There was an interesting fact this week in the Wall Street Journal: it is taking companies 25 days to fill vacant positions, a 13-year high.
This is shocking, considering the…Continue
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Each month, when the new jobs report is released, we are bombarded with news about the unemployment rate. And lately, the news has been mostly optimistic, with the unemployment rate slowly decreasing since its high of 10 percent in October of 2009.
But what’s not being talked about is what these new jobs are. Specifically, higher-paying jobs are being replaced with lower-paying jobs, and while American…Continue
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I decided to hold of one more week before going back to the lesser sights, as I have been aqsked a lot about replacing Rapportive, so here we go. Since Rapportive stopped…Continue
Every organization in America, no matter how big or how small, is only as strong as the people who work there. In fact, …Continue
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What’s the most critical aspect of consistently hiring great people?
Added by Paul Petrone on September 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Today, if we are being honest, many companies aren’t treating most job applicants like humans.
And it isn’t the fault of the companies. With the…Continue
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When I was 9 years old and hoping to become the next great Mets pitcher, my father’s advice was pretty simple: watch Rich Wlodarczyk.
Rich, who was 11, was the best pitcher on my little league…Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
RECRUITERS WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?
We are taking a short break form the series on lesser known sites, but do not worry we will get back to it, I have a boat load…Continue
We’ve written a lot about great hires who turned fledgling organizations around with their talent and will. Our point was to show the impact a single hire can make, as one visionary can transform a company on the verge of bankruptcy into a massive success.
Added by Paul Petrone on August 27, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments
Companies have a problem today, particularly well-known ones: because the Internet keeps everyone connected and a lot of people want to work at these prestigious organizations, their HR teams are being overloaded with job applications.
So, many large corporations today rely…Continue
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Elon Musk was cited as the entrepreneur CEOs admire the most. Credit: Heisenberg Media
Inc. Magazine recently conducted its…Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on August 25, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Hiring well is crucial to any organization’s success, and an important part of that is the interview. After all, the resume can give you some basics, but the interview is your primary chance to uncover real insight about your applicant pool.
But how does that happen? Can…Continue
How to source on the lesser known sites!! Fiverr
Fiverr is a site where people can advertise their skills and you can go and find someone who can do what you need them to do, engage them and hire them. Like ODesk…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Google was not the first search engine. Amazon was not the first eCommerce site. Walmart was not the first big-box department store.
And yet all three are at the top of their respective industries. Why?
Execution. And that all comes down to hiring the right people.
The point is it…Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on August 21, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments
Can somebody be both the best in the business and worst in the business at the exact same job?
Yes. Just look at Jerry Jones.
The Dallas Cowboys…Continue
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To get into the University of Chicago, applicants have to write an essay based off promptsprovided by the…Continue
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Ban-the-Box laws seek to give convicts a better chance of getting hired. Credit: Pixbay
Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act …Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on August 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
At this year’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama made headlines by asking Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.
It was a bold move by the president, as minimum wage has always been a political hornets’ nest. Liberals have argued that workers need to earn a living wage, whereas hardcore conservatives question the need for minimum wage laws at all.
Added by Paul Petrone on August 18, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments
How to source on the lesser known sites!! Odesk
Odesk is simply a place were freelancers make themselves available for you to hire. The skills range from; developers, SEO. PM, and so much more. …Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
There is a misnomer floating around cyberspace that the job interview should be just as much about the hiring manager selling the job to the candidate as it is the candidate selling themselves to the hiring…Continue
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