A great interview question

July 11, 2014
Here’s one that really gets at what motivates candidates.
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Pay tops job security as #1 reason for job satisfaction

July 11, 2014
For the first time since the pre-recession year of 2007, employees say compensation is now their No. 1 contributor to their job satisfaction, according to an annual Society for Human Resource Management survey.
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Are your bad interview habits chasing talent?

July 11, 2014
While the widening pool of potential recruits is good news for managers, it underscores the importance of conducting an interview that attracts the best candidate.
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Hire the hungry, not the comfy

June 11, 2014
If you’re unhappy with the sense of entitlement and questionable work ethic of your new hires, reassess your recruiting. Expand your universe of applicants to include people with unconventional backgrounds who demonstrate a hunger to work hard and a willingness to pay their dues.
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Don’t waste your mistakes

June 11, 2014
Take a tip from Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba Fitness, who asks one key question about hiring.
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Have IT track employees’ receipt of electronic handbook

June 11, 2014
When an ex-employee sued, a university asked the court to dismiss the case because the worker had signed an arbitration agreement. The employee said the signature wasn’t his. But the university proved that for three years, the worker had acknowledged receiving an e-copy of the handbook, which included the arbitration agreement.
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Bonuses remain preferred tool to recruit, motivate & reward

June 11, 2014
A large majority of employers rely on incentive-based pay practices to compete for top talent, as well as to motivate and reward employees, according to research by the nonprofit WorldatWork organization, Deloitte Consulting and Vivient Consulting.
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Your ‘no personal use of email’ policy may soon be prohibited

June 11, 2014
Your ‘no personal use of email’ policy may soon be prohibited. Why? The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has agreed to revisit a Bush-era NLRB ruling which said “employees have no statutory right to use their employer’s email system” for personal reasons.
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The perils of unstructured interviews

June 11, 2014

Most claims of hiring discrimination are sparked by inconsistencies in the interview and selection process. That can include the types of people interviewed, the questions asked and even the length of the interview. That’s why it’s best to inject as much consistency into the interview process as possible.

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200 Interview Questions

May 15, 2014
In addition to giving job-specific tests, the best way to tell if applicants carry the skills to perform specific tasks is to ask very direct questions about how they’ve used each skill in the past. Here are nearly 200 sample interview questions that hiring managers can use to spot the presence of important “soft” skills.
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