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How to hire good people instead of nice people
qz.com

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they like the best. This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you nice people. You don’t need nice people. You…

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To recruit and retain: Mind the (generation) gap
www.accountingtoday.com

The latest numbers show an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, but that figure doesn t tell the whole story about job opportunities.

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Why the US Is ‘No-Vacation Nation’
www.cnbc.com

The United States lags when it comes to offering workers time off, and is especially tough on part-time workers.

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Red Circling = Regulatory Red Flag?
www.compensationcafe.com

Have you ever tried to do the right thing, only to have it end in disaster? That’s exactly what can happen if your red circling policy goes wrong. (By way of background, red circled employees are those that are paid more than the maximum of the salary range for their job) I came across an […]

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2013: A Sourcing Odyssey – HiringSolved
hiringsolved.com

I’ll make the bet that anyone that uses a sourcing tool that saves time and cost increases quality, won’€™t be out of a job in 6 months but will be rewarded.

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Dear HR Graduate – What I Wish I’d Been Clued In On
fistfuloftalent.com

Advice for recent HR grads on taking risks early in their career.

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Retargeting with Facebook Ads
www.work4labs.com

This week’s blog post is a video from #truDublin on May 27th. Having recently spoken with Work4′s founder and CEO, Stephane Le Viet, about the value of retargeting potential candidates with …

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Employment Reaches A Five-Year High In May
www.careercast.com

CareerCast helps job seekers find a job, create a resume, get email job alerts, read career news and best job rankings. Employers post jobs to multiple sites.

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Check Out The New ‘Snapchat For Work’ App That Let’s You Gossip With Your Coworkers
www.businessinsider.com

It’s called O.T.R., which stands for “Off The Record.”

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The Best U.S. Cities For Working Women
www.fastcoexist.com

Somehow, equal pay for women is still an issue; legislation is being passed as I write this to ease the gender pay gap. But the problem isn’t equal. For the 49.3% of U.S. workers that are women, certain cities and metro areas are far more likely than others to yield a fair work environment.

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Exploit Hiring Bias: Be The First Job Interview Of The Day
www.fastcompany.com

If hiring were a mythical place (a meritocracy!) the best candidates would get the best jobs, free of the foibles frequently found in the first-date fussiness of the job interview. But it’s not. New research suggests that you need to be first in line.

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Well-crafted job descriptions make for better hiring
blog.score.org

In my last post, I provided a process-based approach one can take to set the conditions required to ensure your business environment includes processes which facilitate desired employee behaviors. So, how can you recruit and select employees who will fit your organizational needs? I’m going to go back to processes. First, if you didn’t recognize […]

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The right benefits can help change a company’s culture
www.vegasinc.com

In a small sampling of Las Vegas companies, some extraordinary employee benefits quickly become apparent. Those range from pet insurance, the ability to purchase major household appliances interest-free through payroll deduction, Weight Watchers and smoking cessation programs, and even an on-site lactation room for new mothers who are breastfeeding.

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Affordable Care Act Contributing to to Increase in Part-Timers
www.kansascity.com

About one-third of all U.S. part-timers, or almost 8 million workers, say they’re involuntarily in such jobs, reports the U.S. Department of Labor. Avoidance of health care provisions under the Affordable Care Act and weak business conditions are among the reasons cited for the increasing use of part-time workers.

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