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Stop asking candidates where they’ll be in 5 years
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Instead of asking job candidates where they see themselves in five years, ask what they think their most important contribution to the company could be if they stayed for three years, writes Andy LaCivita, CEO of a consulting firm for executive recruiting. “[M]ost people can’t see past tomorrow, let alone five years from now,” he […]

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Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents
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Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of parents new benefits.

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How Millennials are Changing Recruiting and Hiring
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There are 80 million of them. They want jobs that benefit the world.  By 2020, they will comprise 50% of the workforce; by 2025, that percentage will grow to 75%.

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4 Ways to Help Employees Set Better Goals
www.entrepreneur.com

In an effort to hit the ground running in the new year, employers should create benchmarks that align with the company vision.

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Facebook (Sort Of) Launches Facebook at Work
recode.net

Facebook’s office tool has arrived. Watch out LinkedIn.

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US job openings at 14-year high
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U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Employers have been slow to fill their openings for most of the recovery, but that started to change last year as companies ramped up their overall hiring.

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2 really insulting interview questions
corcodilos.com

What headhunters do with your boss’s name, and how to answer when the interviewer asks how loyal an employee you would be.

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How Brands Can Attract Millennials Looking For Meaningful Work
www.fastcoexist.com

Young, idealistic workers are now the majority of the workforce. That means big opportunities for nonprofits and social-driven businesses.

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SHERYL SANDBERG: Here’s Why Women Don’t Speak Out Enough In The Workplace
www.businessinsider.com

There are two main reasons some women may feel reluctant to voice their opinions at work.

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Small businesses added a million workers in 2014 — and they’re not slowing down
www.washingtonpost.com

Small businesses are not flocking to health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act in the same way individual consumers are, brokers and business owners say. Though certain small businesses can get tax credits for offering employees coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program, some say choices are too limited and the […]

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Employee incentive platform incorporates online store
www.inc.com

An incentive platform called Encore lets workers award points to colleagues that can then be redeemed at an online store with gift cards, electronics and other items, Christina Desmarais writes. Each employee that uses the platform has a profile page that lists the number of recognitions sent or received.

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6 Rules for Effective Peer-to-Peer Communication
www.entrepreneur.com

Want more employee engagement, higher morale and job satisfaction? Aim to set up your workplace to foster better relationships between employees.

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Update on Linkedin’s job aggregation strategy
www.jobboardsecrets.com

Last year Linkedin announced it would begin aggregating job listings just like Indeed does. It was a sign that job aggregation is going mainstream.

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How I Got My Job in SEO
www.careercloud.com

Last year we did a few interviews with people about how they got their job. And in 2015 we are continuing that popular series with the first of many articles and podcasts that profile successful job seekers. Today Al Ruggie details how he got his job in SEO (search engine optimization).

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