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Embracing Competition in the Workplace
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The other day, I was listening to a friend discuss what a competitive equestrian she was growing up. As I am wont to do when fake-listening to someone wax stories of yesteryear, I started daydreaming. I couldn’t help but think: Why do people compete at riding horses? Equestrian is an artform, isn’t it? Who was […]

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LinkedIn bought Lynda.com for almost 3x more than all its previous …
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In August 2010, LinkedIn made its first ever acquisition when it bought recommendation technology company Mspoke to help LinkedIn provide its members with “more relevant insight from professionals,” according to the company's announcement at the time.

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Is the balance of job power shifting toward employees?
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Glassdoor is essentially a two-sided marketplace. Recruiters can post job ads and job seekers can volunteer data about their current position in exchange for access to Glassdoor's database of employers. The California-based firm recently secured US$70 …

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Chick-Fil-A Cheyenne Plans to Open April 30
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Recent awards include the 2014 LATINO Magazine's inaugural Latino 100 which recognized the company for providing the most opportunities for Latin Americans as well as the 2014 Glassdoor Employee's Choice Award that listed the top 50 companies at …

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The trickiest questions Apple will ask in a job interview (AAPL)
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We combed through recent posts on Glassdoor to find some of the toughest interview questions candidates have been asked. Some require to solve tricky math problems, while others are simply but vague enough to keep you on your toes. This is an update of …

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Is your workforce happy or burned out? TinyPulse lets employers know the real …
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TinyPulse founder David Niu (right) spent six months abroad with his family, interviewing business owners and learning all about people management, culture and leadership. Before a startup can get off the ground, entrepreneurs spend long hours …

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TINYpulse: feedback tool has improved these three brands
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We introduced you to TINYpulse, which we admired for their feedback loop wherein employees are emailed a simple question every week, and their anonymous answers determine the happiness levels of employees and pinpoint frustrations team members …

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LinkedIn's CEO Thinks His $1.5B Buy Will Make You Smarter
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And now that library belongs to LinkedIn. The $1.5 billion acquisition, which is the largest in LinkedIn's history, is part of CEO Jeff Weiner's master plan to make LinkedIn not just a resume repository, but a place for professionals to manage their …

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Three Reasons LinkedIn Broke the Bank for Lynda.com
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At least it was today, when LinkedIn announced the $1.5 billion acquisition of online education company Lynda.com. It's the online business network's largest acquisition ever by a wide margin. The company paid around $175 million for Bizo last summer …

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Compensation 701 – A Master’s Course
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In terms of one part of your corporate Compensation Philosophy you can be a Pay Follower, a Pay Leader or Market Rate. You never hear Pay Leaders complain about Turnover… You always her Pay Followers complain about how Pay Leaders can actually pay that much… Those who Pay at the Market always talk about how […]

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Laurie Ruettimann talks The Busy Trap, Revisited
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One of the most important things I’ve ever read in my life is a short essay called “The Busy Trap” by Tim Kreider. (Have you read it? Read it right now.) Kreider is a writer who finds himself too busy to write. He forces himself into a state of solitude and contemplation and reaffirms a crucial […]

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Steve Boese talks TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY: Create your own motivational posters
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We’ve all seen the incredibly ubiquitous line of ‘Successories’ posters that have graced workplaces all over the world in the last ten years or so. You know the classic high resolution shots of mountains or a crew team rowing on a picturesque river or a graceful eagle soaring above a beautiful valley. These images are accompanied […]

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Another %@*! Fleece Jacket
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Every Christmas, we sit around the house and go through the ritual of opening presents from my mom. My mother is an awesome lady, but like many of us, she has some quirks. One of them involves giving us repeat presents every year. Here is how it works: About eight years ago, my mom got […]

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5 tips for surviving the contract-to-hire scenario
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San Francisco-based recruiting software company Entelo has used this type of trial process since 2011, according to a recent report in The New York Times. For those who are leaving a full-time job for a contract-to-hire position, or who simply have …

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