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Get to the Heat of the Problem if a New Employee is Falling Short
www.thedailymuse.com

Surprised by a new hire’s sub-standard work? Try these tips for having a productive discussion about the issue.

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How To Fire People
www.businessinsider.com

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord explains the best way to fire people who aren’t performing up to par: No more six-month improvement plans.

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4 Tips to Recruit via Twitter
tech.co

Surprisingly, one of the biggest challenges for startups is recruiting the right talent. With all of the recruiting platforms available today, it can still be difficult to find the right candidates. However, there is one social network optimized for finding talent, and it’s about to maximize your recruiting process. Twitter is a popular platform recruiters…

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Recruiting like the Wizard of Oz
qandidate.com

The modern day version of the wizard of Oz machine is the ATS. Candidates are made visible or invisible to recruiters based on what goes on behind the curtain. When a candidate applies, they submit data, usually in the form of a CV or a LinkedIn profile, that is ranked against the information provided by […]

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One hour of job searches
www.jobisjob.co.uk

What sort of job does the general public want to do? 1 hour of job searches recorded.

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Office Workers Line Up Animal Bodies With the Heads of Colleagues
laughingsquid.com

London-base advertising creative Mike Whiteside of Mike and Ben has created Desk Safari, a Tumblr blog where bored office workers line up image of animal bodies on the computer monitor with the a …

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How to Be a Successful Over-50 Job Seekers (Part II)
blog.ziprecruiter.com

On Monday, we looked at common and unique challenges facing job seekers over 50. Today we return to teach over-50 job seekers how they can reframe their age and experience as an advantage.

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HRExaminer v4.26
www.hrexaminer.com

In our feature, Thinking the Unthinkable, John Sumser writes: The C Suite is going to hunt for and embrace data visualization companies who can help see what we’ve refused to see: HR builds processes that emphasize sameness. The business requires processes that produce differences. It’s actually that simple. Steve Smith from The Starr Conspiracy searches […]

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Is an employee stock ownership plan right for your business?
boss.blogs.nytimes.com

Employee stock ownership plans are appealing for some company founders, but setting up these plans can be costly and complicated, writes Josh Patrick, principal at Stage 2 Planning Partners. And they might not be a good fit for the smallest businesses, he cautions. For an ESOP to be successful, it’s important to implement managerial training […]

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Surge in temp jobs may hinder recovery
www.cbsnews.com

The increase in the use of temporary workers is a “worrying trend” because such jobs offer few benefits or opportunities for advancement, Margaret Heffernan writes. The results don’t necessarily help companies either, she writes. “A highly casualized workforce may cut costs, but it will never increase productivity or profits,” Heffernan writes.

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Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Rise to Two-Month High
www.bloomberg.com

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased to a two-month high last week. Swings in jobless applications are typical in July as auto plants close for annual retooling.

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The Enigma Known as Performance Management
www.recruitingtrends.com

Success means different things to different individuals, departments and organizations. Regardless of how success is measured, advancing business goals requires a high-performing workforce that is focused, motivated and achievement-oriented. Taking a systematic approach to employee performance management – powered by technology and alignment of the workforce with business objectives – can ensure the workforce concentrates […]

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7 Ways Workplace Transparency Helps You Hire
www.smartrecruiters.com

People are sharing a lot of information these days. They share their daily activities with their friends on Facebook, post photos of their latest vacation on TripAdvisor, rate their latest dining experience on Yelp and now, they’re reviewing their jobs and companies on Glassdoor.

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Who’s hiring? UK labour market trends for Q2, 2013 (infographic)
www.jobisjob.co.uk

Infographic showing distribution of jobs in July 2013 (UK).

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