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How Elon Musk Hires: 9-to-5ers Need Not Apply

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons…

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Added by Paul Petrone on February 25, 2015 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

Job Hopping Is NOT On The Rise (And That’s A Bad Thing)

This idea that millennials are job hoppers is completely inaccurate (and that might be a bad thing). Credit: Reebs, Wikipedia Commons

If you do …

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Added by Paul Petrone on February 23, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Study: No Experience? Apply Big Or Go Home

Surprisingly, larger, more “prestigious” companies are actually more willing to hire people without experience than smaller companies.

If you have no experience in a given industry, it’s logical…

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Added by Paul Petrone on February 16, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Why You Shouldn't Recruit For Charisma In Executive Positions

When hiring the leader of any organization, such as a CEO, one of the desired personality traits that comes up time and time again is “charismatic.” People say that they want a dynamic leader, who can inspire and lead the masses.

But does charisma really lead to success? Is having a dominant personality that others instinctively follow necessarily a good thing?

Jim Collins and his team spent five years indirectly researching what makes a great leader…

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Added by Paul Petrone on February 11, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Tom Brady Is Kinda A Boring Dude (And What That Has To Do With Hiring)

New England Patriot Quarterback Tom Brady is secretly sort of lame. Credit: Keith Allison, Wikipedia Commons

Tom Brady is regarded as …

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Added by Paul Petrone on February 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Study: The Most Important Characteristic In A CEO Is…

Elon Musk has this skill in bunches, which is why he’s so successful at so many things. Credit: Dan Taylor, Heisenberg Media; Wikipedia Commons

What’s the most important characteristic in a CEO?

Korn Ferry, the world’s largest…

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Added by Paul Petrone on January 20, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Two Recruiting Metrics That Actually Are Worth Measuring

In the mid-2000s, a key metric for customer service reps at Dell Computers was “handle time,” or the amount of time they would spend on the phone with a customer. The concept was it would encourage customer service reps to handle problems quickly.

What happened, though,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on January 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Did Oregon Lose The National Title 'Cause They’re Millennial "Babies”?

Oregon coaches don’t believe in yelling at their players, leading some to wonder if they are insane. Credit: Ytoyoda, Wikipedia Commons

Monday night, Oregon lost college football’s national championship game to Ohio…

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Added by Paul Petrone on January 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Hiring Problem That’s Killing Companies And Driving People Bananas

Not only is this problem holding back business, it's driving people nuts.

What if I told you that 80 percent of a particular workforce thought they had a great understanding of what they were doing and what was expected of them. And…

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Added by Paul Petrone on January 6, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

The New, Essential Quality To Look For While Hiring

The Vineyard Vines owners are  quintessential dorky white guys, and they own it. Credit: Vineyard Vines

How can Vineyard Vines get away with charging $38 for a shirt with a …

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 29, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

The Top 10 Hiring Trends of 2014

2014 is about to end, here’s what changed from a hiring perspective.

The end of 2014 is near, and overall it has been a good year for the business world. While we still haven’t completely recovered from the “Great Recession”…

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 19, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

What You Can Learn From The U.S. Gov.’s Disastrous Hiring Process

President Barack Obama has vowed to make the government “cool again” and enticing to work for, but numbers suggest otherwise. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

The average federal employee makes …

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 16, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The “Best Places To Work” Are Working Their Employees To Death

Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” seem to all have their workers work – a lot. Credit: dumblittleman.com

Glassdoor recently released its annual “Best Places to Work” list, based off of 800,000 anonymous evaluations completed in the past…

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 11, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Is Amazon’s Data-Focused Plan The Future Of Hiring?

Amazon’s “Intelligent Recruiting Systems Team” could come up with a whole new way to hire. Credit: Amazon.com

In 2012, Target…

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 9, 2014 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

The Motley Fool Has The Best Career Site. Period.

The Motley Fool is a financial website that puts a lot of energy into marketing its employer brand. Credit: The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool, for those who don’t know, is essentially a news site…

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 5, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

How To Write Amazing Job Postings (And Why That Matters)

There’s a new website called Cladwell that essentially serves as a personal shopper for men buying clothes. It’s pretty cool.

Cladwell asks you seven questions,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 3, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Why Most Stories About Millennials Are Bunk

The HBO show Silicon Valley epitomizes the stereotypical millennial. Credit HBO

We’ve all heard it before.

They only wear skinny jeans and chubbies. They can’t…

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 2, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

What HR Teams Need To Learn From United Technology’s Big Hire

United Technologies just named a new CEO, Gregory Hayes, on Monday. Credit: United Technologies

United Technologies shocked the business world…

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 25, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

Is Uber’s Audacious Recruiting Tactic Smart Business?

While Uber represents an extreme example, employee poaching is easier than ever. Credit: Uber.com

Earlier this year, Lyft drivers across the nation were experiencing a familiar phenomenon: they would pick up an Uber recruiter acting as a…

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 24, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Why Smart Businesses Love Hard Times

Halliburton should be hurt by low oil prices. But instead, they are using it to their advantage. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

As you have probably noticed while filling up, gas prices are down. In fact, …

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 18, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

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