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Chipotle’s Brilliant Hiring Process

One reason Chipotle has been so successful is its genius approach to hiring.

With its stock price increasing by 1,080 percent and sales jumping from $471 million to $3.2 billion …

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Why Hiring The Best Isn’t A Good Idea

It is about developing the best, not hiring the best. Credit: Paramount Pictures

When hiring, it is sensible to hire the absolute best people, right? No matter what the cost, if you can get a star in the industry, it is worth it,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 15, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Gates Vs. Jobs: Who Hired Better?

Two giant successes, two different hiring processes. Credit: Magnus Manske, Wikipedia Commons

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

The two men are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the past fifty years. Gates grew richer, becoming…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Real Reason Companies Are Taking So Long To Hire

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is The American Worker Getting Shortchanged?

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 9, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Why Pay-For-Performance Plans Don’t Work

Doesn’t pay-for-performance just seem like a great idea?

It is simple, basic behavioral psychology, right? A dog does what you want, you give them a bone. A person does what you want, you give them $100. Or some recognition, like Employee of the Month.

But, believe it or not, there…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why It’s Time To Stop Underrating HR

It is time to stop underrating HR. Credit: Geralt, Pixbay

Every organization in America, no matter how big or how small, is only as strong as the people who work there. In fact, …

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 4, 2014 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

The Secret To Hiring Great People Is…

Hiring the right people is crucial to any organization’s success.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

What’s the most critical aspect of consistently hiring great people?

It…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Economic Benefits of Treating Job Applicants Like Humans

Treating job applicants like humans, not machines, can be a huge advantage for your company. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Great Hiring Quotes From The World’s Greatest CEOs

Bill Gates. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Five of the Worst Hires of the 21st Century

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.

However,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 27, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Death To The Resume Scanner!

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 26, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

Survey Reveals Surprising Top Challenge Facing America’s CEOs

Elon Musk was cited as the entrepreneur CEOs admire the most. Credit: Heisenberg Media

Inc. Magazine recently conducted its…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 25, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

5 Steps To Building The Perfect Job Interview

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Only Competitive Edge That Matters In Business

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 21, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

Why The Dallas Cowboys Are Both Great And Awful At Hiring

Jerry Jones is both the best and worst owner in the NFL. Credit: Themeplus

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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 21, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Survey: 1 In 4 Workers Searching For A New Job

A recent LinkedIn survey of 18,000 full-time workers across the world revealed that a quarter of them are actively looking for a new job and 85 percent would at least be willing to talk to a recruiter.

Of the 18,000 workers surveyed, 25 percent said they are looking for…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Smart Way to Ask Stupid Interview Questions

Google used to ask brainteasers, but have since moved away from them. Credit: Pixabay

To get into the University of Chicago, applicants have to write an essay based off promptsprovided by the…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 19, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Are ‘Ban-The-Box’ Hiring Laws A Good Idea?

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 …

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Four Prominent Views On America’s Minimum Wage

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.

As…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 18, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments

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