Great post from the business Insider
The question I have: Who comes up with these type of questions? Is there a standard psychological/intelligence profiling procedure where these types of questions are created from or does the enterprise hire an external consultant to create a reaction based query in order to satisfy C-suite that HR is profoundly interested in the intelligence capability of the candidate?
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 28, 2011 at 11:45am —
8 tools to find semantic similarity between words
The big news this week has been Google announcing their use of semantics to enhance the performance of the search engine. This will not come as a surprise to computer scientists working in the language field (IR, NLP etc…). There are also already quite a few semantic search engines around like cognition for example. I think we were waiting for Google to take this step for a while and now it has it’s really… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on April 2, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Although HR departments should be aware of questions that are illegal to ask prospective employees, some hiring managers aren’t so savvy. Many illegal questions are easy for just about anyone with elementary social graces to avoid, but others might surprise you. In general, you should not ask interviewees about their age, race, national origin, marital or parental status, or disabilities.
Note that this list offers only some very broad guidelines and is not exhaustive. Check with… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on December 5, 2008 at 11:00am —
I think some of these points are so true... had to forward this article IT department.
Author: Jason Hiner
If you are preparing for a career in IT or are new to IT, many of the “dirty little secrets” listed below may surprise you because we don’t usually talk about them out loud. If you are an IT veteran, you’ve probably encountered most of these issues and have a few of your own to add — and please, by all means, take a moment to add them to the discussion.… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on December 1, 2008 at 3:08pm —
LLP, LLC, S-corp and C-corp: It's not just alphabet soup! A breakdown of what you need to know, in layman's terms.
(Fortune Small Business) -- What exactly is an LLP? What's the difference between an LLC and a corporation? What about S-corps and C-corps? Sorting through the legal jargon and tax codes defining these business structures can be daunting for entrepreneurs - but picking the right structure for your company brings vital tax benefits and legal… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 28, 2008 at 4:12pm —
I approached my father, a high ranking Pilot with over 30 years flight experience, to get involved with blogs to discuss interesting Aviation topics. I suggested several blogs and Twitter... and OMG, here is a man surrounded by complex systems in an aircraft but a simple sign up procedure became more difficult than landing on an aircraft carrier. I'm sure when I reach his age my children will be taunting me with new… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 22, 2008 at 10:46am —
If it goes according to plan... there will be a need for Civil engineers and construction crews.
(CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday offered an outline of his economic recovery plan and jobs were the top priority.
President-elect Barack Obama talks about his economic plan Saturday on a video on his Web site.
American workers will rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, modernize its schools and create more sources of alternative energy,… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 22, 2008 at 10:23am —
I for one hate lose ends... Drives me crazy. Great article!
Author: Toni Bowers TechRepublic.com
Having an employee who can complete a task and tie up loose ends is a godsend to bosses. Are you that type of person?
There are two types of people in this world: Those who close drawers after they get something out and those who don’t. My husband is the latter. That man cannot close a cabinet door to save his… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 21, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Mapping for those who have client needs outside of the US.
Good Social Networks
World Map showing the popularity of social networks (SNS) around the world (Nov 2008)
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 20, 2008 at 12:00pm —
This is a new Low for Microsoft. What happened to their great Product Marketing teams? Oh yeah...Googles' got them.
Posted by Matt Asay
Why must Microsoft strenuously seek to earn the "dork" label that Apple has been pinning on it? In case you missed it, Microsoft is now offering "I'm a PC" gear - like ties and skateboards and probably pearl-encrusted thongs - online for purchase.
This is stupid.… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 19, 2008 at 10:30am —
The more and more I read about Google's Corporate behavior the more they contradict their beginnings. Google has become the next 'Evil empire'. But hey... I'm sure Google will reach a certain ceiling of popularity and get outperformed by a new company within the next ten years.
Yang's Exit: Did Yahoo!'s Chief Get Played by Google?
By JOSH QUITTNER
It's not surprising that Yang is stepping down as chief executive of Yahoo! His failure in June to… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 19, 2008 at 9:53am —
I wonder who is going to Gobble up Yahoo... Larry E. at Oracle is shopping. Who knows right?
With Jerry Yang Gone, What Yahoo Should Do Next
Om Malik | Monday, November 17, 2008
Jerry Yang, after a tumultuous reign as the chief executive officer of Yahoo, the company he co-founded with David Filo, announced today that he is stepping down from the top slot. The news was first reported by Kara Swisher and later confirmed by… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 18, 2008 at 8:51am —
Came across this Video report that talks about redefining the interactive government nomenclature.
I wonder how much the government will be policing the web and how it will affect Online… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 14, 2008 at 1:52pm —
Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive
Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Rebecca A. Craske,
A new approach to leadership can help women become more self-confident and effective business leaders.
Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of intelligence, education and commitment as men. Yet comparatively few reach the top echelons.
This gap matters not only because the familiar glass ceiling is… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 2:17pm —
When I read this, I question where will all the radioactive material go once the ten years are up?
Small and Nuclear
Say the words “nuclear reactor” and you probably imagine a vast complex with cooling towers, radiation symbols plastered everywhere, and Homer Simpson asleep at the controls. That’s not what John Deal has in mind. Deal, the CEO of year-old New Mexico startup Hyperion, has licensed technology from the labs at Los Alamos that lets him build safe, small… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:50pm —
What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller? It's not innate talent, argues Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell in his new book.
By Jennifer Reingold, senior writer Fortune Magazine
Fortune Magazine) -- In the business world, managing talent is one of those topics that are both overanalyzed and misunderstood. What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller?
In his provocative new book,… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Industry Rank Industry 2007 % Growth in Profits
1 Pipelines 80.9
2 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 60.1
3 Packaging, Containers 49.8
4 Engineering, Construction 46.1
5 Airlines 33.8
6 Wholesalers: Health Care 31.4
7 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 28.9
8 Entertainment 25.6
9 Network and Other Communications Equipment 23.7
10 Household and Personal Products 20.3
11 Medical Products and Equipment 20.3
12 Aerospace and Defense… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:21pm —
Industry Rank Growth in Revenue
1 Real Estate 29.9
2 Engineering, Construction 19.7
3 Securities 18.7
4 Internet Services and Retailing 18.5
5 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 18.4
6 Network and Other Communications Equipment 15.6
7 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 13.5
8 Wholesalers: Diversified 12.8
9 Metals 12.5
10 Financial Data Services 11.9
11 Commercial Banks 11.9
12 Pharmaceuticals 11.5
13 Telecommunications 10.6
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:16pm —
And the winners are...
See the full list of America's largest corporations, including detailed company profiles and contact
1. Wal-Mart Stores
6. General Electric
2. Exxon Mobil
7. Ford Motor
4. General Motors
9. Bank of America
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:13pm —
Six Leaps of Innovation
Lots of change out there. New Web widgets, new biotech, new eco-friendly dirt bikes that can jump over your head. Here's a rundown of what and whom to keep an eye on in 2008. Photographs by Michael Lewis for Fortune.
By Michael V. Copeland
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:59am —