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And I STILL got the job!
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I really didn’t care if I got the job or not. After all, it was a part time afternoon radio host job on a local New Hampshire station. I came to the interview following the sale of my previous station, which blew everyone out of the building, including me, following a successful eight-year run as the top banana […]

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Improve Candidate Experience: 13 Tips for a Winning Background Screening Process
www.employeescreen.com

Is your background screening program causing a negative candidate experience? Our newest guide provides best practices to follow before, during, and after the background check.

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Leo Burnett Motivates Employees by Making Them Do Shots and Slapping Them in the Face
www.adweek.com

Here’s the last parody video we’re going to post from Strategy magazine’s Agency of the Year event in Toronto. It’s Leo Burnett’s entry, and it seems the agency has found a unique way to make its employees more creative—by having them do shots and then literally slapping the tired old ideas out of their heads.

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Scheduling Interviews Just Got Way Easier
newtonsoftware.com

Newton announces advanced interview scheduling tools for leading corporate applicant tracking system

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LinkedIn’s Quest to Get a Job for Everyone on Earth
www.wired.com

According to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, the world has about 600 million “knowledge workers”—the professional class that spends much of its workday in front of a computer. Of these, he says, more than half have a profile on LinkedIn. Yes, he wants to get the other half to join his company’s business-centric social network. But […]

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Bigfoot, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and Passive Candidates
www.linkedin.com

Talk about a lie. No such thing as passive candidates. Everyone is a candidate until they tell you no. Treat every single candidate respectfully. Give a damn about them and/or the fit to your firm. That’s it. The rules of the movie Roadhouse apply here—be nice, until it’s time to NOT be nice.

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Jack Welch identifies career-killing behaviors
www.linkedin.com

Resisting change, looking to identify problems instead of solving them and dwelling on your next career move are some of the worst behaviors to exhibit in the workplace, writes former General Electric CEO Jack Welch.

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How Obama wants to soften the sting of expensive child care
www.vox.com

Betsey Stevenson on the origins and cures for the gender wage gap, as well as what to do about outrageously expensive childcare.

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Should New Employees Choose Their Managers?
www.fastcompany.com

Is it a workplace fantasy, or a management style that could actually work?

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5 Things Recruiters Don’t Normally Share With Job Seekers
recruitdc.org

Susan LaMotte shares some insider tips to help job seekers understand how recruiters conduct their work.

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Why Monster.com Is Failing And Others Will Follow
www.forbes.com

It wasnt a loss of earnings that caused the loss of purpose; it was a loss of purpose that caused earnings to decline. The leaders were so intent on making money from their existing business models, that they lost sight of the true purpose of their business, to improve life for their customers. With no […]

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LinkedIn Users Sucker-Punched by Wrong References
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LinkedIn’s “Trusted References” service is a cheap sucker-punch straight to your career and reputation. Now any personnel jockey can “check a reference” on LinkedIn without having the faintest idea what she’s doing — and you get screwed out of a job.

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5 Ways to Revolutionize Your Referral Program
www.talenthq.com

Employee referral programs typically outproduce any other source of hire, when looking at recruiting cycle times, costs, and new hire quality. No surprise,

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What An In-House Career Coach Can Do For Your Company
www.fastcompany.com

It’s not just about how your employees perform at workit’s about how they do at life.

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