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5 Steps For Maximizing LinkedIn's Blogging Feature For Personal Branding
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Influencers, who were selected by LinkedIn, published thousands of posts that were viewed millions of times. These days, you no longer need to be an official Influencer to make your content visible via this platform. LinkedIn has made long form …

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3 brilliant LinkedIn summaries that will inspire you to update yours
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Like your resume and your cover letter, you know that a LinkedIn profile is must-have in your job search. It's not only a great platform for job seekers to showcase their work, but it also has the added benefit of having recruiters crawling all over it …

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LinkedIn To Pay $13 Million To Settle Battle Over Email Invites
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LinkedIn has agreed to pay $13 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing it of misappropriating users' names by sending email invitations to their friends, according to court papers filed late on Thursday. The agreement calls for the company …

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The Biggest Lie HR Tells Candidates
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No one ever wants to admit this but it can be really intimidating working with someone who is way smarter and more talented than you.  This is the basis for the biggest lie HR tells candidates. You are Overqualified! Truth be told, no one is ever ‘overqualified’ for a position.  You might have more qualifications […]

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No Expectation Leadership
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I’ve been known to have been a leader who has really high expectations.  I’m not easily impressed or satisfied.  I’m not saying I’m right… well, I’m usually right, but it’s who I am. This might sound like I would be hard to work for. I also don’t believe that is true. As you can see, […]

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LinkedIn releases new gender diversity numbers
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LinkedIn attributes that growth to a number of different efforts put forth by the company to encourage not only the hiring of female employees but also to laying the framework to retain those employees and help them grow within their careers into …

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How LinkedIn Changed My Life: A Monologue
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Setting: A bedroom in an apartment in a quiet city neighborhood. It is ten p.m. on a Thursday night in summer. Sharon, 36, is seated downstage on a bed decorated with a bright floral comforter. Sharon sits at the head of the bed with her legs crossed …

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5 Signs It’€™s Time to Upgrade Your Employment Background Checks
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How do you know if it’s time for your company to upgrade its employment background checks? Whether it’s that uneasy feeling you get when you desperately need the results of a candidate’s criminal background check—and your screening provider isn’t answering the phone. Or maybe more than a few candidates have disputed the results of their […]

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LinkedIn may be the bane of your inbox, but it could help add $2.7 trillion to …
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In relatively rapid fashion, online job marketplaces such as LinkedIn and Xing have dramatically changed the labor market in many countries. And their effect will continue to grow, according to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute: These platforms …

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The First Question HR Needs To Ask
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I love going out and speaking and meeting with HR and Talent pros across the world (I can say ‘world’ now because I’ve spoken in Canada and the Cayman Islands, which technically makes me an international speaker!).  It’s a privilege to be certain.  I also really like when I get pimped constantly for free advice. […]

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Paul Hebert talks Organizational Prozac: Anxious Employees May Act Unethically
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A week or so back I wrote that morality may be the next frontier for HR.Focusing on the “morality” of the company and highlighting ethics and ethical behavior drives quality recruiting outcomes, decreases turnover and makes for a generally nicer place to work. Morality pays. I also suggested that your recognition and reward system is […]

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Better Recruiters Channel Their Inner Chimpanzee
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You want to be a better recruiter? You want to quit overcomplicating your recruiting process? Sit back, reflect, simplify. And channel your inner chimpanzee. I had the great pleasure of hearing Dan Pallotta speak recently. Haven’t heard of Dan? Click on his website. His 2013 TED talk has been viewed by 3.4 million folks. Enough said. His […]

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LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche
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Enter LinkedIn, now offering its own Apache-licensed, open-sourced data-processing solution: Pinot, a real-time analytics engine and datastore, designed to run at scale. Yes, Hadoop is one of its data sources, providing yet another option for those …

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LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner On Great Products — And The 'Squint Test'
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How do you build great new products? LinkedIn chief executive Jeff Weiner has been thinking about that challenge a lot since last October, when he took on the additional responsibility of being his company's chief product officer. At a LinkedIn …

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