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in Hiring - 08 Oct, 2015
by Lynn Perkins - no comments

Everyone needs a LinkedIn profile today. However, most people are filling them out wrong – and it’s hurting their career opportunities. Image Credit: Getty Images If you didn’t already know, LinkedIn is the new resume. No, you can’t  toss your resume out just yet. But eventually, we won’t need it. Why? LinkedIn is the No. […]

in Hiring - 08 Oct, 2015
by Lynn Perkins - no comments

The value of all higher education, including business degrees, has never received more scrutiny than it does today. Here are the reasons why it still might make sense to go back to school. Image Credit:” “”As this shows, the key to any good strategy is simplicity.”” CREDIT: Getty Images” Is the MBA a waste of […]

in HR - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - no comments

Image Credit:Getty Images IMAGE: Getty Images Some towns in Sweden decided to switch to a 6 hour work day for their public employees. The results have been great. People are happier. Patients at a nursing home are getting much better care. Everyone has enough time for family and hobbies and I can only imagine burnout […]

in Hiring - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - no comments

Image Credit:Getty Images IMAGE: Getty Images Are you looking for a job or planning to look for one? If so, you should have your own website that highlights your professional experience and accomplishments. That’s the conclusion of a newly completed survey of 300 HR professionals who regularly recruit and hire. The survey was conducted ResearchNow, […]

in Hiring - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - no comments

This story first appeared on the Huffington Post. Square just did something that’s unfortunately very unusual in the tech startup world: On Tuesday the 6-year-old mobile payments company announced it was appointing a black woman to its board of directors. Former Brown University President Ruth Simmons will be the board’s second female director, joining tech guru […]

in Hiring - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - one comment

Image Credit:Getty Images IMAGE: Getty Images This story first appeared on The Fiscal Times. These job applicants were not only unforgettable, they were unemployable. One applicant listed a former employer as a reference. Too bad the company had an arrest warrant out for the applicant—for embezzling money. Another claimed to attend a college that didn’t […]

in Hiring - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - no comments

Image Credit:Getty Images IMAGE: Getty Images This story first appeared on The Fiscal Times.  You’ve likely heard over and over how the recession left college graduates clawing to land low-wage retail jobs or serving up lattes at the corner coffee spot. A new report concludes that all those tales of post-college woe are misleading, or […]

in Hiring - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - no comments

Image Credit:Getty Images IMAGE: Getty Images If you want to hire the best employees, you need to ask the right questions. From interesting challenges to hypothetical situations, here are the questions nine companies say you should be asking to identify the right candidate. 1. “What do you believe strongly in that most people would disagree […]

in Hiring - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - no comments

Image Credit:Getty Images IMAGE: Getty Images This story first appeared on The Fiscal Times.  The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule, possibly within days, on a case that could drastically change the relationship between millions of workers and their employers. The board, dominated by Democratic appointees, is expected to declare that companies that […]

in Hiring - 01 Oct, 2015
by Mary Crosse - 2 comments

Image Credit:Getty Images IMAGE: Getty Images Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. At Google, they’re terribly clever. And you know they only want to hire people who are just as clever as everyone who’s already there. But finding clever people isn’t always easy. […]