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3 Reasons Military Veterans Make Top-Notch Employees

Congratulations, vet! You managed to survive military life and transition out of the military. Reentering the civilian job market means that you will have to face the interview process. So how do you take all those skill you learned in the military and apply them to your new life?
 
There are a few tips and tricks that will help you navigate the transition to working in the civilian sector, Now you have plenty of time on your hands to grow that epic veteran beard and catch up on your sleep. ...




How to Deal With Confidential Office Buzz

When to ignore it, when to avoid it and when to listen.
 
 
Personal branding isn't anything mysterious.
 
A lot of it has to do with making sure employers, recruiters, professional contacts and just about everyone knows what you're good at and what you care about. ...




Is It Time to Kill the 40-Hour Workweek?

Henry Ford’s ideal schedule for employees may no longer be relevant in today’s knowledge economy.

In June 2015, the founder of Tower Paddle Boards realized there was a disconnect between his company’s brand and its culture. He was selling a product that promoted a balanced and active lifestyle, yet he wasn’t nurturing that way of life among his nine employees. ...




Veteran employment specialist offers job hunting advice

How I bounced back after a job loss, and ways you can, too
In my two years as an employment specialist for the VA, I have helped hundreds of Veterans and transitioning Servicemembers find jobs in the federal government as well as the private and nonprofit sectors. ...




Federal hiring freeze could cause problems for managers, veterans

President Donald Trump’s new federal hiring freeze could cause major problems for not only managers at the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense but also thousands of former servicemembers hoping to land government posts. On Monday, in one of his first executive actions in the White House, Trump ordered “a freeze on the hiring of federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. ...




Recruiting Bots Are Here to Stay

After launching FirstJob, a San Francisco-based online marketplace for early-career job seekers, in 2013, founders Eyal Grayevsky and James Maddox started to understand the pain points and inefficiencies faced by both applicants and employers.
 
For job seekers, Grayevsky said in a recent interview with SHRM Online, "85 percent of applications went 'dark,' " resulting in applicants becoming frustrated when they hear nothing back and employers suffering damage to their brand. ...




Why There’s No Better Time Than Now For An Attitude Of Gratitude

Just like beauty, happiness lies in the eye of the beholder.

As much as I’d love to vote 2016 off my island, the Year From Hell still has about six weeks during which we undoubtedly will ask “Can this get any crazier?” It reminded me of this column I wrote five years ago. ...




Home Depot and GallopNYC Join Forces to Help Vets with PTSD

Out of nearly 19 million veterans living in the United States, anywhere from two to six million of them suffer from PTSD. 11-20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans reportedly have the condition.
 
GallopNYC, a therapeutic horsemanship program in New York City, has been doing its part to help people with disabilities since 2007, from children with autism to veterans with PTSD. ...




How Keeping a Human Element in Your Hiring Process Sets You Up for Success

Companies spend more time than ever before finding talent and making good hires. Glassdoor's 2015 Why Is Hiring Taking Longer? report revealed that between 2010 and 2014, the average time it takes to hire an employee in the United States increased from 12.6 days to 22. ...




Why organizations need a program to promote peer recognition in the workplace

Well, whaddya know? It is actually better to give than to receive.  
 
At least when you’re talking about recognizing great performance in the workplace.
 
A new study from O.C. Tanner says that employees who are empowered to give recognition to outstanding colleagues feel more confident, are more driven and are more dedicated to the success of their organizations. ...