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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.

5 Reasons Your Company's Mobile Recruitment Strategy Is Failing

Kes Thygesen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Kes Thygesen

Think of it this way: people used to take smoke breaks during work -- now, they take Facebook breaks.

The Hidden Beauty of Recruiting

Darrell Silver | Posted 02.06.2014 | Business
Darrell Silver

We didn't plan or expect it, but throwing out the old rules of recruiting has allowed us to uncover something we didn't expect: The beauty of being a middleman.

It's Time to Eliminate Exploding Job Offers

Adam Grant | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Every year, some of my students receive the worst good news that can come during a job search. "We'd like to hire you," the recruiter begins, "but we need a decision very quickly."

Ivy League Quitters: The Costs of Being an Ivy Athlete

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Jennie Shulkin

The abnormality of the varsity athlete's college experience begins even before he or she moves into the freshman dorms. Sadly, I speak from experience.

Are Headhunters Chowing Down on Boomers?

Arlene Schindler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

A site will compare my resume side-by-side with a half-dozen other candidates who went to better schools, worked at greater companies and possibly had better careers than I did. It's so depressing; I'd rather watch my own colonoscopy -- polyps and all -- again.

Seven Keys to Keeping the Startup Spirit Alive in a Growing Company

Dan McCormick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology
Dan McCormick

One of the most common questions I get asked when talking about the history of Shutterstock is: "Did everything change after the IPO?" And my answer is always the same: "Hmm... Nope!"

Making Perks Work for Your Company

David Krevitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Krevitt

What I found in researching this piece, is that large, ostentatious perks aren't what make companies tick on a daily basis. A foundation of meaningful work, subtle and personal perks, and enjoying time with talented colleagues sounds like the perfect formula.

The Reverse Interview: How to Attract the Very Best Candidates

Val Matta | Posted 12.03.2013 | Small Business
Val Matta

As a recruiter or employer, typically you're the one holding all the cards in the hiring process. You scan the resumes, call up prospective candidates, and make final decisions. But have you ever thought of your organization as the one in the hot seat?

Are Companies Taking Advantage of the Millennial Job Market?

Ryan Donegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ryan Donegan

It's no secret; the American job market is awful, and the Millennial job market is even worse. So today, when I was sent a job posting for a "PR Account Coordinator" I decided to probe the hiring manager who sent it to me for more information.

Being Human vs. Getting Sued Is a False Choice in HR

Robert Hatta | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Robert Hatta

The candidates you want have options, including the job they already hold. It's hard enough to convince them to leave that job and join your company. Treating them like a number doesn't help the situation. Dragging them through a long, bureaucratic hiring process is like putting a customer on hold for 45 minutes.

They're Just Not That Into You: Why Your Recruiting Strategy Isn't Working

Val Matta | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Val Matta

Hiring managers, listen up: Your recruiting strategy may not be working as well as you think, and everyone knows it but you.

How You Can Actually Look Forward to Mondays (No, Really)

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Are you mopey on Sunday nights because you dread going to work the next day? If you've lost the passion for your job and feel like you are in a professional rut, it's time to take stock and assess what you really want out of your career.

4 Social Recruitment Mistakes Your Company Is Making

Sajjad Masud | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Sajjad Masud

91 percent of recruiters are using social media in their recruitment efforts. With any widespread adoption of new technology, however, you can expect mistakes will be made. These mistakes can easily cost you the talented candidates you need to continue growing and innovating.

Why HR Sucks at Recruiting

Robert Hatta | Posted 11.03.2013 | Technology
Robert Hatta

The sad truth is that the "H" in HR has been missing for some time.

Is Your Company a Chicken Bus?

Robert Hatta | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Robert Hatta

If continued growth is part of your plan, you need to invest in a talent acquisition strategy with the same priority treatment you give your customer acquisition strategy.

Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap?

Jay Banfield | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Jay Banfield

The skills gap is real. To this statement there is little debate. What should generate great debate is how we close the skills gap, because the strategies currently employed ignore a pool of talent that would go a long way to solving this crisis.

Sophie Kitson: How Humane Is Work?

Sophie Kitson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Sophie Kitson

More people today are interested in who they are, their values and making a difference than in making a promotion. More people today won't be loyal to a company; they will be loyal to an ideal.

Employers: 6 Things You Need to Know About the Class of 2013

Ashley Mosley | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Ashley Mosley

Don't look now, but Millennials are slowly invading the workforce. That's right, there's more than one million Millennials entering the workforce this year. Do you have what it takes to attract and retain the best and brightest from the Class of 2013?

The Marketing and Digital Talent Gap - the Search for Agility

Andy Betts | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Andy Betts

Most marketers today operate in a multi-dimensional, multi-functional and multi-channel ecosystem. The role of the CMO has changed and the rise of the Digital CMO and CIO are part cause, and part consequence, of the convergence and growth of digital marketing.

How Wiley Cerilli Used Customer Development in Building SinglePlatform

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Wiley Cerilli founded SinglePlatform in January of 2010 and led the company as CEO to it's acquisition by Constant Contact for $65 million plus incent...

Reduce Finance Industry Unemployment: Stop Making the Wrong Hires

Skiddy von Stade | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Skiddy von Stade

The Web is buzzing with potential job candidates, but if you're not engaging them, you're likely to miss out on finding well-matched employees to fill your positions.

Hiring for Skills Is Hurting Your Culture

Heather Huhman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Finding the right balance between a candidate's skills and other traits is an eternal struggle for hiring managers. Which qualities should carry more weight in these decisions?

Why I Decided to Take Sabbatical

Women & Co | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Women & Co

I am on sabbatical. A clean out my closets, volunteer at school, re-evaluate my career sabbatical. I'm taking some time to figure out what I'm going to be when I grow up.

Startup Advice from David S. Kidder

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

David S. Kidder is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Currently, he's the co-founder and CEO of Bionic, an enterprise innovation platform. Prio...