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Cutting to the chase: Questions that will spotlight the A-players you’re looking for

Ever wish you had a list of sure-fire questions you were confident would identify the best job candidates?  
 
Well, serial entrepreneur Mitchell Harper, who’s hired a lot of people to run his five businesses, thinks he’s come up with one. ...




Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating

In his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama encouraged American employers to "hire a veteran" if they want to get the job done. Veterans bring high levels of integrity, commitment, loyalty, flexibility, skills and talents learned in high risk, high stress situations, plus the ability to navigate cultural narratives not taught in most business schools or university environments. ...




The Future of Work is 'Remote.' How You Can Build a Killer Remote Team.

Each year more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of businesses, creating virtual offices that allow workers from all over the world to join.
 
For an early-stage startup, a remote team can be especially beneficial. ...




5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business

At Facebook headquarters, their company values are written right on the wall. Slogans like ‘Move fast and break things’ or ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ encourage employees to be aggressive, fearless, and innovative -- the hallmarks of Facebook culture. ...




Why employees resign: recognising disengagement, and what to do about it

Leigh Branham’s book The Seven Hidden Reasons Employees Leave is based on in-depth analysis of exit interview data gathered by the Saratoga Institute.[1]
This identified the root causes of employee disengagement and why they ultimately leave. This analysis taken from the Toolkit for Managers profiles Branham’s seven reasons, alongside his insights on what employers can do to improve engagement and reduce turnover. ...




Additional time off resulted in worker performance gains in 3 areas

Sure, you know there are personal benefits to getting rest and relaxation — like less stress and fatigue. Now here’s some compelling proof there are also measurable business benefits to getting your employees to take some R&R time. ...




A real-world approach to getting the feedback you need from employees

See if this sounds familiar: During an annual review with one of your department employees, they tell you that everything is fine and they couldn’t be happier – yet a month or two later they resign. What happened? Guest poster Deb Dwyer, founder and president of HSD Metrics, offers some perspective. ...




Relying on FBI Fingerprint Background Checks Is Flawed, Risky for Employers

State legislators are increasingly proposing that FBI and state fingerprint checks be a required part of employment screening, but there are potentially serious problems with this: results from these databases are incomplete, the databases include arrest records employers shouldn’t be considering and the system doesn’t allow applicants to challenge the results. ...




New resource for recruiting: Interviewing the candidates that got away

Many companies conduct exit interviews with departing employees, to gain insight into why they’re moving on. But have you ever thought of interviewing the candidates who’ve turned down your job offer?  
 
That’s the suggestion made by executive coach Ben Dattner in a recent Harvard Business Review blog post. ...




13 bizarre ways job candidates try to get noticed

You’ve no doubt interviewed a few odd ducks in your day. But of the job-seekers you’ve met and things you’ve seen, does any one of them top anything on this list? 
 
The survey masters at CareerBuilder have done it again. ...