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What Type of Tech Job Applicants Offer the Best Performance

Jason Grill | Posted 07.12.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

As the tech job sector continues to grow in the United States there is a constant competition going on between employers to get the best talent available. However, there is a true disconnect between many businesses looking to hire talent and what the high tech worker really wants from a job.

Enthuse Your Way to Employee Buy-In

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A primary challenge for supervisors is to encourage others within their organization to go the extra mile and get the job done in a timely manner. In ...

4 Unexpected Times Your Credit May Be Checked

Credit Karma | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

When it comes to your financial health, your credit score is one of those things that'll just keep seeking you out. It's tempting to think that your credit score or credit health will only come into play when you're looking for a mortgage or a new credit card. The truth is that your credit information can be checked far more often than you might think.

One Step Closer to Eliminating Power Hungry Unions

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

In the historic Harris v. Quinn case, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that home-care workers, many of whom are just parents acting as the primary caregiver for their ill children, shouldn't be forced to join a union.

5 Ways to Deal With a Pregnant Employee Without Getting Sued

Tom Spiggle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Tom Spiggle

if you need to know when and how to get coverage for a pregnant employee's position while she is out, there is nothing improper about asking the timing of her leave. And remember to smile; she's a pregnant woman, not kryptonite.

State of the US Workplace: Good and Bad News

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

The ongoing National Study of Employers -- a study of employers with 50 or more employees conducted by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) -- reveals five surprising trends between 2008 (and in some cases 2005) and 2014.

The Pre-Interview Job Research You Can't Afford to Ignore

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Being prepared for the job interview demonstrates to the employer that the job seeker is genuinely interested in the job. And, that preparation is often viewed by the employer as an example of the job seeker's work.

The First Thing You Should Do After a Job Rejection

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Rats! You've received the dreaded "thank you for your interest but..." letter, and you really thought you were going to get that job. Maybe you were the number 2 or number 3 candidate. What now? Move on to the next opportunity, right? Of course. But first...

10 Reasons They Haven't Contacted You After a Job Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

You had job interviews at a place you'd like to work. The interviews seemed to go well. Maybe one of the interviewers said they looked forward to working with you. But, not a word from them since then.

6 Surprising Things That Turn Employers Off

Her Campus | Posted 05.12.2014 | College
Her Campus

While you probably know to hide those photos from last night's party from the public, you might not think about the subtler things you're doing that employers find unattractive.

Respect: Learning From our Grandmothers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

Race relations involves learning respect for other people -- regardless of who they are, what color they are, their economic background, or what country they are from. And this is something we all need to practice, Caucasians and people of color.

Make Your Mark: 10 Ways to Stand Out in an Interview

Uloop | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Uloop

Whether you're applying for your first internship or your dream job, you need to make sure that you make a lasting impression on your interviewer. Here are some things you can do to stand out in an interview.

A Positive Workplace Culture Is Simply Good Business

Damon M. Banks | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Damon M. Banks

While it may seem like commonsense to take good care of your employees so they will take good care of you, and the company, this simple rule of thumb is so often ignored.

Ready for a Change? 4 Things Sales Reps Should Look for in Their Next Employer

Heather Huhman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Heather Huhman

No matter how long you have been with your current employer, looking for a new job in medical sales can be a long, complicated process. After you have assessed your priorities, finding a new employer who meets those needs is the first step on your journey into the next chapter of your professional life.

You're Fired! 4 Optimal Ways to Let Employees Go

Val Matta | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Val Matta

While firing employees is never a walk in the park, easing the blow by providing different solutions can help make a smoother transition. Use these four options as a way to maintain great relationships while assisting former workers to move into new opportunities.

Your Competitors Don't Matter

John Friedman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When it comes to corporate responsibility, you are competing with everyone.

How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Matthieu Cognac

Understanding how soft skills that can be developed through sports -- for example ethics, attitudes and communications -- are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability.

CHART: Which Costs More, Snow Or Insomnia?

CNBC | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

CNBC: Millions of Americans might miss work Tuesday because of a snow storm expected to dump up to six inches of snow across the northeastern United ...

Sexing Up the Middle-Skill

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Felix W. Ortiz III

Employers within the middle-skill sector face a few hurdles in recruiting new talent, including: a lack of education about the various training and employment options, an outdated image of the industries these jobs fit within.

A Guide to Better Internships [INFOGRAPHIC]

Heather Huhman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Heather Huhman

Internship programs are much like maps -- difficult to comprehend at first. But once you have the right knowledge, learning how to direct your internship program can turn into the ultimate road trip.

Why You Should Hire a Mom

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

While there are a growing number of full-time opportunities listed on job posting boards, relatively few organization are willing to hire people into part-time or flex-time options. Employers of America are missing out on perhaps our greatest resource.

The Hiring Guru: Trick or Treat?

David Jensen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Jensen

Don't dismiss your gut instinct; it is often the best indicator. But again, the potential employee may surprise you, (for better OR worse) so don't solely rely on intuition. Testing supports your instinct. Test, test, test.

5 Core Values for the Workplace

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

There are many fine values. The trouble is that the list of values grows easily and can cause many employees to lose their focus. They fail to prioritize. A "short list" of values is far more useful in putting the workplace back on track.

When a Job Is at Stake, Even One Mistake Is One Too Many

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

E-Verify is not ready for primetime, and should not be imposed without commonsense immigration reform that would clarify the status of millions of immigrants who are part of our workforce.

Sagmeister Was Right: We Need Time Off

Zahra Ebrahim | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Zahra Ebrahim

We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.