Researchers have been testing the “prisoner’s dilemma” — a classic thought experiment in which partners must choose between betraying their partner or collaborating with them — on real convicts. Surprisingly, real-world inmates were much more likely than university students to cooperate with one another to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
A helpful approach to design is to have desired behaviors drive benefit structure decisions and let the budget drive benefit level decisions.
Environics Communications in Toronto provides new workers with a “family tree” that includes staff photos and an office map. It also hands out a quiz that encourages new staffers to learn personal details about colleagues. The quiz asks questions such as “Which Environics employee met Taylor Swift backstage at a concert?”
As CEO of a marketing company, I have the opportunity to work with clients large and small to implement LinkedIn-based, employee-first social media programs.
If you’re not getting any bites on your resume, then today’s career expert Q&A might be just what you need. Laura Lee Rose joins us to explain how job seek…
Disgusting employee antics at fast-food restaurants are getting out of hand. The latest horror story comes from Columbus, Ohio, where two “sandwich artists” have been fired from Subway for behaving in particularly unartistic ways around the food. One reportedly urinated in a bottle and froze it in the company freezer.
Are you using Google in your job search? If not, you should be. In this career expert Q&A, AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder & CEO of CareerFuel.net, tells us how to use Google to find job openings, create a solid online presence, research the hiring company, and more.
In my last blog post, I wrote about the unfair advantages good-looking people experience in the workplace, and a new website looking to capitalize on them.
I am a humanitarian, a strategist, and a rock. I thrive on stress, I’m good with deadlines, I’m big on communication, and I’m great at multitasking. These traits happen to make me a good fit at Fast Company, which is innovative, competitive, flexible, and ideological (at least according to my perceptions).
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” Forrest Gump so poignantly said. And while I can admit, when life goes a little awry have found myself referencing this mantra. There is one part of life this saying cannot be applied to hiring. Life may be like a box of […]
Last week we asked if mobile developers needed to adopt mobile recruiting. It seemed to be a silly question based upon the industry. Of course mobile developers would use mobile recruiting to hire new employees, right? Apparently not. Is the same true in the healthcare industry with regards to IT workers? Apparently so.
The traditional job board is evolving – but as science tells us, every instance of evolution isn’t always successful. There have been plenty of dead ends in nature. Same in the job board world – often because the sites in question failed to adapt.
With the unemployment rate at an all-time high, employers are struggling to find the right talent to suit their needs. The decreasing trends in college graduates aren’t helping the predicament. Due to these factors, employers are forced to seek new methods of recruiting top technical talent. But this assumes talent is currently out there in […]
We think that we do a decent job of advocating on behalf of our industry. However, every industry needs a group of committed, unbiased advocates to champion its causes.