering HR for the Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

It is rare to talk to such a large organization that has literally re-invented the HR function and what it means to work there. So take a moment to listen to this exciting podcast with Ben Bratt at T-Mobile.

3 Important Secrets HR Won't Tell You

Lisa B. Marshall | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Lisa B. Marshall

I'm sure you've heard of the Miranda Warning. Television crime dramas like Law and Order have told us: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

Courageous Leadership: Tools to Courageously Give and Receive Feedback

Brooke Deterline | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brooke Deterline

Courage: To act with on our values with an open heart in the face of fear. Leadership: Is based on behavior, not position. The ability to model and inspire the best in others and positively impact group dynamics, organizational culture.

More Companies Should Follow Google's Lead, Invest in Diversity

Brennon Marcano | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

Google's multimillion-dollar investment is a bold step in the right direction for a company with a history of innovation. More companies, both in and out of the tech world, should choose to follow their lead and champion diversity and inclusion. If they fail to do so, they risk being left behind.

Laws Protect Certain Classes from Workplace Abuse: Why Not Everyone?

S. L. Young | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

The starting point for acceptable behavior begins with each individual making a choice and taking action to not allow anyone - including themselves - to be harassed, intimidated, or threatened.

The One Sign Your Employees Will Leave

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your department is growing quickly. Life couldn't be better. Everyone is present and accounted for...hmmm...except Joe is not at his desk. In fact, it looks like he might be gone for the day. Again.

How Do You Become an Employer of Choice for Gen Zers?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Too many employers who are trying to hire the best of the best today are still offering the same long-term career opportunities, together with traditional, old-fashioned rewards they've been offering for decades

Millennials Are Motivated Most by Money

Haydn Shaw | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Haydn Shaw

The dramatic increases in student loans over the last 20 years that are now weighing on graduates in a tight job market have everyone from Robert Reich to Fortune magazine questioning whether some Millennials should skip college and learn a trade.

Caitlyn Jenner in the Breakroom: A Question of Organizational Leadership

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What if, instead of conversation about Caitlyn Jenner in your company's breakroom, there she sat, drinking her coffee and munching on a bagel? What then? How would your company handle it? Would people praise her bravery, or, at the very least, adopt a live-and-let-live attitude? Would they welcome her, ostracize her or vote with their feet by leaving the company?

Why Human Resources Is Dead

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The idea of thinking of employees as capital assets is antiquated, but for many it's not enough to simply talk about how HR is changing and what the new role of HR is. Companies are dropping the term "human resources" altogether and are shifting towards more "people centric" terms.

Celebrating Every Member of Our Federal Family

Katherine Archuleta | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Katherine Archuleta

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, I want to proudly reinforce my continued commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of our federal family, and recognize the incredible contributions this community has made in service to the American people.

The Essence of a Human Centric Business Ecosystem

Federico Foli | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Federico Foli

A business system, works very similar to a biological or political ecosystem, in that, its components interact, and they determine the health and efficiency of the structure.

Performance Management: The Three Important Features You're Forgetting

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

More and more organizations are changing their performance management systems. There are a number of reasons for this, including the difficulty of doing performance management effectively.

How to Best Answer the Most Common Job Interview Questions

Quora | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Quora

I've interviewed hundreds of people over the years, and when I interview a candidate, I want to hire them. I'm looking for someone who: (1) can do the job, (2) wants to do the job, (3) will fit into the culture, (4) won't quit or be a huge headache.

Detecting Leadership Buy-in for Work-life Change: 5 Indicators for HR Professionals

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

When the human-resources staff of a company or organization reaches out to an HR/work-life consultancy, it's usually because they've gotten the green light to implement some kind of change in their organization--culture, flextime, resiliency, etc.

Hiring Generation Z: The Second Wave Millennials

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

The whole point of crafting a compelling recruiting message is to attract a sufficiently large applicant pool from which you can choose selectively. The biggest mistake hiring managers make is continuing the "attraction campaign" until the job candidate has accepted the job and sometimes until the new employee is already at work.

Why the Future of Work Is All About the Employee Experience

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We have all heard of the customer experience, which is defined as the resulting product when a customer interacts with your brand. We're all familiar with both good and bad customer experiences, and we go through one or the other on a near daily basis.

Misery May Love Company, but Your Company Should Not Love Misery

Valerie Alexander | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

All it takes is a little thought, effort and commitment, and any workplace can reduce costs, increase productivity and maximize profits by making happiness a priority

An Employee-Referral Program on Steroids

Phil Simon | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

If you look back over the history of business, you'll see tremendous improvements in just about every area.

Millennials Want Jobs That Produce A Positive Impact, And That Starts With H.R.

The Atlantic | CHRISTINE BADER | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact

HR-bashing has been one of the professional world’s most popular pastimes since well before the viral 2005 Fast Company article, “Why We Hate HR,...

#TheFuturein5 Episode 37: HR and IT Are the Two Sexiest Job Functions

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

These two departments are typically seen as being the most frustrating, legacy, not evolving, not modern, and not being cool -- the exact opposite of sexy.