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Candidates with a history of hardship can make great leaders
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When given the choice between a candidate who has a steady track record of success and one who has had some success but also a spotty work history, Art Petty writes, consider choosing the candidate who has overcome difficulties. “The individual who has fought through hardship and displayed signs of survival and success brings a […]

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More workers anticipate raise but many see job security eroding
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U.S. workers are more optimistic about increased salaries and benefits in the near future and more fearful they will be made irrelevant or be required to do more work for the same pay, according to the most recent Harris Poll Jobs and Benefits Security Index. Of the respondents, 32% saw a pay raise in the […]

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10 keys to hiring great people
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Hiring the best people doesn’t necessarily mean hiring the best applicant as quickly as possible, Lou Adler writes. Have an integrated review process for applicants with the goal of developing leaders and not just filling available positions, Adler recommends.

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Blowing Up the Performance Review
ryanestis.com

When Adobe’s executives discovered the high costs — in dollars and in attrition — of their annual performance-review process, they scrapped it. The company now uses a yearlong feedback process with annual goals, regular check-ins and a career-development plan.

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Entry-Level Applicants Are Pretty Much Useless
www.thestreet.com

A survey among U.S. adults age 18 to 34 found that 80% of workers believe they are “job ready and possess all the skills, experience and education needed to advance in their desired career path or obtain their next job.” Yet 40% of U.S. employers say most entry-level job candidates lack even the basic skills […]

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Job Searching Starts with a Strategy
blog.thearlandgroup.com

Although I am fortunate to not have been a job seeker for many years, I have many colleagues, friends and family that were affected by one our country’s most difficult economic tragedies. I have had the opportunity to help some of them in their job searches. The most important thing that I have stressed is […]

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Role Playing in an Interview
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Role Playing in an Interview: Here’s Why It’s an Effective Hiring Technique While many companies hire based on candidate experience, others find raw talent to be a stronger harbinger of success …

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Evernote’s CTO Highlights Importance of Talent
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In an interview with VentureBeat, Evernote CTO Dave Engberg highlighted five ways to scale your technology. Of those five ways, recruiting the best talent made the list. Lesson 4: Infrastructure is cheap, so innovate on talent Here’s a crazy tidbit about Evernote’s infrastructure costs: They’re almost nonexistent. “I’m fairly certain we’re paying far more for […]

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Institutionalizing Payday Loans for your Employees?
gilberthr.blogspot.com

There is always a wonderful balance between rewarding the shareholders and the employees for productivity. But I just saw something on the SHRM floor that I am still trying to figure out how to assimilate it.

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The Uncomfortable Reality of HR Today
lancehaun.com

I’ve been out of day-to-day HR for four years. It was one of the best decisions that was ever made for me. That’s not just because it set me on my current career path (whatever that may be), but it…

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don’t
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The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a bit of …

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More employers are covering contraceptives
www.benefitspro.com

A report released by the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that 82% of employers offer contraceptive coverage, compared with 66% in 2009.

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Top-ranked Minnesota companies cite value of employee engagement
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Employee engagement can be a workplace differentiator, according to a survey of large employers in the Minneapolis area. “Employees want a sense of control and autonomy. They don’t want to be micromanaged. They want a sense of competence and that they are making progress on their goals,” said Theresa Glomb of the University of Minnesota’s […]

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Opportunities for professional growth are crucial to retention
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Companies are well-advised to offer opportunities that allow for personal and professional growth, writes Bruce Clarke, CEO of CAI. “Top talent is not something to lock down, apply golden handcuffs to and treat like the proverbial mushroom garden. Your best employees need sunlight, room to grow, good fertilizer and options,” Clarke writes.

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