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What Oprah Taught The World About Hiring

Oprah Winfrey. Credit: Alan Light

If you want to learn the secret to hiring, there is no better lesson than Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey is a bold, African American woman who wanted to talk about gays and feelings before it…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Parable of Iron Man: How One Big Hire Can Make All The Difference

In 2008, Marvel was on the ropes, or at least the movie-making part of the business was.

Just look at the last eight movies featuring Marvel characters released before April 2008:Blade Trinity, Elektra, Man-Thing, Fantastic Four, X-Men: The…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Greatest American Hires Of The Past 100 Years: Dwight Eisenhower

Hiring Eisenhower as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe might have been FDR’s greatest move. Credit: Wikipedia

At VoiceGlance, we believe the key to any organization’s success is hiring the right people. To honor that belief, we…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hiring Trends for the Skill Set CIOs Want Most

In a recent Robert Half survey, 57% of CIOs said that network administration is the most in-demand skill set within…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Zappos Hires: All About Culture

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. Credit: Wikipedia

When Tony Hsieh started Zappos in 1999, he was smart enough to realize what would make his company stand out.

There was nothing unique or proprietary about a site that sells shoes. It had competitive prices, but…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 24, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

How Yahoo Hires: Recruiter-In-Chief

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

If you gave Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer truth serum and asked her about her hiring practices, she’d probably say she’s trying to put Yahoo on par with her former company, Google.

If you gave Yahoo employees truth…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 24, 2014 at 11:22am — 7 Comments

Practice Makes Perfect: Video Interviewing Gives Candidates an Edge

The benefits of video interviewing greatly outweigh the rather minimal costs. It saves companies roughly 67% on traveling costs over traditional face-to-face interviews. As wonderful as it is for companies to save that extensive amount of money, what…


Added by Julie Salerno on July 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How Amazon Hires: No Mistakes Allowed

The E-commerce site’s hiring practice takes after its intense CEO, Jeff Bezos. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Amazon’s theory on hiring can be tied to something its CEO, Jeff Bezos, …


Added by Paul Petrone on July 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why Your Lowest-Paid Hires Can Matter The Most

Credit: Ethan

There are two coffee shops in my neighborhood: a Tim Hortons and a Dunkin’ Donuts.

The prices at both are pretty much the same. The food is different - if anything I prefer Dunkin’ Donuts. And yet, I got to the Tim Hortons every…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 22, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments

What Companies Are Consistently Getting Wrong About Hiring

Credit: Vo Minh Thong

Forbes reports that the average customer satisfaction ranking for companies in America is around 86…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What The Normal HR Team Looks Like

62 percent of HR professionals are women. Credit: Pixbay

So what does the normal human resource department look like?

Well, according to a survey by the Society for Human…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Survey Shows Direction Of HR: Technology, Hiring, Strategy

A look into the future. Credit: Matt Ragan

A recent survey by the country’s largest HR association revealed several clear trends emerging in human resources: an increased focus on hiring, an infusion of technology and a metamorphosis into a strategic…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 17, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Why Hire Slow, Fire Fast May Not Be the Best Advice

“The startup community loves to latch onto a corny catchphrase, but this latest gem to guide hiring isn’t just dumb, it’s counterproductive.” –Danny Boice, Co-Founder and CTO of Speek.

Boice says it perfectly, “Hire slow, fire fast,” isn’t always the best option simply…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Use Data to Prepare Your Hiring Strategy

We know that many jobs are hard-to-fill and that you need data to back up your recruitment strategy. To help, we thought we'd demonstrate how you can use data analytics to build your hiring plan. In this example, we examine hiring demand and talent supply data for an IT Project Manager opening in Seattle,…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Studies Reveal Everything Wrong With HR – And How To Fix It

Two recent studies – one by a well-respected university, a second by a leading industry journal – chastised human resource departments in general, saying they rely too much on “gut instincts” and fads instead of hard numbers and science.

“Faulty practices and decision making (is) abound in HR,” read one study…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 16, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

10 Most Demanded Jobs in Canada and Their Hiring Difficulty

Now that we're into the 2nd half of 2014, we thought we'd review which jobs were most in-demand in Canada during the past 30 days. In the chart below, we listed these jobs, as well as the candidate supply, demand, Demand Pressure, and Hiring Scale scores for each job,…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Best Way To Control Hiring Costs

Credit: Wikipedia Commons

So here’s an interesting statistic, according to our friends at Towers Watson: hiring is expected to increase this…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 14, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Auto Sales Grow; Does Hiring?

For the first half of 2014, US automakers sold 4.2% more vehicles than during the same time last year. May saw strong sales and the momentum continued into June, surprising Analysts. (Analysts expected June to have less sales than May since May was a 5 week month and June was 4.) According to the …


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Demand for Wearable Technology Skills Grows

Last week, I highlighted that Google Glass has been appearing in job ads as demand is increasing for candidates that can work on the technology or perform duties with the device. Google Glass…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

4 Reasons You Should Dive in to Video Interviewing

People thrive on stability and predictability. So when a recruiter suggests video interviewing as an alternative to the traditional, the hiring manager may panic. Unfortunately, many hiring managers aren’t aware of the reasons they should use video interviewing. The cost-effective method of deepening the talent pool provides consistency and…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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