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Character Interview Questions Around Curiosity

It is all too easy to miss important information about a candidate in the brief time that an interview usually requires. More and more, employers are asking questions that discern critical thinking – but there’s still one area that most employers or hiring managers are forgetting: intellectual curiosity. An intellectually curious person has a burning […] Read Article “Character Interview Questions Around Curiosity”

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How to Handle An Underperforming Employee

Dealing with under-performers in the workplace can be a frustrating and sensitive matter for managers and for other employees. Under-performers are often very capable of turning things around, but understanding the problem from all angles is key in determining the best possible route for success. Here are a few important tactics and approaches to keep […] Read Article “How to Handle An Underperforming Employee”

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New tech trends for interviewing job candidates

For most of us, even with the aid of the digital era, the idea of a job search conjures up thoughts of stress, tedious (and often fruitless) gestures of interest, and an aggravating amount of time spent waiting to receive a response that may never come. In many ways, the traditional hiring process is an […] Read Article “New tech trends for interviewing job candidates”

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How to be successful in your first 90 days at a job

We’ve all heard the phrase, “in the President’s first 100 days…” but this thinking holds true for any new employee in any job. The first few months in a new environment presents a critical window of opportunity to set the tone. In the workplace, these first 90-100 days are make-or-break for a lot of new […] Read Article “How to be successful in your first 90 days at a job”

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How to Set Up New Hires for Success in their First 90 Days

Historically, the “first 100 days” in the oval office is a critical time for the POTUS to set the tone for their time in office, bring key issues from their campaign to the forefront, and begin putting pieces in place for the next four years. It is, without a doubt, a time of foundation-building, learning, […] Read Article “How to Set Up New Hires for Success in their First 90 Days”

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2016 Trends in Compensation

Today’s employees expect compensation in different forms and for different motivating reasons. The stable annual salary with the opportunity for a company-wide bonus or raise within a few percentage points of each salary is a concept that’s become increasingly outdated. 2016 marked a continued effort from employers to bring more holistic compensation models into the […] Read Article “2016 Trends in Compensation”

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Labor Day, the Hard Workers Holiday

  Oh sweet Labor Day, the “last call” of summer holidays. We are so relieved to break up the normal routine, we sometimes forget that Labor Day weekend originated as a day of tribute for American workers. America has grown into a strong and powerful nation. It took sacrifices to bring us to this point. The idea […] Read Article “Labor Day, the Hard Workers Holiday”

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Hire fast, or hire best?

Image source: NPR Politics 2016 Election: Should we consider the wild card? This year’s presidential election illustrates the common frustration of employers having a candidate pool that doesn’t excite anyone (nevermind the fact that the presidential race is the most important job interview – played out on the world’s stage). Anyone who has hired for […] Read Article “Hire fast, or hire best?”

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4 Ways to Cope with that Annoying Coworker

This week, at the Republican National Convention, Ted Cruz took the stage and declined to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican Nominee for President. “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” he added in response to questions about his lack of endorsement. Attendees at the […] Read Article “4 Ways to Cope with that Annoying Coworker”

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We Need More Women in IT

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a bold stance on women in technology. “I think it’s our fault – ‘our’ meaning the whole tech community,” he said. “We haven’t done enough to reach out and show young women that it’s cool to do it and how much fun it can be.” Cook also pointed to what […] Read Article “We Need More Women in IT”