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Job Jargon of the New Normal

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12 Tips on How to Do Your Homework Before the Big Job Interview

12 Tips on How to Do Your Homework Before the Big Job Interview

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After growing roughly 30 percent in 2013 and being on track for 20+ percent growth this year, we’re interviewing job candidates on a weekly basis. I don’t know if this... read more

America’s $300 Billion Employee Engagement Problem – And How To Fix It

America’s $300 Billion Employee Engagement Problem – And How To Fix It

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So what’s the most expensive problem facing American organizations today? Employees who don’t want to be there. Recent surveys show that only 29 percent of employees considered themselves engaged, meaning that... read more

Battling Age Discrimination – Young and Old

Battling Age Discrimination – Young and Old

Human Resources

Age discrimination is a reality in the current job market. It affects two vastly different groups: Young – The young men and women graduating from college over the last five... read more

State Your Career Goals in 20 Seconds for Success

State Your Career Goals in 20 Seconds for Success

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You need to be able to state your career objectives in twenty seconds. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student, a seasoned employee or the CEO, it’s critical that you... read more

17 Crucial Elements for an Effective Millennial Recruiting Video

17 Crucial Elements for an Effective Millennial Recruiting Video

Human Resources

Finding talent for your organization is an ongoing process. It’s even ongoing-er today because the average work tenure of a Millennial is 2 years. The below strategies should aid you... read more

Why Employers Should Ditch The Unstructured Job Interview

Why Employers Should Ditch The Unstructured Job Interview

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There are a few things that can kill a business. Some bad publicity. A defective part. A lawsuit. And the unstructured job interview. There have been several in-depth studies on... read more

Recession and Recovery

The Downside of Job Growth: Higher Employee Turnover

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Job growth and an improving economy. These sound like good things, right? It’s certainly encouraging to see lower levels of unemployment and to have hopes for positive results in better... read more

Using Promotional Staff to Generate an Online Buzz

Using Promotional Staff to Generate an Online Buzz

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The worlds of digital and experiential marketing have never been closer than in recent years – with brands using promotional activity and PR stunts measuring their ROI not only in... read more

How Getting To Know Your Colleagues Is More Effective Than Employee Surveys

How Getting To Know Your Colleagues Is More Effective Than Employee Surveys

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It’s more personal. Employee surveys are usually done very poorly. They’re usually done once a year, and are written so bland and so corporate. Employees will often experience survey fatigue,... read more

Interviews: 5 Signs The Candidate Really Wants The Job

Interviews: 5 Signs The Candidate Really Wants The Job

Human Resources

Last week we covered the key signs that a job interview went well from a candidate perspective – so today I thought I’d flip things around and look at it... read more

Top 10 Signs You’ve Hired The Wrong Candidate

Top 10 Signs You’ve Hired The Wrong Candidate

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Picture the scene: you’ve advertised for a new employee, conducted the interviews and selected who you think is the ideal candidate. Their first week of work rolls around and it... read more

Why Are Interviewers So Selective?

Why Are Interviewers So Selective?

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Unlike past scenarios, job interviews have become harder and harder. Employers have an abundance of very qualified applicants, many of them working with interview coaches to elevate their interviewing skills.... read more

How to Overcome Office Politics

How to Overcome Office Politics

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You’re sitting in the breakroom enjoying your lunch when you overhear your coworker talking about your boss getting fired because he lied to his supervisor. As you listen closely to... read more

3 Reasons People Ignore Employee Satisfaction Surveys

3 Reasons People Ignore Employee Satisfaction Surveys

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Employee satisfaction surveys suck. They’re such a big waste of time, and nobody likes them, not even managers. What always blows me away is how much these surveys cost companies... read more

Happiness is Not Wellness, Which is Not Great Customer Service

Happiness is Not Wellness, Which is Not Great Customer Service

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It appears that there’s a price to pay when you force your employees to display emotions that conflict with how they’re really feeling. Recent research discovered that employees who had... read more