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Brain-Teaser Interview Questions Serve a Purpose

There was a lot of buzz a few months back, when news organizations began reporting on the odd -- sometimes very odd -- brain-teaser questions Google asks its interviewees. Odd: “Describe AdWords to a 7-year-old.” Very odd: “How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year?”
 
But believe it or not, there’s a method to Google’s madness when it comes to lobbing unexpected and unusual questions at potential job candidates. ...




This Is How You're Failing Millennials in the Workplace

While it’s easy to claim that millennials love to complain, the facts are hard to ignore: Millennials want more from their work and their employers. After all, those in the survey were more likely than their elders to list as their major long-term goal finding a new job with better benefits, pay and hours, as well as jobs with more meaning. ...




How to Be a Boss – Better Than Your Boss

Seek out additional responsibilities and advance your career.
 

You know the drill. Your boss went away on vacation, you stepped up to the plate. Check that – not only did you step up to the plate, you knocked the ball out of the park!

 
While your manager was out, you not only successfully and seamlessly handled your own workload, but also responsibilities associated with their role – from emergencies to additional leadership responsibilities, albeit temporarily. ...




How Hiring Managers Can Win the War for Talent

Improve your hiring strategies to find the right candidate for the job.
 
The low unemployment level is great for the U.S. economy. However, if you are a manager trying to make a hire in a high-demand skill set, it has never been more difficult to attract and retain the talent you need for your team. ...




Starbucks will extend tuition benefit to a veteran employee’s family member

Starbucks will extend tuition benefit to a veteran employee’s family member
 
By Jena McGregor
 
Starbucks grabbed headlines last year when it announced it would offer full tuition coverage to employees who work toward an online undergraduate degree from Arizona State University. ...




The problems veterans face in the professional workplace

The problems veterans face in the professional workplace
 
By Jena McGregor
 
Corporate America loves hiring veterans. Part good strategy (think valuable technical and leadership skills), part good finance (think tax incentives) and part good P. ...




3 Things Employers Need to Recognize About Veterans to Bring Value to the Workplace

Despite all of the challenges facing veterans, they remain proud of their service and view their service and combat experience as a positive experience in their lives. It’s all too easy to talk about the challenges facing veterans as they transition to the civilian workforce. ...