There are a few things you need to become a franchisee operator of a Chick-fil-A.
A commitment to the company. A strong belief in “wholesome values”. A willingness to endure a year-long vetting process. And it helps…Continue
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When Tony Hsieh started Zappos in 1999, he was smart enough to realize what would make his company stand out.
There was nothing unique or proprietary about a site that sells shoes. It had competitive prices, but…Continue
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If you gave Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer truth serum and asked her about her hiring practices, she’d probably say she’s trying to put Yahoo on par with her former company, Google.
If you gave Yahoo employees truth…Continue
Amazon’s theory on hiring can be tied to something its CEO, Jeff Bezos, …Continue
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There are two coffee shops in my neighborhood: a Tim Hortons and a Dunkin’ Donuts.
The prices at both are pretty much the same. The food is different - if anything I prefer Dunkin’ Donuts. And yet, I got to the Tim Hortons every…Continue
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Forbes reports that the average customer satisfaction ranking for companies in America is around 86…Continue
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Larry Page and Sergey Brin were both high-achieving students, as both earned master’s degrees from Stanford before they co-founded Google.
Understandably, when they started hiring at Google, they focused in on hiring people like them, namely people from great schools with high…Continue
So what does the normal human resource department look like?
Well, according to a survey by the Society for Human…Continue
A recent survey by the country’s largest HR association revealed several clear trends emerging in human resources: an increased focus on hiring, an infusion of technology and a metamorphosis into a strategic…Continue
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Two recent studies – one by a well-respected university, a second by a leading industry journal – chastised human resource departments in general, saying they rely too much on “gut instincts” and fads instead of hard numbers and science.
“Faulty practices and decision making (is) abound in HR,” read one study…Continue
So here’s an interesting statistic, according to our friends at Towers Watson: hiring is expected to increase this…Continue
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Want to stand out in a crowded field? Treat your candidates right. Credit: Oleg Chursin
If you ask anyone in business how important customer service is, they’ll all answer the same way: very. That’s because they know a bad…Continue
Imagine if you found a new, safe and cheap energy source that produced no emissions and could replace gasoline tomorrow. If you – and only you – started using it to power your car, how much impact would that make in the world?
But what if you told everyone about it…Continue
When you boil it down to its most basic components, it becomes obvious what the Star Wars saga is really about: the importance of recruiting.
Think about it. Emperor Palpatine was probably the greatest recruiter of his time. He understood that if he could convince the…Continue
Video interviewing software is more and more common these days – reports show that as many as 60 percent of companies use them in their hiring…Continue
When the electronic spreadsheet came out, many feared bookkeepers would be a thing of the past.
They figured basic accounting could be done by machine, that there was no longer the need for a person to insert number after number into paper ledgers. But that wasn’t what…Continue
One thing I’ve never liked about applying for jobs is the initial screening process is all about a resume, a single piece of paper. And there is so much more to a person than a single piece of paper.
Just ask Josh McCown.
McCown is now an NFL quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after having his best season last year, at the football-ancient age of 34. But the real story is that he got a second chance in the NFL, and it certainly wasn’t about his resume.
If he had a…Continue
Dear Cover Letter,
It has been great. We’ve had a lot of great years, a lot of great memories, reading you under those humming florescent lights, tucked away in my cubicle.
But I’m sorry. It is over. It just isn’t working out anymore.
It isn’t you. I swear. You’ve…Continue
Sunday night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA championship in one of the most shocking thrashings in NBA Finals history, with the Spurs…Continue
The answer, really, is obvious: getting the right people. Just ask Kevin Ryan, a man who has founded…Continue