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Despite Sequestration, Government's Still Hiring. So How Do We Help People Get Hired?

Steve Ressler | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Steve Ressler

Is government still hiring? The short answer is "Yes." While concerns around hiring during sequestration and budget cuts are realistic, the government will always need smart, passionate people.

Hiring Veterans Is Good Business, So Why Don't We Do It More Often?

Derek Bennett | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Derek Bennett

Ten years after the start of the Iraq War, we're all familiar with the case for hiring veterans: they're mature, responsible and are used to chaotic, ambiguous environments. So why is the gap between veteran and nonveteran unemployment rates 9.4 percent and 7.9 percent respectively?

The Hiring Guru: When Hiring, Look for Products!

David Jensen | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
David Jensen

Products are completed actions or activities taken to a final result or a "done deal." In other words, people need to prove having actually accomplished those things they've taken credit for.

Observing New York Startups: Job Growth & the Innovation Economy Skills Gap

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's We Are Made In NY program represents both a civic movement and an effort in entrepreneurialism. In observing the mix of effort and impact, what knowledge can be applied nationwide about job creation in the fastest growing sector of our American economy?

Five Common Interview Blunders to Avoid in College

Uloop | Posted 05.05.2013 | College

New graduates often focus on technique and presentation: How firmly should I shake the interviewer's hand? How many questions should I ask? While these are important questions, focusing on these aspects can distract you from the most important thing: using common sense.

Yes, Employers Will Check Your Facebook Before Offering You a Job

Rachel Ryan | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

Everyone with a pulse has a Facebook and the search function is pretty damn exceptional. All you need to find a relative stranger is their name and maybe a tidbit about where they went to school or grew up.

3 Alternative Hiring Approaches for Small Businesses

Patrick Richard | Posted 05.01.2013 | Small Business
Patrick Richard

Companies have traditionally approached hiring in cut-and-dry, inflexible ways. But it may be time to shake up the traditional recruitment model to help small businesses land more efficient hires.

Private Manufacturers Growing Sales, Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.27.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Private manufacturing companies in Sageworks' database have an average net profit margin of 6.5 percent, according to current estimates for 2012. That compares with an average net profit margin of just over 5 percent in 2011 and a recessionary low average of 2.7 percent in 2009.

Are You Working Harder, Smarter?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.27.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Preliminary estimates show that private-company sales increased nearly 8 percent in 2012, and net profit margins, on average, increased to around 8 percent from around 5 percent in 2011.

Experience Is Overrated

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

We have an unfortunate tendency to equate "more experience" with "better quality." Emphasis here on "more" and "better," that -- when joined together in the phrase "more is better" -- seem to epitomize the American value system.

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.

4 Ways Technology Is Changing the Job Search

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

In today's war for talent, you can't afford to let great people who grasp how to leverage technology end up in your competition's cubicles. So look out for these new technological tools and embrace new ways of connecting with candidates.

The Hiring Guru: Hiring New Employees? Start With a Phone Call

David Jensen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
David Jensen

Screening candidates by phone helps narrow the field. This process can be tedious as there are many outgoing and incoming telephone calls. The conversations themselves can also be deceptive but will save a great deal of time in the long run as you'll eliminate some potential time-wasting interviews.

Great Employees Are Not Replaceable

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

It isn't the technology or the product that make a company great, it's the people. And companies who see their good employees as "replaceable" are wrong.

Let it Snow? 3 Winter Weather Hiring Tips

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Unless your company is located in a sunny local, the winter months can be a minefield when it comes to hiring great people. You never know when the next Nemo will find its way to your area.

A Different View of The World: We're All in This Together

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhat happens when the economic status of the solid working middle-class family in the suburbs starts to resemble that of the down and out city dweller digging through the trash for his next meal?

10 Football Related Jobs Hiring Now

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

With a variety of sports related jobs to choose from, your bound to score one that is a match for your skills. Don't drop the ball and be sure to kick off your resume today.

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

5 Job-Finding Strategies That Work: Beyond the Basics

Hallie Crawford | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Hallie Crawford

Hiring continues to be mercurial, even as the unemployment rate drops. Nevertheless, I see reasons for job seekers to be more hopeful in 2013.

Coding for GOOD Update: Why We Stopped Recruiting and Started Teaching

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
Ben Goldhirsh

Business leaders should consider how making an investment in curriculum and teaching resources may better suit their hiring needs than conventional recruiting methods -- especially as the nature of the 21st century workforce continues to evolve.

Labels Are Good for Food, Not Your Job

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

For the professionals out there looking to get back in the workforce, don't let marketing speak take the wind out of your professional sails.

Hiring Hell: 20 Ways Your Mouth Will Blow It for You

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Getting a foot in the door is huge, but it's only 50 percent of the equation. The other 50 is how you do in the interview.

Employer Branding Lessons From the NHL Lockout

Josh Tolan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Fixing this brand can be as easy as recognizing the problem, addressing it, and reconnecting with your talent pool. Just like the NHL, you need to get back into the game even if you've taken a hit.

The Hiring Guru Wants You... to Get Hired!

David Jensen | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
David Jensen

There may be some stress involved with the responsibilities of the position or in the work environment and you don't want them thinking, "if you can't handle a simple interview, how are you going to deal with the everyday pressures of this job."

Three Steps to Managing Executive Onboarding as the Crucible of Leadership It Is

George Bradt | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
George Bradt

Whether you are a new leader yourself or are helping a new leader transition into a new job or assignment, give executive onboarding the attention it deserves by thinking in terms of destination, context and communication.