Month: February 2015

Can This Algorithm Find Hires of a Certain Race?

Entelo will charge existing customers—currently about 125 companies, including Facebook Inc. and Yelp Inc.YELP +1.08%, that hire a lot of engineers and developers—$10,000 or more per year to conduct targeted searches for candidates from traditionally …

9 books that billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages a day. Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.  “Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action,” he once said in an interview.  “We don’t read other people’s opinions,” he says. “We…

Stanford's brightest were lining up to get jobs from these startups you've never heard of

On Wednesday, hundreds of Stanford students filed into the resource center for a career fair. Presented by the school’s Career Development Center, the Startup 101 Entrepreneur Career Expo invites employers from startup companies to promote their organization, collect resumes, and screen potential candidates. Startups have to cough up $500 for a table, though many company representatives tell me it’s a worthwhile investment considering the…

Shhhh: Your secrets aren't safe at the office

The survey was conducted in late 2014 by Harris Poll for CareerBuilder, which is jointly owned by the Tribune Co., The McClatchy Co. and USA TODAY parent Gannett Co. About half (53%) of support staff workers have overheard confidential conversations at …