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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

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

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