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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

The Best Christmas Bonus A Company Can Give

Clark Griswold became furious when he got a membership to the “Jelly of the Month” club, as opposed to his usual Christmas bonus.

I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but for many businesses, it is time to figure out what to…

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Impossible Proven: Lose Weight Just By Thinking Differently

Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Today is a pretty amazing day in the world.

The European version of NASA …

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 12, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

An Emmy Doesn't Qualify You for a Job at the Container Store

The Container Store didn’t hire Deborah Copaken, and rightfully so. Credit: The Container Store…

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

The World’s Most Successful People Are On HGH (Proverbially)

Sly Stallone has been linked to HGH, but the reason he allegedly took it is something he shares with most successful people. Credit: Nicolas Genin, Wikipedia Commons

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is among the most controversial drugs…

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 10, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments

The Genius of Wearing the Same Outfit Every Day

Steve Jobs always wore a black turtleneck. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, our current president and Homer Simpson all have in common?

They've all worn the same outfit, pretty much every…

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Study: Want To Increase Hiring? Elect A Democrat For President (Or Reagan)

Ronald Reagan was the only Republican president since 1929 to have the unemployment rate drop from the start of his term to the end. Credit: US Government, Public Domain

Today is Election Day, and since I write primarily about hiring,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 4, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

The Critical Lesson SNL Teaches About Hiring Millenials

As powerful as Saturday Night Live is, it could face problems if it doesn’t adapt. Credit: NBC

By any measure, Saturday Night Live is one of the most successful shows of all time.

The NBC hit has lasted 39 seasons, won 36…

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 3, 2014 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

Yahoo’s Wrong: Stars Still Matter In Hollywood

Vulture considers Jennifer Lawrence to be the most valuable actress in Hollywood. Credit: Mingle Media TV, Wikipedia Commons

This week, …

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 28, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Mark Cuban is Wrong. If You Work, You Should Get Paid For It

Mark Cuban wants people who will work for free.

Donatella Versace and Mark Cuban are the most outspoken advocates for it, but there’s a new trend going on in America: large companies wanting people to work for free.

Actually,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 22, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

What the CIA’s Ridiculously Intense Hiring Process Can Teach Us

The Central Intelligence Agency has perhaps the most intense hiring process in America, and for good reason. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Aside from perhaps running for President of the United States, the most intense hiring process in America…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 20, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments

11 Amazing Insights Google’s People Team Discovered About People

Laszlo Bock is the head of Google’s famed People Department. Laszlo Bock is the head of Google’s famed People Department.

Google’s People Department (nicknamed POPS) is like no other Human Resources team on the planet. The group uses data to try to improve just about every aspect of their employees’ happiness, from pay structures and 401K plans to how long the lunch line should be.

Through its research,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

What Gets America’s Best CEOs Really Fired Up

Want to get a CEO fired up? Ask them about…

In their book, “How Google Works,” former Google bigwigs Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg write in a mostly even-keeled, helpful style. While it is certainly obvious that…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Five Tenets To A Great Hiring Process

Follow these five rules, and you’ll consistently hire well.

For the past six months, we’ve studied unique hiring processes at some of the most successful companies in America, from …

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 14, 2014 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

How Southwest Hires: Taking Fun Seriously

Colorful Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher believes in hiring for attitude, training for skill.

Traveling on Southwest Airlines has the potential to be a pretty miserable experience.

There are no assigned seats and no…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 13, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

How Fox News Hires: It's All About the Brand

Like him or not, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most watched commentators in the USA. Credit: Justin Hoch, Wikipedia Commons

Love them or hate them, here is a fact about Fox News that no pundit could dispute: they are killing the…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What Every James Cameron Movie Says About Hiring

Titanic is just one example of James Cameron’s message to the world. 

When you think about it, all the big James Cameron movies have the exact same premise.

In all of them, humans are either over-confident or…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

A Celebrity Bar Owner’s Genius Hiring Advice

Jon Taffer recently provided a brilliant piece of hiring advice. Credit: Jontaffer.com

Jon Taffer is actually a pretty interesting man.

He invented …

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 6, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

Why Capital One’s Approach Is The Future Of Hiring

While Capital One’s commercials reflect an earlier time, their hiring process is exceptionally 21st-century. Credit: Capital One

If you are searching for a company that best exemplifies the future of hiring, look no further than…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 2, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

The American Government’s Flawed Hiring Approach

Is the American government’s philosophy on hiring fundamentally un-American?

There’s one word that keeps popping up in American government job postings that raises an eyebrow: required.

Just about every government job…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 29, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

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