Hiring the best talent for your company’s open positions should never feel like a gamble. Yet all too often, recruiters feel like they’re just rolling the dice, hoping to discover the ideal candidate.
Fortunately, the hiring process no longer has … Read more
“Good Enough” May Not Be So Good
If you’re looking to add value to your company, taking on an intern who’s only “good enough” just doesn’t cut it. Of course, every internship applicant isn’t going to knock your socks off … Read more
“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” -Emily Dickinson
I sat along the far front corner of the partner’s desk, trying not to sulk in the chair. This particular partner, an attractive Chinese woman in her … Read more
EDITOR’S NOTE: Want to read the RECAP of this week’s events? Read “#TChat Recap: Feeling the Freelance Love in Today’s Workplace”
You know the story. Once upon a time, companies courted new talent with the promise of a lifelong relationship. … Read more
Question: What was your favorite job to-date? Now tell me, how did you learn about that job? And how did the hiring manager decide that you were the best candidate?
Did friends, family, former colleagues – any people you know … Read more
The official word, that there’s economic uncertainty, is so 2012. We’re all cheerful and happy the economy produced 155,000 jobs last month (not completely, but we’re trying for some enthusiasm here).
So have we turned the corner? Can we all … Read more
Washington, DC. Our nation’s capitol. What better place to discuss the intersection of business leadership, HR and public policy? It’s the venue for this week’s Society of Human Resource Management Leadership conference (#SHRMLead). And it was the backdrop for … Read more
It’s creepy, this shadow employer and personal brand combo world.
A company that you can set up with as little as $600, with no proper identification, one that you can then rent a board and faux investors for, creating a … Read more
We wish that the world defined us only by our successes, but the reality is we define ourselves continually by our failures. We build monuments to greatness like statues and skyscrapers and sweeping internal processes, while the foundations of each … Read more
Most businesses around the world are small. Small businesses generate most new jobs. Most full-time and part-time jobs exist at larger companies. And all in between is the continuing rise of the freelance nation.
Now, while many of … Read more
The diversity perception is much different in practice. The reality is, we discriminate; we stink at giving folks a fair shake, especially when they’re not familiar.
Many of us in the world of work try to be fair, try not … Read more
“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” -James Matthew Barrie
Somehow I missed that memo the first time around. The one about making sure to underestimate your marketplace and overestimate your sales cycle when you’re … Read more
Repeat after me: there are no magic job wands.
Whether you believe there’s a talent war or not, there are still too many of us out of work. There are shortages of skills, a growing global competitiveness and industries with … Read more
When I crafted the poll question “How do you classify yourself in today’s workforce?”, I considered a variety of answers from full-time temp to contractor to consultant to business owner, but I never considered one of the write-in responses:
Unemployed.… Read more