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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?

Recruiting Talented STEM Teachers Is a Must for our Kids and Country

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

For many readers I'm sure this raises the question, "Why should I care about STEM teachers?" While you might not work directly in education, or perhaps your children are well past school-aged, the reality is that the quality of our country's STEM education affects us all.

ACA Puts Health Care in the Hiring Line

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Preetam Kaushik

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional, the stage is set for the most fundamental shift in the health care industry in a few decades.

Don't Create an Employer Brand - Create a Culture Brand

Kes Thygesen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Kes Thygesen

In a poll of 4,500 job seekers by CareerBuilder and Inavero, job seekers reported that when researching a company for a job, they most frequently run a Google search, read recent news about the company online, check the company's Facebook presence and follow them on Twitter.

Employee Referral Platform Named Best Recruitment Tool

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Understanding how to source, acquire, and then retain employees is a delicate practice. Not only do you have to find the best fit for your organization, but also you have to find the sorts of employees who won't jump ship.

A Guide to Hiring Recruitment Firms

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Hiring the right employees for any size company can be extremely difficult and very time-consuming. Nevertheless, recruiting top workers should be a priority for every firm -- and your company should be no different.

Combating Long-term Unemployment With Employee Referrals

Ziv Eliraz | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ziv Eliraz

The job market in the United States is like a roller coaster. Up some days, down the next. Steady on occasion. It can be a confusing ride for many employers, especially those looking to improve their operations by hiring great talent.

5 Ways to Be Objective in Your Hiring Process

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Employers need to be objective when hiring new employees to ensure they provide equal opportunities for every job seeker who applies. By applying these ideas to your hiring process, you will be able to select a candidate with accuracy and fairness.

4 Reasons Not to Overlook the Long-term Unemployed

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

It's understandable for you, as an employer, to be concerned when hiring someone who has a job gap in their resume. However, it's important to not allow unemployment to be the first determining factor in your hiring process.

What to Do When Your Employees Quit in 2013

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Remember, even though it seems scary for your company to lose valuable employees, it's important to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this situation. Always be on the lookout for ways to improve the work environment and retain the talented employees you already have.

Retaining Great Employees

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Building a team is one of the principal roles and goals of leadership. This means, to a great degree, getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats.

How to Select a Candidate When Your Applicants Lack Experience

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

The majority of the resumes you have looked at belong to candidates with sparkling GPAs and part-time jobs, yet lack the "job-related experience" needed for your company. Don't lose hope just yet.

Attracting A-Level Talent With a C-Level Budget

Ed Graziano | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Ed Graziano

As the economy heats up and the talent pool dries out, it becomes more and more challenging to secure the high quality talent that is needed to keep a small business operation humming along.

Recruiting New Talent: Ensuring a Strong and Vibrant Work Force

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Bringing new talent into your organization is a wonderful thing -- these individuals represent growth, vitality, energy and creativity.Whether you are directly or indirectly involved in recruiting and hiring, here are some tips to help ensure a strong and vibrant work force.

Job References Are Pointless

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

If we cared about talent in our organizations, we'd recruit differently. If we cared about talent, we'd scrap the early-twentieth-century recruiting process we follow in nearly every organization.

Unrecruitment: It's Time to Change the Employment Game

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Rajeeb Dey

In a world with 75 million unemployed young people, it's time to break the cycle of recruitment, to change the employment game to one where the rules are actually fair.

If You Want Older People to Work Longer, You Have to Give Them Jobs

Christina Patterson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business
Christina Patterson

We need people in "human resources" to realize that you're still "human" when you're over 50, and to be trained in how to recruit and train employees who are older than them.

4 Tips to Hire Fast

Sajjad Masud | Posted 02.12.2013 | Small Business
Sajjad Masud

In the race to find top talent, speed might just be the name of the game. Whether your startup company is pre- or post-funding, getting the right people on board as quickly as possible is the best way to ensure success.

Employers Need to Stop Whining About the Skills Gap

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Managers want job applicants to be able to fly and see through walls. Managers want what they want, but as my husband's friends used to say on the southwest side of Chicago, "People in Hell want ice water."

How Small Businesses Can Leap Ahead With Social Recruiting

Sajjad Masud | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business
Sajjad Masud

Finding and attracting the right talent for a company's open positions is an intense process. Here are a few ways social recruiting helps employers wade through the crowded candidate pool to find the best people.

Should Small Business Owners Care About Company Culture?

Leah Busque | Posted 08.18.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

Startups should think of culture like breathing -- pretend your company can't live without it, and chances are, it can't.

Why Your Job Ads Aren't Working

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

It's a new day in the talent marketplace. Employers who treat their job applicants like valued collaborators win in their competitive spaces, and employers who insist on talking down to talent and addressing them like livestock will get the more-docile-than-talented new hires they deserve.

Don't Pick a Failure? Think Again

James M. Citrin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
James M. Citrin

Hiring managers are reticent to take a risk on someone with a visible failure because it opens them up to criticism later on if it doesn't work. Betting on a candidate with a failure takes courage.

More Diversity Will Help the IMF at Work

iMFdirect | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Nemat Shafik, who took over as IMF Deputy Managing Director in April, says she has been surprised by the vigor of internal policy debate at the IMF. "...

The F Word: Who Fights and Why?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The U.S. is currently shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs each month. It's not just in the Ozarks that the recruiters are the only ones with jobs around: the economy shed 125,000 jobs in June.