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To Fire or Re-Wire: Steps to Take Before Giving Someone the Boot

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August 28, 2013
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If you're on the brink of letting someone go, stop and take a deep breath. Okay, now take one more...good. Is this really the decision you want to make? If this employee is a certifiable waste of space, then by all means, heave-ho. But, if you are on the fence at all, it is important to evaluate how you got to this ...Continue Reading

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Don't Make Your New Hire Fend For Themselves

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August 27, 2013
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If you have spent weeks or months marketing, screening and interviewing for that perfect fit candidate, chances are that you feel some sort of personal investment in the person that you eventually onboard. Too often, however, hiring managers don't take the time to introduce new hires to life at the company....Continue Reading

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Building Your Brand Through the Recruiting Process

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August 26, 2013
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  Every action that your organization takes will have an effect on its brand. This, most people know. It’s the reason so much attention is given to keeping outbound material consistent with company values and why jobs in Public Relations exist: to keep consumer and client opinions as favorable as possible. What most ...Continue Reading

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14 Year Olds to Gain Access to LinkedIn

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August 23, 2013
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  It seems that LinkedIn, the original Professional Social Network, is trying to branch out in its usership. The network's growth levels among the "young professional" age range (25-34) have hit all time lows in recent months, while the largest demographic expansion has been in the "really young professional" age ...Continue Reading

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Recent grads and how to hire them

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August 19, 2013
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There have been plenty of articles by employers bemoaning the generation of just-graduated millenials for all kinds of reasons — for being flighty and expensive to replace, for feeling too entitled to a fulfilling, important and well-paying job at the beginning of their careers, yadda yadda yadda. But at some point, ...Continue Reading

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A paid day off work to lend a helping hand...

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August 15, 2013
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In a climate where 70% of US workers feel unfulfilled at work, more and more US companies are attempting to combat this startling degree of emotional disengagement by offering their employees paid time off to volunteer at local charities. From the point of the view of the employer, it's cheaper to pay for an employee ...Continue Reading

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Interview Questions from Hell

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August 13, 2013
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"Hi. Nice to meet you. Take a seat. Tell us a story in which the title is Green Hat." If you were ever lucky (or unlucky) enough to be invited for an interview with the software engineering company Thoughtworks, you might have been confronted with a question as terrifying as this one. (If you were, we're truly sorry — ...Continue Reading

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Jobs are opening up everywhere, but hiring is slow

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August 08, 2013
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According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, (more whimsically known as JOLTS,) the number of job openings being advertised in the US rose in the month of June. It's a fact that should have us celebrating, but the funny thing is, although companies are posting their ...Continue Reading

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Recruiting Metrics to the Rescue

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August 07, 2013
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Is this work of a hiring manager, a recruiter, or an HR professional better described as an art or a science? The casual observer might settle firmly on "art", with perceptions of HR that are based on, say, characters in TV office comedies who conform to the stereotype of the wishy-washy "people person" who just wants ...Continue Reading

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Unemployment ticks slightly down in July

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August 02, 2013
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The US unemployment rate has once again dropped, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's report for July. This would be good news, if the change weren't so minuscule: 162,000 jobs added means a paltry drop of two-tenths of a percent, with the new unemployment rate clocking in at 7.4%....Continue Reading

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