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The Curse of the B Team
blogs.hbr.org

Are your B players standing in the way of your future leaders?

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Six Things To Consider Before Rehiring An Employee
www.forbes.com

Procter & Gamble recently replaced CEO Robert McDonald with his retired predecessor, A.G. Lafley. J.C. Penney Co ditched Ron Johnson, the CEO it poached from Apple Inc., and brought back his predecessor Myron Ulman. Before you jump on the bandwagon and hire an employee who […]

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Companies should opt out of the “talent war”
www3.cfo.com

The “talent war” involves companies spending colossal sums to hire away from each other, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says management professor Peter Cappelli. Rather than getting into bidding wars, firms should put more resources into internal talent development, Cappelli says. “As a company, you make the decision not to grow your […]

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What about the Job Seekers You Don’t Hire?
www.recruitingtrends.com

Marriage made in heaven? Candidate relations can make or break an employer brand.

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5 career lessons from Wimbledon 2013
www.jobisjob.co.uk

In honour of champion Andy Murray: career lessons that can be taken from Wimbledon 2013.

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Why does LinkedIn want to be a media company? It’s all about the data
paidcontent.org

Why does LinkedIn care if you get your news there or anywhere else? The company knows the more news there is on LinkedIn, the more likely you are to visit, and you’ll keep the business cycle going.

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Does Offering Free Food and Drinks Lead to High Employee Morale?
www.hiredaily.com

If creating an environment of happy workers sometimes directly relates to creative fulfillment and what those employees get paid, what about those who have to work longer hours? Some companies are asking their employees to take on monumental projects that sometimes require working into the night. When that happens, is it fair for a business […]

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Do Bigger Desks Make People Dishonest?
www.fastcoexist.com

We know that people in large corner offices sometimes do bad things. Could the size of the space actually be one cause?If you’re skeptical about a link between office size and dishonest behavior (and we were), take a look at a new study from Columbia, MIT, Northwestern, Harvard and Berkeley. Across four experiments, it finds […]

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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology
www.fastcocreate.com

Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to consultant psychologist and professor Neil Frude who has begun working with ad organization Havas Worldwide London to provide “positive psychology” training to the agency’s staff. It’s all about creating a virtuous circle. “There is a strong […]

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My Thoughts on the No-Asshole Rule
rethinkingrecruiting.blogspot.com

Few things worse than working with wimps … you want to work with really smart, strong willed people who know how to get shit done. Bonus points if you think they are cool and want to have out with them after work…but that’s not a requirement. The only thing worse than wimps … working in […]

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Why you should ask candidates if they’re feeling lucky
blog.yoh.com

A good way to finish interviews is to ask candidates whether they feel lucky, writes Kyle O’Brien, a community manager at an online-learning company. People who answer “yes” are more likely to be humble and hard-working, he writes.

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The 5 Flavors of Leadership
www.usatoday.com

There are five leadership styles upon which executives depend, according to a recent study. Some bosses have a gruff, “tough love” approach; others are nurturing mentors, hard-working single-minded leaders or “country clubbers” who get things done by networking and charming those around them. Whatever your natural style, you’ll achieve more if you’re able to borrow […]

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The Multigenerational Workforce Communication Conundrum
trainingmag.com

Different generations differ in their preferred method of communication, which means that in many workplaces, at least one age group must regularly interact using a mode of communication that they’re uncomfortable with, writes Dana Brownlee, president of Professionalism Matters. Situations such as this can give rise to perceived slights and deep levels of mistrust, Brownlee […]

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Disabled Recruited From Walgreen to AMC Seeking Diversity
www.bloomberg.com

Angela Mackey says she struggled to land a job, even with a master’s degree earned with top grades, as employers focused on her cerebral palsy instead of her qualifications.

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