More companies are looking beyond the transcript and interview to find the best college graduates to hire. Using assessments and role-playing, employers are looking for those with “soft skills” such as an ability to work well in teams, write and speak clearly and adapt quickly to business and technology changes.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled on two cases involving workplace discrimination, and on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The first two rulings should be viewed as victories for employers, because they could help avoid discrimination claims, experts say. The third ruling will complicate employee benefits administration, particularly in states that […]
I could give you a big list of things that send employees into the survival-focused fight-flight-freeze part of their brains — what I call their”Critter State.” They include unrealistic deadlines, lack of transparency, intolerance for failure and more. To me, though, the most interesting mistakes are those that leaders have no idea they’re making.
As a result of our success in the recruitment space, we’ve been hiring and continue to hire engineers, information security experts and cloud infrastructure gurus to continue enhancing and improving our software and mobile applications for our clients. With 19 engineers (and growing) in the office, we are thrilled that they now have their own […]
Following a LinkedIn presentation I gave at the 2012 Minnesota SHRM Conference I was approached by a very frustrated Director of HR who was having issues with her Hiring Managers. “Having issues” was a polite way of saying train wreck….
The spirit of a free recruitment software start-up – Over the next few weeks we will introduce you the faces behind Qandidate.com. Today’s interview is with Alexander. Alexander is the lead developer here at Qandidate.com and responsible for Qandidate.com’s technical architecture.
After speaking with a number of sources, some of whom worked in Google’s Zagat division for the past year or so, we have a story that answers those questions.
There are 4.5 billion mobile phone subscriptions in emerging markets, and worldwide mobile subscribers are expected to reach eight billion by the end of 2016, led by rapid mobile adoption in China and India. Portio Research indicates that by 2016 Africa and Middle East will overtake Europe as the second […]
Hundreds of companies displayed HR technology at SHRM this year, but many professionals attending the conference didn’t understand what HR technology is capable of, Tim Sackett writes. Contrary to vendors’ claims, technology does not make HR easier, more effective or less expensive, Sackett writes.
Letting employees know you’re invested in them makes a huge difference in their attitude. Here are four easy ways to build morale in the office.
Don’t be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices — it’s all just part of a subtle plot to control office culture. Let’s take a look, by way of a couple recent trend stories and startup proclamations, at how the so-called “escalation of perks” keeps employees in line all over the tech world […]
A whopping 70 percent of U.S. workers say they are not engaged or are actively disengaged with their work.
While we’re appalled by the “pretty people” focus of this new New York City-based global job platform, BeautifulPeople.com’s recruitment service , launched recently, might garner some interest from employers. We wonder, however, if the U.S. Dept. of Labor might also take note of who is trying to hire based on looks, and the visibility of such […]