With its stock price increasing by 1,080 percent and sales jumping from $471 million to $3.2 billion …Continue
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,…Continue
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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
The two men are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the past fifty years. Gates grew richer, becoming…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Every organization in America, no matter how big or how small, is only as strong as the people who work there. In fact, …Continue
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What’s the most critical aspect of consistently hiring great people?
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
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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…Continue
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Elon Musk was cited as the entrepreneur CEOs admire the most. Credit: Heisenberg Media
Inc. Magazine recently conducted its…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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To get into the University of Chicago, applicants have to write an essay based off promptsprovided by the…Continue
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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 …Continue
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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.
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