Motivating Employees: The Lessons We Learn from Flappy Bird

If you have no children you probably know little about Flappy Bird, a supposedly insanely addictive app available for mobile devices which was removed from Google Play and iTunes in February by the developer.  At the time of its removal … Continue reading

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Brave Enough To Admit the Worst Thing You Have Ever Done At Work?

I can’t recall anything monumentally wrong I have ever done at work.  I can recall at least one time that I accidentally emailed personal insight about a job candidate intended for the hiring manager’s eyes only instead to the candidate.  … Continue reading

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Video Interviewing and the Disabled: Considerations

Whether you are building a house or always dreamed of doing so picture what you consider it might have.  Do you think about a grand staircase, a swimming pool, a large kitchen with an island and industrial oven?  Yes?  How … Continue reading

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Why So Hard to Find Talent? This Image Sums IT Up For You.

Look at the image above and really try to understand how broken the hiring process has become.  According to a 2013 survey by Manpower, 39% of employers in all industries were having trouble filling open positions.  The graph above explains why.  … Continue reading

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Job Rejections Piling Up? Chin up! It Happens Even to Billionaires.

Do you know Jan Koum and Brian Acton?  Like you I had never heard of them before last Wednesday.  A few years ago they both applied to and were rejected by Facebook.  The significance of this is that on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Will A Higher Minimum Wage Spur More Effort to Lower Turnover?

Turnover rolls along at high rates and at a high cost to employers.  Rates run as high as 35% in the hospitality industry. Costs, according to research by SHRM, can be as much as “60% of an employee’s annual salary, … Continue reading

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How Confident Do You Want Your Job Candidates To Be?

When I look up antonyms for the word “confident” I don’t see too many positive adjectives.  Doubtful, afraid, cowardly, pessimistic, unsure, weak are all less than flattering descriptions of someone who possesses no confidence.  Naturally when hiring a C-Level executive … Continue reading

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Efficient Interviewing: How Video Interviewing Can Help Hiring Managers Avoid Bad Candidate Interviews.

A recent survey by Careerbuilder of more than 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals revealed that 49% of them know within the first five minutes of a face-to-face interview if a candidate is a good or bad fit for their … Continue reading

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Interviewing: Are You So Uptight You Are Losing Good Candidates?

I recently read an article on Business Insider called “The Most Ridiculous Things People Did In Job Interviews This Past Year.”  I always enjoy hearing about whether job candidates brought their parents to an interview or whether an oblivious job … Continue reading

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Ready to Hire? What Interview Questions Should You Be Asking?

You have been interviewing for years so of course you are an expert interviewer right?  Don’t be so confident.  If you’re still asking questions like, “What are your strengths and weaknesses,” you may not be getting to know your candidates … Continue reading

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