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Should a Criminal Record Be A Deterrent to Hiring?

Josh Tolan | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Employers are looking for talent with the right skills to fill open positions and bring value to their company. We all make mistakes and a candidate's actions in the past shouldn't hold them back from achieving success in the future.

Presidential Skills: What We Need Most Now

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

No job in America requires more desire, drive and determination than that of being the leader of the free world. It behooves those of us doing the hiring to take the process just as seriously.

The Hiring Guru: Companies Are Hiring! So Why Aren't You Getting the Job

David Jensen | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
David Jensen

The first "Truth" is you must decide before accepting the interview that you want the job and you are going to be hired.

Christina Wilkie

Survey: 3 Of 4 U.S. Workers Ready For New Job | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

Seventy-five percent of working-age Americans are "job seekers" -- they're currently looking for or open to a new job -- according to an online survey...

Leave the Millennials Alone!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Christopher Gurrie

En masse, they are a force to be reckoned with -- they understand that doing it "the way it has always been done" is stupid, and you don't get Google, Apple, or Facebook by doing things the way they have always been done.

The Most Important Job Interview Question

Anthony Tjan | Posted 10.04.2012 | Small Business
Anthony Tjan

n. As soon as you have the sense that you have a qualified candidate, start balancing your interview mode with sell mode. Explain why you and your firm make sense for the candidate, why you are a natural choice. Then ask the most important question -- would they choose you?

The Hiring Guru: Avoid 'Replacement Ref' hires for your team.

David Jensen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
David Jensen

Use questions that create the necessity for the candidate to think independently and answer honestly, rather than use some rote script from a book or the redundant coaching received from a personnel agency.

Christina Wilkie

Young Adults With Autism Strive For Better Jobs | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

A few weeks ago, Matthew Koenig, 24, was doing data entry for below minimum wage at a supervised employment center for people with disabilities in St....

5 Hiring Lessons From Apple and the iPhone 5

Josh Tolan | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

When looking for advice on how to update your hiring methods to find great candidates, move your company forward, and cut down on unemployment, there isn't a much better example than Apple.

It's All About Trust

Anne Zink | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Anne Zink

Do you know what profession depends entirely on a robust referral network, performance and trust? Babysitting.

Private-Company Sales Growth Slows to 5.4%

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The rate of annual sales growth among privately held U.S. companies is slowing significantly. And while 5.4 percent is still a faster rate of growth than the broader U.S. economy is experiencing, it's the slowest rate since November 2010.

The Role of Faculty Hiring in Law School Change

Jay Conison | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Law faculties change with time. Professors retire or move away and have to be replaced. New positions are created as the school or program grows. Hiring must be an ongoing activity.

The Hiring Guru: Should Employers Beware?

David Jensen | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
David Jensen

Imagine you were out on a very first date. It is not likely you would culminate that evening with a marriage proposal, is it? So goes the first interview of a potential candidate for employment.

How to Treat Job Seekers With Respect: Q&A With Taylor Grey

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

In August, the news media was rocked after an email response was shared from the San Diego Padres where one job seeker responded to an employer email for her to attend a job fair at the bargain price of $495 with a counter-email "Suck My D*ck."

An Open Challenge to Recruiters, Employers and Job Seekers: Let's See How Really Serious You Are About Putting America Back to Work

Mario Castellanos | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Mario Castellanos

I am openly challenging -- as of this moment -- every employment recruiter and every recruitment agency to dedicate ten percent of their time and ten percent of their search time on those "hard to fill" positions employers state they cannot find the people to fit the jobs.

Shifting Hiring Practices to Thwart Unemployment

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

It's time that hiring to fill vacancies becomes the focus. All too often, the hiring process at organizations with job vacancies turns into a major debacle and emphasis shifts from getting someone in the door to surviving the process itself.

Four Tips To Hire Great Veterans

Josh Tolan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring veterans, just like hiring any group, can come with it's own challenges. Here are some things you should consider to solve your hiring problems with a great veteran candidate.

Good News On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment rose in August for the first time in four months as more owners anticipated better bus...

Sexual Misconduct by Educators: What We Need to Do to Protect Students

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

Even though we do not have precise data on how many teachers and other educators abuse students, the recent Sandusky case at Penn State show that it is urgent for schools to take deliberate, comprehensive steps to safeguard students.

Six Questions to Ask to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

Josh Tolan | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Companies need to look at ways to make their hiring processes more efficient to adapt to the changing economic reality. With more job seekers than ever before flooding the market, processes need to be streamlined to find the right people.

Matt Sledge

In Weak Economy, Should Companies Hire? | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics last week announced that 12.9 million workers were laid off from January 2009 to December 2011. For many co...

Make Decision Makers Accountable For What They Don't Do

Mario Castellanos | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Mario Castellanos

You want to solve unemployment? Start at the root of the problem. Companies see hiring as a sales process where the candidates need to sell themselves to the hiring manager. But in reality, this is a misconception and an enormous misjudgment.

Everybody Is Having A Tough Time Hiring

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

WOODWARD, Okla. -- The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep ...

You Want Jobs? Do These 3 Things

Brian Hamilton | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

If President Obama and Congress want to get job growth going, they can do three things to help, but they can't wait until November. I'm already worried that businesses will write off hiring for the rest of the year because of the election.

Marissa Mayer Is Right: Product Focus Has to be Priority #1 at Yahoo!

John Pavley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Building great products -- products that change the game, that put a dent in the universe, and move the needle -- is far more important than focusing on revenue. It's exactly what Yahoo! needs to do.