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Hiring Practices

How to Hire the Wrong People and Fail, Sometimes, Repeatedly!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Why is it that some truly amazing social entrepreneurship ventures never get off the ground? Or why do some concepts and programs with every reason to succeed and thrive only achieve a modicum of success, and then die?

Leadership in Action: Businesses Large and Small Hiring Vets

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business
Dakota Meyer

Ever since I received the Medal of Honor, I have made it my mission to help my fellow veterans make the same difficult transition I had to make from service member to civilian.

Hire Slowly

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Take time to evaluate the need for the position whether it's a newly created position or a replacement. Align the need to the business purpose.

Four Ways to Attract 1,000 Amazing Applicants for 1 Job

Derek Handley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Derek Handley

What more and more people are seeking is the potential to make a positive impact on people and our planet, while building their career and making money at the same time.

Want an Ethical Management Team? Hire a Convict

Mike Harden | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Giving employees the tools to guide them through making an ethical decision, and teaching them how to use ethical principles to defend their actions in such a way as to show that this action was the "right" action, is a much better use of resources.

Creating Deaf Accessibility in the Workplace

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

What if you didn't get the job because of the color of your eyes? Or because you were too tall? In 2014, this kind of hiring discrimination might sound absurd, but for deaf job candidates it is a difficult reality.

Companies Ask Workers with Disabilities to Check the Box and That's a Good Thing

Joe Entwisle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

Hiring people with disabilities is a strategy that smart companies will want to put into action today. The voluntary self-disclosure form marks the beginning of an opportunity for both companies and job seekers alike.

Risk versus Reward of Using Online Searches to Screen Potential Employees

John Rampton | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
John Rampton

With everything happening online, you can find thousands of examples of people getting fired because of posts they put up on social media. But how many businesses use online searches before hiring?

Hiring People You Won't Have to Fire

Bill McBean | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Here are some lessons I learned that can help you and your company hire and retain those kinds of people and keep you out of the "firing line."

Shortcuts for Entrepreneurs: Advice From Chalene Johnson

Cortney McDermott | Posted 04.02.2014 | Small Business
Cortney McDermott

We need to simplify -- to cut away the unnecessary so we can hone in on the strategies and actions that create happier, healthier, smarter success.

Cognitive Analytics: Kevin Greaney With Innovation Assessment Saves Great Minds From Bad Testing

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Have you recently completed a pre-employment assessment? One of the typical Myers Briggs or DiSC tests where you were identified as an 'extrovert' or 'ISTJ' or 'achiever?' If so, you are part of the 33 million people who endured workforce evaluations last year.

How, and Why, Small Businesses Plan to Hire in 2014

Mike Pugh | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Mike Pugh

Although they plan to continue working extremely hard -- entrepreneurs are simply wired that way -- small business professionals do plan to hire and delegate a bit more in the year ahead.

WATCH: HuffPost CEO Reveals His Hiring Philosophy

Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business

Jimmy Maymann is always thinking ahead, especially when it comes to new hires. The Huffington Post CEO joined HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill on T...

A Call to Action for America's Employers

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Today, as we take a moment to think about how we can honor the great men and women that have served our country, consider hiring employees that will make your business smarter and stronger. Hire a veteran, and then hire some more.

6 Legal Bases To Cover Before Saying ‘You're Hired!'

William B. Declercq | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
William B. Declercq

Before you make that job offer and get ready to sit back and be the boss, make sure you have all your legal bases covered. With proper planning and staying compliant with the law, you will be able to grow your business and retain and mentor quality employees.

Bank To Pay Millions Over Racial Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

* Payment ordered by US Labor Department judge * Bank of America reviewing order * Bank settled racial, gender bias case...

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

Ian Mills | Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business
Ian Mills

After the candidate has ticked all the boxes of what you need for the role and for the business, you need to step back, neutrally put your own interests aside, and ask yourself: "Is this job the next best step for this person in their life?"

Start-Up Hiring: Best Practices

Raaja Nemani | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Raaja Nemani

Like many things, it's usually best to learn on the job, practice, and get better at it after making a ton of mistakes along the way. The problem is, as a start-up, you can't afford to make a ton of mistakes when hiring, and you also can't afford to wait too long to hire when the business is scaling quickly.

A Career Development Vision

Roger Wright | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

I was surprised when the tenured professor didn't know who ran Career Development at the well known, prestigious university. Then, it happened again at another school. And another.

How One Man Discovered Gender Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Kim O'Grady had a lot of trouble finding a job until he made one small change to his resume -- adding "Mr." in front of his name. In a Tumblr post...

Don't Look for Talent; Find People Who Do Things

Tucker Max | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Tucker Max

When I interview someone, I tell them I don't care about their résumé. I only care about two things. I don't want to know anything else, because everything else is puffery, status signaling, or bullshit.

Employers: Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation iY

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Tim Elmore

Today's grads are part of the Millennial Generation. They represent the second half of this generation, and I call them Generation iY, because they grew up influenced by the "i" world, iPods, iTunes, iPhones, iChat, iPads... you get the point.

Do You Speak Problem or Solution?

Tammy Hawk-Bridges | Posted 08.07.2013 | Small Business
Tammy Hawk-Bridges

The hurdle is, the people that speak problem far out weigh the people that speak solution. You will have your work cut out for you when looking for that one golden egg. However, if you're very careful in your hiring process and ask the right questions hopefully you can avoid making a bad and costly decision.

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.

Benghazi and the IRS: Here's One Reason

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

For those who think I'm exaggerating, look at one of the most horrifically incompetent efforts in recent years, the attempt to clean up sexual misconduct in the armed forces. Why haven't chiefs of staff been fired? Why haven't service secretaries resigned?